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Crisp Shades on the Canal –

Nov 6, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Since visually so much of Venice is about beautiful decay, these crisp blue and white exterior window shades really caught my attention. They might be boring against a newer building but they stand out quite well here.

Fortuny Interior –

Nov 6, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Here’s the one and only postcard I purchased in Venice, showing an interior shot of the Palazzo Fortuny. The house-museum quality of the main floor was the most fun for me, especially seeing all of the crazy things Fortuny collected, in the tradition it seemed of curiosity cabinets kept centuries prior. I also really liked the long custom sofas (as shown above). There were at least two of them and the chance to actually sit down and relax in what was essentially the living room was really nice. I also like the sofa design independent of the setting — longer than a daybed, less structured than a sofa, relaxed but elegant. Below, another image of the museum I found online.

Falling Into Fall –

Oct 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment

There was a heavy downpour in San Francisco last night, the sound of which added exponentially to the sense that it really is turning into Fall. This leads me inevitably to thoughts of enclosure, cooling temperatures and the need for warmth, both visually and physically. In a word: blankets. Above, a magazine clipping I’ve had in my stash for ages — don’t know where it’s from (although should start to make some notation when I tear things out). The long blanket style table cover is casual + sophisticated , and I love the masculinity of the stripe offset by the girlie lamp. Also, a blanket from toast.