Nation Pink Day- London Edition

Interior designer India Mahdavi has designed a stunning monochromatic restaurant in London called Sketch, the multi-disciplinary hip restaurant-art gallery-place to be seen has also become a favorite for locals, tourist, celebrities and art enthusiasts. The restaurant’s pink walls are covered with the artwork of David Shrigley, creating a unique contrast with what the designer called a “feminine brasserie”

Artist David Shrigley posing in front of his artwork

Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has created bespoke uniforms for the restaurant staff to wear — for women: the design is a play on nicoll’s signature t-shirt dress silhouette; for men: a grey boiler-suit.

 

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Giant Xylophone at the London Festival of architecture 2016

Architecture firm pH+ has created an incredible pavilion in Greenwich that can be played like a large scale musical instrument, for this years London Festival of Architecture 2016. The pavilion features walls covered in copper pipes, allowing the building to function as a huge xylophone. pH+ created the temporary structure for the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy (LCCCP), to showcase some of the features it will include in an extension to the organization’s only school building.

Children are given small mallets at the entrance, allowing them to make music by striking the walls as they walk through the pavillion.

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Monday Morning Photo(S) NYC Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we take you inside fashion designer Alexander Wang’s New York City chic loft.

The property listed on the market for US$3.75 million is located in a 1915 building is one of just four in the building with an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows at one end.

The living area is decoratively separated into a large living room, dining room and den area

Dark stained timber floors and 12-foot-high restored tin ceilings are design highlights. The stainless steel and marble kitchen features Sub Zero and Gagganeau appliances.

The apartment has two bathrooms with marble tiling

Photos via http://www.corcoran.com

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Venus de Milo in SF

Know for his public art projects, British-born, Australian-raised artist Lawrence Argent is bringing his work to San Francisco. He has design a shiny, stainless steel statue that honors a modern version of the Venus de Milo (housed at the Louvre) The nine-story statue will be San Francisco’s tallest artwork piece, almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

“The most prominent of the individual pieces is a contemporary rendition of the Venus de Milo which has been digitally-manipulated into a twisting form and fabricated into a 90-foot tall steel sculpture.” Says the artist.

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C’era-Una-Volta-Venus-RenderingVenus was shipped to America in 70 pieces by a team of Chinese artisans. The statue is mostly hollow, but the narrow bottom has been filled with concrete for stability and the entire statue will be anchored six stories down in the underground parking area.

The final creation will be unveil to the public sometime in early 2017 and is located outside the new Trinity Place apartment complex at 8th and Market Streets.

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Ikea’s New Limited Edition Collection

Ikea is launching two new collections for both the environmentally conscious and the fashion lovers. The Användbar collection, which features products made from natural materials including porcelain, Terra Cotta, glass, wood, and cotton will be out this Summer and is limited edition.  The eco friendly line is all about sustainability and going green and strives to make it easier for the Ikea customer to help the planet from home. Hanging plant trays, self watering pots, and a very unique bench equipped with a planter are a few of the greenery displays from the collection. Visit your local Ikea store this Summer to get your hands on these stylish sustainable products!

See the entire collection here

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Tom Ford’s Beverly Hills Mansion

This breathtaking 1930’s era home became a real estate battle war between Beyonce and Tom Ford. The house that includes nine bedrooms, two maids’ rooms and two rooms in the guest house and 10 bathrooms spreads out over 14,000 square feet of real estate space. Tom Ford outbid Beyonce and Jay Z, over the epic mansion that was once home to Interior Designer Kelly Wearstler, so you know this home is nothing short of breathtaking inside. The main house includes a screening room, a chef’s kitchen, a gym, and design details such as dark wood floors, elegant crown moldings, and a dramatic layout designed for entertaining. An ivy-covered pool house sits in front of the pool, with a tennis court nearby and a charming guest house perfect for visitors.

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NEWH Icon of Industry Scholarship

NEWH ICON of Industry Scholarship application opens today! To get more information about NEWH and their scholarship programs click here

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Australia Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a project by Cumulus Studio, they have recently completed the Devil’s Corner Cellar Door and Lookout in Tasmania Australia. 

The geometric building made out of shipping containers is surrounded by the Devil’s vineyard and combines a visitor’s lookout, cellar door and food vendors. The stunning views played a great role during the design process.

To reach the lookout, guests are guided through the shipping container structure with a number of skylights that take you to the top.

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Devil’s Corner by Cumulus Studio

Photography by Tanja Milbourne via Contemporist.com

 

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Now that Summer is getting closer Condé Nast Traveler editors select the most outstanding hotel openings around the world based on design, service, amenities and location, for their annual Hot List. Here is a list of some of  the top hotels to visit this year in the USA. To see the entire Gold List click here

Hotel Grace, San Francisco, California

The Press Hotel, Portland, Maine

1 Hotel South Beach, Miami, Florida

Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida

South Congress Hotel, Austin, Texas

Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Texas

Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago, Illinois

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, New York City, New York

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Monday Morning Photo(S) Frank Lloyd Wright Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we take you inside Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Goop Mrkt here in San Francisco. Interior Designer Steven Volpe was in charge of the overall design of the store inside the iconic and historical building by Frank Lloyd Wright. Goop MRKT launched in the fall of 2008 out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen as a homespun weekly newsletter, it now has become a fully formed lifestyle site, offering a tight curation of products and content. It is a place for Paltrow can introduce some of the incredible experts who have mentored her throughout her life to a wider audience, and a place where readers can find suggestions about where to shop, eat, and stay from a trusted friend—not from an anonymous, crowd-sourced recommendation engine.

About the Building:

Wright designed the building in 1948 for V. C. Morris, a home goods store with a brickwork façade and a double-height circular interior volume with a spiral ramp that leads to the mezzanine. The building was used as a real prototype for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. All of the built-in furniture is constructed out of black walnut, is original to the renovation, and was designed by Manuel Sandoval, who apprenticed and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright’s idea of the square vs the circle. 

Goop’s San Francisco pop-up shop, designed by AD100 designer Steven Volpe, is located in a historic Frank Lloyd Wright building on Maiden Lane.

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A sculpture by Andy Vogt accentuates a curving hallway filled with Goop beauty products

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