Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

beautiful felt

Felt wallpaper by Ann Kyyro Quinn
Ann Kyyro Quinn; Eunsuk Hur.
beatiful work by Eunsuk Hur
posted by Gale

Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspiration - Succulents

My favorite thing about Valdemossa, a beautiful mountain village on Mallorca island, was the very impressive variety of succulents. All shades and shapes, potted succulents were everywhere: on every wall, lining every doorstep and balcony. There's something incredibly inspiring about the form of these plants:

  posted by Gale

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

from russia with love

Moscow trip highlights:
looking up in Moscow; a house built by Konstantin Melnikov.

Denis Simachev shop and bar; Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square
carpet fragment in old Moscow apartment; Red Square
"Inspiration Dior" at Pushkin Museum - image from here; Russia -inspired fur coat, Dior - image from here.
 posted by Gale

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1st dibs picks

posted by Gale

One & Only The Palm, Dubai

As me and my Colleague were in the UAE a couple of weeks ago we had the chance to scope out some of the hotels Dubai had to offer. Our favourite had to be the One & Only on the palm which was beautifully finished in all areas and was not your typical over the top Dubai hotel. I was very taken by the main lobby and terrace spaces.

Posted By Lloyd

Friday, June 3, 2011

recent travels - Cordoba

Stay: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio
Built between the 16th and 18th centuries this traditional Andalusian agrarian estate has been meticulously restored and finely balanced with contemporary design. Original detailing such as wrought-iron balcony railings, terracotta tiles, Moorish decorative elements and a lavishly painted ceiling have been artfully combined with understated modern touches at the Hospes Palacio del Bailio in Cordoba. Rich fabrics and textures in champagne and copper tones are offset by dark walnut wood and light polished marble floors throughout the interiors – solid slabs of black stone from Cordoba lead to the gardens outside, thus creating a stylistic bridge from the interior to the exterior.

Hospes Palacio del Bailio is composed of several buildings arranged around a total of five patios. The main patio is also the most spectacular as the traditional paving has been replaced with a glass floor, revealing a dramatic perspective on the Roman ruins buried four and a half metres below. Restoring paintings and frescos from the 19th century is a further example of the care and attention given to the revitalisation of past beauty at the Hospes Palacio del BailĂ­o. The clean pure lines, the sense of history and luxury all reflect the peace and quiet you will enjoy at this Andalusian getaway.

posted by Gale

Who doesn't enjoy a bit of glitter....

posted by Elle

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The land of milk and honey

Stay: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem.
Looking out over Jerusalem’s Old City walls, and alongside the new shopping and entertainment experience, the Alrov Mamilla Avenue that stretches straight into the Old City's Jaffa Gate, is a distinctive modern masterpiece. The Mamilla Hotel, developed and operated by Alrov Luxury Hotels, in collaboration with world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and the designer Piero Lissoni, ignites a fresh contemporary vibe felt throughout the ancient city.
text: Design Hotels
Eat: Kalamata restaurant, Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv
Best Kanafeh I've ever tasted!
food photos from here.
posted by Gale