Monday, December 20, 2010
With Christmas looming at the end of the week, it's going to be a rather frenetic week for many — hope your Monday begins with a little bit of calm (even if it's accompanied with a jolt of caffeine).
(photo — and cinnamon sugar biscotti recipe — by Tiina of Sparkling Ink, via walking around where the sidewalk begins)
The Italian architect and designer Marco Romanelli is always up for a challenge, and this space was definitely tricky — reconfiguring an 80 metre square two-room Milan apartment surrounded by corridors into a liveable space. His solution was to ignore the constraints and rethink the layout — the kitchen was converted into a bedroom, the living room was divided into two to accommodate a second bedroom, and the corridor now serves as a kitchen and library. With a minimalist black and white palette for the decor, the tiny space seems much larger than it actually is — and gives it a serene atmosphere, always a plus when living in the city. Via Marie Claire Maison.
(photography by Vincent Leroux)
If you're looking for good affordable art (either for a gift or just for yourself), check out the wonderfully curated The Mammoth Collection site. This is one of my faves — Landscape Painting 1 by Vancouver-based artist Russell Leng.