EYE ON DESIGN

the details in the world that catch my eye

EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

EYE ON DESIGN | LISBON

One day last week I decided to go to Portugal—and three days later I was in sunny Lisbon. In Lisbon, I found a city set on steep hills, which means that there are panoramic views—of terra cotta tiled rooftops and the wide River Tagus that wraps around Lisbon on its…
EYE ON DESIGN | LOS ANGELES | “Projection”

EYE ON DESIGN | LOS ANGELES | “Projection”

I was going about my business, driving down Sunset Boulevard in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles yesterday, when I happened upon a stunning sight.  Milky white palm trees towered above a ghostly whitewashed structure.  Upon investigation, I learned that French artist, Vincent Lamouroux, had transformed a derelict motel…
Eye on Design| Los Angeles | Lotta Stenson

Eye on Design| Los Angeles | Lotta Stenson

Not long after I was in Sweden, I was working in Los Angeles and happened upon the fabulous shop of Swedish designer, Lotta Stensson.  It was a serendipitous meeting, not only because I had just been in Sweden, but because Lotta is a kindred spirit . . . a designer…
Eye on Design | Sweden | Sublime Sandhamn

Eye on Design | Sweden | Sublime Sandhamn

The village of Sandhamn is like one big quintessential Swedish style moment. From the moment we docked at the harbor and I saw the beautiful blonde girls sitting on the dock, there was a photo op everywhere I turned. The town of Sandhamn is located on the island of Sandön,…
Eye on Design | Stockholm | A Feast for the Eyes

Eye on Design | Stockholm | A Feast for the Eyes

I love sampling the incredible cuisine of restaurants around the world . . . but it's often the design of the restaurant itself that really leaves an impression.  In Stockholm, it was the walls of the lofty dining room at Pontus! (the exclamation point is part of the name) that…
Eye on Design | Made in Sweden

Eye on Design | Made in Sweden

At the beginning of the summer, I bought a Tärnö bistro table and chairs from Ikea for my little balcony. Soon after, I traveled to Sweden — home of Ikea. . . . . . where I saw my little table and chairs being used all over Stockholm!
Eye on Design | Stockholm | High Speed Design

Eye on Design | Stockholm | High Speed Design

You know you're in Sweden when even the train from the airport is stunningly designed. Arlanda Express photo The Arlanda Express connects the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport to the city center of Stockholm in a speedy twenty minutes - running on 100% green electricity from renewable sources such as hydropower, wind power…