Category Archives: Design

Presenting The Outstandingly Excellent ‘World Of Muriel Brandolini’

‘THE WORLD OF MURIEL BRANDOLINI’ TO MAKE COLOURFUL DEBUT AT PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY. FIRST OF A KIND LIFESTYLE AUCTION SALUTES ACCLAIMED DECORATOR. AUCTION: OCTOBER 21, 2011, 10AM. LOCATION: Phillips de Pury & Company, 450 Park Avenue, NY10022. To read the press release, please click HERE.

Interior Excellence via the Oustanding Muriel Brandonlini. Image via Emily Berl for The New York Times.

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Lessons In Excellency: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s Outstanding New Design For The Park Avenue Armory

Presenting the new design for the Park Avenue armory, by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The $200-million restoration is expected to be completed by 2015, says The New York Times. Image below: one of the two rooms that have been completed. It includes a chandelier designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Image via Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times.

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Remembrances of Outstanding Excellency Past: Mr. Steve Jobs

Remembering Excellence: Mr. Steve Jobs. Image via Konstantin Sergeyev via New York Magazine.

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Milan Report: The Excellent Return of Genny, Back On The Runway

An Outstanding look for Spring 2012 via Genny.

An Excellent look for Spring 2012 via Genny. Image via The New York Times.

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Design Report – Excellence à la Française: Monsieur François Catroux

Presenting the Excellent interior design of the Outstanding Monsieur François Catroux, via HORTSON.

Outstandingly Excellent interior design via Monsieur Francois Catroux. Image via HORSTON.

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Remembrances of Excellency Past: Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee

As told by Guiseppe Cipriani, General Founder of Harry’s Bar, Venice: “Who could ever forget the extraordinary fashion designer, Valentina Schlee?  Of Russian origin, she was Greta Garbo’s stylist. They both lived in the same building in New York.  Greta Garbo eventually became the lover of her husband, Mr. Schlee. Valentina always dressed like the Great Garbo.  Or perhaps the Great Garbo was always dressed like her.  A mass of tangled locks hid her from view even in the middle of summer. She was both the joy and the desperation of all our waiters and cooks and those of the Hotel Gritti as well, where she usually stayed. When she finally left, all the men heaved a huge sigh of relief.  I sent a bottle of champagne over to the staff at the Gritti, and made sure that everyone who had served her got their share.”

Outstandingly Excellent People. Image via GarboForever.com

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Excellent Question, Concerning ‘Vanity’ by Natalia Brilli

The Excellent People for The Fancy: “Is Natalia Brilli Excellent? Outstandingly so..Why? The Belgian-born, Paris-based designer creates exquisite objects using the very finest leather & suede. Here: A skull box.”

'Vanity' by Natalia Brilli. Image via BookOfJoe.com.

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The Excellently Outstanding Design of Harry Allen’s ‘Pickup’ Bowl

Product description via Areaware via Anwar: Designer: Harry Allen. Material: Resin and Marble Dimensions: 5 x 12 x 6 inches. “Harry Allen loves trucks. His immaculately restored 1964 Willys Jeep was recently featured in the New York Times, but it was his fond memories of playing in the dirt that lead him to the idea of “Pickup”. The beauty of any pickup truck is its utilitarian aesthetic – four strong wheels and the capacity to haul cargo. Harry had function on his mind as he cast a toy truck and turned it into a catch-all bowl. As with all REALITY products, it is the material transformation that completes the idea. “Pickup” is functional art for the home.” To purchase, please click HERE.

Outstandingly Excellent design: Harry Allen's 'Pick Up bowl'. Image via Areaware.

Limited to an edition of 300

 

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Excellently Behind-the-Scenes (Paris Report): Backstage @ YSL

Excellently behind the scenes: Baclstage at Yves Saint Laurent. Image via YSL via Twitpic.

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Collaborative Excellence: Chris Johanson Blankets @ The Standard Hotel

Via The Standard Hotel: “The figurative aspect of the design and the text, “all people are multi-dimensional” really warm up the room and give it a new vibe that we love.” The blankets were created by artist Chris Johanson for the beds in the guest rooms of The Standard Hotel, Downtown, LA. A limited edition of 40 blankets are available for purchase at Shop The Standard.

A blanket by artist Chris Johanson for The Standard Hotel, Downtown, LA. Image via The Standard Hotel.

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