Chances are that if you're big into boutique and design hotels you know the names Starwood (parent company of the W brand), Morgans Hotel Group (Mondrian, Delano, Clift), Andre Balazs Properties (Standards, Chateau Marmont, Mercer, Raleigh), Ace Hotels and, finally, Joie de Vivre. You also know that while every boutique hotel tries to be unique, few manage to be… Continue
Added by alice on August 18, 2009 at 9:00am —
Architecture group RMJM recently unveiled details of a $1 billion development it is designing in Istanbul’s new residential and business district. Set on a 1.15 million square foot parcel, the VARYAP Meridian Project will be built out to 4 million square feet.
The luxury 60-story tower features 1,500 residential units, a five-star hotel, offices, and…
It's hard to pinpoint the exact reason as to why the story of Alice in Wonderland has resonated with people of all ages for so many years. With Tim Burton's version due out in theaters March 5, 2010, in the coming months we're sure to see an even greater fascination with the girl who…
Though many have tried, no photographer/artist has quite captured the life of modern day toys quite like Chris McVeigh (aka powerpig on Flickr). The way he brings toy figures to life...it's almost like magic.…
Was Tom Ford going for the sexy librarian look or did he want model Anna Jagodzinska to look like a modern day version of Catwoman? Smart and sexy or catty and cool..either way, I'm loving this new campaign.
It's that time again! An Audrey Kawasaki print is going on sale August 22nd. Titled, Saying Goodbye, there will only be 200 signed and numbered prints. Mark your calendars and try and snap one up before they're all gone. (Trust me, these go quick.)
price of unframed: $220
shipping cost: tba
What's the best way to surprise and delight someone when you first meet them? How about if you presented them with these business cards. These were designed for filmmaker Christian Amundson by Alice…Continue
Can't You Take a Joke Loved and hated in art circles, Damian Loeb is a photorealistic painter who has been called everything from a genius to a copycat. In the 90s he battled copyright-infringement lawsuits for borrowing photographs and combining them into unusual -- sometimes disturbing -- images and calling them his own. Heralded as the bad-boy art star of the 21st century, Loeb…
Forget everything you ever thought about how the outside of a house should look like and then check out the Perforated House, designed by Kavellaris Urban Design. Completed in 2008, this modern house sits in artsy Melbourne, Australia. What did the designer have in mind when they created this unusual house?
"We wanted the house to be more than just a façade.…
This series of classic video game photos is from Patrick Runte's Jump 'n' Run series. It features real life scenarios from games such as Pacman, Space Invaders and Pong. Read more about it at Format Magazine. Chung Designs
Added by Kevin Chung on August 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
This latest painting by Camille Rose Garcia is totally hot! "The Hydra of Babylon" measures an enormous 60″ x 84″ and depicts a Greek hydra (a nine-headed serpent) struggling underwater with an eagle. The piece is described as “animal symbolism borrowed from Greek mythology and inspired by intricate islamic patterning.” Absolutely love it!…
The President talks about how the chatter and ruckus around health insurance reform on television obscures the reality of what's happening in America. He discusses how in most towns people and Members of Congress are having constructive conversations, and how people are learning how reform will help them and their families with the real problems they have faced with the insurance… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 16, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Why does the Seimens Smart Chopper put a smile on my face? I'm a sucker for great design along with eco-friendly functionality.
The Seimens Smart Chopper is the first custom electric motorcycle designed and created by the infamous Orange County Choppers. The Smart Chopper features a 27 HP electric motor, has a max speed of 100 mph, and can go 60 miles…
Is it just me or is this new font, designed by Ale Paul, super sweet? Sometimes the way you present words is almost as important as what they say. You can buy this font at Veer. If you haven't heard about this site, Veer's an awesome place to see some of the most beautiful fonts around. My favorite? The super fabulous…
Want to throw a phat party and have your DJ booth front and center? Forget those black coffins and get a custom made booth for your modern home. Rodriguez DJ Tables cost between $3,000-$3,900 but that's a good deal if you factor in how much use you'll get out of these. Made from solid wood, brushed stainless steel, and hand-applied veneer, this booth will fit right… Continue
Added by alice on August 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I'm going to redesign our living room when I saw this post for IdeaPaint. If you're a dry-erase junkie who loves to-do lists, you may want to drop everything you're doing right now and buy this. Basically it's a paint that you put…