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

December 2, 2016

3-Year-Old Boy Forms Adorable Friendship With Foster Family’s Dog

If you ever need proof that dog is man’s best friend, look no further than Instagram. The social media site has no shortage of picture-perfect pups, as many doting dog owners share snapshots of life with their four-legged friends. While some go on adventures together and others dress alike, Reagan the labradoodle and “Little Buddy”—his family’s foster child—do both. Reagan was adopted by Oregon resident Sandi Swiridoff when he was just 11 months old.

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December 1, 2016

Quirky Matchbox Greeting Cards Open to Reveal Cute Illustrated Messages

The handmade products crafted by Shop3xu combine meaningful messages with delightful pictures. What makes the Vietnam-based Etsy shop’s well-wishes especially unique is how they’re inscribed—not on typical cardstock or glossy paper, but on upcycled matchboxes. Combining the company’s love of greeting cards, gift boxes, and miniatures, each matchbox card features felicitations accompanied by two tiny, hand-drawn illustrations: one on its cover, and one nestled inside.

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