Saturday, December 25, 2010 revoir.

Heading to Israel for the New Year. Check out the article on contemporary Israeli design that my friend Felix wrote for T Magazine
Holon Design Museum. Photo by Yael Pincus

Friday, December 24, 2010


5 o'clock shadow. If I've decorated for you, chances are you have Dior Grey paint somewhere in your home. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Congratulations Hadley & Daniele!

With Love,  Bob & Suze

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Shaky hands, by Tolya Ashe.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Books and Mirrors

Custom mirror cubes and stack of books wallpaper of A+L finished (almost) project

(a pink moon and) The Longest Night of the Year

A full lunar eclipse will be visible this evening during the longest night of the year. This will be the first time a lunar eclipse has fallen on the winter solstice since 1638!
Earth’s shadow will hit the moon at 1:32 a.m. and the moon will turn pink from 2:41 a.m. to 3:53 a.m. Forecast is clear and 24 degrees...enjoy.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Siren Islands: Li Galli

The most beautiful place I've been (to date) is the Amalfi Coast in Italy, specifically Capri and the archipelago of Li Galli. Li Galli are three tiny islands grouped together that consist of Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia, and La Rotonda. Li Galli is one of the mythical locations of Odysseus's Sirens. In Greek Mythology Sirens were dangerous bird like OR mermaid seductresses who temped men near their islands so the men would shipwreck. In the Odyssey, Odysseus wanted to hear what the Sirens sounded like, so upon nearing the islands he instructed his men to plug their ears with beeswax and tie him to the mast. When he heard their song, he ordered the sailors to untie him but they refused.  Post-Homeric scholars concluded that the Sirens were fated to die if someone heard their singing and escaped, and that after Odysseus passed they therefore threw themselves into the water and disappeared.

Il Gallo Lungo is the biggest island and it is the only one to have been inhabited since Roman times. In 1924 the American choreographer Leonide Massine had a majestic villa built on the ruins. The Architect Le Corbusier later made changes to the residence and it's currently owned and used as a weekend home by my wonderful friend Giovanni. 
Herbert James Draper 1909

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Pile of Books

At Vorstadt 14 in Switzerland


She's the greatest. So is Rodarte. So is Ballet.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Holy Trinity

Three of my favorite things: The Beach, Interior Design and Perfume! This is almost too much for me to handle. I need to go now!
Coqui Coqui Spa in Tulum, Mexico
Photography by The Selby


Thinking this wallpaper of Yangki wall coverings might be very cool on your walls

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A+L Christmas Card 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

5th Avenue

Excited to look at my new book 5th avenue by fred stein.
photo by Tolya Ashe

Writer's Retreat

The library at Casa Kiki. See more here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Nude as Muse

The ultimate MUSE? A nude. Of course.
A supposed highlight (I wasn't there) at Miami Art Basel this year was "The Nude as Muse" event conceived by Brooke Geahan. Vanessa Beecroft's performance piece put 14 nude women in the pool at The Standard. "Miami is a sexy hot town, where a lot of skin gets shown," said Geahan, "but no one has ever done an event here that focused on the nude, which is the ultimate muse for art."

Photo: JD Ferguson

(I've been a miner

for a heart of gold)
Cute stationary from Coral + Tusk.

On the Hunt

I've been looking at vintage design books. I like these two: Carlo Mollino Architecture as Autobiography and Houses Architects Live In by Barbara Plumb.

I'd be cool with this: Rome

My friends just rented this apartment in Rome for two weeks. Check out their other apartments.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


"Two artists who need no introduction, because they are already sleeping together" is how painter John Currin and his wife/muse Rachel Feinstein were introduced at Rob Pruitt's Art Awards last night (the Oscars for the art world.) I'm a little obsessed with these two.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stay WARM!

Pretty fireplace from Elle Decor UK.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

More Lips

"Kissing Series: Simone Palm Trees (Near)" (1975) John Baldessari

Friday, December 3, 2010


Katy Perry's  Bazaar cover reminds me of Marilyn Minter's paintings (yes it's a painting!) from Salon 94.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Neon Art

Scholten & Baijings

After all these years, I still love these pillows.
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