SURRENDER

IMPERFECTION TAKES LONGER THAN PERFECTION. GREAT DESIGN DOESN'T CHOOSE BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW: IT COMBINES THEM, AND FROM IT IS BORN SOMETHING ELSE, SOMETHING OUT OF TIME ALTOGETHER. 

-INTERIOR ARCHITECT VINCENZO DE COTIIS + WRITER HANYA YANAGIHARA

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DAR KAWA BNB MARRAKECH

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PHILLIPE STARCK'S ROSEWOOD SAO PAOLO VIA INTERIOR DESIGN MAG

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LIJIANG, CHINA VIA ELECTRIFY MAG

UPSIDE

SOMEONE TRIED TO TELL ME THEY DID noT BELIEVE THERE WAS ANYTHING ON THE OTHER SIDE. to the contrary, I believe there ARE FAR TOO MANY PHENOMENAS THAT EXIST IN THIS WORLD TO subscribe to AN ETERNAL NOTHINGNESS. PLANETARY ALIGNMENT. PAIN AND SUFFERING. OTHERWORLDLY PERFECTION IN GEOMETRY. POLARITY. AS LONG AS I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE THOUGHT, I CHOOSE TO KEEP MY EYES AND HEART OPEN TO POSSIBILITY and reserve the NOTION of nothing for those who have given up. 

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ROAD TO AWE DB ARCHITECTURE 

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BEIRUT, LEBANON MY TINY ATLAS

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TERMAS DE TIBERO BY MONEO BROCK

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CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE HOME DWELL

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MILK + HONEY

YOU TELL ME TO QUIET DOWN CAUSE MY OPINIONS MAKE ME LESS BEAUTIFUL

BUT I WAS NOT MADE WITH A FIRE IN MY BELLY SO I COULD BE PUT OUT

I WAS NOT MADE WITH LIGHTNESS ON MY TONGUE SO I COULD BE EASY TO SWALLOW

I WAS MADE HEAVY

HALF BLADE AND HALF SILK

DIFFICULT TO FORGET AND NOT EASY FOR THE MIND TO FOLLOW

-RUPI KAUR

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MARATNEVA VIA IGNANT

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GLACIER RIVERS IN ICELAND VIA TINY ATLAS

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PHEROMONE HOTBOX BY AMANDA CHARCHIAN

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MENDENHALL GLACIER VIA TINY ATLAS 

CENTERED

LATELY I'VE BEEN FOCUSING INTENTLY ON THE HEARTH OF THE HOME. I'M IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO NAVIGATE SALVAGING A 100+ YEAR OLD BRICK FIREPLACE IN CHARLESTON, SC, AND HAVE BEEN CORRELATING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FIREPLACE TO RECENT POLITICAL EVENTS. WHEN THE WORLD IS TURMOIL WE HAVE TO REMEMBER TO FIND OUR CENTER AND BREATHE. CREATE AN INNER HEARTH. THESE SPACES EXEMPLIFY A RAW HISTORY PROJECTED FORWARD INTO MODERNITY, ULTIMATELY CREATING A PLACE OF UNITY AND UNDERSTANDING. 

ELEMENTAL

IN WILDNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF OUR WORLD. 

-HENRY DAVID THOREAU

STONE + GLASS RETREAT IN NEW ZEALAND VIA DWELL

SCALING THE SOLSTICE

WITH THE SUN ENTERING CANCER AND A TIME OF EXTENDED LIGHT, I EMBRACE SPACES FLOODED WITH WHITE AND OBJECTS OF A GRANDER SCALE TO SIGNIFY IMPORTANCE AND HOLD WEIGHT. THE IDEA OF WANTING TO FLOAT, BUT STILL NEEDING AN ANCHOR. 

hampton penthouse via leibal

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modern entryway via my domaine

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nicole cohen via my domaine 

EARTH

STONES POSSESS AN INHERENT ENERGY THAT HAVE THE POWER TO GROUND AND RECONNECT US TO THE EARTH. I'M DRAWN TO WATERFALL COUNTERTOPS AND INFINITY STONE BACKSPLASHES AT THE MOMENT, ESPECIALLY THE LOW MAINTENANCE ASPECT THAT STEMS FROM MINIMAL GROUT LINES. BY INCORPORATING NATURAL STONE SLABS, A MOTION EFFECT IS ACHIEVED WITH VEINING AS WELL AS HIGH IMPACT THROUGH SHEER SCALE. 

HAMPTON PENTHOUSE VIA LEIBAL 

INFINITY ISLAND 

WS WORKSHOP VIA APARTMENT THERAPY 

ELEVATE

FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS I'VE HAD REOCCURRING DREAMS ABOUT STEPS. THEY NEVER HAVE RAILINGS, THEY FLOAT IN WHAT FEELS LIKE ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH NO GROUND, AND I KEEP CLIMBING WITHOUT EVER LOOKING DOWN. I'VE DEVELOPED A FASCINATION WITH STAIRS AND BELIEVE EACH TREAD to be A STEPPING STONE LEADING TO AN ELEVATED STATE OF BEING. 

BETSY BURNHAM VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

HOUSE ON STILTS VIA NOT A PAPER HOUSE

STEEL RAILING DETAIL

ALCHEMY FOR THE EQUINOX

AS VENUS STEERS CLOSER TO THE EARTH AND WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPRING EQUINOX, I'M MORE THAN EVER FOCUSING MY INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENERGY IN MY SANCTUARY; MY KITCHEN. I'VE BEEN OBSESSIVELY RESEARCHING THE ALCHEMY BEHIND PLANT BASED FOODS AS A MEANS OF HEALING AND ILLUMINATING ONESELF NATURALLY. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS TO CONSUMING NUTRIENT DENSE GREENS, SEEDS, NUTS, AND LEGUMES IS FASCINATING, AND I'M FEELING COMPLETELY INSPIRED TO REFLECT THEIR TONES AND TEXTURES INTO THE SPACE THAT TRANSFORMS THEM. 

COLOSSAL

I PONDER SELLING EVERY OBJECT IN MY LIFE, KEEPING WHAT I CAN CARRY, AND VENTURING OFF TO SEE EVERY LAST CREVASSE OF THIS EARTH. THERE IS NOTHING THAT COMPARES TO THE VASTNESS AND SCALE OF THE NATURAL WORLD, AND I REVEL IN THE FEELING THAT I AM A BRIEF, SMALL BEING GROUNDED BY COLOSSAL FORMATIONS THAT NO HUMAN CAN EVER REPLICATE. I STRIVE TO CREATE SPACES OF BALANCE, HISTORY, AND INTRIGUE, BUT THERE IS NO RECREATING THAT WHICH IS TIMELESS BECAUSE IT HAS INEVITABLY BECOME A PART OF TIME. 

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LANDMANNALAUGAR, ICELAND

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STAYING POWER

HOTEL DESIGN HAS BEEN OF THE UTMOST INTRIGUE TO ME AS OF LATE DUE TO INDEFINITE WANDERLUST. THE LEVEL OF DETAIL IN EACH SURFACE FLUIDLY GUIDES THE OCCUPANT THROUGH THE SPACE WITHOUT OVERTLY ACKNOWLEDGING A DIRECT PATH. WE ARE ALL GUESTS, AND SO SHALL LIFE BE.  

VICTOR CAFE IN BRUSSELS VIA YELLOW TRACE

HOTEL PANACHE PARIS VIA THE EDIT 

C.O.Q. HOTEL PARIS VIA TABLET

DECONSTRUCT TO RECONSTRUCT

DESIGN CAN BE A SUBCONSCIOUS REACTION TO A CURRENT STATE, AND IT'S FASCINATING TO WITNESS THE ABRUPT RISE OF THE DECONSTRUCTED SPACE. THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN DEEMED A THROW AWAY NATION WROUGHT WITH WEATHER FLUCTUATION; HOWEVER, CHANGE ONLY BEGINS TO HAPPEN BY LIVING MORE CONSCIOUSLY EACH DAY. MINUTE ACTIONS HAVE THE POWER TO CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE IN REGARDS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY, AND IT ALL BEGINS WITH CULTIVATING A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE AT HOME. GO FORTH AND DECONSTRUCT IN ORDER TO RECONSTRUCT. 

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ROBERTO BACIOCCHI'S HOME IN TUSCANY VIA THE NYT

LUS HOME 

BALNARRING RETREAT BY BRANCH STUDIO ARCHITECTS VIA DWELL

LOST + FOUND

"TRAVEL IS FATAL TO PREJUDICE, BIGOTRY, AND NARROW-MINDEDNESS, AND MANY OF OUR PEOPLE NEED IT SORELY ON THESE ACCOUNTS." - MARK TWAIN

OUT OF ALL OF THE STRANGE PLACES I'VE BEEN IN THE WORLD, I HAVE NEVER FALLEN SO HARD FOR A COUNTRY. COLOMBIA IS THE EMBODIMENT OF RESILIENCE, AFFECTION, AND A SPIRIT UNLIKE ANY CULTURE I'VE EVER WITNESSED. THERE IS A POWERFUL BEATING HEART WITHIN THAT NATION AND IT HAS CAPTIVATED MINE INDEFINITELY.