Natalia Swarz once said in one of her drawings: “yo solo me quiero morir con muchos sellos en el pasaporte” (I only want to die with lots of stamps in my passport), and I agree. Exploring new places, meeting people and getting lost in a new city after a bottle of red wine have made for some of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Nothing beats seeing the world and the nice things God (universal good vibe man with white beard and contagious laughter) has created for us. But as much as I would like my life to be a little bit more nomadic, the shy part of me still enjoys the safety and warmth the space that I call home provides. There’s no pillow in the world like my 15-year-old-happy-dreams pile of ambiguously-soft-material headrest. No luxury hotel would ever be able to provide me with a more efficient wake-up call than the demanding meow of my 13-lb cat. And just tell me what can beat stepping on a freshly-vomited cat hairball when you wake–up in the middle of the night to pee!
Real Nice Thing in Life #19: Home sweet home. Green with envy if yours happens to be in the middle of NYC's Chelsea neighborhood and you've added baby blue architectural details.
Apartment designed by Michael Rubin Architects. Note how small this apartment is, yet how spacious it feels thanks to the use of mirrors and built-in elements.