Friday, 30 October 2009
Previous projects include, bars, hotels, restaurants, schools, townhouses and office spaces, selected images as below.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
There are plenty of rooms and 25 suites decked out in old world glamour and the divine hotel restaurant ain't too shabby either.
I received an email over the weekend from Design Hotels and immediately I recognised the style of the hotel room staring at me... It reminded me of The Knightsbridge Hotel and also similar style of The Soho Hotel. It was blaringly obvious that the Kemps had spread their stylish hotel wings to bring us Crosby Street Hotel.
The Crosby Hotel is somewhat special as Tim and Kit Kemp (of the Firmdale Group) put their signature style stamp with their very first American hotel in New York. It used to be an former parking lot and a whole lot of nothingness in downtown, New York. They literally built this chic 11-story hotel from scratch, adding a dash of glamour to the SoHo neighbourhood.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
So who did this luxe Hollywood Hills house belong too? Only someone whose pockets are clearly packed with cash, Randolph Duke, dress designer to the celebs. According to The Real Estalker, this house has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, is located on Fareholm Drive, Los Angeles, CA and price? A staggering $8,250,000! In today's money: 5,492,665.84 euros. Yikes.
We don't really need to go into too much detail here, as the photo's say it all. The last few images are of Randolph Duke's home and his personal touches.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
A bookcase/shelf is not the only place to plonk your books or magazine... there are far more fun & imaginative ideas to play with. Epiplo Aris have selected some inspirational images for organising your book space and to show you what else can be done. We've come across the EXPEDIT bookshelf Ikea, which is cheap and cheerful and can be used to divide a room space, be backed with colourful printed paper, be a place to feature your books as well a place for still life display.
A very helpful guide to perfecting a bookshelf comes from House to Home - a brilliant website for expert advice on decorating your home and plenty of ideas.
Statement pieces Create visual impact by displaying white ceramics with a strong silhouette against bold-coloured shelving.
Keep receipts, appliance manuals and paperwork in pretty boxes.
Family photographs add character, while treasured objects make attractive bookends.
Small posies of colourful flowers give a seasonal feel, while empty vases can lend accent colour.
By the book
Sort out your reading matter by subject, colour of spine and size. Creating vertical stacks as well as horizontal rows will help to add variety.
When not in use, items such as place mats and candlesticks can be used to create interest.