Interiors

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

House in Tinos












This beautiful House on the Greek 
island of Tinos in the Cyclades, 
was restored by Zege Architects and 
interior designer Marilyn Katsaris

This is a re-blog from: 

Monday, 28 November 2011

HOSTEM - The One Room Hotel - JAMESPLUMB












From the moment you step through the stripped
wooden front door of HOSTEM at number 
41- 43 Redchurch Street, London E2,
you breathe a different air and sense a shift in
sensibility. The stimuli are brought about by your 
reaction to the decor and ambience in this unique
menswear store. Everything you look at is 
interesting and begs investigation. 
The  interior was created by the design duo 
JAMESPLUMB (see below).
The people who welcome you into this two 
room space are friendly and effortlessly cool. 
The fact that they know they are in a special place, 
translates into positive energy.
Then there's the impressive roll call of designers 
represented on the racks. 
HOSTEM is altogether a good experience.


Together HOSTEM and JAMESPLUMB created 
The One Room Hotel








At the same address but with a separate entrance, this
is an opportunity to live the JAMESPLUMB experience.
Apparently you have the feeling of being transported 
into a Dickensian space and time.
I can well believe this, as a while ago I attended a 
JAMESPLUMB installation at the Spazio Rossana Orlandi 
in Milan. The ambience that JAMESPLUMB had created
at Orlandi's space was nostalgic and comforting in a
tattered, rusty way, yet contemporarily tinged with irony
and originality.




Saturday, 26 November 2011

Cioccolati Italiani



It's my great fortune, that at about 250 meters from my apartment in Milan I
can stop by one of the 3 'Cioccolati Italiani' gelateria/bar/restaurants that exist
in Italy. On a summers evening I can treat my taste buds to one of the most
delicious ice-creams I have ever tasted. During the winter months when I need
to satisfy a desire for chocolate, a cup of their thick hot chocolate really does
the trick. I can also recommend their fresh and interesting salads or pasta dishes
at midday.

There are two 'Cioccolati Italiani' in Milan:
Via De Amicis, 25 and Via San Raffaele, 6 (near the Duomo)

And one in Gallipoli in Puglia:
Via Cavalieri di Rodi, 13

http://it-it.facebook.com/cioccolati.italiani

Monday, 21 November 2011

David Hurlbut's Harmony club

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.


photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.


photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.

photo © Robert Rausch of GAS Design Center, Image Courtesy of The New York Times.


In 1999 David Hurlbut bought this building
which had originally housed The Harmony Club.
A Gentleman's club in Selma, Alabama,
overlooking the Alabama River.
He has turned the club into a home without
loosing the spirit or the poetic decadence
of the interior.

These pictures and the article I found at:


Who in turn, were given permission to use them by Robert Raush
(the photographer who copyrighted these images)

and the New York Times, who originally carried the article.