Pic of the Day

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Today, I walked by this crazy tower that is the hotel Porta Fira in Barcelona. It looks surreal and so futuristic. The Japanese architect Toyo Ito completed it a few years ago now. It was conceived as a distorted cylinder in which all rooms will have excellent views to the city. 
One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the façade made of a system of red metal tubes placed at a certain inclination depending on solar exposure and orientation. At 110 meters-high, the tower is one of the tallest buildings in Barcelona and a new icon for its skyline. Barcelona still surprising us..

Ball Point Pen Painting


Exploring the notions of landscape in the broadest sense of the term, brooklyn-based artist shane mcadams creates abstract paintings from ink extracted from ball-point pens. the body of work  focuses on the often dueling relationships between natural and synthetic forms, illustrating through process the phenomenon of elemental forces incrementally sculpting a land over time. 

Displaying a soft and colourful array of tones, the pieces push the boundaries of ballpoint pen ink  through a series of non-traditional applications: once extracted, the liquid is heated and mixed  with solvents before it is applied to the surface. Mcadams does not 'draw' in the conventional sense  but rather lets gravity, wind, and other physical forces direct the movement of the ink. 
Resembling a chromatography test, subtle gradients and unexpected streaks emerge to create  a ghostly multi-toned image. By allowing the painting to, in essence, come to being by itself,  it forces the viewers to question what is organic and what is artificial. We 


The Fair And Open Face Of Heaven
Allegra LaViola Gallery - NYC
January 6 - February 4, 2012

Working in a bubble..

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Cosy and perfect space..
"The idea behind Rewrite began as a study of the desktop and especially an atmosphere and feeling we believe is needed even in the middle of an accelerating communication and technology. Rewrite is thought of as a kind of isolating working bubble, that can work as a satellite desk anywhere.” – Copenhagen designers GamFratesi on their Rewrite desk for Ligne Roset.

I could see myself working there... and you ?

Our most repinned picture on Pinterest this month !

Bohemian style seems very popular these days... :)

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Kismet tiles, inspiring floors..

Monday, 28 November 2011

 is Moroccan-made cement tile crafted according to traditional materials and methods but with bold, modern motifs which highlight the beauty, materiality, and geometric harmonies of these classic tiles.
A perfect way to add a touch of color to a room. Unique and very contemporary.

I am a Barbie girl..

I came across a NY artist who use Barbie as an "inspiration"...
Margaux Lange’s Plastic Body Series art jewelry collection utilizes salvaged Barbie doll parts in combination with sterling silver and pigmented resins. 

As she describe herself on her website: "The series is a result of Lange’s desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade, wearable art. It is meant to examine and celebrate her own as well as pop culture’s relationship with the icon known simply as: Barbie."

As most of the girls, I know of any age, we love(d) Barbie and we love jewelry. 
However I am not sure if I would be wearing it but I can not help to find interesting and traumatizing.. 
What do you think ?


photo © Margaux Lange

How did it go ?

A few pics from our Thanksgiving dinner ! We picked a beast of 6.6kgs ( over 14 pounds) for 11 guests. The theme of the night was: Keep calm and gobble on ! They were happy ! We were happy ! :)   Always room for improvements but it was a success ! Ready for the next one !  :) 

Stylish and fresh apartment in Manhattan

Sunday, 27 November 2011

 really fall for the apartment of Ashley Stark in Manhattan. 

It is fresh, stylish, arty and bohemian at the same time. But what most of it, it is an apartment that reflects her age, style and background. 
There is nothing more vulgar that when we look at homes that don´t look at all like their owners.. Don´t you agree ?

Photo credits: Elle Decor December 2011  Photographer: Eric Piasecki

Accessory to a crime or how to smuggle cocaine with style..

Saturday, 26 November 2011

We all know that stilettos are not innocent...  But some of us thought about smuggling drugs with it too.
A ring of drug smugglers figured out a way to mold cocaine into replicas of pricey Manolo Blahnik shoes during a two-year international trafficking caper that ended this week.
Spanish cops busted the gang Tuesday with $630,000 worth of cocaine that had been carefully sculpted to look like the high-heeled that we all worship.
Each pair of shoes is estimated to have been worth around $70,000 !!
Six members of the drug trafficking gang (five Colombians and a Spaniard) were recently arrested after police at the Barcelona airport found the dope, which weighed around 9 pounds.
Cleaver, stylish but hopelessly condamnable...


Hotel du Marc - Veuve Cliquot

Friday, 25 November 2011

 After four years of renovations, the 19th century neoclassic private mansion of the House of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin located in Reims (France), has been entirely restored, from the façade which was severely damaged in the first World War, to the updated interior design. 
The renovation work has involved many different profesionals, artists and renowned designers such as Mathieu Lehanneur, Pablo Reinoso, Fredrikson Stallardand the Campana Brothers.
I love the mix of old French style and design pieces. Can´t wait to visit !

All images courtesy Veuve Clicquot | Photo by Alain Hatat, Thomas Duval

♥ Thanksgiving in Europe

This year, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our first together in our home in Spain. Exciting! :)  
A few inspiration to set our dining table this weekend.... how was yours ? Any ideas to suggest ?