The Eden Roc Miami by architect Morris Lapidus, 1955

I’m over at La Dolce Vita today with a new “Design Under the Influence” where I’m celebrating the man behind the original Fontainebleu, The Americana and Eden Roc hotels in Miami Beach: architect Morris Lapidus.

He once said of his intentions when guests walked into his hotels that he ”wanted people to walk in and drop dead.” Now that’s a design statement!


Image from Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online destination for those seeking well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).


  1. Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/erikabre/public_html/wp-content/plugins/easy-author-image/easy-author-image.php on line 209' monica says:

    I love Morris Lapidus, I fell in love with his work while I was living in Miami, so talented!!!

  2. going over now!! Such history there!

  3. going now…
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

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