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TUDE

Starting this year with a little tude. I think it will do me some good!

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MAJA HOFFMAN – LONDON HOME

Renowned collector and an heiress to the Hoffmann–La Roche pharmaceutical fortune, Maja Hoffmann enlisted Designer India Mahdavi  to combine two neighboring 18th-century homes into a contemporary art haven

[From Harewood House and Nostell Priory in Yorkshire to all of Mansfield Street, the Adam brothers designed some of the grandest homes in late-18th century Britain, where their elegant interpretation of neoclassicism—dubbed the “Adam style”—was synonymous with sophistication. The surviving Adam houses are among London’s most sought-after properties. Hoffmann owns two, having bought the first in 2006 and then its next-door neighbor two years later.

Iranian-born, architect and interior designer India transformed the first house into a family home for Maja Hoffmann, her partner, the film producer Stanley F. Buchthal, and their two children. The second house was turned into her work space and a place where she hosts dinners for the Tate, Serpentine Galleries, and other art institutions she supports in a vast drawing room with a gilded-copper ceiling in which the artist Rudolf Stingel has installed a spectacular series of carpets.

“This is a beautiful house with lots of people, and a beautiful house when you’re here by yourself,” says Hoffmann. “It’s vast and very vertical, but it’s also cozy, intimate, and always luminous. It’s odd to say this of a London house, but its warmth and light always make me think a little of Naples.”

From the outset, she and Hoffmann knew that the original architectural features of both houses had to be preserved to meet conservation regulations. For the same reason, the two houses needed to remain separate. They are connected by a row of mews houses that, typically for London, run behind them, and a tropical garden designed by the Belgian landscape architect Bas Smets in what was once the courtyard of Hoffmann’s first Mansfield Street house.

“There are no rules with Maja,” notes Mahdavi. “All her homes are remarkable buildings and all very different. She doesn’t like things to be repeated and is incredibly open to new ideas, which makes her homes super-personal.”] an exert from Architectural Digest

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RESTORATION HARDWARE- YOUNTVILLE

I had no idea that Restoration Hardware had a location in Napa Valley until my good friend Shalia send me a snapchat of her visit to this amazing place. She told me I would fall in love with it and she was most definitely not wrong.

This RH location is one-of-a-kind integrating food, art, design and wine all on one property. After seeing the below you will be just be just as in love as I am.

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NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

To commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, here is the newly renovated National Gallery of Ireland by Heneghan Peng Architects. HP Architects were chosen for this six year renovation project after having been recognized for their work on the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Palestinian Museum. They successfully addressed the circulation issues the gallery was having, unearthed windows that were bricked for decades bringing in much needed light, as well as introducing light into buildings via new modern skylights. They have done a true job of preserving the past and beautifully introducing the new.

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Past- EntranceFRONT ENTRANCE
Today’s- EntranceINSIDE ENTRANCE 1
Entrance Hall- newly added skylight with light reflecting off the opposing white wallGALLERY BLUE 1GALLERY BLUEGALLERY ORANGELIGHT FILLED GALLEY BEFORE
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MARIO TESTINO

My final project for studio was to design an artist retreat for the artist of my choice. I chose Mario Testino. His work inspires me. He has this vibrant personality that is able to ease any client of his. His photos like to show a bold, sexy, confident yet happy easy going woman. See for yourself. Hope you enjoy his work as much as I do.

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DIA: BEACON

Went to New York to see a beloved friend of mine and he had a great idea to go out of the city to visit the DIA: Beacon. The establishment is BEAUTIFUL! I loved it so much I was day dreaming wishing it was my loft.

It is located on the banks of the Hudson River and is a former Nabisco box- printing factory. The ceiling has a million windows as well as through-out the museum bringing in a generous amount of light to showcase the contemporary pieces inside. I really liked the vertical gardens to the right of the entrance. I dream of having a vertical and symmetrical garden someday.

Richard Serra was most definitely one of my favorite artists at the museum. He is a minimalist sculptor known for working with and assembling steel on a large scale. The steel sculptures that you could walk through were amazing and had this beautiful rust color. Dan Flavin had cool and interesting light installations. Some of them, to me, resembled the Empire State building. Sol LeWitt was absolutely one of my favorites. He did these amazingly intricate drawings on the wall. He had me going cross-eyed I was staring at them so long! Seeing the Louise Bourgeois spider sculpture immediately brought me back to my childhood when I went to the Guggenheim with my mother and brother in Bilboa.

If you are ever in NY I highly recommend driving an hour and a half to visit this calming beauty.

ENTRANCE1Grounds & Entrance

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20151025_113110Gardens to the right of the entrance

20151025_125500My friend walking through the gardens

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WINDOWS- SPACEThat light……

FACTORY WINDOWSAmazing factory windows…I would want them if I had a loft.

20151025_115122Richard Serra

SERRAThis is not at the Dia: Beacon but I wanted to show the large scale and that you can walk through them.

20151025_120944Beautiful rust color…

DAN FLAVINDan Flavin

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20151025_114024Sol LeWitt

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ROBERT SMITHSON- MAP OF BROKEN GLASSRobert Smithson

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up close…

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LOUISE BOURGOUISLouise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois Sculpture Outside Guggenheim Museum in BilbaoBourgeois at the Guggenheim in Bilboa- I remember going there when I was a teen and being fascinated by this sculpture.