Friday, December 16, 2011

The Little Black Dress

I simply heart little black dresses -- simple, elegant, some are good for work as well as happy hours, formal receptions. These are a few ones on my shopping list this season:

















And of course, I just got a couple pairs of black high heels to match them with!
 
Happy holidays!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Greenest" Office Building


What does it take to be the greenest office building in the country?

Construction has begun on the Bullitt Center in Seattle, its goal -- net-zero water and net-zero energy, using only its own rainwater and power generated by itself. It's expected to use less than half as much energy per square foot as what is required for LEED platinum "green" standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council. (L.A. Times)

Here is what it takes:

  • A triple-glazed curtain wall system 
  • Windows that open and close automatically depending on outside conditions 
  • A closed-loop geothermal system 
  • Radiant floor heating and cooling 
  • Extensive daylighting thanks, in part, to taller than average ceilings and windows 
  • Rooftop solar system designed to generate 100 percent of the building’s energy needs




Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Only Thing I Will Say about Milan Fashion Week

Gold!

Bottega Veneta


My favorite, though, is the always breath-takingly gorgeous Luisa Beccaria. Enjoy!






If you missed their Spring 2011 collection, here they are: ethereal, romantique, graceful - honestly, I stop breathing for five seconds when I first saw them.








Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tip of the Day


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Photograph by: Mikey Burton