“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs
It is an odd place to beginning, but, I really do fancy these scrabble tiles in the bathroom of this teeny tiny apartment in Moscow.
Would it not make you smile each day?
“Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.” ― Karl Lagerfeld
By raising the bed, storage can be incorporated beneath. The curtain surround softens the space if pulled to provide confined areas within the apartment. Clever design.
A fabulous kitchen space. The storage combo, use of colour and again, the tiles throughout kitchen are a favourite. Here in the enclosed porch like area, a clever solution for dining with a fold down table. Mental note, to return to this posting for clever design ideas.
“And the seasons they go ’round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.”
― Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game
These 360 degree storybook carousels are enchanting, immersed within their delicate dreamlike topiary. The sweet home books are the creation of Japanese artist and architect Yusuke Oono, each page digitally designed and laser cut to create imaginary worlds that transfix the viewer.
Storied objects gain new meaning and greater dimension through context. The refined, versatile, and honest goods we discover come together in our New York City home, The Apartment. It’s The Line, offline—a light-filled aerie on SoHo’s Greene Street that changes with the seasons while remaining a carefully considered canvas for a life well-lived.
The Apartment by The Line is the place to find some of our favorite things in the intimate context of a home as well as to meet and learn more about the creators of quintessential things: their inspirations, ideas, processes, guiding traditions, and materials. These themes are the starting point for the discussions, workshops, screenings, and dinners that we host at The Apartment. - What is Quintessential?
This is Villa Vals, an integrated home hidden in the Swiss mountainous landscape. It is situated in close proximity to the nearby thermal baths of Vals. Not only is the central patio ideal to soaking up the spectacular views, the use of natural materials such as the slate stone and timber, juxtaposed against the concrete finish is fabulous.
Oh, and did I mention, Villa Vals is a vacation residence. That deck has my name all over it!