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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Vintage And Sculptural Bathroom Style

Experiences of nature shaped this inspiration of this bathroom in a 19th century high ceiling home located near Amsterdam: the traits of water, the interaction of gentle and shadows, frost and decay, taking into consideration the ageing from the room and the supplies.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Sunseeker to launch Manhattan 73 at London International Boat Show

Sunseeker International has created the new 22.6m (74ft) Manhattan 73 yacht following the same design ethos of the renowned Flybridge Manhattan motoryacht range, which is a unique combination of packing innovation, luxury and performance.

The spacious interior, both in the main and lower deck levels, includes three ensuite double cabins, including a full beam midships master suite, together with a fourth twin cabin. Besides featuring plenty of accommodation for the owner, family and guests, there is also a further option for a separate day head on the lower deck. The crew accommodation is accessed from the aft end and ensures complete privacy for guests, while the cabin offers accommodation for two with a separate head and shower compartment.

The forthcoming Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show will be held at Excel London from 7-16 January 2011.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas in London

Window displays to die for, whether its Fortnum and Mason and its delicious pastries and christmas suppers...

or Selfridges with its playfulness...

or Harrods with its Vintage fashion and Peter Pan concept...

London's Christmas spirit is not to be missed...

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Nicky Dobree specialises in luxury ski chalets and contemporary residential interiors. She is an award winning international interior designer who creates elegant and timeless interiors that are each an expression of the clients individual style.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Delaire Graff Estate-Cape Town

I am immensely proud of being a South African. This beautiful country amidst its social problems has so many amazing landscapes to offer. From the wild bush where the Big 5 lie around all day to Durban and Plet where you have the warm water from the Indian ocean at your feet and finally to Cape Town with its infamous vineyards and amazing sandy beaches that give you a feeling that you are somewhere in-between Cote d’Azur and a South American rain forest.

If you are a wine lover and want a beautiful and relaxed getaway I have a suggestion to make; the Delaire Graff Estate, one of the leading restaurants and boutique hotels in the world, is situated on the highest crest of the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass linking the Cape’s two leading wine districts-Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Guests are able to dine on the terrace under a canopy of pin oak trees or within the restaurant designed by David Collins. Guests can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Stellenbosch valley whilst sipping high quality wine.


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Making of the new Ralph Lauren flagship store in Paris, Boulevard Saint-Germain

Ralph Lauren recently opened a new flagship store in Paris, situated on Boulevard Saint Germain. The 23,000 sq. ft. space caters to most of Ralph Lauren's staple collections as well as watches, accessories, and even a restaurant whose "raison d’etre" is to serve the best burgers and brunches in the citySporting a classical façade rich with carvings and, on the interior, parquet floors and timbered ceilings, the building has been restored over four years to recreate the grandeur of the period when it was built...The brand's storied tradition looks to be carried on into this new space, which celebrated 47 years of history under Ralph Lauren's belt.

Ralph Lauren Paris

173 Boulevard St.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Frozen Yoghurt madness

Snog (a colloquial British term for "kiss") was the first frozen yogurt brand to hit British shores and Snogging mania has swept the island nation with its bold name and brand concept. The quirky but inviting environment was inspired by "The Eternal Summer;" to make customers feel positive and put a smile on their faces......Fancy a snog?

or maybe...

Yummo Yogurt and Smoothies....The interior of this self-serve yoghurt and smoothie shop is modern and casual. The fun and friendly nature of the Yummo logo makes this brand accesible. The logo is applied to the brand's stationery, T-shirts, and packaging and is an important feature of the interior design.Self-service has never been so much fun before....


 what is your choice?...

Monday, 22 November 2010

Mini lighting "seminar"

Decorative lighting is something like "architectural jewellery", with that in mind I came across three light fittings that are wonderfully weird but that can transform a space into something completely out of the ordinary. The central concept of good lighting is that a change in the light will affect a change in our moods and experience.We should carefully choose the correct light fittings for any space because light can define movement within a space, expose colours and textures.




Friday, 19 November 2010

H&M Home collection

H&M has just launched its HOME collection in the UK. It's time to give our homes an H&M update.The fantastic new home textiles concept is inspired by the latest catwalk trends, featuring gorgeous fashion-focused pieces with nods to Parisian 20s glamour and 40s utility chic styling. From gorgeously girlie cushions, to dressing gowns, and tablecloths - there's a homewear style staple to suit everyone!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois unveils an exciting new collaboration with fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Roche Bobois is delighted to unveil an exciting collection of furniture designs created in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, France’s most revered and much-loved ‘enfant terrible’ of the fashion world. Reflecting Gaultier’s trademark originality, playfulness and wit, the new designs will delight and entertain while also impress with the meticulous attention to detail found in the craftsmanship and construction of each hand-finished piece.
When asked to compare the processes of designing clothes to designing furniture Gaultier explains:
“I only know how to design clothes, so in a way I ‘dressed’ the furniture.
A further evolution in the long-standing core expertise of Roche Bobois in fine upholstery the collection offers a celebration of high glamour.

Mah Jong
Modular elements: hand-made padded seat cushions, backrest cushions and corner units. Headrest mechanism for straight, optional.
Seat cushion: L. 95 x H. 19 x P. 95 cm
Backrest cushion: L. 95 x H. 53 x P. 40 cm
Mah Jong floor cushions from £ 895

Mah Jong

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Impressively different and unique Hotels'

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam Zaandam, Netherlands

 Just twelve minutes on train from Amsterdam, Zaandam was the world's first area of industry and, thanks to Dutch architects-WAM architecten, it's rich history is being translated in a thoroughly modern way with their fantastically unique design for Inntel Hotels' new property. Using the iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region, and the assumption that a hotel is your temporary home,as inspiration - Wilfried van Winden has created a truly unique structure by creating the illusion that various examples of these traditional houses, ranging from a notary's residence to a worker's cottage, are randomly stacked upon one another...

Hotel Viura Villabuena de Álava, Spain

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Betulla store in Rome

Carola Vannini is an interior architect based in Rome. Her approach to design stems from her diverse international experiences and respect for the use of existing contemporary architectural languages. Her design strikes a balance between the best of old and new.

The Betulla store is a wide space where fashion meets architecture. Clothes, colors and materials all melt in order to create a magic flair that reminds of northern lands. Grey concrete and rough wood, cover the walls while contrasting with the floor’s total white. Clothes are hung on an iron structure and look like precious sculptures emphasised by the rough walls veneering.How beautiful?