Month: June 2009

The Paris Apartment

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Found in an old issue of Marie Claire Maison is a profile of a luminous Paris apartment…

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My favorite details: The painting of the woman in the yellow dress over the mantel in the pink salon; the mirrors and art in the kitchen; the red painted bookshelf (with books facing forward); the deco vase filled with knitting needles; and the cat perched on a stool.

The article — a bit tattered from hanging on one of my inspiration boards — appeared in the May/June 2008 issue of Marie Claire Maison. Photography by Adrien Dirand.

Beautiful Iran

Nivea Made Chic

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Who knew a face cream could be so glamourous…

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This ad series in Italian Vogue makes the cream look like La Mer…

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I have to admit I love Nivea’s vintage packaging. I bought two little blue tins in a Rome pharmacy. (They were much easier to pack than the stovetop milk steamer, the 20 wool shawls, and the tomato masher!)

Black and Light

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Random bits of inspiration:
A page from a 2006 Anthropologie catalogue (above)…and Mario Sorrenti’s portrait of Kate Moss from 30 Days of Fashion (below)…

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An image torn from a March 16, 2009 copy of The New Yorker…

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It’s an unattributed photograph from “Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity,” at the Museum of the City of New York.

All wonderful…

A Monday in Summer

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This is such a lovely photo. It reminds me of summer vacation in the mountains (I wish I were there now)!

Happy Monday everyone!

UPDATE. Sale alert. Farmhouse Wares is having a 15% Summer Solstice sale!. Link here

(Photo via Art Star.)

A Domino Favorite: Carolina Herrera Jr.

Domino: Carolina Herrera Jr.

I love this article about Carolina Jr.’s Madrid apartment

Domino: Carolina Herrera Jr.

It appeared in the Domino premiere issue, Spring/Summer 2005

Domino: Carolina Herrera Jr.

I adore the blackboard, the Moroccan mirror, the antique Suzani, the red tupils. And the vintage copy of Kenneth Tynan’s Bull Fever…

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The settee as bed footboard is so clever.

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And look at this fantastic bathroom. The clawfoot tub is wonderful amid the antiques.

Domino: Carolina Herrera Jr.

And here’s Carolina’s shopping guide to Madrid:

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I’d love to spend an afternoon at the Rastro flea market!

Click photos to see them large on my flickr page. I’m hoping to post Domino articles every Sunday. You can visit last week’s feature {here}. xo

PS: Speaking of shopping, I wanted to mention that my friend Tina Tarnoff is having a sale on her wonderful papercut silhouettes in her Etsy store. Buy one, get one free! (For two days only).

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Sale ends tomorrow night. Here’s the {link}!

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