Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It is a sad, sad day. Conde Nast announced today that Domino Magazine will cease production. Conde Nast CEO Chuck Townsend said, "This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy. Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations."

I am considering painting my bedroom walls black.

Visit the Domino Magazine Website while you can.

Image: Domino Magazine

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ottoman Empire

Even though I live in New York, land of living spaces fit for hamsters and guinea pigs, I constantly dream of large, lavish apartments that have room for furniture that doesn't have to have multiple uses. Take, for example, the silver cart that currently serves as my bedside table. In the last year it has also served me at tea and cocktail parties and made a brief excursion into my roommate's bedroom to hold snacks on a movie night. As much as I love my silver cart, sometimes I just want something ridiculous that might serve no other function than to look pretty freaking awesome.

Something like this large silver ottoman. Is it awesome? Hell yeah!  Would it serve me tea? Maybe not. 

Let's be honest: it would look pretty ridiculous as a real ottoman in front of a couch. What couch matches with silver leather? One could use it as spare seating but then one would risk distorting its shape from too much use. (Our current much smaller ottoman is now shaped like a trapezoid. I take full responsibility.) That means, this silver object of my affections must be a coffee table which means it will promptly be covered in magazines and indian food. 

Basically, if I were to buy it, I would have to have a space large enough where it can hang out in a corner for all to enjoy but not necessarily touch. Is it worth it??!!??

Image: West Elm

Thursday, January 22, 2009


In my bedroom I have a grey wall. I love my grey wall more than words can properly express. I frequently contemplate hanging something on it but then I cannot bear to interrupt its vast beauty. Once in a while I write on it with chalk even though it is not meant to be a chalkboard. On my bed is not one but two grey blankets. Our cat, which coincidentally is also grey, loves to lounge on top of them. That is, until I try to pet her. Then she walks away to go sniff a corner or hide in my roommate's closet where I cannot disturb her.

I tell you all this not because it is especially interesting but to really emphasize the fact that I truly love grey. Which is why I basically fell out of my chair when I saw Selina Lake's photographs of this amazing living room. Grey! Purple! Something gold! Something sparkly! Is there a more perfect room in the universe?!?!?! 

No. No there isn't. Oh WAIT! There's also this amazing pink living room with Moroccan leather pouffes! My life is so hard. 

Check out Selina Lake's Portfolio here.

Images: Selina Lake via Decor8