Our favorite Brits Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels have now opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel.
Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. www.firmdalehotels.com
Blush, in the upscale Parnell neighbourhood of Auckland, New Zealand, gives the idea of a beautiful flower shop a completely new meaning.
Classy white interior highlighted with design accents of a Spanish residence.
Fabulous children’s furniture designed by Circu turns dreams into reality. Spaceman, Adventurer, Pilot or Princess, this talented Portuguese furniture maker pushes the limits of every child’s imagination.
What does Design mean to you ? This crowdsourced wall offers a selection of items that have a special meaning. Some things are here because they do their job well. Some have been nominated because they are beautiful, and others because they carry special memories. Any piece of design that matters needs to offer at least one of these qualities.
Photography by Alex Profit
Collection of Table lamps & Floor lamps for Roche-Bobois designed by Arturo Erbsman. Color superimpositions reminding ancient stained-glass windows.
Minimalist version of a valet pend – smart & functional made from steel & teck,
designed by Hamid Bekradi for Kann Design.
The Cobra Lamp is one of the beautiful Italian design classics. Elio Martinelli’s Cobra Lamp was designed for Martinelli Luce Italy in 1968. Elio Martinelli was one of the forerunners of Italy’s space age design movement with a real futuristic style characterized by organic free-flowing lines and a timeless look. It is a very functional table lamp with a swiveling upper arm which allows for 360 degree rotation.
Charming Miami residence inspired by traditional Florida style with its mid-century open-plan architecture. The house includes 100 feet of uninterrupted glass that covers the length of the front and rear facades, with four sets of sliding glass doors that allow the house to be entirely open when desired. Front and back porches and shuttered doors along the front have been added for privacy and protection against the elements.
Led 8 table lamp by TUNTO has an incorporated Qi-wireless charging technology for mobile devices. Smart, elegant and functional, what else can one ask from this Finnish lamp… http://www.tunto.com
The Kawaii Monster Cafe is the result of a collaboration between artistic director Sebastian Masuda, a pioneer of Japanese kawaii culture and Diamond Dining.
The Café’s theme is “The new Tokyo that nobody has ever seen” (mada Daremo mitakotononai atarashii Tokyo) and actually with its 193 seats, the coffee announces the color being the biggest in Tokyo.
Spread out over 4 different zones : MUSHROOM DISCO, MILK STAND, BAR EXPERIMENT & MEL-TEA ROOM, the Kawaii Monster is not original in its look but also with its unbelievable array of food and drink.
An experience not to miss on your next trip to Tokyo.
Originally from Hanoi, Quasar Khanh came to Paris in 1949. He was a designer of cars and boats, an architect and a fashion designer. He was the first to have the idea of a fully inflatable line of furniture. In 1968 he launched the Aerospace collection entirely in plastic. Having passed away in 2016, all his work is now revealed thanks to the publication of this wonderful book : QUASAR KHANH, DESIGNER VISIONNAIRE. The preface is signed by Philippe Starck.
Lea Baert works with craftsmen from small villages in Panama and together they have produced a beautiful unique selection of handcrafted and handwoven pieces – wall art, tables, lamps.
The key piece in the collection recycles ventilator grilles as the “weft” on which weavers from the village Membrillo proceed to employ their weaving skills. The bases are first crafted by a potter from the village of La Arena, and then reinterpreted by another craftsman who carves from a delicate and rare local soapstone.
The historic and iconic Miami Beach Surf Club in Surfside was built in 1929 and designed by archtect Russell Pancoast. The original Miami Beach Surf Club has long been designated as a historic landmark, now the additional development on the property has incorporated the original building with it’s restoration and renovation, returning the existing Surf Club to it’s original splendor.
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier and designer Joseph Dirand The Surf Club succeeds in offering 21st century confort and design and re-kindling the old-Miami glamour once favored by guests like Sinatra or Churchill.
In October of 2015, Loewe debuted its Spring/Summer 2016 collection on the runway, including several pairs of plastic pants on models.
After seeing the show, Vogue predicted that clear pants would become a trend.
Topshop just recently launched the plastic jeans. These Polyurethane jeans are totally see-through and earning quite a lot of attention on social media.
Hermès signs an elegant & luxurious selection of Home Accessories during Milan design week using leather as the link between them, the pieces aim to re-engage with the first act of the saddler and the harness-maker: to dress the objects as they dress the horse.
Last month, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parisian concept store, Colette imagined an ocean of translucent balls made of recyclable plastic. This event called THE BEACH was located in the nave of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris . This interactive art installation promised a fun and relaxing moment with friends or family. Designed by SNARKITECTURE an artists’ studio based in NY and founded by Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen. For this anniversary, Colette unveils 20 unique products from the magic lip balm to the designer sunglasses to jewelery, sneakers and an bike – all limited editions. http://www.colette.fr
Mona Isotupa’s Pine Lip Balm concept has won the FDS Award design competition, organised by online store Finnish Design Shop.
The winning design is an ethically and ecologically produced pine lip balm, where the product and packaging form a natural unity: the container is crafted of Finnish pinewood and one of the key ingredients of the balm is organic pine essential oil.
Flyte is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. Brilliant !
VEGEDECO Salad Café, a shop dedicated to vegetable cakes that look stunningly like their sweet counterparts, opened on Tuesday in the city of Nagoya, about 200 miles west of Tokyo.
Mitsuki Moriyasu, a long-time food stylist and yoga instructor, came up with the idea at the French restaurant that she’s been running in town for 30 years.
VEGEDECO offers a selection of healthy looking, cake-inspired ‘salads’.
Simply, they are nutritional salads disguised as cakes. This takes eating vegetables to another level !
This stunning modern residence in Beverly Hills has a minimalist elegance and contrasts with the rolling hills landscape by Walker Workshop.
Giovannoni and a group of designers have launched a design brand QEEBOO that aims at producing affordable, injection moulded plastic furniture & objects. Stefano Giovannoni and well-known creatives Andrea Branzi, Gabriele Chiave, Richard Hutten, Nika Zupanc contribute with their designs. source : designboom.com
The Hurricane was inspired from the antique kerosene lamps, where a tall cylinder of glass spreads the light and protects the flame from the surroundings.
This beautiful item is part of a collection by Ro, a Danish design company deeply rooted in the love of craftsmanship, quality and tranquility.
Eliminating all unnecessary or obstructive elements, the guest rooms of this lovely hotel have been designed with elegant simplicity as bright, extroverted spaces where the balcony views are the main focal point by the interior design company Studio Stones & Walls.
Screens with a perforated geometric pattern help to control the flow of light, air and views throughout this house in a suburb of Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. source : dezeen
The HanoiMuseum is embedded in a park with ample water features, where visitors already encounter exhibits from the history of Hanoi and reconstructed traditional Vietnamese villages on entering the museum landscape. Designed by GMP ARCHITEKTEN
source : archdaily
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