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Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Hotel California

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Hotel California

Anyone looking to instantly banish the long winter blues would do well to immerse themselves in the desert colors of Palm Springs, California—and we’re not talking burnt sienna and yellow ochre. Thanks to the architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat of Stamberg Aferiat + Associates, guests at the Saguora hotel will find an — Continue reading

Cutting Edge

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Cutting Edge

As if we needed another reminder of how one unexpected element can effectively reposition a utilitarian object as objet d’art (see brass hammer, flower nails), the Danish tableware company, Stelton, has managed to up the ante with Pure Black, a knife series “for serious gourmets who are as daring in their — Continue reading

Street Language

Categories: Art + Graphics
Street Language

The next time you’re in New York, and find yourself baffled by its signage, take heart. That unintelligible parking sign may, in fact, be part of Rap Quotes, an ongoing project by the artist Jay Shells. Shells, who has shown a fondness for street signage in the past, has recreated — Continue reading

Cottage Industry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Cottage Industry

Stretching the definition of outdoor furniture to its limits—and just named a 2013 International Design Award winner by Elle Decor Spain—is Kettal Cottage, a cabana-cum-daybed designed by the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. An aluminum frame, wooden slats, a mattress that seats/sleeps two, and a privacy curtain create an outdoor refuge — Continue reading