Friday, January 28, 2011

Inspired Impressions

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to quickly produce these for mood boards...
Jeremiah Goodman's ability to capture the spirit of a space in watercolor is simply stunning.

Greta Garbo’s New York Residence via model's own

via Christopher Ong

Carlos de Beistegui, Interior Designer, Dining Room, Paris via Lovely Happenings

Source: Architectural Digest, February 2011

Posted by Gale

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paris Living

Last December my fiance's friends invited us for a Hanukkah dinner in their beautiful apartment in Paris. Ever since then I keep coming across gorgeous Parisian homes everywhere... i think it's a sign...

All images are from here

Posted by Gale.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City

From the 7 December 2010 – 27 February 2011, the V&A's winter exhibition shows three centuries of beautiful and historic royal robes worn by the emperors and empresses of the Qing Dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of China (1644-1911). All objects in exhibition are from the Palace Museum, Beijing.
Definitely worth seeing!

All images from

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

New book - Windows at Bergdorf Goodman

This is going straight on my wishlist.

1. Assouline; 2.Photo by Ricky Zehavi and John Cordes © 2010

1.littlecabbage; 2.jetsetcd; 3.Spread from the book

1.littlecabbage; 2.styleinn; 3.winter wonderland; 4.thedailybeast.

Posted by Gale

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a quick visit to Belgium



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Shiny new Hotels by us!

A nice little piece on our company on a Hotel Blog...Its nice to be blogged about.

"Click the link"
Hotel Chatter

Posted by Lloyd

1stdibs picks

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in search for...

...a beautiful wall mirror...
1.;; 3.Hayes De Fer mirror; 4.Golden branch mirror;; 6.unknown;; 8.Motif mirror.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Favorite places and spaces

textures of Antibes
textures of Antibes


St. Tropez

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

1stdibs picks

some nice reds on 1st Dibs this week...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cool Wall lamps from the 20s and 30s

I came across these today and LOVE them!! Bauhaus is such a great era!

The GRAS lamps were used widely by Le Corbusier in his offices and projects...Today they have become a sought  after collector's item!..One day!!

Posted by Constantina

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Last week an old friend from high school sent me a photo album she found, of me and friends from school years. Wow, there were some unfortunate fashion choices in there... in fact every outfit I wore is a major "DON'T".
Why couldn't I dress like this when I was a teenager...

Jane Aldridge started her fashion blog in April 2007, when she was 15 years old. 
Over the top, dramatic, quirky and refreshingly original, Jane's sense of style is 
undeniably inspiring.
Go to page 110 of Rue magazine to see her house designed by Samantha Reitmayer Sano of  Style/SWOON, whose work and blog i really like.

Posted by Gale

9 Hour Hotel

As Hotel Designers we try to think and produce some of the most exciting spaces we can think of.... this video shows the other side of that with some more "Basic" things needed within a Hotel.

These "Capsule" Hotels are popping up in Cities all over the world.

Posted By Lloyd

Monday, January 10, 2011

In search for...

...a perfect outdoor lamp.
I feel that finding anything outdoor that's cool and elegant at the same time is always a challenge. Especially lighting. Here's a little collection of my favorite pieces.

1.LunaBazaar; 2.Smania; 3.UrbanElectric; 4.RoyalBotania; 5.HSN; 6.UrbanElectric; 7.Smania

Antonangeli; Vibia

Vondom; unknown

Posted by Gale

Thursday, January 6, 2011

15 minute art

Georgina changed my life yesterday, when she introduced me to Brusheezy, where you can download really great Photoshop brushes. Here are some 15 minute creations using Photoshop brushes ONLY. Who needs art consultants? (Just kidding)
Brushes used: "Lace" by nadinepau, "Label Brushes" by taz

Posted by Gale

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Can't wait for the summer...

Here are some clean shapes and sharp lines by  CELINE

Posted by Constantina

Fairytale of New York

Some Festive Snaps at Rockefeller Centre in New York. More Snow

Posted by Lloyd

Art For Wildlife’s Sake

Wednesday is a perfect day to shamelessly promote one's very talented little brother. Stanislav is a Brooklyn-based photographer, an avid traveller and wildlife enthusiast. Photographs from his travels are available on Stanislav’s Print Shoppe and are sold in affordable limited editions of 8"x10", 11"x14" and 16"x20". Pop by his website to take a look... This one is my favorite...
Alpaca, Awana Kancha, Peru, November 2009

The Print Shoppe also supports a cause close to Stanislav’s heart:
"A ten percent donation from each sale will be made towards creating American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana. This future three-million acre wildlife sanctuary will provide an uninterrupted area that will harbor more than 90 species of mammals, 300 birds and over 1,500 kinds of plants."

Iceland, September 2006

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1stdibs picks

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

a moment of calm

driving from Prague to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
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