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A brilliant commercial film for Jim Beam created by StrawberryFrog (directed by Dante Ariola), which features my favorite actor. A short interview of Willem Dafoe and shooting scenes can be seen at AskMen.
Leaving the paint peeled off the walls, but finishing it off with special resin to keep it intact, keeping the engravings, the scores and scratches are all elements of this rather casually untouched interior design approach. The tone was set by the existing interior shell of the former garage, the poured concrete walls and ceiling. Enjoy the tour of the ‘garage’ @ Yatzer™ »
You could almost catch sight of the hump-backed Quasimodo wandering among the cathedral’s bell-towers from the windows of Hotel Notre-Dame. A hint of Victor Hugo? It is impossible not to let your imagination run wild from such a charming position. Read the rest of this article @ Lancia Trendvisions »
Creating a functional family home in Sydney’s Paddington, MCK Architects also had the opportunity to re-imagine what ‘heritage’ means in today’s world.
It seems we’ve had the opportunity to review a number of renovations of existing inner-city homes lately – thinking of last week’s Haines House in Newtown, the Cerise House and the Surry Hills Terrace. Well, this week we’ve got a house that struggled to evolve into a 21st Century home, re-imagining the meaning of ‘heritage’. Read the rest of this article @ habitusliving.com »
The French Chocolatier Puts a Provocative Spin On Valentine’s Day
“I eat between 40 and 60 chocolates a day,” confesses Patrick Roger, the Vendôme-born chocolate artist. “Am I sick of it? Of course not. It’s like being in love—do you ever get sick of it?” Passion equals success for Roger. In addition to his Saint-Germain-des-Prés outpost, where NOWNESS photographed the artist, he has seven boutiques throughout France, and one opening in London in 2012. Read the rest of this article @ NOWNESS »
Every company should have a courtyard like this for employees. Oh well… only in our dreams.
Fashion designer Elie Tahari hired MVVA to add a soothing landscape to a windowless suburban “box” he was renovating to relocate 300 warehouse and accounting staff. Mr. Tahari’s work spaces in New York City are renowned for their sensuous materials and unusual uses of landscape; he sought to recreate that feel in an otherwise hostile suburban building. Read the rest of this article @ Landezine »