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Friday, January 23, 2009

San Francisco

Opened in summer 2007 in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, South is a food and wine bar that’s all about delectable “down under” food — one of the first restaurants that I’ve ever heard of to do this. Founded by chef Luke Mangan, wine maven Liz O’Connell and restaurateur Anna Weinberg, you’ll find diverse dishes to pique your curiosity and expand your palate. (With dishes like Tandoori Quail with Cucumber Yogurt and Herb Salad and Braised Victorian Lamb with Celeriac, Pomegrante, Baby Chard and Olive Tapenade - how could it not?)

Earlier this month, I made the trip to South, which is across from the Caltrain station - making it easy to access for those who are staying outside or don’t live in the city. In the evening, the twinkling lights from the station stream through the front windows of the restaurant make it seem a little bit more magical. As you walk into the eatery, you’ll get the feeling like you’ll have an low-key, but wonderful dining experience. The modern space is encased with warm woods - from the floors to benches - with pops of white and eclectic patterns from the chairs, the bar, the lighting fixtures and the walls. The restaurant itself is not huge, but could definitely comfortably host a few gatherings with ease.

Overall, this restaurant is a cozy spot that would be fun to go with your significant other, with a bunch of friends - or just by yourself. You’ll have a great time exploring the delicious menu and expanding your culinary horizons.

South is located at 330 Townsend St. #101 in San Francisco. For more information, visit or to make a reservation, call (415) 974 5599.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Philippe Starck Masterpieces


Gibril Wilson Home in ATL

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Living Areas

Sharpen up an all-white scheme by adding subtle accents of black and yellow. Choose cushions and accessories to add a small punch of colour, and then add heavy curtains and some large pieces of furniture to prevent the room feeling too insipid
Stripes don't have to be colourful to make an impact. Here, wide stripes in grey, black and white work with the dark-painted woodwork to create a sophisticated feel. Bright colours look great set against black and white, and this lime-green leather seat makes a real statement.

Patterned purple wallpaper teamed with an antique-style mirror creates a focal point out of the fireplace in this dramatic living room. The purple of the walls is mirrored in a rich aubergine rug and ottoman. An opulent combination of rich fig shades and glistening silver accessories creates a grown-up living space.
Here, instant impact is achieved by painting a traditional-style mirror in a modern, bold colour. This colourful scheme works by mixing strong pieces that have very little detail, toning down the scheme to prevent it looking too busy.

Painted floorboards are surprisingly tough and won't show up dirt as much as you might think - in a rustic-themed room, the odd imperfection will in fact enhance the look. Here, neutral sofa and armchair provide comfort without detracting from the statement dresser - distressed paintwork is an easy effect to achieve by rubbing sandpaper lightly over a painted surface, but practice on a piece of wood first to make sure you have the technique perfected.
A neutral colour palette of dusky pinks and greys creates an informal yet sophisticated look in this living room. A modular sofa is perfect for family to sit together, and upholstery in a darker colour like grey is ideal for hiding stains. Multifunctional furniture is key. For instance, the footstools can also be used as chairs or as storage boxes for magazines.

This living room uses gold and metallic accents to create a glamorous look. Soften the look by using the full spectrum, from yellow gold to mink, blending patterns and finishes. A black floor lamp makes for an eye-catching focal point, and adds an interesting mix of old and new when teamed with the traditional stone fireplace.

Here are some before and after shoots of interiors brought to you by Canadian House and Home







White on White

I love the white interiors!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Black and White

I am so loving the black and whit interiors i have posted. Black and white are known to be more modern colors, in these interiors the furnishings are some what traditional mixed with modern elements.. Love them

Monday, January 5, 2009

Herrera Home

Carolina Herrera Jr.

The daughter of the legendary fashion designer shares her decorating secrets.
Carolina's fun-loving, mix-and-match approach to decorating is really about taking chances. She combines styles unexpectedly, reinvents favorite pieces before getting rid of them, and surrounds herself with personal objects to make rooms feel cozy.