About a decade ago, I travelled to the Canary Islands, and on the island of Tenerife, I was struck by the architecture of the El Auditorio. The Auditorio de Tenerife was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and his architecture is the focus of today’s post.
White Cabana (a few more photos of my trip to the El Auditorio)
Here are five other favourites from Calatrava’s extensive collection of white projects.
If you’re in Toronto, you may recognize another Calatrava – the BCE Place Galleria (built in 1992). I remember going to BCE Place when I was young, and I was in awe of the light that came through this building. Another visit is long overdue!
In 2016, Calatrava created the transportation hub at the World Trade Center in New York City. The structure looks like it’s about to take flight.
I love the repetition of shapes on this building in Valencia, Spain.
Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias
The Milwaukee Art Museum is striking, too, with its dramatic points and curves.
via Simply Sinova
Finally, this building at Florida’s Polytechnic University easily caught my eye. In fact, it caught my eye a couple of years ago on a drive from Tampa to Orlando, but I never pulled over to investigate it up-close. Maybe I’ll get an close-up view if if I end up taking the same road trip in a few weeks!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
If you’ve been to a design museum, then you may have come across Vico Magistretti’s Atollo table lamp. The lamp was designed in 1977, and many people would agree that it is as beautiful today as it was 30 years ago.
Wall & DÃ©co
In Out Design Blog
I came across Toronto artist Lindsay Chambers‘ on Instagram, and I was in awe of her paintings. The pieces of silver she paints look so real. Aren’t the paintings incredible?
Before she became Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was seen in this striped Altuzarra dress.
Could you imagine if she went all-out-for-stripes, skipped the black heels, and paired the dress with these matching mules?
Do you think the head-to-toe stripes would have received the royal approval?
If you have an extra HermÃ¨s in your closet that you no longer wear, you may consider framing it. Since each piece is a work of art, it would fit right into a home’s decor.
Tamara Eaton, Simply Framed
Sarah Blakely, Style at Home
Monika Hibbs, Photo by Tracy Ayton, via PopSugar
Tamara Eaton, Simply Framed
Let’s go all out luxury today, shall we? I had a browse in the lighting department of 1st Dibs, and my jaw dropped as I scrolled through pages and pages of crystal. I’ve included the rough prices of each, but try to divert your eyes.
Bakalowits Crystal chandelier, $15K+, 1st Dibs
rock crystal chandelier, $6K+, 1st Dibs
Emil Stejnar Snowball chandelier, $5K+, 1st Dibs
Kinkeldey chandelier, $3K+, 1st Dibs
Rock Crystal Sputnik chandelier, $42K+, 1st Dibs
Last Friday, I went out of my fashion comfort zone, and I pulled out an all-over gingham outfit. I already had these pieces in my wardrobe, but it was only recently that I considered putting them together.
White Cabana (top: J.Crew, pants: Ann Taylor)
I was definitely inspired by Blair Eadie at Atlantic-Pacific and all the co-ordinating outfits that are popping into stores.
According to Q
via With Love and Light
Today’s pair brings together white and matte black in the bathroom.
Yes, yes, cottages remain on my mind. I keep coming across some gorgeous cottages online that I hope you don’t mind that I keep sharing them here.
This place by la Shed is bright and airy, and it comes with incredible views.
I could move right on in!
I hope everyone had a great Canada Day long weekend! I’m already finding it hard to get back into work mode after a few days of relaxation by the pool and BBQ with friends. I don’t think I opened my computer even once all weekend long, so forgive me if posts are brief this week.
Today’s pair are all about lines and structure.
friendship bracelet, $357 USD (on sale), Links of London
NOVA by Zaha Hadid, $5000, viaÂ United Nude