I’m excited to annouce that the new PRIVATE single “HELL AIN’T A BAD PLACE TO BE” will be released worldwide on April 15th 2013
It’s time to put the “book” back into eBooks. Made by the oldest bookbindery in the U.S. to look, feel and wear like an actual book. From the horrorshow 1972 Penguin softcover by David Pelham.
Via Wallpaper .. Continuing London’s recent Peruvian invasion, the latest project by Arjun Waney (the man behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club) is private members bar and restaurant, Coya. Set within the grand confines of a classic Georgian building on Piccadilly, the space has been designed by London-based Richard Saunders of David D’Almada’s company Sagrada, who has conjured a bohemian atmosphere with a modern spin. The eclectic interiors feature Peruvian antiques, painted murals and colourful textures. Food, by ex Ivy chef, Sanjay Dwivedi is a tasty array of Peruvian delights such as Conchas con ají limo (Scallops with limo chilli crumbs), while Lima’s very best bars were scoured to create Coya’s very own Pisco Sour served in traditional botija mud containers, traditionally used to store Pisco since the 1800s. The downstairs restaurant and pisco bar is open to everyone, but members will also have use of the separate dining area, outdoor terrace and bar.
London, W1J 7NW
T: 44. 020 7042 7118
(Anais Pouliot for Numéro. Styling: Samuel Francois. Model: Anais Pouliot)
Love this movie! When Luke Jackson is arrested for drunkenly vandalizing parking meters,he is sentenced to serve time on a prison chain gang.
Kasthall has been designing and manufacturing unique woven and handtufted rugs since 1889. Since its foundation the company has been operating from its own factory in Kinna, an area rich in textile manufacturing history in the west of Sweden. This is where we still make all our rugs today. Over the years, Kasthall has grown to become one of the leading international designers and manufacturers of rugs. Part of the secret is that we own our own production. This gives us control over the entire manufacturing process. Another is our consistent focus on design and product development. Kasthall takes an active responsibility for the environment and is environmentally certified according to the ISO 14001 standard. In our daily work this means that we make continuous improvements that benefit the environment, from creating a healthy workplace to helping preserve the beauty of nature.
Ferrari 250 LM with chassis number 5909 is a right-hand drive vehicle constructed in April of 1964. It was sent to the United States to Luigi Chinetti and the N.A.R.T. team. It competed at the 1000km Nuerburgring and the 24 Hours of Lemans in 1964. In both events, it failed to finish. Its first racing accomplishment came at the 12 Hours of Reims in 1964 where John Surtees and Lorenzo Bandini drove the car to a second place finish overall and second in class. Ownership passed to Bob Grossman of the US around September of 1964. He had the car repainted in silver metallic with blue, white, and red stripes. It was campaigned throughout the rest of the 1964 season by Bob Grossman. It was entered into Bridgehampton, Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport, Tourist Trophy at Nassau, Nassau GT Race, and the Nassau Trophy. The best finish for Grossman and the car in 1964 was at Bridgehampton where the duo scored a third place finish. Ownership passed to William M. Sheaffer of PA in 1965. He had the car repainted in a gold-metallic color. Ownership later passed to Bob Cooper, Edwin Niles, and Sonny Bono. Bono acquired the car in 1967 and kept it for a short time before selling it to Don McLaughlin in 1968. it passed through several more owners before becoming the possession of Frederick Knoop in 1974. It was shown at the 1975 Pebble Beach Concours where it was awarded a first place. It was sold to Bob Epstein in 1977 who then had it entered in the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca. The car was wearing number 220. Albert Obrist of Gstaad became its next owner. He entered it in some historic competition; in 1980 he commissioned Carrozzeria Fantuzzi to perform a ground-up restoration. The next owner was Shiroh Kosaka who showed the car at the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti in 1987 and the 1st Annual Vintage Ferrari Meeting in Japan in 1993. Steven Read became the next owner in 2004. He brought the car back to the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca. Since then, the vehicle has been shown at various events and entered in historic competition. It was shown at The Quail: A Motorsport Gathering in 2006.
I’ve had three of these and all of them got destroyed by my huge record collection.
(Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, 1975)
Ikeda Art Museum
614 Totari, Ito-shi, Shizuoka
It’s finally ready!!! I’m bouncing the new PRIVATE single “HELL AIN’T A BAD PLACE TO BE” this very moment!!! Very excited! Can’t wait to share it with you.
(Tricorn Wholesale Market and Shopping Centre, Portsmouth, England, 1962-65)
In a city that is still hell-bent on thrusting up silvery skyscrapers at every street corner, it’s almost a relief to stumble into the newly opened AMMO Café in Hong Kong’s Admiralty quarter. Set in a low-rise, mid-19th-century British ammunitions compound, the café is the sophomore project for locally-based interior designer Joyce Wang, following her breakout renovation work on the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Taking cues from Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi classic Alphaville, Wang has created a grand statement space, lining the high-ceilinged room with chandeliers made of burnished copper plumping pipes, bent copper mesh and rods, and copper ribs, all of which are obvious nods to the building’s history. In the kitchen, Tony Cheng has concocted an east meets west menu that includes angel hair pasta with uni, slow cooked eggs with toro and sea urchin, and langoustines wrapped in Vietnamese rice paper and basil.
9 Justice Drive
T: 852. 2537 9888
Taylor Fladgate SCION, a unique pre-Phylloxera Port made in the mid-nineteenth century, is remarkable not only for its rarity and historic significance but also for the fact that, after 155 years of ageing in cask, the wine is in perfect condition. SCION first came to the attention of Taylor Fladgate’s wine maker, David Guimaraens, in 2008. It had been passed down through various generations of a distinguished Douro Valley family who had kept it as a private family reserve, with the exception of one pipe said to have been acquired by Winston Churchill. In 2009 the sole remaining direct descendant of the family died leaving no children. Her heirs, not all family members, decided to sell the wine. Having acquired samples, the directors of Taylor Fladgate discovered that fifteen decades of ageing in oak casks had concentrated the wine to an essence of magical complexity. Not only was it drinking perfectly, it was sublime. Taylor Fladgate successfully negotiated the purchase of the wine which was moved, in two casks, to the firm’s lodges on 13th January, 2010. In view of the quality and historic interest of the wine, Taylor Fladgate’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, decided that it should not be blended but should be released as a unique collector’s item. Announcing the release he commented: “This extraordinary Port, which has spent fifteen decades in oak casks, may be one of the only wines to survive from the pre-phylloxera era in faultless condition.” Taylor Fladgate SCION is offered in a specially designed collector’s presentation which recalls the period in which this 155-year-old Port was made. The wine is contained in a specially made crystal decanter produced exclusively for SCION. Each decanter is individually hand blown and finished. It is presented in a solid wooden box based on a nineteenth-century wooden instrument case. Its period feel is enhanced by fine detailing, including traditional dovetail joinery and brass fittings. Set into the lid of the box is a limited-edition book which tells the story of SCION and its remarkable journey through history. Illustrated with ink drawings by the acclaimed illustrator and typographer Sarah Coleman, this book is itself a collector’s item. Gold blocked onto the cover is the word SCION set in a historic Portuguese typeface dating from 1874. Other period details include marbled endpapers, gilt edging and a traditional ribbon marker. SCION represents an opportunity which may never be repeated to acquire a wine of the utmost rarity and historical significance, a survivor from the lost era before Phylloxera destroyed the vineyards of Europe. There are only two casks of this very rare Port and, given the interest which the release is generating, the available quantity will have to be strictly allocated.
Alessandro Mendini (born 16 August 1931 in Milan) is an Italian designer and architect. He played an important part in the development of Italian design. He also worked, aside from his artistic career, for Casabella, Modo and Domus magazines. His design has been characterized by his strong interest in mixing different cultures and different forms of expression; he creates graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings and architectures and wrote several articles and books; he is also renowned as an enthusiastic member of jury in architectural competition for young designers, such as the DBEW competition in South Korea or the Braun prize. He also teaches at the University of Milan. Currently he runs his own practice in Milan, the Atelier Mendini, together with his brother Francesco Mendini.
(Rates from €390 EUR)
The Chateau de Codignat is an authentic chateau that has stood guard atop a hill in the heart of Auvergne volcano country since the 1400s. Dramatic peaks, rolling hills, and historic villages all dot the countryside of south-central France. There, surrounded by 15 acres of forest, lies Chateau de Codignat, an honest-to-goodness castle. 19 rooms and suites, all equipped with modern features like Jacuzzi tubs and internet access await your royal approval. Many of the suites boast incredible antique furniture and opulent decor, with beautiful paintings, carved-wood four-poster beds, and amazing chandeliers. It’s almost enough to make you forget there’s a dungeon in the basement.
The outdoor pool is a wonderful spot to be on a sunny day, as are the surrounding grounds, where a romantic stroll through the woods is a must. If you’re visiting in spring or summer, be sure to dine on the Chateau de Codignat restaurant’s outdoor terrace. You’ll sample Michelin-starred cuisine, and a richly varied wine list, all with a complementary side of Auvergne sunshine.
Chateau De Codignat
T: +33 (0) 4 73 68 43 03
These Mayer sunglasses feature a dark brown, tortoiseshell frame with a thick ridge across the face of the frames. There is a cut-out space between the ridge and the part of the frame that sits across the bridge of the nose. The arms match the width of the point that they meet the face of the frame, and taper towards the ear. Handmade in France with premium materials.
For decades, cigarette holders have been the signature accessory for the lady who smokes.In four formal standard lengths. Opera, Theatre, Dinner, and Cocktailand various styles -there is a perfect cigarette holder for your unique signature. Buy them here.
La Maison d’Armorine was founded in 1946, and is still based in a small town in Brittany. Famous for the quality of their candy, especially their salted butter caramels made with pure butter and cream and with Guerande Fleur de sel, they have become a symbol for the best French sweets.
Via Wallpaper … Nestled opposite a leafy corner of Regent’s Park, York & Albany is owned by Gordon Ramsay and run by his illustrious protégé, Angela Hartnett. Originally a coaching inn designed by John Nash in the 1820s, the building has been lovingly refurbished to create an elegant hotel equipped with ten sumptuous rooms, a bar and of course, a restaurant. The deli itself is housed in the former stables and has retained several original features such as cobbled flooring and rustic stable doors that open onto the street. Named Nonna’s Deli (a nod to Hartnett’s Italian roots) the shop stocks a smorgasbord of the chef’s favourites, from the artisanal – like home-cured meats, Spanish almond and olive oil biscuits and Damien Allsop chocolate – to the everyday, such as Hartnett’s own homemade jams, loaves of fig bread, and HP sauce. Come sunnier weather, Nonna’s patrons will be able to order picnic hampers complete with a selection from the shop’s wines and sit out in the park just across the way. While for those who might want some food for thought on the side, Nonna’s deli also has a book corner where titles by fellow foodies Ottolenghi, Nigel Slater, and of course Ramsay and Hartnett themselves, are displayed for sale.
York & Albany
T : +44.20 7388 3344
(Photo Fiona Makkink)
Dutch sculptor Herman Makkink with the Rocking Machine, a penis sculpture, from Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, 1971. His work is currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museumpark, Rotterdam.
Hattomonkey design studio has created a brand new dairy beverage product package concept. So the task which has been set before designers is to invent a package, which is to underline naturality, there by to get closer to the consumer of diary products. The idea was born unexpectedly -to stylize package by a cross stitch.
Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck 1917- Milano 2007). His long career and his strange objects are here described. From the long collaboration with Olivetti firm and the Memphis Group he founded in 1981, symbol of the so called New design .
Crafted out of aircraft-grade aluminum (6061), this dildo is lightweight and functional. This dildo was designed with the sensual curves of the human body in mind. It has been hand polished to a mirror finish. The dildo comes with a decorative satin lined box for safe storage. Dimensions: 8” x 1 1/8” (head) x 1 1/2” (base).
Centre Georges Pompidou (also known as the Pompidou Centre in English) is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais. It was designed in the style of high-tech architecture. It houses the Bibliothèque publique d’information, a vast public library, the Musée National d’Art Moderne which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg. It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who decided its creation, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. The Centre Pompidou has had over 150 million visitors since 1977. The sculpture, Horizontal by Alexander Calder, a free-standing mobile that is twenty-five feet high, was placed permanently in front of the Centre Pompidou by the architect of the building.
While your there, enjoy lunch or dinner at Restaurant Georges on the 6th floor. The food there is great and the view is amazing!
Place Georges Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
Laser Cut and Hand sanded and finished in our Los Angeles WORKSHOP with the highest attention to detail and workmanship, this iPhone Veil adheres to the back of your phone, protecting the back of your phone without bulk.
Fresh off the strength of its inaugural runway presentation for Fall/Winter 2012’s “NOSTALGIA” at Tokyo Midtown, Japan’s PHENOMENON displays a comprehensive collection that is as deserving of the newfound runway presence as it is its street roots. A decidedly different route for the brand than its typical designs, the Brown Horse Jacket still bears the same uniquely Takeshi Osumi authenticity via a bold and patterned aesthetic. Built atop a classic varsity style jacket cut, charcoal wool sleeves are paired with an off-white body that is heavily knit in a colorful nature and horse display. Brown accents, ribbed collar and lower hem as well as a premium interior lining complete the Brown Horse Jacket.
Ett Hem was a private residence built in 1910, for two people who loved art and beautiful things. They left their mark on this townhouse, situated in a peaceful, residential area of Stockholm. This Arts and Crafts building is a tranquil home away from home, steeped in the Scandinavian aesthetics of Carl Larsson and his wife Karin. Transforming the house into a hotel has been a delicate process: its personality had to remain intact.
Yet it also had to offer all the services required by modern travellers. The result is that Ett Hem is again filled with the best collection of furniture, Scandinavian antiques and design. Things that frame moments in life. With twelve rooms, Ett Hem offers discerning guests comfortable interiors and bedrooms full of summery whiteness of light. Outdoors, the courtyard garden is a room as important as those inside. It’s a secret city wilderness that is the perfect place for summer breakfasts or winding down over a chilled bottle of wine.
S – 114 27 Stockholm
T: +46 8 20 05 90
This limited edition bottling was designed by the famous film director David Lynch. Bronze label with metallic designs, it is marbled with granite tints, glitters of mica, shot through with bright trails for a flourish of modernity. The silver signature of David Lynch stands out as a hallmark of elegance. The 2003 is a rich, powerful, vinous Dom Perignon loaded with fruit, structure and personality. It is a big, broad shouldered Dom. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Very rare Jeroboam—only one available.
(Architect: Le Corbusier Location: Chandigarh, India Project Year: 1953-1963)
(Rates from EUR €435 per night)
A floating swimming pool, Internet access, and satellite TV – the Italy of the 16th century was never this lavish. But modern comforts and classical luxury are natural partners here at Villa d’Este. Maybe it’s due to plenty of practice, since this hotel has been welcoming guests to the shores of Lake Como since 1873.
The 152 sumptuous rooms are scattered through two historical buildings dating back to the villa’s days as the summer home of a 16th century Cardinal, and two villas, Villa Cima and Villa Malakoff, with a slightly more recent construction date in the 1800s.
The rooms range from the 320 sq. ft. Double Superior to the 1080 sq. ft. Cardinal Suite, named for the hotel’s original owner, Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. Days at Villa d’Este are full of possibility. Swim in the floating pool, go windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, or match wits with one of the six 18-hole golf courses nearby. And someone has to make sure the spa’s Turkish bath gets some attention!
Via Regina, 40
Eric Fischl emerged in the 1980s as one of America’s most important figurative painters. His paintings, many of which show a single intense moment, compel the viewer to participate in a world of middle-class suburban ambiguity and drama. In Fischl’s engaging distinctly American canvases, narrative, morality, sexuality, and psychology are preeminent. This volume, an expanded edition of Eric Fischl 1970-2000, is the most comprehensive examination of this important contemporary painter. More than 250 works, selected in conjunction with the artist, present the full scope of Fischl’s career: the formative work of the 1970s; the breakthrough paintings of the 1980s, including the controversial Sleepwalker and Bad Boy; and the mature work, often of a personal and contemplative nature, of the 1990s and 2000s. In his most recent paintings, Fischl has turned to multipiece cycles: The Bed, The Chair series, starting with The Philosopher’s Chair; canvases inspired by trips to Italy and India; and the paintings—Fischl terms them “narrative fictions”—of the “Krefeld Project.” These engrossing images have been accomplished with a mastery that has been compared to that of Caravaggio. The introduction, by philosopher and critic Arthur C. Danto, offers a perceptive study of Fischl’s work over the course of four decades. Commentary drawn from interviews with the artist, conducted by noted writer Robert Enright, accompanies the paintings. Finally, a witty and personal afterword by Steve Martin, best known as a gifted comic actor and author, but also an astute collector of modern art, discusses Barbeque, a famed Fischl painting from his private collection.
I love Paris, it never fails to impress with its elegant, stylish and indulgently classy architecture and style. I also love Cointreau for its fresh, sweet and zesty flavour which creates a feminine and aspirational spirit. Hard to resist, then, a visit to Paris’ latest pop-up – Cointreau Privé – for a cocktail making masterclass. A perfect evening surely lay ahead.
19 rue Danielle Casanova,
Open: every Tuesday through Sunday from 7pm to 2am.
The world of motor cars and performance boats have merged with the XSMG. ‘Globally the ultra-rich are spending vast amounts of money on super-luxury ‘Supercar’s’, but there was no marine equivalent in the market; so we challenged ourselves to create a Superboat, a state of the art performance powerboat with the DNA of a Supercar’ – Ian Sanderson XSR48, £1.2 million.
As early as 1953, PP Møbler became the sub-supplier of the frames for the Teddy Bear Chair. And even though PP Møbler did not get its own Wegner designs until 1969, the actual cooperation began here. This cooperative effort was followed by development work on many of Wegner’s prototypes. Like many other Wegner chairs, the Teddy Bear Chair seems to refer to the animal kingdom with its characteristically playful and organic design. The chair received its name after a critic had referred to its armrests as ‘great bear paws embracing you from behind’. In the later years, the Teddy Bear Chair has been one of the most popular Wegner designs of all. Wegner also designed a foot-rest for the Teddy Bear Chair – the pp120 stool. PP Møbler resumed the production of this chair in celebration of the workshop’s 50th anniversary. Originally is was designed for AP Stolen in 1951 by Hans J. Wegner.
Starry bright and fine effervescence,with aromas of fresh pastry, grilled almonds, subtle hints of honey and gingerbread.honey, Grand Siècle offers a perfect balance between strength and delicacy. Its wide aromatic palette allows sea and land food pairings such a poultry with crayfish. It would also provide the perfect match to poultry with truffle or a braised knuckle of veal. One could try with fine disches suc a turbot or sea-bass. For a magnificent start to a festive meal, serve it as an aperitif.
Kiki De Montparnasse is sort of like New York’s answer to Coco de Mer. It’s a bit more minimalist, a bit more stream-lined and commerical but nonetheless a high-end, class place to shop for artful erotic toys, art, accessories and wardrobe. This space even delves in homewares and other lifestyle accoutrement that’ll enhance the sensuous nature of your life in all sorts of realms, not just the bed. From quarter-cup bras to black stemware, you can get it here. They host regular salons too. Also be sure to pay a visit to their onine store.