Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Form - check. Function - check. Fabulous - check.


Bugatti's 16C Galibier concept.

Of course with a likely tag of well over a million dollars, this striking sedan should have some uncommon bells and whistles...and watches.

With design cues that include a notable center "spine" that recall classic Bugattis such as the Type 35 and classically stunning Type 57, this new sedan is long on both style and substance.

One thing that particularly caught my eye was the clever, personal touch found on the dash...

Keeping time both in and out of the driver's seat - a branded timepiece that does double duty as both in-dash timekeeper and stylish watch. What a smart way to extend the brand and personalize such a sizable purchase!

Simply neat. That's all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

MET HOME 1974-2009 Another fave goes by the wayside...

I have copies of Metropolitan Home from the early 80s... I have LONG been a fan of this, the least pretentious and most national, shelter pub.

Starting life as Apartment Life in 1974, Met Home was accessible not just aspirational. With city and regional editors - design, events, food from around the nation made its way to me - not just news from LA and NYC.

Originally a Meredith publication - I believe - it was ultimately Hachette Filapacchi that killed my long-time friend in favor of sister/competitor Elle Decor.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Not as red as Myrtle...Not as uptight as Seaside... Tybee's JUST RIGHT

what a weekend!

This is where I stayed.


Stayed tuned for much more to come...