Friday Five by Beatrice Girelli of Indidesign

Co-founder and Design Director Beatrice Girelli is a creative force behind Los Angeles, California based Indidesign, a high-end design studio specializing in luxury hotel design and commercial interiors. The Italian-trained architect received her Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Rome, La Sapienza, with a concentration in Historic Preservation/Restoration and still maintains her professional license in Italy and the UK. Throughout her almost 20 years in the business, she’s completed design projects on four different continents, including the Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Hilton San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Hokulani Waikiki, and The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Let’s check out what this design entrepreneur chose for this week’s Friday Five.

1. Stephen Webster’s jewelry
I love the creative ideas and the attention to detail. Genius.

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2. Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van der Rohe
This building has been an inspiration for my work and practice since I was in school. I love the essential sophistication and the juxtapositions of planes stripped of any form of decoration.


3. Baci Perugina
For me this is Italy, love, lust, fun, and family, all in one bite.


4. Bhutan
The kingdom of Bhutan is a special place for many different reasons, I did not know what silence really was until I spent time in this incredible and uncontaminated place.

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5. Owls
I am not sure why, but I am fascinated by owls…

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.