The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives across the country and the world. For example, on St. Patrick’s Day this year, many people had to forgo the usual parades and celebrations, instead remaining hunkered down at home. Thankfully, Martha Stewart provided a taste of normalcy as she whipped up Irish soda bread and filmed it for all to see—and she’s not the only famous chef sharing her quarantine recipes online. Massimo Bottura’s three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy—a frequent top-five on World’s 50 Best Restaurants lists—can’t greet diners anymore, so instead he’s hosting cooking shows on his Instagram. Read more here
Authors Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley started writing “Until Proven Safe,” a book about medieval quarantine architecture, long before COVID-19. Read more here
Antipasti, small bites at the beginning of the meal, are perfect for pairing with wine. Pairing wine and antipasti is fantastic as you can experience several different flavors at the same time, noticing how each different antipasti impacts the wine in your glass and vice versa. Whether you make an antipasti platter at home, or order one while out, here are eight of our favorite wine and antipasti pairings:
There’s hardly any space more personal than a bathroom—and no one knows that better than designers. “I get to ask the hard questions,” laughs Dallas designer Denise McGaha. “Like, when you shave your legs in the morning, are you okay with your husband being in the room?” It’s these types of questions that have led to a trend designers say they’re seeing more and more: Separate bathrooms for couples in one home.Read more here
How to match colors in interior design?
In this regards, today I am sharing an interesting color research recently published by Italian design brand Poltrona Frau.
Colorsphere is a new way to match and represent color palettes which follows a perceptual-emotional pathway. It is a design tool, conceived for the world of architecture and interior design, as well for all those who strive to create a harmonious and lasting relationship between spaces and furnishings. Read more here
With the arrival of spring—and warmer temperatures—comes the urge to spend every minute in outdoor rooms. These outdoor living spaces from the AD archives offer a perfect place to lounge next to the pool , dine alfresco, or take in the surrounding landscape. Whether terrace, loggia, or quaint nook, these outdoor living rooms are as stylish as the amazing homes they accompany, from a chic summer retreat in the Hamptons to a waterfront vacation house in Nova Scotia. Click through to discover stylish patio ideas and designs to help you prep your outdoor space for the months ahead. Read more here
Once the road less taken, wallpapering has become increasingly common for the everyday homeowner. But if you’re new to the world of wallpaper, you’re probably wondering: What’s the best way to maneuver through the seemingly endless selections to best express your individuality? And once you have the perfect rolls in hand, where should you go from there?
Are you one of those – like me – who, when they see a beautiful image on Pinterest of a super minimalist bedroom, think: but where they will store all their clothes? Or between those – like me – who love minimalist design, but same time they just cannot make a radical decluttering of their wardrobe?
This is the article for you.
The trick to not give up with the less is more philosophy in furnishing, while at the same time do not give up with your creative outfits, is in choosing the right wardrobe, or in studying a smart corner for an open wardrobe. Read more here
Take a vacation to the romantic Florence and Chianti hills for just one night—at your own table and surrounded by your best friends. We tapped superchef Libero Saraceni to create a delectable menu with his famous Tuscan dishes—his “I Tre Pini” in Villa Alinari and “Villa Machiavelli” restaurants are solely devoted to the region’s cuisine, and it’s a culinary vocabulary that continues to fascinate guests from many years. Read more here
Crispy fried artichokes. Chickpea bruschetta. Emilian spinach and cheese pie. These Italian appetizers are a great way to start off your meal, whether you’re looking for something simple and summery (Caprese salad is always a good idea), or a fall-ready starter like crispy frico cups with polenta and brown butter. Read on for those dishes, and even more Italian appetizer recipes.