Renowned fashion photographer duos, Inez and Vinoodh had their beautiful 3400 Sqft Lower East Side Loft featured in Architectural Digest. Brooklyn based Simrel Achenbach of Descience Laboratories, in collaboration with designer Daniel Sachs of Sachs Lindores, combined adjacent lofts to create this Manhattan residence for the photographers duo and their son, Charles.
Many days, as I wander through London’s trendiest and chicest spaces, I am often taken by the beautiful spaces and environments. Quite recently though – I think I have fallen in love. Yes love; and it wasn’t because of a charismatic accent or sharp attire – this time I was struck by vibrant colors, meticulous details , and spectacular beauty. In case I haven’t made myself quite clear, this article worthy of my admiration was the nothing more than the de Gournay hand painted wallpapers.
Mostly dedicated to the enjoyment of Quebec’s winter, La Luge is a secondary home lying in the midst of the forest.
Nestled on its site, surrounded by dense vegetation preserving the house’s privacy, La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.
Creel and Gow incorporates and adds to the collection of Ruzzetti and Gow an extensive range of fascinating and exquisite objects sourced from all around the world by Paris based Jamie Creel and former Sotheby’s expert Christopher Gow, both avid collectors.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s innovative cooking and the imagery of the Japanese countryside where he grew up combined with the influence of water inspired by the adjacent Victoria Harbour, culminate in this intimate, yet dynamic dining experience designed by Rockwell Group for his restaurant at the intercontinental hotel in Hong Kong. Food and architecture evolve into waves of movement and serenity, with a visual vocabulary that is inspired by the ocean as well as the culture of the Japanese countryside.
An Oriental flair blended with a typical Milanese architectural style is the secret of the charming project by the sister’s friend Giancarlo Montebello who was from 1060 to 1980 a renowned jewelry editor and who also worked with artists such as Fontana Niki de Saint Phalle and Sonia Delaunai among others.
Once the residence of a noble Beijing family, this 200-year old property has been lovingly redesigned by Jehanne and Liu and brought to life in order to satisfy a thirst for the real Beijing experience. From the entrance door blue, red and the hammered bronze door handle we enter into the small Hotel based on the experience of at home in Beijing style.
Having lived many years in the city of Sao Paulo, I have the privilege to have numerous friends. One of them is my dear friend the Brazilian architect, urbanist, interior designer and Art Curator Joao Mansur.
When Vervoordt decided to buy the Kanaal, a complex of warehouses, grain silos and a large round building, on the banks of a nearby canal, he wanted a truly minimalist environment where he could exercise his vision of “limitless spatial purity.”
Brussels is a very interesting city to shop.
Antiques, fashion or design every small , medium and large shop in Brussels has a story to be told. Rather than offering you a traditional shopping guide, ( there are plenty of excellent ones in the market,)
Established in the heart of the Sablon area in Brussels , Pierre Bergé life long partner of Yves Saint-Laurent & associés is focusing its new gallery on the world of contemporary design and American vintage. Luckily for me, the gallery is showcasing an impressive exhibition on American and Brazilian design .
Since Batik has been gaining more exposure followed by ethnic tribal trend safari chic look, several designers are using Ikat print in their 2008 Spring Summer collection.
A world traveler and elaborate, frequently fantastical decorator, Pinto amassed a clientele ranging from Middle Eastern petroleum billionaires and politicians to celebrities. He was 69.
Born in 1943 in Casablanca, Pinto spent his childhood in Morocco. His tours across Europe and the rest of the world with globe-trotting parents would influence Pinto’s exotic, global design vision later in life.
Valemtino Garavani’s Asian Isnpired chateau
Château de Wideville celebrates the haute couturier’s passion for all things Chinese, from Qing-dynasty ancestor portraits to European chinoiserie.
Artistic Director of SHANG XIA, Jiang Qiong Er is one of the few young Chinese contemporary designers of international reputation infusing the subtlety, beauty, and heritage of Chinese culture. Shang Xia is a new brand under the umbrella of Hermes. Its concept was developed to embrace and integrate the essence of a 21st century contemporary Asian aesthetic.
Regarded as one of the most original and adventurous collectors and dealers of our time, Axel Vervoordt rightly considers himself an eclectic collector and dealer, who treasures the timeless and disdains the trendy. I went to pay a visit in the Casle where he lives not far from Brussels . Enjoy the room-to room ride!
They combine Laid-back California Modern with Vintage Hollywood decadence. Their Signature brand of mixing the old with the new, the modern with vintage is called “Modage”. At the moment in my opinion, they’re the best!