Fresh off my ordering of 12 bottles of South African wine from our membership in the Opimian Wine Society, this look at a new villa and wine inspired wine art gallery inspired us in a haze of post-purchase rationalization. The corkscrew wine rack is completly unreal.
We’re nearing the middle of winter, and it’s times like these that summery retreats like this one start to look really, really good. I would love to be sipping a cocktail by the pool right now. Helpfully, weather.com tells me it’s 43 degrees and rainy in Vence, France, where this lovely home is located, but a girl can still dream.
Go for the sun, stay for the amazing purple chairs.
Truth Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa. This radically designed steampunk-themed coffee shop was created by Heldane Martin who considered the form factor of espresso machines and coffee roasters to be somewhat similar to the Victorian futuristic fantasy style found in the aesthetic of steampunk. ..
A typical Moroccan design serves a plethora of baldachins, low tables and chairs, mosaics and patterns, bright ottomans and cushions and rugs and poufs and lanterns. Charming and exotic, such style does have a tendency of descending into a headache-giving hodgepodge of materials, patterns and colours. There is hope though—and a respite—in the soft palettes of Dar Kawa.