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Clearly Organized

Beautiful, clear storage containers: making your life more attractive and organized since…right now.


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Bernd Goeckler’s horoscope rug

This horoscope rug in New York Social Diary’s profile of Bernd Goeckler caught my eye:

Alas, it’s a french antique from the 1940s. I guess those are the kind of items you score when you run a store as amazing as this.

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Top Shop Style

All images: Top Shop

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Scott Houston McBee

I stumbled across the work of Scott Houston McBee while reading the article on James Andrew on NYSD today. He has a huge, gorgeous, whimsical painting of an ostrich in his foyer that caught my attention immediately! I did a quick search and found his new collection of ocean liner paintings:

RMS Queen Elizabeth

SS Normandie

SS Michelangelo

SS Ile de France

SS Conte di Savoia

SS Queen of Bermuda

I can’t pick a favorite, I love them all! They would be wonderful as a series, but could also stand alone.

Scott McBee in front of SS Conte Savoia

And, as you can see, they are really quite large.

These would be perfect for an office of someone who had a particularly affinity for or interest in ships like this, or as a more modern interpretation of ye olde painting of a galley hanging over the fireplace.

Here are some others from the extensive collection:



Empress of Britain


SS United States


A similar look could be achieved by framing vintage ocean liner posters, such as this one:


Travel used to be so much more glamorous. sigh.


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Well, someone forgot to do his laundry

So now I am doing it on a Monday,  which really makes this day feel like Sunday, but it is not! And I am bluntly reminded that everyone else is at work, while I am still only partially employed and therefore semi-partially-salaried. Today would be much more fun if my laundry room looked like this:

Jo Rabaut Designs

Or this…

House and Home

Regina Callan via Casa Sugar

Or even this tiny one:

Unfortunately mine looks more like this:

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Winter House

I am chilled to the bone.

Thank goodness for the fluffy dogs that sleep on my feet and warm them.

I think winter should only be experienced in a true winter house, outfitted with fireplaces and wool blankets in every room.

House Beautiful

Samuel Botero in Architectural Digest

Carolyne Roehm in Veranda



Back to hibernating….


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Office Space

I’m currently working on a design project for an office space. I’m just getting a concept together, and therefore letting myself have free reign in terms of budget 🙂

However, it’s still a task to narrow down the exact direction I want to go in. I don’t have much experience with commercial design, and have an aesthetic that is much more suited to residential. Meaning, while I LOVE the London offices of Gilt Groupe…


…they are not what I would call “my style.” I want to design something that is modern and impressive, but also classically elegant.

I love this shot of Michael Kors in his office…where can I find that table??

via Habitually Chic

I’m also drawing a lot of inspiration from Christian Liagre for Holly Hunt:

Holly Hunt

I think this collection is a great combination of modern lines and traditional materials. I’m dreaming of an antique oriental rug in muted colors, with Michael Kors’ desk, and the Christian Liagre Editeur bookshelf. Now back to furniture hunting!




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