When a client wanted a “room to get away from it all” architecture firm Messana O’Rorke looked no further than the water tank on his roof deck. By repurposing the water tower they managed to create an “urban tree house” in the heart of downtown Manhattan. The four-story building is an zen-like, empty space used by the client to unwind and relax. Doesn’t that sound lovely…? The apartment below is equally impressive and includes a new custom stainless steel spiral staircase that the client thought would encourage him to visit the roof more often. I’d happily move in…!
Speaking of Brits, the Fall 2013 Mulberry campaign stars model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne (and a family of owls…) and the images are spectacular. No surprise when it’s shot by the genius Tim Walker. Someday I will have an Alexa satchel to call my own…
How sweet are these landmark ring dishes by artist Molly Hatch? They would make a cute little gift for your favorite Francophile, Anglophile, New Yorker, or San Franciscan. These days the empire state is calling my name. Which would you choose?
One of my favorite things about instagram (which I may or may not be addicted to, you can follow my escapades here…) is the behind-the-scenes glimpses it offers of people I admire. The lovely Carolina Herrera is one of these people and the photos shared by the House of Herrera account are pure magic. The old framed photos, striped upholstery, and fresh blooms in her office make my heart skip a beat. Oh to be so chic…!