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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…
LOS ANGELES | Come to Mama

LOS ANGELES | Come to Mama

There’s a new star in Hollywood and her name is Mama.  Mama Shelter, that is. As a designer, slash, travel blogger, I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of, well, design and travel.  Imagine my delight when I discovered that I would be in Los…
EYE ON DESIGN |CHAIRS|A Chair in the Family

EYE ON DESIGN |CHAIRS|A Chair in the Family

Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi was a visionary when it came to chairs. Chiavari, Italy had been known for the production of heavy, elaborately carved furniture since the year 1200. In 1807, this young craftsman, Giuseppe, came up with a chair that was “so lightweight that even a child could lift it…
EYE ON DESIGN | CHAIRS |Tuscany | The Chair

EYE ON DESIGN | CHAIRS |Tuscany | The Chair

I’m obsessed with a chair. I don’t know how or why it has happened at this particular time, but it has become my mission to find a replica of this chair. I’m not kidding, I HAVE to find it. It’s a neoclassical French Bergère chair, and I have a corner…