Thursday, February 24, 2011

Empire state of mind...

off to New York tomorrow!
photo by my one and only; gorgeous photograph by .natasha.

posted by Gale

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This reminds me of something...

LOFF, a Portugeuse lighting design and architecture office, have designed the Meltino Bar & Lounge in Braga, Portugal.
All images are from here:

posted by Gale

Oh Hello Mr Porter

It has arrived, the website that modern day man has been waiting for. This beautifully styled website has an array of items to die for along with well thought out style suggestions that makes Mr Porter a very personal and interesting guide for the male of today.

My favourite section is the "Essential 32 items a man should own"

Girls this not for you. But feel free to buy for him.

Posted By Lloyd

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Anthropologie's wedding shop BHLDN (pronounced beholden) launched on Valentine's day, and it is GOOD!
Aside from shopping their assortment of beautiful dresses, shoes and accessories,  you can browse inspirational wedding portraits from decades past, determine your bridal style, create mood boards and more.
First seen on Ruby Press.
posted by Gale

The Dutch touch

 Fons Cohen, owner and founder of the children's clothing brand Imps & Elfs, his wife and their three daughters created a home from an old church in the south of Amsterdam. One word -beautiful!

 All images are from here:

posted by Gale

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

1stdibs picks

feeling a little goth today...

posted by Gale

Friday, February 4, 2011

Elektra Bakery

This shop is part of a chain of family-run bakeries called 'Elektra' located in Edessa, Greece. Studioprototype had the opportunity to redefine the look of its shops with this pilot project. The shop is small covering only thirty-five square metres and occupies a strategic corner plot on the main pedestrian high street. 

Light and luminosity flood the interior of the bakery accentuating the food items on display like gold. Exquisite materials such as Carrara marble, wood and brass serve as the backdrop for all food products instilling the rustic and artisan aspect of making bread. A sense of craftsmanship is imbued with the exterior of the shop being entirely clad in cedar like a well tailored suit. Punctuating the cedar cladding on the long facade, a black powder coated steel window box projects outwards beyond the ‘crust’ of the shop to serve as a seating area and bar for customers inside and outside the shop. 

Posted by Gale 

Equestrian retreat

Get the classic look of equestrian chic in this circa-1870 coach house.
All images are from here

Posted by Gale

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beaux Arts Beauty

Refusing to be outdone by its Upper East Side setting, The Surrey is grand and gracious, with a restaurant, bar and spa to rival the city’s finest. This boutique hotel has lashings of glamour from top (the 17th-floor roof garden) to toe (sumptuous sink-into paisley carpets).
Dress code:Chanel and Hermes or clever imitations.
Beautiful SPA, too:

All images are from here

Posted by Gale

Promoting yourself through a website...Differently.

This is a cool new website of a New York Based design company that has created a live website of their office. It uses 3D Floor patterns that act as navigation tools to guide you through the site. Great way to market your company....Very Clever.

See below the making of it.

Also check the live site too.


Posted By Lloyd

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Barn Chic

An old barn in Canada is moved to Connecticut and converted into a stunning home.

Source: Style at Home

Posted by Gale

Waiting for spring...

Images from Shanna Murray and Green Wedding Shoes

posted by Gale

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New book - Frédéric Chaubin, Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union.

The next image is not from the book, but it is my favorite example of soviet architecture:

Melnikov House interior, Konstantin Melnikov, 1927-31, Richard Pare
 posted by Gale

Something cool from the School of Life

A website from the people who bring good ideas to everyday life. This is about a venture they're have done with Morgan's Hotel Group.

Posted By Lloyd

1stdibs picks

posted by Gale