EyeSwoon is a destination for creativity, food, and design… dedicated to lovers of living with beauty and deliciousness in everyday life. I am a visual creature…always on the lookout for inspiration. There are so many layers to creativity. It is found in the food we create, how we dress, the rooms we live in, and for me it always begins with something visual.
All it takes is seeing that one image or taking that singular bite to incite a journey; it could be a vivid color that pops out, a distinct texture, or a simple combination of ingredients that draws us in and entices us to put a stamp on something and make it our own.I created EyeSwoon as a testament to the hours I spend scouring the internet or pouring through magazines swooning over those little sparks of inspiration.
And beyond that, I’m equally curious about what goes on in the homes and professional kitchens of friends, chefs and the people that intrigue me; from intimate homemade meals, to the unique spaces they create to cozy up in. I’m always so inquisitive…asking other creatives about their breakfast routine, their go to recipe, favorite restaurant dish, what kitchen tool they can’t live without, or the story behind their favorite piece of furniture in their home. Through EyeSwoon, I’ll snoop about pantries, personal treasures, and secret hiding places to give a unique glimpse of some of the most interesting people I know. Lets inspire one another…and swoon together!
Athena Calderone Biography
Athena Calderone is a lifestyle designer with an eye for the unexpected. An innately visual person who believes beauty comes from self-expression – and that self-expression is about giving yourself license to be more than one thing – her work as an interior designer, home chef and professional hostess embraces the use of unusual pairings. The result is design with texture and authenticity, all captured on her website EyeSwoon where her love of food, interiors and fashion are seamlessly combined into one sophisticated, inspired and eclectic destination.
Since its launch in 2011 EyeSwoon has become haven for cultural tastemakers, celebrated chefs and revered designers around the world. A unique lifestyle site that takes a holistic approach to design, EyeSwoon showcases Athena’s ability to infuse her aesthetic into all aspects of her life from cooking and home design to creating stunning tablescapes and events. Today more than ever, EyeSwoon represents Athena’s modern and authentic approach to food and entertaining, making it a compelling destination for the tens of thousands of visitors who draw inspiration from the site and Athena’s unique sensibility daily.
An interior designer by trade, Athena’s design work, with her firm Rawlins Calderone Design, has been featured in in Elle Décor, Harpers Bazaar, Lucky Magazine, T Magazine, Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living and on the cover of Living Etc. She has worked with a variety of brands as a content curator and hosted events for the likes of Canon, Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, NARS, West Elm, Anthropologie, Cointreau, Gap, Tiffany’s, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Refinery 29, The Coveteur, 1st Dibs, One Kings Lane, Edition Hotel Group and more.