Archive for the ‘Architectural’ category

Hey Red!

September 10, 2009


For some reason this emblem/statue makes me want to laugh every time I pass it by. Amidst all the grey, here’s this huge wheel smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk.


Know your place!

August 26, 2009

Desk found Emma's Design blog

Desk found Emma's Design blog

from Ochre in New York

from Ochre in New York

I am in my new and chic apartment in Seoul! Tonight as I was walking home, I had to thank God for such a wonderful apartment. I am truly grateful. For any Westerner who has ever had to look for an apartment in this city, well, I don’t have to tell YOU how difficult and frustrating that can be. For those of you who are contemplating finding that perfect place in this exciting but overpopulated city, snatch that place where you actually see real hardwood floors! You’ve been warned.
I have blond hardwood floors, off-white and new wallpaper (there are some incredibly vivid wallpaper designs in this town, you’ve been warned a second time) and glossy off-white closets with a built-in frigo and freezer. They are hidden. LOVE!!!

Since my place is small and sleek I just want to have clean lines, I want that my skin color and the color of my photographs be the only things that bring strong color to the table. I believe that I am at time in my life where I seek simplicity in just about everything that I encounter. Where is this coming from? I don’t know, but I’m going with it.

I am so focused on living well and wellness that I don’t even want to be distracted by a drinking glass. I bought some glasses that look similar to these courtesy of Ochre in NY and Lord help me to find a desk and chair this quietly bold here in Seoul. Amen.

Shower me with love

July 14, 2009


Love the Red!

Love the Red!

So fresh and so clean, clean!

So fresh and so clean, clean!

Lights! Action!

Lights! Action!

What I wish my bathroom in Korea will look like!

What I wish my bathroom in Korea will look like!

Rub a dub!

Rub a dub!



I had the pleasure of visiting family in Northern Virginia last week and…drumroll… was given the master bedroom! Heaven! Thank you, Family! What’s so cool about the MB is that it has an incredible master bathroom! One thing (really three) that I will have in my future home are three incredible bathrooms, his, The Queen’s (yours truly), and honored guests. The walk-in shower is simply lovely, so inviting and above all, has great lighting. What does all of this mean? I slept like a baby and ran enjoyed sleeping in a real bed again: HEAVEN.
Here are some showers that I particularly enjoyed via Living, etc


Barbie’s dreamhouse in Compton?

June 19, 2009

Gywnn Griffith

Um, I don’t know about this one, but hey, I am courageous at heart.

I just ran across this thanks to NYT and I must say it raises an important question. Would I risk gunshots, excessive noise pollution, vagrants, etc. to live in my dream home? The answer was yes according to the folks you see below and in the rest of the article. I must say, to look at the old shoe factory turned into some sumptuous old world haunt is tempting. 

I love what Ms. Griffith has done to her home/former factory, love it!  The big drawback is of course the safety issue.

The large allure to having my dream home is having said home in a neighborhood where I can walk around and not worry about being accosted or otherwise disturbed. Griffith has created an interior world that more than outshines what lies outside of her doors, but is it enough, can it last?

As much as I travel the world, I’m a homebody at heart. I love coming home after a long trip or stay and walking in my quartier or neighborhood. There’s something that money can never buy: peace of mind. I notice that I’m very happy when I walk around my neighborhood, speak with passersby, am thankful that about how lucky I am to live in such a neighborhood.

Would you buy the home of your dreams in a risky neighborhood so as to afford it?

Just a couple of doors down

April 24, 2009


Why don’t we all have great looking doors? Doors all over Paris never cease to make me smile. The wood, the design and my goodness, THE COLOR!

Have a Happy Friday!

London calling: Banksy and The Cans Festival

April 6, 2009


piece of art, Banksy

piece of art, Banksy



As I said in a previous post, I will now share with you where these, and other photos like these were taken: London!
Knowing that I love art and that I love to stroll a road less traveled, my dear friend whom I was visiting last summer suggested going to see an art installation in all places, an abandoned tunnel, Leake Street, to be exact.

Banksy, a world renowned grafitti artist, the most engaging in my opinion, organized this festival drawing grafitti artists from around the world, as well as crowds numbering in the tens of thousands.

It was amazing, something new and unexpected. I felt like a child again.

Holly Golightly or Suddenly Last Summer

April 2, 2009


Needing to be inspired by something other than beautifully packaged/designed goods, I quickly realised that I had taken a small arsenal of photos in a city that I’m now quite enamored of. 
Thank God for art in every form, without it we’d all be worker bees.

Can you guess where these were taken? I’ll tell you tomorrow.

Enjoy the pinkness!