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à bientôt

for any faithful readers still clinging on, you can now find me at architizer, a big old heap of exciting architecture that comes with its very own editorial section, courtesy of yours truly. a few relevant points:

  • architects join and upload projects for free.
  • the open-source platform connects everyone from interns to pritzker prize winners.
  • looking for design inspiration in the form of, say, cedar and glass houses in rural areas? oh, there’s a search.
  • not to mention a bloggy thing with updates four times a day, including non-boring architecture and design news.
  • stay tuned for a re-design of the home page, launching later this summer, that puts even more focus on the editorial content.

i’ll stop shilling now, but honestly: architizer is neat, it fills a vast hole in architecture content online, and i’m damn excited to be on the team. let us know what you think!

(jean nouvel’s cartier foundation, paris.)

*also: the images are 600 pixels wide. downright luxurious.

the selby was in my place

it’s been a couple of weeks ago now, but in the spirit of self-promotion we’re linking to a fun little project we did with todd selby on the occasion of his latest book launch (HERE). it’s no secret that the spaces selby photographs are fun and lived-in and pretty (and aspirational); what’s really cool is examining the personal stamps so evident on each and every one.

for example:

our hand-drawn interview with the dude himself:

(click to enlarge)

the book contest on flavorwire is done like dinner, but you can pick up a copy of the selby is in your place through amazon.

veni vidi vici

venini bolle vases: not recommending you go out and drop almost $2500 on blown glass, but if you’re into that sort of thing, you could pick worse.

ten most coveted

she‘s got the poufs! homespun sweater balls look right nice in such a spare space.

*via design*sponge.

get lit, part 24

looking back at some of the niftiest goods from this decade. numero uno, modern chandeliers.

lindsay adelman agnes candelabra

orbit chandelier by patrick townsend

established & sons torch light

work lamp from form us with love


this trend has been around for awhile (in fact, wethinks it graced the pages of ye olde dominoe once upon a time) but it’s come full circle, with outerwear, children’s accessories, and hair, respectively.

horizon coat from j. crew

mountain beanbag from smallable

daphne, shot by garance doré

though, let’s be honest, nothing beats the gradient radiator.

feel these shelves

favorite color, hands down.


hand (so-called for “have a nice day”) is a new restaurant in paris with a DIY-américain aesthetic: hanging light bulbs, vintage school chairs and bright red floors. it has no website yet, and the only review we’ve read claims that their house caesar “might have been created by a drunk at a motel salad bar” (meow!), but we’re here to talk about design and wow do we like those navy blue walls.

things we talk about when hanging artwork

we generally stick to a very strict set of picture-hanging standards: the accepted gallery-style midpoint of 60 inches from the floor or 57 inches from the baseboard. however! like any good rule there are always exceptions, and the home of frederic méchiche in the marais district of paris is one. photographed by interiors magazine.

’tis the season

we’re working on a gift guide (or two!) of our own, but in the meantime peep these most excellent suggestions for treats that cost under $100.

magic potion perfume bottle at anthropologie.

switzerland wallet from acne studios.

oil/vinegar double-walled carafes at A+R store.

antik batik scarf from la garçonne.


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