North Fork, Long Island

I know summer is almost upon us... I just couldn't resist posting these photos.
When I'm asked to envision a weekend house in my head, this is what I see. 

Derrick Miller and Jennifer Vaughn Miller
North Fork, Long Island


Silkeborg - Ikea turkish rug

Incase you don't already know, Ikea has a great new (limited) rug collection out! 
Its called Silkeborg and you won't find it on their website (at least in the US).

Silkeborg rugs are made from vintage Turkish rugs that have been cut up (to save the good parts), dyed, shaved down and then sewn back together to form a one of a kind piece! 

I encourage you to go check them out! 
The quality is fantastic and prices are untouchable! 

Below is a photo of the display I did the for Pittsburgh store.

And one of the little guys I picked up for under my kitchen sink.

Let me know what you think after you've seen them in person! 



PuLi Hotel

   This Shanghai hotel is an enclave 
for design-conscious travelers 
who want to be in midst of the action.



I recently came across this photo of a kitchen Thomas O'brien collaborated on 
and I fell in love with the simplicity/ utilitarianism of his design.

How Fantastic would this be if you have a kitchen that you are less than thrilled with. 
Take off your cabinet doors, add a similar light fixture (IKEA) and keep the color pallet monochromatic. 
Its a simple, inexpensive fix.

An Isamu Noguchi paper lantern hangs above the table. 
The 1930s library table and chairs are by Alvar Aalto. 

Photo Courtesy of Elle Decor



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summer song. 2013

Toro Y Moi
Say That 

this song makes me want to dance.... and that NEVER happens.
perfect song for the summer... 
go download it!  it's available on iTunes (yes I still pay for my music and you should too!)


Arcadia Mural

I've been admiring this mural for a few week now. 
How beautiful would this be in a power room? 

At only $298 its a lot of bang for your buck... and its a paste-free installation!



I am currently obsessing over the Anatolia collection from John Robshaw.

"John often experiments with traditional design in new techniques. These pillows are hand painted on heavy jute fabric to evoke the rustic quality of Turkish felts." 



"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you."

                               -Frank Lloyd Wright 


christopher boffoli

Big Appetites: Miniature People Living in a World of Giant Food. 

by: christopher boffoli


Collective Effort

for a world-traveling executive,
 a house in New Jersey provides a relaxing escape from the stresses of city life –  
and a surprisingly sophisticated setting for his global treasures.



tim barber photography

something about these photos makes me think of summer, and america, and my childhood. 
they feel familiar, like photos i would find in a shoebox at my grandparents house.



i have fallen in love with black walls.
clean, modern, moody... and what a great background for your art collection

all photos from pinterest