FLASH BACK / FLASH FORWARD: Philip Johnson (1906-2005)

    Born in Cleveland Ohio in 1906, Philip Johnson would go on to become one of the most influential American architects our country has known. Johnson began his early career not as an architect but as the first Architecture Department director at the Museum of Modern Art. During this time he commissioned Mies van derread ON

The Bear & The Hare: Creative Magic + Shrewd Marketing

    Since 2011, UK retailer John Lewis has been taking a different approach to the season of giving with ambitious advertising campaigns targeted not at promoting specific products but rather at selling an emotion, a feeling. As Craig Inglis, the company’s marketing director states, “This is really about telling a story and making thatread ON

PERSPECTIVE: Time Lapse of Earth from the ISS

    Buckle up bunnies, because today I have a video worth far more than its 2.25 minute watch time. ‘The World Outside My Window – Time-Lapse of Earth from the ISS’ by David Peterson is providing the plugged in world with a hearty dose of perspective on a very grand scale. The short movieread ON

Château de la Resle: A New Design Hotel

    Perched atop a hill in the famed wine making region of Burgundy, the newly opened Château de la Resle is the result of the meticulous renovation of an authentic French country estate. The structures that now make up the unique boutique hotel / mini resort were built over the course of two centuriesread ON

BOTANICAL INSPIRATION: Move Over Fiddle Leaf

    What have we been doing fussing over Fiddle Leafs as the epitome of indoor plant chic, when we could be living it up all rugged and forest-like with real trees like these stunning 60-year-old Monterey pines? Such a brilliant choice by designer Matthew Leverone for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Of course, this is just theread ON

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Carlo Scarpa – The Un-Architect 1906-1978

  Based on a photo via Vogue Italia.   Born in Italy on June 2, 1906, Carlo Scarpa spent his his youth in Vicenza and Venice where he studied at the Technical High School and later the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He would go on to receive his diploma from the latter and itread ON

TORD BOONTJE + FIELDCANDY: Camping Just Got Stylish

    Just in time for camping season, FieldCandy has partnered with Netherlands based designer Tord Boontje to bring some serious design to your camping experience More than just a pretty flysheet, FieldCandy’s tents will keep you as dry and snug as any modern expedition tent – not to mention they are significantly more spaciousread ON