Friday, August 28, 2009
Actress Julianne Moore is selling her West Village digs. She's asking around $12M. The Hooked on Houses Blog has a nice post showing a lot of the photos of her place, including one where it was featured in the World of Interiors design magazine.
We think this house is sharp(!), but narrower than it looks in various photos we've seen around the Internet. This may be an issue for potential buyers.
A while back, one of our favorite celebs -- Brad Pitt (currently starring in Quenton Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds) -- started a mission to "make it right."
After meeting with residents of the Lower 9th Ward, an area hardest hit by Katrina, Pitt worked with Global Green to sponsor an architecture competition with a goal of generating ideas for rebuilding sustainably.
Pitt then went on to form the Make It Right Foundation, an organization dedicated to building safe and healthy homes without sacrificing design.
Below are some examples of the type of homes resulting from this effort: All photos above by Harry Benson for Architectural Digest
The goal is to build 150 homes by next year. (More than 4,000 homes were lost.) The first 25 single family homes have already been completed and are now home to formerly displaced 9th Ward residents. All offer high design and are energy-efficient, solar powered, and storm-resistant.
Photo source: Make It Right Foundation
If you would like to learn more and/or donate to this worthy effort, please go here.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
And what memories must lie within the photos and artifacts in his personal study.
The Lion of the Senate will be sorely missed. Our condolences to his wife and the rest of his family.
The strange thing is, this is the same story reported by these same sources back in March.
Maybe the eviction process started back then and is finally being executed. We're still scratching our heads a bit. Somebody enlighten us please!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Turns out that this is one of the best issues ever--and it features nothing but home interiors by clothing and jewelry designers!
So there you have it. Badgley and Mishka's home offers clear proof that clothing designers CAN do interior design well. We stand corrected!
Checkout the slideshow for many, many more photos of this lovely home. Better yet, pick up a copy of the September issue of Elle Decor. It's a keeper for sure.
Top photo by Tom Tlumackie of the Boston Globe.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We told you last week what we thought of clothing designers like Georgio Armani venturing into interior design. Don't!
Now we've got ballers like former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson branching into the interior design world! Turns out that we're the only people who didn't know that A&E TV recently gave him a show, Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design.
We scouted around for photos of his digs so we could judge for ourselves. On the Real Estalker blog, we found his former California condo:
Click anywhere on photos for a larger view courtesy of Real Estalker.
Johnson is said to designed several of his homes. Don't know if this condo is his handywork, but it's got a sleek minimalist look that we've grown a little tired of.
He is reportedly a fan of the "boutique hotel look" and Armani's Casa home collection (which Armani used in John Mayer's condo). Same thing, in our opinion.
In spite of that, we'll be sure to watch the show and report back on whether he has a bright future as a designer of other folks' homes! And let's hope he still has his own home after that builder gets done suing him.
Our sympathies go out to the families.
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