May 17, 2011

Apartment Affection #4

40square metre apartment, pink touches work a treat.

A great glass division...

Notice the sliding door to close off bedroom...

(Images from digsdigs)

May 10, 2011

Apartment Affection #3

White!  So fresh and cute.

A 69sqm apartment, perfect for a single person.... like me. 

The prints are perfect.

I would need a bigger desk, but this will do for now...

Love the size of the bedroom, plenty of closet space and a full body mirror...

Smitten with this fireplace...

Kitchen big enough, though I may have to add an island...

Then I take my coffee and cake to the balcony...

If you look over you can see the cafe life...

 Instead of drinking your filtered coffee you decide to run down the stairs for your proper mochaccino...

 And there you are, amongst the cafe people..

Where you might ask??
And yes, its for sale.

(All images from

May 3, 2011

Apartment Affection #2

One of a kind, 7,000 square foot 3 story house in the landmark Clock Tower building, Dumbo, New York.  

And the clocks are part of the penthouse... 

360 degree views

And don't forget to look up...

How much you wonder?
23 million.

(All images from GHKrealty

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Apr 26, 2011

Apartment Affection

My affections for apartments run deep and I delight living in the middle of the city.  I lived in a hotel/apartment building for many years and I became enamored at the lifestyle that followed.  I don't know what it is, the cafe/bar convenience on the first floor, the room service on the days when I was staying in (usually with a cold), the kept surroundings without lifting the broom... the warm hello at the entrance?   Oh la la... I guess its time to go back to the city.

So, with this particular affection of mine I've decided to seek apartments throughout the world and share them with you here, once a week.

Lets start with Geometrix Design which held my interest and left me a little breathless...

What do you think?

Apr 25, 2011


If I don't see Scarlett around for a while I start looking for her.  Suddenly I spot her and get closer.. quietly...

She is sound asleep, I shall not wake her.  But she is so cuddly and cute... I go around..

And yes sound asleep on her tail, a little bit of her tooth showing.. oh she is adorable...

Oh sorry, darling, did I wake you?

And that's how I spend my days sometimes. 

Apr 24, 2011

Design Your Time
The red clock tells the time in words, in 5 minute intervals.  A perfect square (45cm x45cm)  hovering at the wall.  In case you want to send me a gift....

Chandelier, plant, pots, and a swing I would happily hang in the middle of a room.... but a clock?  I think it works!  By Spanish clock designer Jose Maria Reina, Nomon is the brand name.
Arcoiris, rainbow in Spanish.  Cockoo clock made of resin, by Italian designer Raffaele Darra, can be hung or just leave it sitting pretty on your desk.  The Cockoo can be switched off at any time in case you are not in the mood...

Apr 21, 2011

Sacred and Profane Love

I am a lover of Renaissance paintings.... Let me tell you a little about this one...

Artist: Titian

Year: c1514
Oil on Canvas
279cms x 118cms
Title uncertain: Sacred and Profane Love, but apparently also called 
Venus and The Bride.
Commissioned by Niccolo Aurelio to celebrate his marriage to 
Laura Bagarotto. 
She is sitting next to cupid and assisted by Venus.

At Galleria Borghese (Rome, Italy), but it should really be on 
my wall, Auckland, NZ.

Apr 20, 2011

Lagerfeld and Coke

Well, I didn't know, Lagerfeld designing for Coke..... the Light one, was that on purpose???  (My preference is classical Coke, but nobody asked me)

Via Plurielles

Paris Daily
  The above is the ad for it on a bus stop in France.

House on the Edge

Don't you think they went over the edge?  If you want a view...

Valparaiso - Chile

If I were to get a tattoo...

.. and it would have to be under duress (at gunpoint), I would get this..

Michael Green

Apr 11, 2011

Chilly chills

The weather is getting chilly and I'm reaching for my fluffy socks.  Someone out there should start making sexy lingerie out of flannel, I'm sure its doable. However, for the outerwear these are just fine...

Country Road

Country Road

Country Road

Country Road

On the Hunt...

For a knee high boot, how about this one... it is a boot in a boot, an over-the-knee boot inside a leather shoe on top of a sexy heel, a 3.5 inch heel.  Click on it for a close up.  $620 from Scarpa.


Mar 30, 2011

A Tree and a Chicken

Patrick Roger, French Chocolatier, has a real size chocolate Christmas Tree in his chocolate factory.  Beautiful.  I want one. 

Click on the video for a nice walkabout inside his chocolate factory.  Now I know how they wrap those single bites of chocolate.

A Visit to Patrick Roger Chocolate in Paris from David Lebovitz on Vimeo.

And to ruffle your feathers, from 49 Euros, they can make great table center pieces.  Why get everyone just an egg this Easter when you can get them a chicken?!

Patrick Roger