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duecento otto

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Singaporean hotelier Yen Wong’s latest outing in Hong Kong is a decidedly opulent premise, filled with old-world charm. Designed by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar of young Istanbul-based design firm Autoban208 Duecento Otto delivers ‘rustic Italian cuisine from a New York perspective’. Yum.


Written by bjornyeo

January 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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the harmony club

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A men’s club left to rot over 40 years and brought to life by a daring gentleman. A great story of restoration and guts and lots of love for the old world charm. This is one stunning home. via Yatzer

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

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January 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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hermès at the hotel lutetia

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RDAI was tasked with the latest Hermès boutique in the previous swimming pool of the Hotel Lutetia in Paris. Their solution of beautiful handcrafted wooden ‘huts’ with a flowing stairway leading into the shop is beautiful, immensely crafted and perfectly befitting of Hermès. via Contemporist


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December 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

hoxton street monster supplies – purveyor of quality goods for monsters of every kind

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A real store in actual real existence, the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies stocks top quality goods for everyday monsters, and the monsters in all of us. We Made This took the idea, and executed a perfect old-world apothecary with hand-stuck labels and painted door signs. The most interesting part of this store? Behind a cupboard lies a secret stairway to lead up to a writing school for kids, called Ministry of Stories. The store is actually a fake front for a writing centre where kids aged 8-18 can get one-to-one tuition with professional writers and other volunteers. Born out of an idea of the 826 literacy project by Dave Eggers, this is one project that is perfect all over, inside and out.

Written by bjornyeo

December 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Posted in branding, design, interior, love!

troika x swarovski

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A beautiful, mechanical way of producing pulsating rainbows on your floor… by Troika for Swarovski


Written by Design With Thought

December 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

Posted in art, interior, video

usher hall

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What a stunning way to light up a spiral staircase! speirs + major eschewed the usual and expected chandelier and instead went with a modern “lighting shaft” that uses fluorescent tubes to great effect. via designboom

Written by bjornyeo

November 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Posted in architecture, interior

for use/numen’s packing tape web

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Viennese/Croatian design collective Numen / For Use has created a web cocoon only out of packing tape, all 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of it. Drawing inspiration from a dancer’s movement across the space, the resulting web is strong enough to support visitors climbing into and all over it. via Fast Company

Written by bjornyeo

November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

Posted in art, interior

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