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Thursday, March 10, 2011

The best of Lonny's March/April issue

After keeping the design blogosphere on pins and needles all day, Lonny's March/April issue finally launched this evening.  There are dozens of inspiring photos, so I'm not sure why the one above was chosen for the cover.  It looks like two extras from "Jersey Shore" muscled their way into a delicate lady's domicile.

Michelle Adams replaced her standard Editor's Letter with a video greeting and rundown of the issue.  It's charming and she's captivating, and I have a suspicion this is why the issue was so late to launch today.  Technical difficulties. 

Kelly Wearstler's office will blow your damn mind.  Consider yourself warned.

Rock candy + Buccellati dishes = high-end Granny chic.  LOVE.

These dishes used to belong to the author Anne Rice.  I'm GREEN with envy.

If you would like these bedside chests, try the brilliant Miz Bri's IKEA hack.

Dumplings, what are your thoughts on the new issue?


Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I thought of Bri when I saw those nightstands!

I dunno, I was underwhelmed. Like that bedroom? Feel like I've seen it a few times before. Maybe I'm just in a different zone right now.

Of course that doesn't apply with KW. I love the way she pushes the envelope and marches to her own design beat.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

bahaha I thought the same thing when I saw those red chairs on the cover and I'm no Interior Designer but me thinks they look cheap.

P.S. I thanks you BIG for the shout out on my dresser, I feel like I need to send you and everyone tacos as a thank you. Seriously my tacos are the shit, my abuelita said so.

Kristen said...

the rock candy was my favorite part! so cute. i have to copy that idea asap.

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Yep, diggin' it. Gave is probably those candy dishes - thought they were some kind of geode at first. Good stuff!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Um, make that Fave. Damn iPod!

NK said...

I need at least a week to get through Lonny. It is just so much to take in all at once, I end up going back at least 5-6 times to dissect and digest the whole issue. It always manages to keep my attention, while other online mags just have me overwhelmed and bored half way through. Thank you for the heads up, going over to their website. Hope it doesn't crash on all of us :)

court. said...

ahhhh! I TOTALLY thought of Bri when I saw the last image. girl's got it going on.

ps that entire apt is driving me bananas. i love every bit of it.

Felicity said...

Rock candy as a home design accessory - who knew?!?

xx Felicity

D. and L. said...

There were lots of lovely, beautiful rooms, but I skimmed alot of it, thinking "blah blah blah, seen it all before. (except Wearstler, of course) It seems like there's some "recipe" out there that many people are trying to follow. I did like that one of the homeowners said that she liked to have collected things in her home from her travels...yay!!! Personality!! Nothing I hate more than a bunch of store-bought matchy matchy accessories.

Having said ALL THAT, I did enjoy looking at it. Pretty eye candy. And candy candy.

TamStyles said...

that bri is a bad ass chick...and not feeling the red chairs in that cover...but happy for something to view.

My Interior Life said...

Thanks for the snippets. I'm going to wait and savor it when I return from my Atlanta sojourn.

And so glad you gave a shout out to Bri's hack. It deserves lots of recognition!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I would leave a comment here -- except that I'm on the floor rolling over that first paragraph ;)
Rock candy in granny chic dishes is a Nero staple over here, so naturally I was thrilled to see it elevated to print-worthy status.
Miz Bri's the bomb, btw.
Cheers, Alcira

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Have to agree with you on those red chairs on the cover - a swing & a miss.

Kathy said...

The black kitchen with wood countertops was my favorite (the anti-white/stainless/granite/marble)...just wish they had shown more of the fab floors....k

David said...

I enjoyed this issue. Those red chairs do look cheap to me, but there was lots I liked.

longlist said...

some fantastic details, and although none of the rooms/homes really knocked my socks off i enjoyed flipping through them all. the eclectic-traditional-modern-mashup style that is everywhere right now can be so damn brilliant, but other times seems forced.

gotta say, if i never see another cowhide rug again it'll be too soon.