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Studio Tour: Cedri / Martini

Studio Tour: Cedri / Martini

Many thanks to the Vicenza Chamber of Commerce for planning such an interesting itinerary during my recent trip. According to the website Made in Vicenza, the region boasts more than 86,000 companies, mostly small and medium-sized businesses manufacturing home goods and jewelry. If you’re a designer or boutique owner looking for quality products to differentiate […]

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This Week: AZI (the Trastevere, Rome)

This Week: AZI (the Trastevere, Rome)

After walking nearly 20 miles in 24 hours, I nearly spent my last night in Rome hanging out in my stellar hotel room at the Trilussa Palace Hotel, but the excellent hotel happens to be located in the Trastevere, an area known for its cobblestone streets, nightclubs and restaurants, so despite my exhaustion and the […]

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Everything’s going to be ciao, ciao, ciao

Everything’s going to be ciao, ciao, ciao

Trying to select which map of Italy to use in today’s post left me stymied, so I compromised by selecting only my favorite 18. ↔ Today’s mobile phone map applications seem almost magical, but the ultimate device of its time was the printing press, which enabled killer apps like newspapers, books and of course, maps. […]

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Guest Post: Exploring Southern France with J. (Nick) Nichols and Rebekah Zaveloff

Guest Post: Exploring Southern France with J. (Nick) Nichols and Rebekah Zaveloff

Thanks to KitchenLab’s J. (Nick) Nichols for contributing this guest post about he and his wife Rebekah Zaveloff’s annual trip to Southern France with his parents and family. ♦ The doldrums of winter seem to be a good time for all of us involved with home design to take a break in whatever form possible […]

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Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Design Rules: Follow the Golden Gate (a contemporary classic)

Describing a place as touristy conjures up images of senior citizens on tour buses and camera-toting oblivions holding up traffic. The Golden Gate Bridge is definitely touristy. I was the camera idiot, and there were loads of senior citizens and everybody else too. The word ‘throngs’ seems apt. But the landmark’s also spectacular and even […]

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A Moveable Post:  Greg and Maribeth’s Berlin Report (WARNING: this post contains Decoratus Absurdum)

A Moveable Post: Greg and Maribeth’s Berlin Report (WARNING: this post contains Decoratus Absurdum)

I spent my most memorable Thanksgiving consuming a jug of Carlo Rossi while devouring, yes, turkey (silly) but also the Andy Warhol Diaries, a book which evoked in me a profound sense of loss that I never experienced the clubs, drugs and yes, that too, of 1970’s New York.  It seems like every era has […]

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Open House: What’s James wearing?

Open House: What’s James wearing?

“What are you wearing now?” I write in an e-mail to interior designer, blogger and today’s Open House star James Andrew.  I’m wearing a pair of jeans, a t-shirt and my loafers, and I’m hoping the What Is James Wearing? blogger will cop to wearing something equally sloppy (but I already know he won’t).

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