Majestically restored, The Beekman Hotel is located in lower Manhattan between the East and Hudson rivers. The landmark building dating back to 1880 was restored by architecture firm Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and decorated by interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The dark color palette, lighting, ironwork and ingenious use of carpets throughout the 287 rooms and atrium give an amazing Victorian Old World atmosphere aligned with the spirit of Manhattan in the 19th century.
But the eye-catcher is undoubtedly the amazing use of Persian rugs on the reception counter which sets the tone.
source – photography AD, Kenwood Travel, ahotellife.com
A new dimension was given to the famous design adage « Form Follows Function » when Mercedes and Elena Zubizaretta launched their handbag and travel goods line in 2012.
As experienced travelers, they knew how unpractical carrying bulky handbags or luggage could be. Finding the right sized lightweight bag was not an easy task and finding a nice looking one even harder. So Mercedes seized the opportunity to make herself the very first canvas pouch that she later gifted to her sister Elena. The girls felt there was a niche in the market for lightweight canvas bags, and the Zubi bag was born. Mercedes and Elena have never looked back since.
Born and raised in Madrid the two sisters have combined experiences in Business and in Interior Design. Virtually overnight, they launched Zubi Design which targets the active woman. They keep in mind the woman who travels, who works, who studies or raises a family.
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Always love seeing these creative unexpected associations with luxury brands. Enjoy – Happy Friday
I came across this divine little shop while staying in Mykonos this summer. Ergon Mykonos offers an elegant and contemporary selection of home accessories, fashion, and art as any concept store should. The selection takes its inspiration from the tales of Greek mythology combined with contemporary aesthetics. Founded 5 years ago by Marietta Karpathiou, Ergon Mykonos showcases a refined selection which spans from kaftans, espadrilles, pillows and beach towels to sculptures and jewelry. Each item is original and successfully blends Greek heritage and pop style. Don’t miss dropping by this little gem of a shop. It is a feast for the eyes.
France is known for many things….notably the crusty baguette.
We love French designer Marie Bouillie aka Maron Bouillie’s latest quirky and charming collection of bread bags. The artist, fashion designer & photographer launched her company in 2003. Inspired by her childhood growing up in the countryside, Marie combines her skills to produce a beautiful refreshing bucolic collection.
Her photography is printed on high quality cotton which is transformed into bags, storage bags, aprons and various accessories. These “images turned into objects” are made in France and Japan with a high quality requirement.
Her past collections’ themes spanned from fruit and vegetable, to retro Paris and the flea market. Each time, the bags are colourful, quaint and refreshing.
This season’s Bread Collection is a feast for the eyes. Mouth watering baguettes and oven baked breads decorate her collection. As you browse through her site, you feel the need to visit Paris again ! The cafés, the markets, the smell of freshly baked baguette and the sound of the accordeon , aah Paris…..
An eclectic selection for eclectic taste.