TGIF! It is just another busy week–designing, specifying, placing order , following-up and yes , tons, tons of paperwork. And weird enough that there are people out there whom we can only communicate through emails. Anyway, we all definitely need some inspiration. Lucky enough, we found these awesome rooms when we browsed internet today. So sit back and enjoy:Continue reading
The famed French architect Philippe Starck is perhaps best known for designing numerous hotels, restaurants, and even yachts. Presently, some of his work is on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, among others. Would you like to know what his home looks like? Today we are goIng to tour his first U.S. house in LA, which just hits the market. Philippe Starck lived in the home between 2004 and 2007.
Alothrough the architec didn’t design any furniture in this house, we can feel his aesthetic influence–cool, glamorous and one-of-the-kind.
The shaded elegant chandelier brings in a touch of glamor and warmth to this highly polished white-on-white kitchen.Continue reading
Designer Vicente Wolf is well known for his soothing and light tone-on- tone color palette, the casual, relaxing yet stylish furnishing arrangements and to-the-details design approach. What even more fascinating about his design is his way to incorporate Asia influences to the interiors to bring in a touch of Zen to calm the spaces. Today we are going to tour one of his projects in New York City—actress Julianna Margulies’s Home.Continue reading
This weekend we hiked Arroyo Seco. It was so much a fun since we got a lot of chances to cross the little streams. And the terrains are quite diversified.
Here I was standing in front the skyline of JPL. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in the city of La Cañada Flintridge with a Pasadena mailing address, within the state of California, United States
We really love the stone bridge–quite interesting to see one here in the wildness!Continue reading
The wood furniture, wick wall decor and chinoiserie touch on pillows and vases magically transform a rather polished and glamorous living room to a home getaway with a casual and relaxing vibe. This summer, we might not be able to travel the world, but we can create a resort decor at home and bring things that are natural and exotic to please our heart. Interested in how we did this resort-style living room? Now you can download our design packages:Continue reading
Super model Alessandra Ambrosio has been ranked as one of the highest-earning fashion models for years, and her name routinely turns up in popular media on lists of the world’s sexiest and most beautiful women. She has walked the runway and appeared in advertisements for myriad titans of couture, and she has parlayed that success into business ventures of her own, including her Ále by Alessandra fashion and lifestyle brand. She retired from the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion spectacle after lighting up the catwalk for 17 years in 2017. She would love to be at home with her kids since she has traveled so much for her work. So today we are going to tour her 1920s residence in Santa Monica. The house is a quintessentially Angeleno Spanish Colonial Revival design and can feel and smell the ocean breeze just like how she lives in Brazil. Read on for our favorite highlights of this dream home.Continue reading
Pink is a pale shade of red that is named after a flower of the same name. It was first used as a color name in the late 17th century. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance.
And today, pink has became a new neutral thanks to its versatility and multi-dimensional shades. Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70, is a soft, rosy pink hue.Continue reading
It is fun to mix and match different styles to create that layered timeless look on any space, particularly in an entry for the unexpected.Continue reading
Our color of in July is red. We have being talked about it for a while. Color of red is cheerful, warm, fashion-forward. At the same time, it can be romantic, classic and moody. Today we are going to share 15 living rooms. with a touch of red.
Iconic Lip Sofa
When we talk about color of red at home, the first thing that comes out of mind is probably Dali’s iconic lip sofa. Around 1935, Spanish artist Salvador Dalí saw something special in the face of movie star Mae West: an apartment. In a watercolor, he turned her blonde curls into portières, her eyes into paintings, her nose into a fireplace, and her lips into a divan. The last was a furnishing so provocative that British arts patron Edward James requested a three-dimensional version. The rest is the history.
The lip sofa is just such a sculptural piece that make a focal point at any space.Continue reading
Since pandemic crisis, we have being more focused on local hiking. We will have to say that it is actually pretty cool experience to explore some of these local tails and wonder how come we didn’t do this type of local hike before. It is much easier and relaxing and allow us to have a hard-core workout on very next day. We explored Santa Fe Dam last weekend. Read on to see where we headed to this Saturday.
So, this Saturday we hiked Carbon Canyon Park in Orange County this Saturday. Carbon Canyon Regional Park is a regional park in Brea, California that was created after the Carbon Canyon Creek was dammed. It links up with Chino Hills State Park on the east side. The reason we hiked this park because of the Redwood Grove. But it turned out there were more fun here.
Yes. It was just amazing to visit this Butterfly Garden in Carbon Canyon Regional Park earlier in the morning. In the photo above, I was standing by a California Sage. They often call this white sage. But we just love the color.
Here comes the famous Redwood Grove in the park. Redwood is native to Northern California thanks to the rain and humid weather over there. We have been to Redwood forest in Northern California. It is pretty amazing but very dangerous too. Here in SoCal, these redwoods don’t grow as tall as those in Northern Cali and they are not as green either. But we can really appreciate this redwood grove right here.
We will say it is quite spiritual by just walking through the nice shade of this redwood grove.
Find some amazing mushrooms here.
Time to go to the wildness.
Our gym just closes again due to the Corona virus spike recently in SoCal. . We usually go to Sauna or Steam room for a heat treatment for the body in our gym. Since it s impossible to do it now. So we think it will be good for us to expose out body in the sun by hiking in the wildness.
It is hot hot, hot here. But we really enjoy hiking in the wildness.
Have a pose with these lovely California sunflowers.
Now we come back the end of the hike.
Hope you enjoy our hiking trip.