Siblings share an inextricable, one of a kind bond. They are close yet different, sometimes they can even read each other’s minds. Ilena & Maria Kokkou are the perfect example of this sisterly chemistry.
They took this unique connection a further step, when they joined forces to found their koku concept brand in 2011. Trust, complimentary skills and a shared creative language define this dynamic duo.
Featuring striking couture images of renowned photographer Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture represents a series of images produced over six years of the artist working with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers.
This year, how about trading the Christmas tree in favor of something a little bit—well, maybe a lot—more unexpected: a CHRISTMAS CACTUS.
Succulent and cactus haven ” The Sill ” is offering a new Hot Holiday Cacti Collection: several cacti of different sizes that can be decked out with festive pom-poms and colorful trim.
So very New York !
The Sill, 84 Hester Street, thesill.com
“The latest edition of the fantastic iPhone/iPad app magazine Edition29 Architecture features Villa NM, a stunning residence designed by Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel of the firm UN Studio.
Destroyed in a fire in 2007, this sculptural upstate NY residence happened to be of the first internationally recognized reinterpretation of the Glass House. Fortunately, it is slated to be rebuilt, but at this time we can only see it through photographs.”
Owner of Hotel Dylan, Paul Covello, approached the Novogratz to renovate a motel space he had in the iconic location of Woodstock, NY. As a tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, they transformed the space into rooms that embrace sophisticated boho chic, vintage elements, and vibes of the true flower children themselves. Each room has a theme and an iconic image from Woodstock (by Elliot Landy) such as “The Band”, “The Jimi”, “The Blue Balloon”, and “The Joplin” to name a few.
Located in the State of New York, this vacation house is turned on its side to access the view. The main living space is cantilevered above in the forest canopy—up in the trees. The Tower House has been designed by NYC-based architecture practice GLUCK.