WEEKEND ROUNDUP: SUNDAY BEST

As the weekend winds down, we thought we'd share with you a few of our favorite links we found this week around the web. We hope they inspire you as much as they did us. Enjoy!

DESIGN & DECOR

IMAGE SOURCE: The Beverly Hills Hotel     Via: Apartment Therapy

IMAGE SOURCE: The Beverly Hills Hotel     Via: Apartment Therapy

The "Martinique" banana palm leaf wallpaper that dresses the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel's Fountain Coffee Shop is distinctive and iconic. Created in 1942 by decorator Don Loper, it is probably one of the most recognizable wallpapers in the world. And it seems that the banana palm leaf is having another moment today. What do you think? Yay or Nay? Apartment Therapy explores what they call "the new botanical" in this interesting read.  

FOOD & DRINK

IMAGE SOURCE: Design Love Fest

IMAGE SOURCE: Design Love Fest

Fall is definitely in the air this weekend, and the crisp temps make me yearn for warm blankets, steaming tea and comfort food. That being said, check out this delicious recipe for homemade oatmeal on Design Love Fest. Yum!

ART & ARCHITECTURE

IMAGE SOURCE: The Walker Art Museum  Via: Design Sponge   Julie Mehretu "Entropia" Print

IMAGE SOURCE: The Walker Art Museum  Via: Design Sponge   Julie Mehretu "Entropia" Print

Grace Bonney of Design Sponge featured this wonderful fine artist on her blog this week, and I was smitten. Ethiopian born Julie Mehretu creates these amazing explosions of color, line, and form that are just mesmerizing. Read more about Julie and her art on Design Sponge.

PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS   VIA: ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST Luxury apartment building in Manhattan

PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS   VIA: ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Luxury apartment building in Manhattan

In honor of September 11 and in memory of the Twin Towers, we'd like to link to this stunning article in Architectural Digest that showcases eight buildings with super thin forms. Amazing. 

TRAVEL & LEISURE

PHOTOS BY: Oddur Thorisson IMAGE SOURCE: Manger  

PHOTOS BY: Oddur Thorisson IMAGE SOURCE: Manger  

Manger, a beautifully inspiring blog by Mimi Thorisson and her photographer husband, Oddur, is one we had to share. Join this family's adventures as they live, love and cook in Medoc, France. Recipes included! Click here.