Chic Architecture

Michele Oka Doner

an artist of the first caliber. i had the good fortune to meet her in 2017.

we need more like her. those who bring chic, elegance, and beauty to the world.

she does…both in presence and deed.

michele oka doner studio

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Tea Time

upon arriving at home every evening, i generally unwind with a cup of tea.

i found this michael aram tea strainer at a local antique dealer and allow it to hover over  my favorite hermes cup and saucer

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hardly an antique…i think it may date ‘way back’ to the 1990s

 

very louise bourgeois maman. french. chic.

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Bishop Stools – India Mahdavi

every time i happen upon one of india mahdavi’s ‘bishop stools’, my reaction is that, in every ‘en situ’, it feels totally appropriate. no easy task. the bishop is that extra added ‘little layer of something’ every room needs. and we all know it’s the combination of layers + tension that keep a space interesting.

mahdavi stools interior

enameled ceramic. marble. mettalic. take your pick.

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iranian born. parisian based. india. exotic. chic.

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Goodbye 2016

…and good riddance.

i’ve been thinking about an antidote for all of the ills of the past year and grappling with a solution. one thing’s for sure — i’ve no control over all that’s out there — i’ve only control over me and my reaction to all that’s out there. with this in mind i’ve decided for 2017 and moving forward…to be the best version of me possible:

channel my inner kindness

channel my inner athlete

and let’s not be so pedestrian as to wait till january 1st to begin. there’s no time like the present. so let’s get a jump start on the competition. start today. right now in fact. looking and feeling and doing your best is the best revenge…

(insert your preferred inspirational image here)