These colorful gladiator sandals are perfect for summer! I purchased the ones in the top image (made of leather, pompoms, turquoise and corals beads, tassels) and I can’t wait for them to arrive. All Elina Linardaki’s shoes are handmade in Greece. You can visit her Etsy shop here.
Have you ever heard of a trullo? This is a traditional dry stone hut with a conical roof. The style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia. Trulli (plural) were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural laborers. Nowadays the surviving trulli are popular and are often bought and restored for general use. However, anyone wishing to restore a trullo needs to conform with many regulations as trulli are protected under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage law. The trulli in the images here are beautifully restored by Azzurra Garzone Architects. Only traditional materials such as stone and lime have been used. Also the interior is in line with traditions.The walls are whitewashed in lime, and the flooring is made from chianche stone from the area. The furniture comes from a careful selection of local craftsmen. The bathrooms are coated with a mixture of cement and natural pigments, derived from the surrounding earth. There are several trulli in Apulia that can be rented for a holiday. Go to Pure Puglia for instance or do a Google search.
The amount of color in this beautiful Los Angeles home is just right! Owner Heather Taylor, founder of Heather Taylor Home, and her husband Taylor De Cordoba renovated their home, which included expanding and redesigning their kitchen and adding on a nursery. The kitchen cabinets are kept simple and white but the beautiful Moroccan floor tiles and the windows painted in Yves Klein blue give color and lots of character. And I love the bright yellow Dutch door which is framed by beautiful Bougainvillea flowers!
Well known design studio Norm Architects has designed the interior for Italy, a restaurant in Copenhagen (Denmark) which is part of a chain of restaurants run by the owners of Cofoco. The atmosphere is a nice mix of Italian and Scandinavian. The interior with its yellow walls and shades of azure blue hints references to the classic architecture of southern Italy, but colors and materials have been used in a clean lined design with wooden flooring, benches and tables by Danish family business Dinesen.