Thursday, July 3, 2014

Goodbye … For Now

Well I’ve come to realize that it’s time to retire my blog.  It’s become harder and harder to find the time to squeeze in meaningful and timely posts.  (I’m not sure anyone even visits the site much these days anyway since posts have been so sparse).   It’s been super fun sharing and discussing design that I find interesting and inspiring.  And I hope it’s inspired you too.  Thank you to all the fellow bloggers I’ve met and have encouraged me.  Thank you for all your comments.  I’ll leave the site up for a while as a resource.  And you never know when I may re-surface in the blogosphere.

Smile.  Laugh.  And Love Life.

Goodbye … for now

Dale

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clearly Brilliant

Wow, these new clear glass faucets from Axor, designed by Phillipe Starck, are really fun!  You can see the vortex of water swirl up and out when you turn on the mixer.  hansgrohe faucet - starck interior design new glass water bathroom decor plumbing

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wireflow

These are not line drawings.  They’re wire framed hanging art lights in the new  Wireflow collection by Vibia Lighting.  They’re simple, but they make a big statement!vibia wireflow contemporary new lighting interior design architecture vibia wireflow contemporary new lighting interior design architecture

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pod Hotel Singapore

The pod hotel concept isn’t going away it seems.  The Pod Hotel in Singapore designed by Formwerkz Architects is interesting to ponder indeed.  Perhaps this is a great option for students or singles on a budget, who don’t particularly require a lot of privacy.  I just want to know what happens when you’re neighbor starts snoring!

Lobby:pod hotel singapre interior design decor contemporary concept

The common quarters:pod hotel singapre interior design decor contemporary concept

Your Suite!pod hotel singapre interior design decor contemporary concept

Is this enough privacy?pod hotel singapre interior design decor contemporary concept

Communal bathroom – sink areapod hotel singapre interior design decor contemporary concept

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Monday, January 6, 2014

When Carpet Speaks to You!

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Sometimes a particular product can take my breath away.  I find this carpeting in this restaurant at Das Stue Hotel in Berlin BREATH TAKING!  I love the pattern, the colors, the texture.  Just beautiful.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Brrr

This is the 24th year the famous Ice Hotel in JukkasjÀrv, Sweden.  As always, the art and sculpture which creates these one of a kind say rooms are amazing.   Just be sure to bring a friend to keep warm with!

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ice hotel sweden 2013 cold hospitality art design

ice hotel sweden 2013 cold hospitality art design

ice hotel sweden 2013 cold hospitality art design

ice hotel sweden 2013 cold hospitality art design

Monday, December 2, 2013

Red Hot W Verbier

W Hotel’s 45th Hotel has recently opened in Verbier, Switzerland, I think it’s red hot!  The Alpine feel with the natural wood and stone is contrasted beautifully with shots of bright red in glass, upholstery, and other accents.  Other small details, such as the Swiss cross embedded into various millwork add to the national theme.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Dimensional Wall Tile by DEX

I love the look of these dimensional wall tiles by DEX.  DEX wall tile decorative interior design bathroom DEX wall tile decorative interior design bathroomDEX wall tile decorative interior design bathroom DEX wall tile decorative interior design bathroom

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ion Hotel

Iceland.  Sparse, beautiful, and cold.  This abandoned building has been transformed into an eerie (in a good way) hotel which focuses on its simple, natural setting.

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Swimming pooliceland hotel interior design decor hospitality

Focus is definitely on the viewiceland hotel interior design decor hospitality

Icelandic quirk comes out in the legs appearing in the mirrored island in the restaurant.iceland hotel interior design decor hospitality

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Design by Minarc design studio

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Essie Winter 2013

Sometimes even nail polish can dictate and inspire color trends.  Take the Winter 2013 nail polish collection from Essie.  Cool wintery blues, warm berry and festive reds.  essie winter 2013 nail polish color design