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inspired by nature – the color blue

Blue is one of my favorite colors.  And while other colors fall out of favor (R.I.P. the avocado and tangerine kitchen!), blue is one of the few that has always remained popular.  My first choice for color inspiration is always … Continue reading

happy 4 of july usa!

4 of July firework display over the Hudson River, New York City.  image credit: Simran Anand

another project ends

the modern sybarite is off this week, working to complete a project for a couple, their two toddlers and two dogs.  I’ll be back next week, on the eve of our very own summer holidays, with a week-long series I’ve … Continue reading

color inspiration from nature

Color is life and what’s more beautiful than the vivid colors and combinations drawn from nature.  Today, there is nothing to read, and I invite you to take a little more than a second to view and admire these real … Continue reading

happy chinese new year – and year of the snake

“xian nian kuai le” image credits: Guido Mocafico, fine art photographer, represented by Katja Martinez, Paris.

Merry Christmas 2012!

From New York City, wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season.  I’ll be back on Monday 7 January 2013. image credit: Patrisha Z for Dwell Studio. The Swarovski’s 2012 snowflake at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 57th Street.

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Enjoy the long weekend in the company of friends, family and everybody important to you.   And for those that travel, be safe.  Till Monday! image credit: Ovando, New York