Category: Style

Stills from Blade Runner 2049

These are stills from the film Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis VilleneuveI really loved the noir atmosphere and the amazing art direction that stay true to the original Blade Runner from 1982. The excellent cinematography is by Roger Deakins. Villeneuve’s film has some really epic scenes that take place in the dystopian world of a futuristic Los Angeles. The film’s score is composed by Hans Zimmer, which also follows on the tracks of the original awarded soundtrack by Vangelis.





The kitchen of a Paris apartment

Living room, open kitchen of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, separated by glass

Open kitchen of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, separated by glass

Open kitchen of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, separated by glass

Open kitchen of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, separated by glass

Living room of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, Black walls

Bedroom of a Paris apartment, Morgane Sézalory, wallpaper

A very sophisticated apartment in Paris! Love the idea of the beautiful ‘open’ kitchen separated by glass from the rest of the living room. The family wanted an ‘open kitchen’, but in France  it wasn’t common to have kitchens opening into the living room. They came up with the idea of a glass wall as a solution, so that they still have a little separation from the food preparation and  the noise of the kids, in case one of them wanted some quiet time.



The reopening of the Watergate Hotel

watergate hotel bar

watergate hotel guestroom

watergate hotel inside pool

watergate hotel entrance

Sketch for Watergate hotel staff uniforms

The iconic Watergate Hotel in Washington DC just reopened after a nine-year renovation. The new design features luxurious interiors and humorous touches that pay homage to the hotel’s historic past:

Guest key cards say “No need to break in,” reminding us of the Watergate break-in scandal at the nearby office building that led to the resignation of president Nixon. Guests are also free to take the pens inscribed ‘Stolen from The Watergate Hotel’.

Lastly, most of the furniture throughout the hotel has been custom-made to look like it’s from the 1960s and the staff uniforms were created by the Emmy-winning Mad Men costume designer.


Iris Apfel: style icon at 94




I just watched  the film Iris yesterday. It’s a documentary about Iris Apfel, an extraordinary woman with a very rich life, who is still a fashion icon at 94.

Iris calls herself a “geriatric starlet”. She is known for her flamboyant wardrobe and passion for accessories. She’s also known for her signature enormous glasses. But Iris was more than simply a fashion expert, she was a successful business woman—she and her husband Carl had a great textile company that gave her the opportunity to travel all over the world. Can you believe she took part in design projects at the White House for nine presidents?  Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton!

Do yourselves a favor and watch it (you can rent it in iTunes).

As she says: “You only have one trip…. you might as well enjoy it!”

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