JoAnn Locktov has given us another reason to enthusiastically pack our bags, with her second book in the Dream of Venice series, Dream of Venice Architecture. You’ll want to pour yourself a glass of wine, curl up by the fire and page through the breathtaking photography of Riccardo De Cal and corresponding essays by architects and architectural writers, sharing their personal experiences of Venice. Dream of Venice Architecture is the perfect gift for wanderlusts and architecture enthusiasts. [Read more…]
I’m on my way to London for design immersion. I will be there during the week of The London Design Festival, which takes place 17-25 September to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. Events that I plan to attend cover the range of classic to contemporary: [Read more…]
Today I have a nice surprise for you readers- a guest who will visually transport us to her small medieval village near the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine. She could be the most exciting French interior design resource you have come across in a while. Susannah Cameron is a devoted Francophile with a successful career in architecture and construction. Based in Provence she and her husband Hugh are uniquely positioned to offer exquisite French décor to the world with their online boutique Chez Pluie. She provides the decorative arts history to position her beautiful inventory into the rich context from which it comes. The back story makes all the difference, and can we ever learn enough? (<–The answer to that would be the one exception to the never say never quote.) Please welcome Susannah- today she will school us on armoires, french glass bottles, wine, wine tables, and the love of all things Louis. So pour yourself a great glass of wine and enjoy Susannah’s decorative arts lesson: [Read more…]
Travel Tech, and where to take it,
all in one delicious issue of Architectural Digest- the Travel Issue, due to hit the stands on April 12.
If you get easily distracted by shiny things, you are likely to want to order one of each of the top electronics for savvy travelers, including suitcases that can charge your phone on the go and binoculars with a streaming-video app (p. 76) I probably wouldn’t advise checking that suitcase unless you want to test the tracking feature. For those of you who love hotel design as much as I do, [Read more…]
A DAY AT CHÂTEAU DE FONTAINEBLEAU
By Guillaume Picon Photography by Eric Sander
Whether you have visited Chateau de Fontainebleau or not, Flammarion’s book A Day at Chateau de Fontainebleau is a feast for the eyes and a worthwhile adventure, offering a rare view into areas of the château that guests could not personally access.
Nearly a thousand years have shaped this residence of French kings and emperors of every dynasty- Capetian, Valois, Bourbon, Bonaparte, and Orleans. Down the centuries, every passing era has left its mark on the details of this remarkable palace. [Read more…]