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Shelter websites are one thing we can’t get enough of, particularly those by former Domino staffers. While we were in NYC last week, our friend PJ Mehaffey filled us in on billie, a new site launching at the end of this month, helmed by stylist Lili Diallo. If Lili’s past work is any indication, it will be amazing! {In the meantime, check out PJ’s new site and shop, Alchemy Eclectic!}

{image from Habitually Chic}

 

 

What They’re Into…with Michelle Adams


Welcome to the first in our What They’re Into series!  I’m so honored to have Lonny co-founder and Editor in Chief, Michelle Adams, as the first interview in our series.  Not only is she abundantly talented, but she’s also a hilarious, self-depricating friend who doesn’t quite get how amazing she is.  I wish everyone knew her like I do.  Here’s a little glimpse into what she’s into right now…

What is the last thing you bought that you shouldn’t have?

HAHAHA- this question makes me laugh because I REALLY shouldn’t have!!  I fell in love with a vintage Milo Baughman pedestal from Flair and I stalked the store for months looking at it!  Then one night I was at a party that Flair hosted and I was chatting with Peter Som who was also obsessing over it, but even he said it was too much.  So I’m not really sure who I think I am buying an outrageously expensive pedestal that even a world renowned fashion designer can’t justify, but I couldn’t stop myself!! (she says with a crazed look in her eye)  It looks unbelievable in my apartment and I have zero regrets. 

What are your favorite places to shop, online and off?

Flair- without a doubt my favorite store in the world!  I’m also a J. Crew-aholic, I find Net-a-porter BRILLIANT, and I can’t stop thinking about all of these vintage Moroccan rugs here!  I also think Zara has been killing it lately- so chic and so affordable- and I can usually be found every Saturday morning trolling the Chelsea Flea Market.  

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

DuckTales.  I kid!  (Even though I really do know every word to that song…) Hmm…I’ll have to get back to you on that one!

What is your favorite room in your home and why?

Well I mean my apartment is small so there’s only two rooms to choose from, but I’d have to say my living room!  It has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Hudson as well as Times Square!  To soften up the space I added a vintage Louis sofa, a beautiful vase filled with snowball flowers, pillows made from Moroccan wedding blankets, and of course, my new pedestal!  I left the walls white and put all lamps on dimmers so that the room glows at night along with the city.  The space is spectacular, and it still makes me smile everyday when I wake up and see it.  

What is your favorite scent?

Oddly enough the scent of dry cleaning has always been comforting because it reminds me of hugging my dad after work when I was a kid!  But for scents of the non-toxic variety, I’d have to say the white candle from Flair called Spicy Amber.  As an editor I sniff a lot of candles, and I’ve never smelled anything quite like this. 

What inspires you?

So many things!  Aside from the obvious- travel, magazines, books, etc.- I tend to become enamored with certain people, and suddenly I want to know everything about them down to the scent of their lotion!  At the moment that person is Marlien Rentmeester, so I can’t get enough of her blog Le Catch, and her home that we shot for Lonny. I’m also completely fascinated by people like Natalie MassenetJenna LyonsAndy SpadeJulia LeachTom DelavanMichele Bonan and Kelly Wearstler. They’re the visionaries we’ll be looking back on in years to come.  

What’s one luxury you can’t live without?

Sneaky afternoon naps.  They’re the best!  One of the joys of working from home. 

Thanks Michelle!! Your new apartment sounds like a dream.  Can’t wait to see it in your next issue of Lonny!!  xx

 

Good news- times two!


If we could red flag this post we would!

You’ve likely heard the exciting Lonny news by now, but did you just hear the confirmation of the rumor about the return of Domino?  It may be just a little taste*, but we’ll take it! Hooray!!  Hooray!!

*Update on Domino here. Tell us Conde Nast, just WHO is going to be putting this special issue together??

 

Lonny love!!!


Remember the feeling you got when your new issue of Domino came in the mail?  And remember that feeling after you read it through, page by page, and thought ‘this is the best issue ever!’?  Well get ready, because you’re about to get that feeling back.  This 150+ page online magazine from our very own Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline went live this morning and will leave you in a state of total design bliss.  Congrats to the pair and their talented contributors!!!  xxRuby Press

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{image, of course, from Lonny}

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Have you heard?  Michelle Adams from Rubie Green and photographer Patrick Cline are teaming up and creating an online decorating and lifestyle magazine that just may fill that void left in your heart from the closing of Domino!  It’s called Lonny and we are all DYING to see the first issue, which comes out in September…  I know it will make me insane!  {And for those of you who don’t know me, that’s a GOOD thing.}  Until then, you can buy prints from the stylish duo here.

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{photo by Lonny}