Last week during my travel whirlwind, I spoke at a conference called "Connectivity Week," that was focused on the smart grid and other new ways to think about electricity. (I am not an energy insider by any means, but was there to talk about communications, about which I am theoretically an "expert.")
Anyway, enough about work. The only reason this bears mentioning at all is that the Santa Clara Hyatt, where I stayed, had a few fabulous details crammed into my tiny room. If you have not been to the Silicon Valley before (the southwestern quadrant of the San Francisco Bay Area, spanning roughly from Palo Alto to San Jose, with towns like Mountainview, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale in between), let me describe it for you. It is one giant, bland office park in the 'burbs, but with some tall office buildings and the occasional gorgeous bay view. It's always hard to believe that the S.V. is so close to San Francisco since they are so very different. (There are even some, GASP!, Republicans in S.V.!)
So needless to say, I was quite surprised to stumble into my hotel room after midnight (stumble from road weariness, not intoxication) and find an authentic, vintage Eames lounge chair and ottoman in my room.
Then there was this decidedly un-hotel style lamp and that great (I can't believe I'm about to say this) wallpaper
These sliding doors are no doubt an effort to camouflage the teensiness of the room, but what a great combo of form and function, and with matching blonde wood and modern hardware to boot
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