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The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

August 01 , 2015
| M.W. Steele Group

 

The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

Summer reminds us of many things we did as a kid whether it was camping under the stars, playing with bugs in the yard or cooling off with your favorite popsicle.  As adults, our summer interests may have shifted just slightly but there is no doubt we still have our favorites.  Diego spent a part of his summer in Italy where he was reminded to take a sip, take a seat and cool off. His picks are sure to inspire a few new summer memories of your own.

 

The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

1 Home decor pick:

 

Minka Aire Roto-Ceiling Fan

 

For the summer heat, everyone needs a good ceiling fan. But they don't have to be ugly and utilitarian, they should also add to your home decor.  Diego picked this very one for his own home this summer!

Photo provided by YDesign Group, LLC

 

 

 

Summer picnic? Do it in style with Guzzini transparent color bowls

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The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

Image of the Grace collection is property of Fratelli Guzzini

 

 

 

The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

Best drink for an afternoon aperitif:Aperol Spritz 

 

Aperol is not as bitter as Campari and just as refreshing!  Of course, it's always better when you drink it in Italy so to remedy that Diego found a recipe that will help bring a splash of some Italian summer right to you...  

Photo & recipe courtesy of Sis Boom Blog

4 While on vacation in Italy, Diego found architectural inspiration from this:

 

UK Pavilion at the Milan World Expo

 

The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

Diego's favorite summer dinner restaurant in the East Village neighborhood of San Diego is Stella Public House and Halycon Coffee-Bar-Lounge. 

 

Restaurant guests there can enjoy a great view overlooking Fault Line Park.

The Design List | Summer Edition w/ Principal Diego Velasco

Photo provided by John Wantz with Stella Public House and Halcyon Coffee-Bar-Lounge

 

The Design List is a collection of products, food and drinks, art, activites, and thoughts that inspire our team and we look forward to sharing them with you.

 

 

 

 

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