Friday, May 18, 2012

Austrian Cool - The Daniel Hotel, Vienna.

This quirky little venue that sits in a 1960's structure in Vienna, designed by George Lippert has plenty of delights to offer. With its left field approach on a hotel layout being very different to most, such as the reception area which is located in the hotel’s private shop that stocks exceptional items. Its random accessories and d├ęcor throughout are intriguing to look and admire. it has a cool bakery that provides an atmospheric place for guests to enjoy their breakfasts and to indulge in some delicious Austrian baked goods. the guest rooms are basic but edgy with the public spaces making this hotel unique in its own way.



Posted By Lloyd

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Christian Lacroix Hotels, Paris

On our two most recent trips to Paris we stayed at Christian Lacroix's hotels:
Hotel Le BelleChasse and Hotel du Petit Moulin. Both are really small and cozy and covered in fun pattern:

Hotel Le Bellechasse

Hotel du Petit Moulin

posted by Gale

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Little bit of NYC hiding in London - Spuntino

If you live in London or visited you may be aware that London's Soho District is a maze of strange alleys and streets with some hidden gems of bars & Restaurants. I came across Spuntino on Rupert St which is a Small 25 cover venue that reminds me of NYC- Great music, Great Food (Check out the Sliders), and a random mix of music.All food served on old tin plates.

Posted By Lloyd

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekend brunch - Nopi

Following Summer's recommendation finally made it to Nopi this weekend. A great brunch place - loved the interior, the details and the food was delicious:

images are from here.
faceted mirrors in the restroom

posted by Gale

Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Travels - Prague

new discovery: Zinc Restaurant at Hilton Prague Old Town designed by David Collins:

all hotel and restaurant images are from here.

posted by Gale

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Top Brass

Last week I spotted a few pieces by Gabriella Crespi on, then started googling and couldn't stop. These designs are fantastic - glamorous, innovative, functional and fun!

posted by Gale

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Forest weekend

Stay: Limewood Hotel.
Until Heckfield is built, this is going to be my favorite country hotel.
Loved every single detail of this place!

See: wild piglets! 
posted by Gale

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Carpet Reloaded

One booth that really stood out to me at Decorex was the one with these gorgeous rugs from Italy. Carpet Reloaded - "This exclusive limited-edition collection brings together carpets from the first and second halves of the 20th Century and reinterprets and reinvents them in new, surprising ways.Decolorized and re-dyed, unthreaded and woven anew, cut and sewn back together..." - the designs are simply beautiful:

Images are from here.

posted by Gale