It's been a while since a magazine spread has made me gasp out loud. Am I alone in thinking that too many magazines are featuring boring, thoughtless, characterless, uniform apartments? the magazines in Hong Kong seem to only feature dreary white boxes...no sign of human life, (or of any taste for that matter...). I only read a few of the US design mags, one or two from the UK and 2 from Australia. Some of them (there are a few exceptions) are starting to look much of a muchness to me. This is a subject that I've spoken to friends about...but clearly not many of them seem to pay as much attention to this as I do. Lucky for them. Because I'm getting fed up! Does anyone else feel this way? Maybe the blogging community needs to circulate a list of recommended monthly reads...
Anyway, I do digress a little. The spread that made me gasp was from House Beautiful - an LA home by none other than Mary McDonald. She has an amazing eye for colour and a talent for mixing beautiful pieces - a combination that makes each of her interiors colourful, chic and livable - as well as looking like they have a history!
Perhaps I'm just fed up with the mostly Asian negative attitude towards vintage and antiques - or anything with history. Maybe I should just stop complaining and do something about it!
Sorry for the rant folks, but I feel better now. All images from House Beautiful Feb 08. More details about the feature here.