Category Archives: Design Tips

Styling Finds, Prada Gals!

The Prada  Fantasy Lookbook  2013 is out!

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Design Travel, Kortrijk- Brussels, October 25

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Design Tips, Interiors about Books

I love the way commercial interior goes nowadays: everething is really about  concepts. The borders between retail design and commercial interior don’t exist anymore.

Pictures via

This is Tongji bookstore in Shanghai by Archi-Union Architects:

This is a pop-cafe for Starbucks in Tokyo by Japanese  studio Nendo:

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Design Tips, The Best Cookbook Ever

As a student of architecture in early 90’s I’was deeply impressed by John Pawson and minimalism.

My first interiors actually were very close copies of  the job  he was doing than. It wasn’t easy to get customers for this kind of interior in Latvia, and I’s very lucky to have realized works.

Time has passed and I’ve change my approach to interiors, but even now I’ve kept deep respect to this Bristish architect, and consider him as one of my Teachers.

His cookbook  Living and Eating that came out 2001 , I bought mainly because of  the pictures of his private interior. But today, 10 years later, it’s the most used cookbook in our home.

Today I made Chicken and White Wine Stew with Gremolata. It’s wonderful.

Picture from Pawson’s book:

The recipe:

Pictures from McQuillan dinner:

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Design Tips, Balenciaga Boutiques

If you are intrested in design of Balenciaga boutiques, you can find complete information about all projects on Balenciaga webside

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Design Travel, Hong Kong: Isabel Marant Store Opening

I’m a big fan of Isabel Marant’s store interiors and since today is an opening of the Marant’s  third boutique in Hong Kong (10 Ice House Street, Central), I had to post the first pictures available on the net.

Isabel Marant’s stores have the same laid-back attitude like her fashion has. Seems to me, she manages not overthink things and that is so refreshing in our postmodernist interior world.

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Design Tips, What to Wear on a Day Off

Tomas Maier said he was thinking a lot about the weekend issue—as in, what does the Bottega Veneta woman want to wear on her days off? What he came up with was a pair of true-blue color-blocked tracksuits.
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Design Finds, Institute for Marina
















OMA is good help to  one more lady : the architects are going to convert a former theatre in Upstate New York into a performance institute commissioned by Serbian artist Marina Abramovic.

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Design Finds, Interview With Isabel Marant

Thanks God, there is someone else who lose jewellery and don’t go for bags.

( seriosly, I don’t get WHY women pay thousands of euros for a thing that- in terms of function- can be replace with a plastic bag from supermarket )