Like most metropolitan cities, London is not without its share of niche coffee purveyors. The growing reach of Starbucks’ global domination naturally opened the gateway for purists to create safe havens for those who real want a handcrafted cup of coffee. Since I am more of a tea drinker, here’s my redux of local cups by typography. More
Designed by Martin Sonne & Torben Flabaum, this patented Decanting Pourer filters, splits and oxygenates wine as you pour it. More
Not only is this clever, but it’s a great design alternative to the boring fruit bowl that takes up space on tables and counters alike. Plus it’s sexy….can’t beat that from design + home.
“…the biggest influence on my current style would have to be the the fact that I have grown up in several different places and I spend a lot of time traveling. So I am always picking up little bits to do with all the places I have been whether it’s America, or Brazil where I spend a lot of time, or here in the UK–it’s sort kind of a mix of situations of that have brought me to where I am”
Enjoy this interview series produced by Hardy Amies, featuring one of most innovative minds in style: Alexander Lewis. Director of brand consultancy Studio ADL Ltd and Creative Director of his eponymous womenswear brand (set to debut in June for Resort 2012/13)— Lewis talks about his own global influences in his personal style and creative outlets.
“All manufacturing stages are carried out by hand by expert craftsmen,outstanding for their technical expertise, coming from a long and famous tradition of shoemaking.”
Photo via Kiton
“I would like know how (one) might take all the things I do and put it all under one roof. That would be a really difficult job for an architect to do that– I am sure.”
Nicola Formichetti shares is ideas for retail concepts with his participation in BOFFO Building Fashion for Fall 2012. BOFFO Building Fashion pairs fashion designers with architects in an installation series exploring the intersection of architecture and fashion through integrated store and exhibition design. “Each installation appropriates a vacant space providing a unique glimpse into the work of New York’s vibrant and acclaimed designers.” Nicola Formichetti was paired with Gage/Clemenceau Architects. From their collaboration has sprung 2 additional stores: Beijing (now open) and Hong Kong. See below for images from their recent work together More
“I had this home decorated even before we found the house” Mark D. Sikes will tell you of his beautiful Hollywood Hills home that he shares with his partner Michael Griffin.
How is that even possible you may ask—it is easy to see that there is pure execution behind this talent and vision that interior designer, Mark D. Sikes, applies to his projects to make this statement a reality. The house is affectionately called a “traditional gem” and is multifaceted much like his own professional experience. More
“..assembled with pieces of moquette of different pile lengths and colored in red, white and black. Eleven geometric black flower shapes inspired by modernist rug designs are equally distributed over the red surface. The border of the carpet is defined by a rigid combination of black and white geometries. Six monumental chandeliers realized with 300 neon tubes each brighten the central scene. Together with the carpet they evoke the grandeur of a palace.”
Set design by OMA/AMO
The digital prints by Mary Katrantzou are so elegant, feminine yet classically modern. The same can be said for the interiors done by the late Bill Willis, whose best known work are the interiors across Morocco –which still look current and relevant almost 35 years later. The two together make for a great pair for a style vs. decor mashup. More