The Perfect Bath

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Read and Recommended: The Perfect Bath

I hope everybody (US readers) is enjoying a glorious three-day weekend. If you have had your fill of sleeping in and playing in the fall leaves, allow me to recommend a good read, loaded with visual inspiration and design pointers that range from practical to luxurious:

Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks, blogger and life-long design devotee explores the process of designing a dream bathroom in great detail alongside beautiful images in her latest book The Perfect Bath.  Sallick, who has been hailed as the “grand dame of bathroom design,” stresses that today’s bath is an expression of personal style whether you call it your sanctuary, retreat, oasis, or spa.

Elevating the bath’s purpose… [Read more…]

Living Newport

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Bettie Bearden Pardee is a former magazine editor, Newport hostess and author whose latest coffee table book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style features the homes and lifestyles of the tastemakers of this “City by the Sea.”

Ms. Pardee served for 11 years as a contributing editor at Bon Appetit Magazine, where she produced the on-location feature “Entertaining With Style.” She is active as a chair of many Newport social events that are staples of the social season.  Who could possibly be better qualified to give us an up close, insider view of rarified Newport?  In Living Newport: Houses, People, Style, Ms. Pardee gives us a front row seat to the sophisticated charm and social energy of parties, weddings, local traditions and stylish homes that are Newport.

Her book is divided into four seasonal sections, which tells us that there is always something worthwhile going on in Newport.

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Visitor’s Guide to San Francisco

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This guide is for the San Francisco tourist, from a recent visitor: a photographic guide of pointers that bring together a list to choose from when planning your visit. Points of interest, noteworthy areas of the city, factoids, historically famous San Francisco spots, best views, shopping suggestions and recommended restaurants. The good news is that the city is not so big that you can’t fit in quite a few of these items onto your agenda during trip to the area. Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: Come explore the beautiful city of San Francisco here: [Read more…]

The Richards Group- An Office That’s More Like a Concept Car

How Does the Largest Independently Owned Ad Agency Inspire Award Winning Creativity?

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THE RICHARDS GROUP has a new headquarters – and it is not your everyday office building – but more like a concept car. Prominently located near Dallas’ West Village area, the innovative design of the nation’s largest independent advertising agency rivals Silicon Valley empires like Google with thoughtful customization for a unique work culture. These creative giants seem to intuitively understand the power of the workplace environment, and the wisdom of investing in innovative ways to inspire creativity.

Sole agency owner, Stan Richards, chose Perkins + Will’s Ron Stelmarski to [Read more…]

Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors

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 Francophiles: You need this book.

Design and architecture enthusiasts, francophiles, lovers of gorgeous books…. get ready for an incredible book that will publish tomorrow.  Tell every French Culture Vulture you know. It is dreamy. I was already a Jean-Louis Deniot fan… but wow, his style has even more range than I realized. If I showed you everything I liked, Rizzoli would not be happy with me. Every page of  JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT: Interiors is visually stunning, with 250 photographs by Xavier Bejot. Diane Dorrans Saeks will transport you into these wondrous rooms with her elegant prose. 288 pages of design heaven,  it is the first ever book devoted to Deniot’s work. This is the kind of book that you want to make an entire day of. [Read more…]

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