BJØRN STUDIO

OUR PLACE TO EXPLORE IDEAS ON CONTEMPORARY LIVING
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New York

Part of the appeal of this New York apartment is the expansive volume, rare in New York (and San Francisco). I also like that this was done on… Read more »

Shelton Mindel

You will often hear me say “let’s get the architecture right”. Once the bones of an interior are strong, providing a sense of order, rhythm, function, then the… Read more »

Blue
Bold use of Cerulean blue in this kitchen by Studio deSigy in Paris.

There are important lessons in rhythm and thematic repetition which one can learn from this Parisian apartment: lessons of color, material and detailing. Or one can just fall… Read more »

Snapshot #17
Ricketts Indigo

As the “makers” movement spreads, not only are neighborhoods and jobs created, but traditional crafts are being revitalized. I’m really excited about this. Working on high-end interiors has… Read more »

Therme Vals

I’m getting out of town this weekend for a spa retreat, taking advantage of my twice monthly earned #FreeFridays (brillant employee happiness policy, brought to us by a… Read more »

Mid-century

This Paris home by Tristan Auer is the perfect blend of casual and elegant, mid-century antiques and modern, spare and meticulously detailed. Not everything is precious, but everything… Read more »

Églimosé

I have been lucky to work on several projects using the verre églimosé process. Églimosé, from the French term meaning gilded glass, is a process in which the… Read more »

Moore

For this TBT, I’m bringing you to the West Village home of Julian Moore, a home which I loved the moment I saw it in Elle Decor about 12 years ago.… Read more »

Snapshot #16

When I was 21, I moved to Hong Kong to study at the University of Hong Kong. I loved the efficient society, the dripping hot weather, and the food which… Read more »

Bowie

I’m on a David Bowie kick, thanks to YBCA’s March movie program including The Man Who Fell to Earth, Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, and The… Read more »

Mexico

Recently I spent a week in Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, as many of my friends are all to aware from all the travel-porn/travel-bragging I did on Facebook.… Read more »

Books
Codex by Piero Lissoni.

Dealing with storage and clutter are concerns in most of our lives. Dealing with too many clothes, collections, books, and mementos from a life well lived is the… Read more »

Snapshot #15

Do you aspire to a flat with loft-style bare brick walls or wood cladding reminiscent of Alpine chalets, but you live in a dull urban apartment? It’s easy to… Read more »

Park House

I love this home Melbourne home, as it has the great mix of materials, fluid spaces and light. Designed for clients with a love of horticulture, each level has an landscape element,… Read more »

Snapshot #14

Recently when I was going through the chores of my work day, I stumbled across hand-made quilts which both amazed and inspired me as a designer. Part of the shock was… Read more »

Design Week

This past week ended Winter Market at the San Francisco Design Center. While it is not the Maison & Objet in Paris, it is a celebration of creative… Read more »

Fog Fair

I had the opportunity to go preview the Fog Art + Design Fair 2015 yesterday morning. Really it was a chance for me to go see the show,… Read more »

Fireplaces

This time last year I sat around an open fire with my family in Minnesota.  Outside it was cold and the snow was falling, but inside was warm… Read more »

Interieurs

The design showcase at the Museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris is worth checking out. Transforming a wing of the building are some of France’s leading designers.  First, I… Read more »

In the details

I recently came across the furniture of Martin Szekely. Clean lines, architectural detailing, and materials which are innovative and tactile distinguish this work. Szekely’s stated goal is to bring… Read more »

Denim

I’ve been thinking about denim a lot lately. It’s now a big part of my life. On a “stupid” level, I wear jeans all the time: to meetings… Read more »

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