What I think I’ll miss most about Madison is my condo. It’s 651 square feet of mine and I loved pulling it together over the past two years. Not to mention Ryan and I have many of our beginnings here (our first kiss! our first home!).
Our condo is one of the smallest in the Capitol West building (and also the cheapest – hooray!). Prior to my condo, I lived in an apartment that was about 500 square feet so the extra space was luxurious. I didn’t want something much bigger for one, because of the obvious pricing reasons, and two it’s much harder to clean, and finally, environmental concerns make it important for me to live in a small footprint.
These are photos from a Cobble Hill apartment in Brooklyn, home to the architects/designers behind Workstead. All of the pieces are meaningful in some way to the couple, have a rich history and a story to tell. The boyfriend had this lovely quote in the article:
“When I bring something home that’s new, or if I’m not sure where it came from, I find it loud, distracting,” Mr. Highsmith said.
via Seesaw via New York Times.
Great furniture pieces from Studio Ziben in Berlin. I love that the weirdness in each of these pieces isn’t overwhelming, but adds a beautifully fun character to the modern designs and classic lines. Much of the time, designers who try to pull off this kind of work go over the top and you wouldn’t actually want to live with the pieces. But these, can’t you you just imagine looking over each day at your cabinet and giving a little smile?
PS – The first piece is called, “Monkey.”
via decor 8.
The proportion, placement and pattern in this spacious, art-filled house on the West Side Highway are gorgeous. Owners and designers Robert and Cortney Novogratz are self-taught and have a show on Bravo. I’ve never seen it, but these photos are making me want to start.
via New York Social Diary.
Love this 900 sq ft place. And the color of the wall in the first photograph is very similar to the color of one of my walls. Whoop!
via New York Times.
These still act as neutrals even though they are printed. Reminds me a lot of these bags. And I like.
$1200 at The Old Cinema via Design Mom.
Did you see this today in the New York Times? A young designer, Zach Motl, came to New York – before he knew he wanted to be a designer – and decorated his 178 square feet apartment.
He discovered a job at Robert Couturier & Associates, the upscale architecture and design firm as a junior designer. The ad stated applicants needed three years’ experience and knowledge of AutoCAD, the computer drafting program. Mr. Motl didn’t meet any of the requirements, but he did have pictures of his apartment.
And he got the job.
Pride and Prejudice fans will love this! Such sweet romance…
$11, Mr Darcy Proposal Dish Towel via Design Mom.
Beautiful tapestries from dutch designer Nooosugar.
Should this beautiful all-white house be in a row of other modern houses, it wouldn’t look twice as cool.
I am also adoring the Robert Indiana Love print. Ryan and I were in Philly recently for a wedding and got to see the statue from afar several times.