I was looking through Dwell's "Ideas" page online when this beautiful gothic church/bookstore caught my eye. The bookstore sits inside a gothic cathedral in Barcelona and was recently remodeled by Spanish architect Pilar Libano. La Formiga D'Or, as its called, manages to "seamlessly blend modern design with a Gothic cathedral." They kept the feeling in the bookstore consistent with the church by using oiled old-growth wood and wrought iron for the furniture and accents. But my favorite part: the collection of rosaries on the wall!
Disclaimer: I do not have a baby. I am not pregnant. In fact, I'm not even married (yet--2.5 months to go!). But I've been thinking about babies and baby things since I had the biological ability to make them. So I suppose its not that surprising that I just bought the "George" baby bedding from Coyuchi, makers of organic linens. Not that surprising, but still crazy. The embroidered jungle animal babies were just more than I could resist--plus there was a flash sale for 50% off! I can't wait for the linens to arrive....and in the meantime I've been browsing Coyuchi's more grown-up organic cotton offerings, which are equally lovely.
Clockwise from top left: Olive & Gourmando, corner market, Basilica du Notre Dame, and my Isaac Mizrahi shoes kickin' it in Parc Le Fontaine.