The Scarffe/Lanspe Residence, Central Park West, New York City by Stonefox Architects


This chic modern apartment in Central Park West (one of my favourite parts of NYC) designed by Stonefox Architects.

Located in a 1930’s tower facing Central Park West, this apartment was completely renovated to open up views to the park and meet the needs of the clients. Originally a two bedroom apartment, the second bedroom was opened up to function as a Library/ Den, but can still be closed off for the occasional guest. The clients enjoy entertaining and wanted the home to have flexibility for a casual cocktail party, or a more formal sit down dinner. There is a large high polished mahogany sliding wall which separates the Kitchen and Dining Room. For a casual breakfast, the wall can be open to connect the two spaces, but for formal dinner, the wall can be closed to conceal the work in the Kitchen. A chic bar was created out of space which was formally a Butler’s Pantry—making it more conducive to entertaining. Bathrooms were renovated, and where possible, expanded to enlarge a shower and create his/ his sinks. The interior, which is a blend of traditional, midcentury, and contemporary furniture and details, reflects the client’s design sensibility.

Outdoor Serene



1. Baia Round Table.

2. Phantom Armchair.

3. Fernando Outdoor Rug.

4. Crosby Lanterns.

5. Outdoor Lighting – Conic pot.

6. Refreshing Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade – use a large can of pineapple juice, sparkling white grape juice and a bottle of lemonade.

In a large plastic container, mix 1 quart of lemonade and 1 quart of pineapple juice. Stir together. Then add 1/2 quart sparkling white grape juice. If you want extra fizz, add extra grape juice. (recipe via Create Craft Love)

Garçonnière Marais Apartment By Tatiana Nicol

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Paris was always my favourite city and the Marias is my favourite neighbourhood in Paris so when I saw this beautiful white apartment (that remind my how beautiful Paris is) I told myself that next fall I must visit Paris again.

This contemporary Parisian apartment designed by Tatiana Nicol.

A Basin with a twist – the Mac Wheel by QS Supplies


Would you ever consider a wheel as a basin? Talk about a creative ride, its distinctive, surprising and your guests will never forget it. Although unusual, it could make an interesting conversation started as a basin in a sports bar, a restaurant, a powder room with a twist, a office bathroom and not to forget a garage.

This basin on wheels with the bottle trap is created by the UK company QS Supplies. The inner bowl is made from a round kitchen sink and the outer rim is actually a recycled tire, how edgy!!! There is also a towel rail on the bottom. The bottle trap ensures excellent hygiene and gives it a neat finish. The set includes a chrome tap and a mirror that eliminate the need for purchasing any additional items and will appeal to your green sensibilities.

I always find it interesting when creative minds find a way to repurpose items from one world in another, and bringing the road into the bathroom is as creative as it can get.