Inspiration: Metropolitan Home’s Glamour Book (5 pics)

Truth be told, I am an interior design junkie. Shoot me up with some inspirational design blogs, books and magazines and let me imagine that I am laying in a modern designed home. I’ve collected books from Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler to Nate Berkus and, of course, Domino (RIP, I miss you dearly.) And I scour design blogs like Decor8, Desire to Inspire, DigsDigs and Contemporist.

What am I looking for?

Unique ideas – how to mix and match traditional and modern, color schemes that remind me of the St. Regis in SF or the London in West Hollywood. I want to live in a comfortable home but one that evokes an easy elegance. A home where you feel equally comfortable kicking up your feet as you do hosting a formal dinner party.

What’s the next book I’m eyeing? Glamour: Making it Modern. They sold me with this line, “modern luxury isn't just about money–it’s about attitude.” And though I don’t completely love all of the photos they’ve shown on their website, I can appreciate the ideas. Check it out and let me know what you think.

This last picture is my favorite. Simply stunning.

Glamour: Making it Modern

January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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