House Porn

Michael Bruno and 1st Dibs did it again.  As if I needed another reason to spend more time sitting in front of my computer screen, now they feature hot properties and fine homes for sale spanning the globe.

Of course I want to see what goodies fill The Normandy House, a very prestigious home in Southampton, NY that is currently on the market for 35 million.


 




Or this lovely estate in Los Angeles, created by Windsor Smith.  With its blank slate, she was able to weave her magic.  It is reminiscent of a Kentucky horse farm, with a twist!  It can be yours for 11.96 million.




Who couldn't appreciate the gentrified Villa Contenta?  A 75 million dollar compound perched on a prime bluff in Malibu.



Yes, I want to know what lies beyond the gates of this Malibu estate as well.  It is calling to me.  In these homes, a theatre is de rigueur, but how many can boast an aviary or auto museum?





I see myself padding around this home overlooking Gramercy Park in New York.  I'm so adaptable!  The only thing standing in my way is the 21.4 million I need to walk thru the door.  I can see myself in many of these places, behind many of these gates.  That's the beauty of getting lost in the fantasy of fine homes.





From Malibu to Montecito, Palm Beach to Park Ave, there is something for everyone.  Search 1st Dibs Real Estate by location, designer picks, types of properties.  They all boast major WOW factor!  Beware, it's addictive.  Make sure you have loads of time and a comfortable seat.




I'll just keep idling the hours away voyeuristically enjoying the homes of "the rich and famous."  I lost a whole day.  I couldn't stop, couldn't turn away.  That's when the trouble began...I started rearranging my house.  My husband's gonna kill me!









all ph:Coldwell Banker & Corcoran
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Hammered Brass

a 1950's Italian hammered bronze sconce, via House Beautiful
Only a few would argue with me that if there were a synonym word for Glam that would be Brass.  I know that finishes in a decor would depend on what environment you are willing to create.  In a farm house you may probably find chrome or brushed chrome instead of brass?  But for environments or atmospheres where a dose of sophistication is required you probably would end up with some brass thrown in.  It's a classic!  Hand hammered brass takes all that up a notch by adding texture and a sense of provenance.  We've seen it vastly used in Moroccan design, which is known for being exotic and sometimes over the top.  Below are a few items that would make anything else around them dance and be merry.  Enjoy!

Clockwise from top left, a pair of Tommaso Barbi SconcesTruco gold pitcher (it's porcelain but it has the same effect as hammered brass), Brass hammered hook, bathroom sink, Vase by David WisemanTwig one arm sconces, Hammered ring cabinet pull,  Hand-hammered gilt & patinated bronze side tables, antique gold Helen cuff,
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What A Tangled Web

Louise Bourgeious spider sculpture

Many have been inspired by the delicacy and beauty of the spider web.

"Beauty can come from the strangest of places, even the most disqusting of places" ~ A. McQueen



Retreat Chair by Louise Campbell



Kiss of the Spider Woman Clutch by Charlotte Olympia
It comes with assorted color inner pouches



Ron Gilad for Moooi lighting@ Mazzo, Amsterdam

David & Co. brooch via 1st Dibs


Spider table by Phil-Frank Design
is made of carbon fiber and is a limited edition of 100



Christian Louboutin



L'Object black spider candle



* FUN FACT ~  the SOD, or Spiders on Drugs Project was an experiment NASA did to see what the webs of spiders would look like, if spiders were given drugs.  I've stayed up nights wondering this very thing!  Artist  Guillaume Lehoux created bowls based on the scientific findings.



Normal  web Bowl

The different drugs the spiders were given


Bowls based on spiders given the above drugs

The spider on Chloral hydrate falls asleep before finishing
his usually very symmetrical web. 



If this isn't a teaching tool, I don't know what is.
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Have A Happy Weekend

I'll be signing off early for the week.   I wanted to apologize to my blogger friends who I haven't been able to visit as often as I'd like.  My days are pretty hectic these days my friends.  Between work and deadlines, Lucas' new school adaptation, family responsibilities, and daily duties, it seems that waking up at 6:00AM sharp and going to bed at 10:30PM is not enough.  I can't find a time for leisure, although I know it's important to do so.  It looks like the only "free time" I can get is when I get to spend time with the little one, which is probably the most important time of all.  I hope you understand.  :)
These images of extraordinary Architecture make my day.  Enjoy your weekend. 
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