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I give myself a lot of flack

for my lack of DIY skills. But truth is, I wear the tool belt in my family. I can install curtain rods (shower and otherwise) and hang photos like a mofo (see exhibit a).

writing desk

But I’m especially proud of my new desk. I made it using a butcher’s block my ma shipped here from Michigan and table legs I bought at Ikea.


Rocket surgery it was not. But still…

A cocktail would taste so much better

If it came from a one-of-a-kind custom-made bar. Especially if that bar were the first piece commissioned from François-Xavier Lalanne by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.

bar yves saint laurent

It’s equal parts sculptural and functional. And would look lovely in my living room. The oval piece is a bottle rack, the horn in the middle is a shaker, the sphere beside it is an ice bucket and the cylinder is a vase.

From the Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé at Christie’s (if you visit the site, please note the price realized). Thank you, Kyle.

Open design

I wish I were more of a do-it-myselfer. I really do. If I were an extremely capable one, I just might take advantage of Ronen Kadushin’s open design concept. 

bird-table-ronen kadushin

The German designer has published designs for pieces like this on his site.


You can download his designs and, if you like, modify them.

ronen kadushin table

It’s all in the name of sharing creativity. (Thank you, Melissa, for sharing yours.)

Who’s as addicted as I am?

I could spend forever on the selby, which features the out-of-this-world homes, studios and workspaces of some very interesting people.


With photos, paintings and videos by the remarkable Todd Selby.


I can’t get enough. Can you?


It got me thinking about my creative space, which consists of my couch and my PowerBook (with Bernie on my lap and Leroy at my feet). What’s yours?

Two tickets to Turkey please

I’m going in June and the wait is killing me (patience isn’t one of my virtues).


My friend Mike sent me a note about wittistanbul (thanks Mike), which, as Apartment Therapy points out, is done up in loads of patterns but few colours.


With a rather stunning mix of modern and midcentury modern inspiration.


Have you been to Turkey? Where should I go? What should I do?

Almost too easy

This was fun so I thought I’d play the random association game with this living room.


Believe it or not, it’s from a house made of dirt and straw. Even though I prefer those made of drywall and hardwood, I do love the coziness of it.


Almost as much as I love this sweater, which would fit beautifully in that scene.