Tuesday, December 28, 2010

adios la : jon jackson


Adios LA ~ a series of 5 billboards went up in LA, as a creative director broke up with the city for Brooklyn, NYC... to go work for Huge (who is now picking up the tab for the stunt!) Genius. (via: Adios)

Friday, December 24, 2010

vorstadt 14:

Located in a 15th-century house in the town of Zug, in Switzerland, Vorstadt 14 offers three suites (of radically different designs) for travelers. The bottom two floors are full-on minimalist, while the top floor is a private, under-the-eaves rustic-meets-Swiss-modern apartment designed by Roger Stussi and available for rent. Go to Vorstadt 14 for more information. (via: remodelista)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

schiller's liquor bar:

yet another reason we love eating in nyc:  ok, so its always packed, insanely loud inside and yet another les hangout:  but we love it...  simple old world style remastered to perfection.  schiller's will be yet another mcnally mainstay for years to come.

Friday, December 03, 2010

mathieu miljavac:

leave it to the french to make death into art:  but the traditional taxidermy medium has been given an overhaul from french designer/artist mathieu miljavac.  making art from "naturally expired" animals: his studio creates some of the chicest and artistic displays we've ever come across...  all available through his site mathieu miljavac
we know whats going on our mantle this winter.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

fernanda preto:

hello-pop for pluzultra:   fernanda preto makes us want to say our prayers.


super has released 14 pairs for 2011.  which one suits you?  retro and always cool,  super is necessity. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

tom ford:

ladies he's back... tom ford and his return to womenswear for spring 2011.  perfection in the way that only tom can produce.  

alvaro puntoni:

90210...  south.  the latest in teen education,  this public school in votorantim, sao paolo by alvaro puntoni is one of the best open air facilities in years.  and on a public school tuition, if only the usa had a vision for its education system. 

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

cire trudon

Cire Trudon, a venerable Parisian candle maker with 367 years of history behind them,  beloved by Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV, considered a Cire Trudon original the Rolls Royce of candles—these lovely lights, which are 100% natural, emblazoned with gold crest, and last for 72 hours, have been custom-produced for who's who of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré: We're talking Dior, Hermès, and Cartier.  Enter in the NYC version modeled after the Galerie des Glaces at Versailles, with an old-world feel—handmade furniture (built by an Amish carpenter), aged French mirrors, and a splattering of antiques (all for sale), takes you to France "en un instant."
(via: refinery)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

the royal monceau:

who remembers that amazing and beyond fun "destruction party" nearly 2 years ago? hmmm? 
enter the new hotel Royal Monceau in Paris has reopened its doors on October 18th. To recreate the luxury hotel, Philippe Starck, Alexandre Allard and one of the world's leading luxury hotel firms, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, have been embarked together on a great human adventure, to transform the Royal Monceau. Although it has been renovated from top to bottom, the hotel has kept its historic past, naming rooms for prestigious guests who once stayed there, such as Ray Charles, Andre Malraux, Josephine Baker among others. Today, the new Royal Monceau is an hotel reinvented, redesigned, a destination where art and culture are omnipresent. Artworks by emerging French and international artists provide a strong presence of contemporary feel in the hotel. In-house collection of photographs are exhibited throughout the various rooms and suites.And not to forget Pierre Herme, the king of macaroons, who is in charge of concocting all the pastries and sweets for the new Royal Monceau.

Ouverture du palace Royal Monceau façon Starck
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

hedi slimane:

what is not perfect about hedi slimane and french vogue?

le corbusier:

he's back! with cassina's latest release of le corbusier simplistic line. 
“Modernist master Le Corbusier had strict design principles, which he applied just as rigorously to furniture design as to his more widely known architectural projects. For him, ‘the smallest pencil stroke had to have a point, to fulfil a need, or respond to a gesture or posture’, recalled Charlotte Perriand, his long-time furniture collaborator. This ruthless purity of approach paid off, making his designs as relevant today as they were over half a century ago – so much so that Cassina has just revived four of his remarkable pieces for its ongoing ‘Cassina I Maestri’ collection, started by the great man himself in 1964.”