Now this is an issue that I take to heart. I love magazines and I just discovered that one of my favorites, Metropolitan Home has bit the dust. According to the Huffington Post, the economy has really taken it's toll on the magazine industry and magazines in the home arena are particularly at risk. I loved writer, Cathy Whitlock's sentiments on what makes the magazine so great:
"The beauty of the magazines -- particularly when the theme is food, fashion, art, lifestyle or design -- is being able to read (and more importantly save) articles at my leisure while lounging on the sofa, beach, airplane or in the bathtub -- somehow curling up with the laptop and facing electrocution amidst the bubbles doesn't have the same luxurious experience."
My thoughts exactly - Although I blog now, I have always dreamed of transforming the Design for Men concept into a magazine. I cringe at the thought of the Internet keeping me from achieving that goal. Readers, please continue to support magazines, still one of the least expensive leisure activities. Paying tribute to Metropolitan Home, I decided to feature one of my favorite featured spaces.
Hamptons Home designed by Vicente Wolf - the cover of this magazine (above) has been burned into my memory. The elegance and simplicity of the kitchen blew me away- the stunning glass cabinet partition, the trestle table paired with Saarinen chairs, the stained tile flooring, the picture ledge tying kitchen to dining, still drooling.
The Asian inspired den and study are both clad in grasscloth creating a unified space. Oddly I am using a similar Donghia grasscloth on a project currently. I also love the flexible use of the Jacobsen swan chairs, perfect for lounging in the den and additional seating for the home office.
Go to Wolf's website for the entire spread and more work by the designer. Thanks MH for all the inspiration, helpful tips, and wonderful writing over the years. We'll miss you!
IMAGE CREDITS: All images from Vicente Wolf