Two weekends ago, I was standing in line at the Whole Foods in Austin, TX, when I saw the latest edition of Domino.  I assumed it was just one of their special editions where they recycle content from past issues (which I would have purchased regardless), but I literally screamed when I flipped open the cover and discovered that Domino was back – for real.   I was so psychotically anxiously excited that I had to pull myself together and figure out how to formulate a comprehendible sentence to explain to my co-worker that this was just the best thing to ever happen.  Seriously.  Ever.  Design publications come and go with a feature or two that are tear outs/keepers, but I have never thrown away an issue of Domino.  They never get old, never seem stuffy or outdated… just excellent, solid, classic design and delightfully inspirational – always.

In their first formal issue back, they visited the home of Manhattan restauranteur, Ali Cayne of Haven’s Kitchen, which I have been dying to see.  The goal behind Haven’s Kitchen is to create a food community of sorts where people can sign up for classes (without the need to enroll in full blown culinary school) cook together, learn and gain an understanding of the importance of locally grown and sustainable foods.  I’m so in love with their vision (you can learn more here) and their space is literally ONE BLOCK from where I’m staying in NY…… I think a visit is in order.  In the interim, take a moment to bask in all of the beauty of Ali’s insanely gorgeous West Village townhouse and check out the full line up and feature in Domino here.


{the most perfect floors – ever}


{effortlessly chic gallery wall}



{jaw dropping}



{subway tile, open shelving, brass fixtures, the creme de la creme range and hood… and a pot filler.  is there anything wrong with this kitchen?! no you’re right, there’s not}



{kthanks for letting me take a bath here forever}


{two words: gilt mirrors}

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