Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spiral Cellars.

I find this terribly fascinating. The thought of being able to add a wine cellar to your home easily and in a stylish manner. Spiral Cellars is a smart way of storing up to 1900 bottles in your home without building another room by sinking into the ground a watertight pre-cast cylindrical system and like any traditional cellar, it relies on the earth for insulation and it requires no additional power for cooling. It has an ingenious airflow system that keeps the bottles cool, so after it has been installed, all you pay for are more bottles to store in it. Fabulous.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Love Frankie Lampshades.

Found these lovely lampshades by Love Frankie. I love the contrast of colours and textures, like the black linen with gold lining, or turquoise silk dupion with gold lining. They are reasonably priced, from GBP35 to GBP50.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lanvin Spring 2010.

I absolutely adore the new Lanvin spring collection. I love wearing black because it is one of the easiest colours to wear. With the right cutting and accessories, it can be dressed up or down. It looks good for work as well as play. The spring collection focuses a lot on simple colours with beautiful shapes and volume. Classic and elegant.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

500 Days of Summer - Bank Heist Dance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. There is this clip that is not in the movie but accompanies it. I think it's adorable. The song is sung by Zooey Deschanel who has her own band, She & Him. The song is entitled, "Why do you let me stay here?" which is very appropriate for this clip as well as the movie. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Biju is an online home store. I do however like some of their bedding, so I thought I'd share some pictures with you. My favourite would be the first one. It's in linen, very simple in white with black trimmings.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Andel's Hotel, Lodz, Poland

I love how they have taken an old heritage building, kept the exterior as is and redone the space inside making serve a new purpose. This once used to be a textile factory and now it is the Andel's Hotel. Ovals have been cut into the ceilings of the different floors changing colours in hues of blue to give the hotel a different feel. To be honest, that must be my favourite feature of the hotel.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

10 Corso Como for Liberty of London.

Liberty of London famous for their prints has collaborated with 10 Corso Como creating a capsule collection for Spring/Summer 2010. I love the vintage inspired prints especially on the bikini. The only way you can get your hands on them is through the 10 Corso Como online shop.
Have fun shopping.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crosby Street Hotel, New York.

Last Christmas, I received a book on "New New York Interiors" and it is beautiful. It captured the spirit of New York contemporary design. If it had a personality, it would be: a modern well travelled soul with a love for the collecting bits and pieces, who isn't afraid to mix a few pieces of vintage and loves vibrant splashes of colours.

The Crosby Street Hotel embodies just that. It is owned by Firmdale Hotels privately owned by husband and wife team, Tim and Kit Kemp. Kit Kemp personally designed the hotel, which was built from ground on a site of an old parking lot. The hotel has a quirky edge with a good mix of solids and prints. Each of the 86 rooms are individually designed and there is also a private screening room with orange Poltrona Frau chairs. To top it all off, British perfumer, Lyn Harris has designed a bespoke fragrance which is featured in all it's toiletries. The scent can also be brought into your home in the form of a scented candle which can be purchased from the hotel.