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The Charms of Casa Lola in Brazil

On February 12, 2012 By

Dur­ing the win­ter months, my recur­ring fan­tasy is to live in a fish­ing vil­lage in a warm cli­mate. Casa Lola, a rental prop­erty in Tran­coso, Brazil, brings me one step closer to liv­ing out this dream.

A decade ago, Tran­coso was a quiet fish­ing vil­lage with a 16th-century church on its quadrado, or main square. Today, it has become a glamorous […]

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Global Finds for Everyday Needs

On February 11, 2012 By

Inte­rior designer Katie Lock­hart curates goods that per­fectly merge func­tion and form for her online shop, Everyday Needs.

Lock­hart, who is based in New Zealand, cre­ates inte­ri­ors for both com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial spaces, and she also styles photo shoots for inter­na­tional design mag­a­zines. But she couldn’t find a place that sold the items […]

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After a visit to a Shinto shrine, New York City-based artist Michelle Quan cre­ated these evoca­tive ceramic bells.

In Japan, she observed vis­i­tors ring­ing clus­ters of metal suzu bells at shrines, to announce their pres­ence to the spir­its. Quan started out by study­ing phở­tog­ra­phy, but while in school, she cofounded a jew­elry com­pany. “[It’s […]

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A Bucolic Shepherd’s Hut in France

On February 11, 2012 By

A rus­tic shepherd’s hut, once used to make cheese, has been restored into a sim­ple, bucolic moun­tain retreat.

In 2004, Aus­trian Fred­er­ick Pfef­fer pur­chased this 300-year-old stone hut in Cantal’s vol­canic Cen­tral Mas­sif region, an area noted for its fro­mage. The moun­tain sides were once scat­tered with such huts (known as buron); until the 1950s, […]

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A Slalom Sled with Style

On February 11, 2012 By
Slalom Sled

For the style-conscious snow enthu­si­ast: the Slalom Sled from Moun­tain Boy Sled­works in Col­orado is made from molded ply­wood with a marine-grade water­proof finish.

Above: The Slalom Sled is de
Remod­elista
Izabella

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Espalier in the Winter Garden

On February 11, 2012 By

The archi­tec­tural beauty of your dor­mant espaliers is pleas­ing to see through a win­dow­pane, as you sit cozy and warm. Now get your pruners, and meet us outside.

Yes, we are aware it looks cold out there. You will how­ever thank us, come spring, when your beau­ti­fully trained pear trees and trel­lised vines reward […]

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Le Chalet Zannier in the French Alps

On February 11, 2012 By

Located near the ski runs of Megève in the French Alps, Le Chalet Zan­nier takes stealth lux­ury to a new level.

Arnaud Zan­nier (son of Roger, who pre­sides over the global children’s cloth­ing giant Groupe Zan­nier, and founder of NDC Hand­made) recently added the chalet to the family’s small but grow­ing hos­pi­tal­ity busi­ness. For­merly occupied […]

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A Balancing Act of Glass and Metal

On February 10, 2012 By

The Lampe Plaf­fonier is more like a sculp­ture than a lamp: a “liv­ing ten­sion between bal­ance and move­ment, momen­tum and meditation.”

Spot­ted at La Galerie Veg­e­tale (a Remod­elista favorite; see Shopper’s Diary: La Galerie Veg­e­tale in Paris), the fix­ture is lit­er­ally a bal­anc­ing act: three frosted glass lights are coun­ter­weighted by two
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Our Favorite French Rain Boots

On February 10, 2012 By
Aigle Unisex Parcours Boots

Francesca and I agree on almost every­thing when it comes to style—except rain boots. I am loyal to my sim­ple Aigle boots (dis­cov­ered at Erica Tanov in San Fran­cisco), and Francesca swears by her Le Chaumeau boots, favored by the two Kates (Moss and Middleton).

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The story of Domaine de Tré­val­lon, a win­ery in the Alpilles region of Provence, is an extra­or­di­nary one: it begins with the tapes­try of a famous Picasso painting.

In 1955, Nel­son Rock­e­feller com­mis­sioned Jacque­line de la Baume Dür­rbach, an artist and tapes­try weaver of the Dür­rbach Ate­lier, to weave a tapes­try of Picasso’s cel­e­brated paint­ing of […]

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