I’m not sure why I started blogging ten years ago today. The blogging world has changed a great deal since my first post POST. Back then nobody was making money from blogging. It was way to communicate, connect, and create. I rarely read old posts. Some make me cringe (and not just because of all … Continue reading My Ten Year Anniversary.
Hold up, how is it October already? One of my friends in the States was complaining about seeing Thanksgiving decorations already. I guess we should be grateful they weren’t for Valentine’s Day 2016. I have started my apartment search. It’s, well, a trip. I don’t know what some of these landlords are thinking. The bathroom … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Bar Luce – Prada Fondazione, Milan
Finally, my jet lag is over. It was much worse in Los Angeles and ended shortly before my return flight to Rome. How wonderful! The LCDQ Legends interior designer conference is one of the most popular events in the industry. I’ve heard designers call it the Coachaella or the Oscars of interior design. There were … Continue reading I Went Back to Cali – La Cienega Design Quarter – Legends 2015
The one-two punch of the SONY hack from a few weeks ago and the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, is a clear reminder that the right to express oneself is very important in a modern society. This is a bigger issue than a comedy or a cartoon. Without freedom of expression, democracy cannot exist. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Freedom of Expression
I know this has nothing to do with design, decorating, or Rome/Italy, but Hoffman’s death has hit me like a ton of bricks. PSH was truly one of the most talented actors of our generation. Even in big blockbuster tent pole movies, like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, he brought something unique to the screen. It’s his roles … Continue reading Philip Seymour Hoffman – RIP
We are smack in the middle of the Hollywood awards season. For fans of film, and/or fashion, these are glorious times. Every season, a few people really stand out. Some, unfortunately, stand out for all the wrong reasons and then there are stars like Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o. These two actresses have been killing … Continue reading Io Adoro – Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o
I recently saw Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett is so outstanding, you forget the plot holes in the movie. I haven’t seen all the other Best Actress nominees’ performances yet but if Cate wins the Oscar I wouldn’t be surprised. The wardrobe was amazing as well. I read that the costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, had a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine