Boutique Hotel Find: Le Pigalle Paris

Le Pigalle lies on Rue Frochot, in an area dubbed ‘La Nouvelle Athènes’ (new Athens) developed in the 1820s for the rising professional classes of the new industrialist era. Influenced by London’s urban architecture, neoclassical flourishes meet with colourful Place Pigalle and the heady cultural mix found on the southern slopes of Montmarte. Charlotte de Tonnac […]

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Design Find: Martin House Complex Buffalo

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Head to the suburban idyll of Buffalo’s Parkside neighbourhood to the East of Delaware Park and discover an architectural masterpiece that requires no identification of the visionary behind its façade. On this leafy corner plot on Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue, the landmark’s horizontal planes, deep overhanging eaves and cantilevered roof design set harmoniously with […]

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Concept Store Find: Clerkenwell London

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Warning: you could wile away an entire day in this engaging labyrinth. Clerkenwell London opened its doors in September 2015 – absorbing the essence of its location to curate a space that produces an intellectual energy and a lingering education of style. Throughout the extensive space, there are strong undertones through materiality with each area gaining […]

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Art Hotspot: Judd Foundation NYC, 101 Spring Street

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For the minimalist art and design enthusiast Donald Judd’s former home and studio is the ultimate art experience in NYC’s Soho. Judd meticulously converted the historical industrial building into a live/work space, now considered to be the birthplace of “permanent installation”. On the guided tour visitors can experience the space with Judd’s permanently installed pieces […]

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Lifestyle Store Find: Goodhood London

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Located in the epicentre of Shoreditch, The Goodhood Store is home to a genuinely curated selection of fashion, cosmetics and lifestyle luxuries. Every square metre of the space, which is split over two floors, is crammed with a sense of effortless style and quality. Throughout the ground floor, find well-considered men’s and womenswear from brands such as Comme […]

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Contemporary Art Hotspot: Zabludowicz Collection London

Once you can get your tongue around the pronunciation of the Zabludowicz Collection – Zah-blu-doh-vich – you will find yourself uttering one of London’s leading independent contemporary art collections. Founded by art world power couple Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, the private collection consists of over 500 established and emerging international artists, which include many unique […]

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Art Find: Fondazione Prada Milan

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The brand new Fondazione Prada has been in the works for years, but after only weeks since opening it has already become a hotspot for culture in Milan. The long-awaited institution located in a former distillery, re-thought by Rem Koolhaas, is – as the architect explains – “not a preservation project and not a new […]

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Art Gallery Find: Hayward Gallery London

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Architectural love or loathing towards the Hayward Gallery’s concrete façade aside, it is what’s inside this Sixties landmark on London’s Southbank complex that attracts the culture crowd into its brutalist core. Hayward Gallery presents several temporary exhibitions a year across two levels that broadly range from the classics through to the contemporary as well as […]

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Design Hotspot: Geffrye Museum London

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If you’re into keeping up with the Joneses, you’ll want to keep up with the Geffrye: the Geffrye Museum that is. Located in Shoreditch, East London, the museum is a must for lovers of the home and interior design. Visitors can time travel across a sequence of eleven domestic environments that span from the 1600 […]

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The Curators: DTLA Through The Eyes of Vanguard Concept Store Please Do Not Enter

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As Nicolas Libert guides me through the boutique-cum-gallery he founded with Emmanuel Renoird in Downtown Los Angeles, he recounts an anecdote: “when we first opened last year we were expecting a delivery. We waited and waited and realised the courier had in fact attempted the delivery; he read the name of the space – Please […]

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