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NY Design Agenda in Milan – MOST Salone: Top invited brands

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The most innovative design event starts, for the second time, in Milan from 9th to 14th April and takes place in Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. The MOST Salone, happens in Milan’s Design Week and invited some of the Top inventive brands to exhibit their designs and projects in one trendiest event that happens in parallel with the In Salone design event.

New York Design Agenda, in collaboration with My Design Agenda, will collaborate on the coverage of this huge European design event.

Studio JobLensvelt’s collaboration

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Studio Job was founded in 2000 by Mr. & Mrs. Smeets both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven now based in Antwerp and the Netherlands. The cooperation between Lensvelt and Studio Job started in 2011 with the development of Job Office. In 2012 the Job Cabinet won the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Decoration International Design Award.

Piet Hein Eek

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‘Through the years, I’ve designed and produced dozens of chairs. When we first started, Nob and I did everything ourselves, from welding and sawing to cutting and pasting. Some of the chairs meant the start of an entire collection of furniture, while others were the outcome of a collection. Most of the chairs were unsuccessful. There are numerous reasons why a product does not become a success. Sometimes the item is too expensive, other times it doesn’t have the right look (way ahead of its time) or it may simply be too heavy or too big. All of these reasons apply to all products, but even more so to chairs. The requirements are highest in terms of construction. Not only that, but a chair has to be comfortable to sit in, i.e. not too straight, too low or too cold, and the price is also subjected to increasing pressure. You often need four or more chairs for one dinner table, causing the costs to add up quickly. But more than with any other product, a chair also symbolises the battle to gain control of practical problems.
There is a story behind the origin of virtually every chair I design. The moment, the client and, first and foremost, the material, technique and handicraft are recurring factors. The stories are often more important to me than the design itself. I call them fairy tales – and fairy tales do not always end well, but are none the worse for that. One of the books about Jean Prouvé, for example, contained a chair that was actually a bit of a failure. The proportions lacked cohesion and the chair was worn out to boot. But, all the same, it’s my favourite chair because the journey towards perfection without achieving the goal is so telling. On many an occasion, I’ve seen highly talented individuals become stranded because they would only create something they were certain would result in a good end product. In that instance, the result becomes more meaningful than the process, while it is in fact a mastery of the process that safeguards the result. This is why a book is published of every chair and seating object ever conceived by me.’

 

Oscar Zieta

 

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During the Salone Internazionale del Mobile this year Zieta Prozessdesign, the design and engineering studio established by Oskar Zieta, will be launching a new system of modular furniture „3+” in Spazio Olona . This is not only name of collection, but especialy a new innovative technology of stabilisation of thin metal sheets „3+”. At the stand also will be present ultralight and bionic furniture made in FiDU technology invented by Oskar Zieta too. You will can take a part in production process and make your own product!

American Design Club

 

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The AmDC aims to foster camaraderie and connection between designers by creating platforms for sharing inspiration, ideas and resources, that encourage and promote the efforts of emerging designers in the United States, since its foundation in 2008.

Euell Furniture

Euell Furniture NY Design Agenda in Milan – MOST Salone: Top invited brands

Phillip Euell is a an American furniture maker living in Paris, evolved an aesthetic that evokes the American minimalist tradition while remixing shapes and forms present in post-war european design movements.

Tom Dixon

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This year tom Dixon take visitors through two contrasting environments, the rough and the smooth, a story of opposites where the brand have spotted two seemingly contradictory themes in our new collection and decided that they go really rather well together.
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Architecture

Multi million dollar Penthouse in Soho

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Located in the Soho this fantastic loft apartment that I found in Cococozy Blog, has around 7,000 sqare feet of indoor and outdoor living with a completely view of the city is a space listed Eklund Stockholm New York for just a mere $10 million dollars.

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Glamour, drama, soaring ceilings, blinding light and glass are key works in this dramatic, Soho triplex penthouse with triple exposures. The minimalist interiors with an amazing view reflects in the golden mirrors on the living room all the light of the city at night giving this apartment a life outstanding.

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The chef’s kitchen is oversized with a large pantry, looks like a cool bar in downtown. On the main floor there is also a media room with a wood burning fireplace, a guest room with en suite bath and a office which also works as a bedroom.

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Upstairs on the second floor of this penthouse is the master suite with a private wrap around terrace and an enormous master bath with his/her sinks and soaking tub and large closets, another bedroom with en suite bathroom and private terrace, as well as a large laundry and storage room.

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Karim Rashid – The One Man Show of Design

“Every business should be completely concerned with beauty. It is, after all, a collective human need.”

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Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. He has more than 3,000 designs in production and received more than 300 awards. Karim’s work in 35+ countries attests to his legend of design. His award-winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant (Philadelphia) and Semiramis Hotel (Athens) and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi.

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Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for slice, Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide and Magis, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski, to name a few. Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits in art galleries worldwide.

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Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. A real name to point out in the New York interior design panorama!

Travel

Jimmy Soho – A Classic NYC Bar, 18 Stories Up

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18 stories high atop The James Hotel in Soho, Jimmy is a contemporary interpretation of the classic pub, with a 1970’s New York twist. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, with lingham wood floors, swank modular furniture, dark cinnamon glazed tile walls, and a working fireplace – all surrounded by 14’ windows with panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, and the bridges spanning the East River.

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Unlike typical rooftop bars, Jimmy is a year-round destination. In colder months, guests gravitate towards the inside conversation pit – a freeform lounge area with plush upholstered seating, midcentury era Arco lamps, and exotic wood side tables. In warmer weather, the experience spills onto the roof deck, where guests can enjoy chaise lounges, and unparalleled city views.

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Cocktails, served from a freestanding central bar, are based on classic American inspirations, each expertly prepared using syrups and bitters made in-house, fresh-squeezed juices, and garnishes and herbs picked fresh from the hotel’s own organic garden. The Mexican Honey-Bee (Milagro Reposado Tequila, organic orange flower honey, Mezcal, lavender bitters and lemon) comes garnished with a decadent piece of honeycomb, while wintry cocktails like the bourbon-based Legal in Vermont are ideal accompaniments to a chat by the fire. Just don’t expect drinks to arrive quickly…it takes time to pluck rose petal garnishes, people! An eclectic mix of tunes plays at just the right volume to allow for simultaneous toe-tapping and conversation, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide all the décor you need.

Jimmy was conceived and developed by hospitality veterans Larry Poston, Johnny Swet, and David Rabin, with a design by three-time James Beard Award winner Thomas Schlesser.

See some more views from a cocktail tasting bar:

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Jimmy
15 Thompson Street (at The James)
New York, NY 10013
212.201.9118

Hours
Sunday–Wednesday5PM – 1AM
Thursday–Saturday5PM – 2AM

Architecture

The New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan

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 The New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan

 

Who doesn’t enjoy a luxury service? To arrive at a place and feel the most special person in the world and be treated like a member of royalty? New Yorkis perfect for that kind of luxury services. Observe the extraordinary intersection of history and innovation at The New York Palace, a Manhattan luxury hotel located just steps away from St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center on Madison Avenue. We can see how imposing the building of the New York Palace is. The architecture of New York Palace is incredible and highlights the imposing luxury of the hotel.

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The hotel boasts 813 guest rooms and 86 suites, including the prominent Tower accommodations, showcasing exceptional views of the city skyline, elegant furnishings and enhanced features. In addition to full concierge services and a lengthy list of in-room amenities, the Palace is proud to offer on-site dining at the Madison Room & Bar, a fitness center and spa and a convenient location that positions us as the ideal choice among Midtown luxury hotels for business or leisure guests. These varieties of services makes we feel like it doesn’t left anything. We have everything available in one place.

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In addition to all this luxury and glamour, The New York Palace is pit of history. Through the gates of the historic hotel’s famed Villard Mansion and down the grand staircase, you’ll discover the understated elegance and rich history that has established The New York Palace as a truly iconic hotel. The prominent architecture is inspired in neo-Italian Renaissance tradition. Did you know that The New York Palace is part of the famous show Gossip Girl?

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The New York Palace can be considered an Art Gallery. You’ll never see such luxury, glamour, and stunning architecture accomplished with history and a variety of services that will truly make you feel like a star.

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Home & Interiors

Top Apartment New York – A Loft for Living

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I just found this post on Cococozy Blog and just totally felt in love with this NYC loft apartment belonging to New York jewelry designer Zani Gugelmann.  A wonderful mix of old and new in a open space. Amazing rugs, carpets, and truly classic upholstery in a great mixing.

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1960s Italian Boomerang chairs gave a chic tip to the most clear are of the bedroom.

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This Jonathan Adler bull gold piece gives a classy touch to a white and shining room. It’s comfortable to have someone watching on your back…

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A vintage 1950s metal & glass desk transforms a wall into a tiny home office. Although I don’t like the table lamp, I am sure I would be happy in this loft.

More nolveties on the way.

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Travel

A Luxurious Valentine’s Day in New York

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Today is Valentine’s Day, and it’s a time to share the love with your lover, and make this day last forever.

To unleash the power of love, with decided to create a special route in New York to be walked hand-by-hand with your Valentine’s. Prepare yourself for the day, and pimp the mood for the night. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Romantic Bliss

The Cornelia Spa at the Surrey
The Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 646-358-3600
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Cornelia Spa, where, amid the Art Deco light fixtures, hand-painted armoires, and relaxing hummingbird sounds, you and your loved one can enjoy the Elixir of Love ($700), which includes a marine salt and lemon extract foot soak, a honey-citrus polish buffing ritual, and a couple’s massage with ginger and citrus aromatherapy. Finish off your day with a caviar amuse bouche, a glass of prosecco, and a shower in a private suite. All guests who visit the spa between February 12 and February 15 are treated to a red-velvet Valentine cupcake, a love quote, a white rose, and a glass of prosecco.

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Tables for Two

Ai Fiori
400 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., at 36th St.; 212-695-4005
Michael White’s upscale trattoria promises an air of Mediterranean romance with a six-course meal featuring Spanish mackerel crudo, line-caught Atlantic halibut, amish veal chop “au four,” and risotto with black truffles.
Price: $175

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The Special Gift

For Her

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Every woman deserves the luxurious fantasy of seeing his sexy and feminine side on a desire object. The Portuguese Boca do Lobo‘s Diamond sideboard takes this feeling to another dimension. Diamond is, for New York Design Agenda, the sexiest furniture alive. Make your lady happy, ok?

For Him

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Every man deserves a toast for making Valentine’s day a perfect woman for his most loved one. But he also need some empathy, Equator is our luxury choice for a classic and sofisticated bar full of class. Boca do Lobo really takes luxury to the next level. Cheers?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Home & Interiors

Modern & Classic Furniture novelties by BRABBU

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New York Design Agenda is a HUGE fan of BRABBU amazing furniture designs. They’re wild and classy at the same time.

Characterized by an Intense Way of Living, BRABBU‘s proposal is to produce a diverse range of furniture, casegoods, upholstery, lighting, rugs, art and accessories that tells stories from the nature and the world. All these stories are written by the materials, textures, scents, flavours and colours that live inside the nature and inside the urban life.

Lately at Maison et Objet BRABBU presented a new range of pieces. And let me say, we’re impressed. The quality of design and the purpose of its new designs will took the brand to the next level of awareness and public acknowledgement.

Let’s highlight some of the new models launched by BRABBU:

AMIK Table Lamp

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AMIK table lamp reminds a lacquered piece of wood scooped by beaver teethes, that created a statement lighting piece with a distinctive and unique light that conquer any room.

MAREE Sofa

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The structure and shape of the MAREE Sofa reminds the rough landscape softened by uniform waves of the midnight blue velvet, bringing the interpretation of the classics tailored to the desires and comfort for a true nature lover.

Nº20 Armchair

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Nº 20 distinguishes itself for its attitude represented in its fabric, a beautiful and standing out blue twill, and structure that embraces us with strength and determination, so they say…

 

CYPRES Floor Lamp

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CYPRES Floor Lamp stands strong like the tree with its four gold plated brass sprouts emerging from the Carrara marble base, and the lamps acting a the oblong seed cones fully illuminating the surrounding space.

 

ORION Cabinet

 

 

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ORION Cabinet is a remarkable piece of furniture made of wood snuggled by a kind of a brass web whose structure reminds ORION constellation.

Feel the strength, get involve with a furniture who’s inspired in Mother Nature.

Home & Interiors

Hudson Lodge Bar, winter home decor in NYC

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With the opening of Hudson Lodge, the city’s first outdoor ski resort-themed bar, midtown Manhattan just got cooler. The 1,500-square-foot bar located inside the Hudson Hotel’s private park transports guests to a winter oasis complete with lodge-inspired sips and bites. And there’s plenty to talk about. For starters, a massive deer head hangs over the DJ booth, centering a room that’s adorned with animal hide rugs and wooden skis and sleds.

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Even if you’re not headed to a ski resort near New York City this winter, you can still imbue your home with chalet–inspired decor on a budget. Follow the lead of new NYC bar Hudson Lodge, which used faux-fur throws, knit pillows and animal heads to transform a preexisting outdoor terrace into a winter wonderland. Find similar items at home-decor stores such as Restoration Hardware, Crate & Barrel, West Elm and Room & Board.

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Verena Haller, senior vice president of design for Morgans Hotel Group, had just five weeks to transform the lush garden space into a temporary chalet-chic lounge. With a quick turnaround and an even tighter budget of $20,000, Haller relied on her in-house design team to source ski-lodge-inspired accessories from various Soho decor stores, in order to dress up the preexisting furnishings.

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Hudson Lodge’s Hot Chocolate Bar, which comes with toppings like crushed candy cane, chocolate pretzel dust, burnt marshmallow and gooey cookie dough, is another way to keep things toasty.

There’s also a beverage program created by Steve Olson that includes alcoholic drinks such as the hot buttered rum toddy (Bacardi, cinnamon clove and lemon) and Aztec hot chocolate (Vida Mezcal Kahlua Cream, chocolate mole bitters and chile de arbol). Winter brews are available as well as bottle service presented in frozen blocks of ice with an array of homemade simple syrups.

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To keep stomachs happy, there’s resort-themed fare from a gourmet food stand. A s’more grilled cheese, made with Nutella, three types of cheeses and maple syrup, is the perfect balance of salty and sweet, while the chipotle brisket chili amps up a winter staple.

The creative menu and energy of the young crowd instantly remove any hint of the winter blues.

A magical place from the west placed in the heart of Manhattan, New York.

Design

Cosmo – A Ceiling Lamp for the Universe

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Delightfull is well know for creating ‘fresh classics’, for their amazing work with noble metals such as brass and aliminum, for their unique creations and custom models but most of all, in my opinion, for their capability of making impact every time they launch a new lamp.

They totally put the expectation very high with their latest COSMO Suspension lamp.

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Inspired by the space with all its galaxies and planets, COSMO is a dynamic piece full of energy and versatility, since all its spheres can rotate within 2 axis which enable it to cast light into any spot. Composed by 11 illuminating spheres of different sizes, the majestic lighting piece is made in aluminum.

Let’s have a better look on the details…

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COSMO speaks an universal language because it’s not strictly connected into a more industrial world, but is also versatile to the point of being totally customizable in terms of shapes and colors.

I would see the lamp applied in hotel projects in lobbies, waiting rooms, dining rooms, providing a modern and exquisite ambiance to all the surroundings.

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Architecture

Soho Masterpiece – A Unique Penthouse in NYC

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An extraordinary opportunity to create your own Soho Masterpiece. This one-of-a-kind penthouse offers 7,634 sq. ft. of raw interior space across the 5th, mezzanine & penthouse floors plus roof with limitless possibilities for a true downtown palazzo. Bask in an outdoor oasis with 3,445 sq. ft. exterior set around six separate terraces. 419 Broome at Crosby Street is an 1873 cast-iron SOHO landmark designed by Griffin Thomas. In keeping with the building’s 19th Century aesthetic, the respected design firm Roman & Williams has developed a proposed renovation for the penthouse residence inspired by timeless, European, Industrial-era concepts and materials which has received both Landmarks and the Department of Buildings approval. Parking for two vehicles in the building’s rear yard (on Crosby) is also included with this residence.

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The space is currently an open floor plan on all levels. The 5th floor features a breathtaking great room with 24′ ceilings, exposed brick walls, and ensuite terrace. Sunlight streams in through the skylight and huge windows allowing for a kitchen and multiple bedrooms in an endless array of configurations. Ascend the stairs to the mezzanine level and enjoy two private terraces – the ideal spot to create a full-floor dream master bedroom suite.

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The penthouse floor provides panoramic views and endless light from its central and largest terrace. A private garden set at the front of the building opens into a living room surrounded by multi-leveled terraces, hosting a full chef’s kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining areas, hot tub, an outdoor shower. Finally, the roof offers additional space to use as a solarium or live-in maid’s room & bath while 854 sq. ft. in the building’s basement is also available for use as a wine-cellar, laundry room or storage area. A full-time building staff including doorman and porter has been approved by the board.

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Price: $19,500,000

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Top 10 Design Books of 2012

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Books are always never ending travels through imagination. Design books are overloaded stories of imagination…

1. A Visual Inventory by John Pawson

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A Visual Inventory is a set of 320 pages presenting a selection of the some 200,000 photographs John Pawson has taken over the course of his 30-year-long career. Like an inspiring international Instagram in book form, the visual diary is annotated with Pawson’s personal notes and spans different countries and time periods.

2. The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design

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 Top 10 Design Books of 2012

Phaidon’s  book-in-a-box is a tactile toy for design lovers everywhere featuring 500 graphic designs including newspapers, magazines, posters, advertisements, typefaces, logos, corporate design, record covers and moving graphics from around the world. As T Magazineexplained, “The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design is the commercial art cannon embodied: 500 topic sheets on everything from a 700-year-old Buddhist text to the album art of Beck’s The Information.” Extra bonus: a clever (handy) handle.

3. How to Make a Japanese House by Cathelijne Nuijsink

 Top 10 Design Books of 2012

How to Make a Japanese House is a stunning exploration of the country’s ever-inspiring domestic design scene. Broadly divided into generations — featuring grouped works of those born in the 1950s, ’60s, etc., the book includes projects by Flavorwire favorites Atelier Bow-Wow, Sou Fujimoto, TNA, Jun Igarashi, Kazuyo Seijima, and many more.

4. Roman and Williams: Buildings and Interiors by Stephen Alesch, Robin Standefe, and Jamie Brisick

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A retrospective of the epic work of the designers behind some of New York’s most fashionable scenes (The Standard, The Ace, The Dutch), this gorgeous book showcases a trademark style that’s both elegant and eccentric in the best possible way. Including photos of the homes of clients Kate Hudson, Gywneth Paltrow, and Ben Stiller, among others, this book is a must-have for any creative reference library.

5. The Architectural Model: Tool, Fetish, Small Utopia edited by Peter Cachola Schmal and Oliver Elser

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Curator Oliver Elser created the book as a companion piece to an extensive exhibition by the same name at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt. Ranging from tiny utopias in mason jars to paper pop-ups, this is a great way to study — and learn from — some of the most beautiful and bizarre models ever made.

6. Concrete, edited by William Hall

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This surprisingly tantalizing tome — in the words of Wallpaper reviewer Jonathan Bell — gets down and dirty with the notorious material, unashamedly singing its praises through a series of captioned photographs that run the full range of concrete’s structural, sculptural, textural, and technological applications.

7. Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air edited by Philip Jodidio

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8. The Little Black Jacket by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld

 Top 10 Design Books of 2012This bold little book is but one component of one of the fashion event’s of the year: a traveling exhibition celebrating Chanel’s little black jacket. Featuring more than 100 celebrities photographed by Lagerfeld himself, this timely title includes fashion uberstar Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Kirsten Dunst, Yoko Ono, and many more.

9. Rookie Yearbook One

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It’s mostly fashion, some design with helpful short articles about all-important topics like how to bitchface and how to make a zine. In short, it’s brilliant whether you’re an Urban Outfitters-wearing, Courtney Love-worshipping teenage girl or not.

10. Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms by Alastair Gordon

 Top 10 Design Books of 2012

TIME Magazine summed his work up when they wrote, “How to describe the furniture and household objects produced by Castle, an 80 year old American designer and craftsmen? Organic would characterize some Biomorphic would work for others.. For others .. only surreal will do.”

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Architecture

New York secret rooftop world – Alex Maclean

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Another amazing work made by a pilot and photographer Alex Maclean. He captured the stunning images for his new book Up on The Roof: New York´s Hidden Skyline Spaces. In the book’s introduction architecture critic Robert Campbell writes: ‘Rooftops will be the lungs of the denser city of the future.

‘As the world urbanizes, the rooftops will connect us with nature, with wind and sun and rain and snow, with the natural processes of growth and decay.’

This incredible collection of aerial photographs taken above New York gives a rare glimpse of a hidden rooftop world. Just a few stories above the non-stop hubbub of city life exists an incredible oasis of lush gardens, restaurants, swimming pools and even tennis courts.

Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s eco-friendly ‘roofscaping’ initiatives, the tops of dozens of buildings have been transformed into amazing outdoor living spaces and models for green-city living.

Other amazing features include beehives, basketball courts adventure playgrounds artworks and even a vintage Sopwith Camel biplane.

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Secret world: One of photographer Alex Maclean’s amazing aerial shots shows a block in Upper West Side.

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Growing trend: A one acre urban farm in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.

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Guests at the city’s Standard Hotel enjoy the rooftop life.

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Urban jungle: A multi-level rooftop garden overlooking Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Artificial materials and pebbles make up the camouflage pattern on the roof at the Museum of Modern Art.

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The High Line, an elevated park in the sky built on top of the tracks of a disused railway, weaves its way through the city blocks.

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Tudor City, Manhattan: A mid-rise apartment building topped with terrace gardens detailed with Tudor style flourishes.

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Chelsea, Manhattan: A Cool mural on a white roof above a gallery building in Chelsea.

New York truly is a “concrete jungle where dreams are made of…”. An amazing visual and architectural work of photography.

 

 

Fashion

Top 10 Luxury Fashion Campaigns of 2012

Creating that distinctively recognizable yet truly original ad campaign can be a challenge even for luxury fashion houses of Paris, New York, Milan and London. Top fashion brands are renowned for pulling all stops to ensure the individuality of their ad campaigns.

Each and every one of them wants the spotlight.

Enlisting renowned fashion photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Tim Walker and duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and hiring the “of-the-moment” models such as Karmen Pedaru, Bianca Balti, Joan Smalls & Saskia de Brauw, fashion houses aim to maximize their chance of success. This is a must see compilation.
The Top 10 Fashion Ad Campaigns of 2012 are:

10 - Mulberry Autumn Winter 2012– Fairytale Travels: Set in an enchanted yet dark forest reminiscent of a children’s fairytale, the Mulberry campaign includes two bespoke, giant forest creatures that hints of of fantasy travels.
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Nouvelle Vague Vintage: Duke by Delightfull

duke Nouvelle Vague Vintage: Duke by Delightfull

Delightfull knows how to make vintage the new chic.

The vintage spirit is back with a new ceiling fixture from Delightfull, Duke. This new season brings the ceiling fixture Duke, which clearly screams through its brass body and its defaulting detailed: the vintage is back in a unique way!

duke1 Nouvelle Vague Vintage: Duke by DelightfullWrapped in the 70s, the ceiling fixture Duke returns from that time directly to retro modern living rooms in order to show the modern world the best the contemporary vintage era.

duke2 Nouvelle Vague Vintage: Duke by Delightfull

The gold ceiling lamp Duke will transform any dining room into the most eclectic area of your home: six caps in aluminum assign a sophisticated touch to your lighting. Beyond its brass structure, the gold finish will surprise the most distinguished visitor.

A must have for any classy and vintage lover.