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Before/after: a summer kitchen

Before/after: a summer kitchen

Investing a little used area under a pool as a summer kitchen. Before: After: Polished concrete finish for the worktop, lime stucco for the walls. Bamboo and resin colourful dishes.  
18e aux sources du design, Chateau de Versailles

18e aux sources du design, Chateau de Versailles

Making good use of a long flight connection in Paris by visiting this intimate exhibition at the Chateau de Versaille. See link here: http://www.chateauversailles.fr/les-actualites-du-domaine/evenements/evenements/expositions/18e-aux-sources-du-design/design/quelques-chefs-duvre-1 I was quite intrigued by the idea put forward that 18e century might be a revolution in design as well: that styles like Louis XV and XVI styles could be seen as...
Miami Design district

Miami Design district

Another much publicised area, but this time a complete flop as far as I am concerned, as the so called design district is just an outlet of the big brands with very little individuality, and it sounds like an excuse to open up one luxury shop behind the other. Even the Moore building with it’s...
The Metropolitan Hotel, Miami, by Paola Navone

The Metropolitan Hotel, Miami, by Paola Navone

We thought of going back to THE Delano, but decided to try another sacred monster of design’s latest venture: a hotel redesigned by Paola Navone sounded like a passport to a blissful stay, and so it was..   
Hubert Le Gall, Design en liberté, Riom

Hubert Le Gall, Design en liberté, Riom

Wasn’t expecting to find Hubert Le Gall’s excentric poetry in the middle of central France, but here it is, and it was well worth the trip!   
Cooking and nature emotional hotel, Alvaros, Portugal

Cooking and nature emotional hotel, Alvaros, Portugal

Although the name is not very glamorous, the place is absolutely perfect, and in the end, the title does describes it,  partially. What it doesn’t say, is how well designed is the place, how large and cosy are the common spaces, and how glam the rooms actually are with floor to ceiling walls opening on...
Marc Held, De la photographie au design/du design a l'architecture, Galerie A. Pentcheff, Marseille

Marc Held, De la photographie au design/du design a l’architecture, Galerie A. Pentcheff, Marseille

A fascinating exhibition of Marc Held‘s work at Galerie A. Pentcheff: archives, black and white photography taken by Marc in the 50’s, vintage culbutos, designs from the 70’s for IBM, mini museum, and cherry on the cake:  the limited edition of the iconic Primo culbuto, only shown once in the 70’s as a prototype, here on sale...
Renovation of a stone shed

Renovation of a stone shed

Niched under ancient oak trees, the wood shed was a little ruin. Here brought back to life and to good use with the addition of a built-in bench. A welcome napping spot at the back of the garden. In front of the shed, the traditional lavender field…        
Les Suds en terrasse, Salon Cote Sud, 2013

Les Suds en terrasse, Salon Cote Sud, 2013

Sorry, only a few pictures, was late, had to rush as I stopped by the just opened MUCEM on my way to Aix, promise will be more thorough next year…… A pick of my favourite stands in this 2013 edition of Salon Cote Sud, with much to my liking, Marseille well represented here.   Rock...
Poterie Ravel, Aubagne

Poterie Ravel, Aubagne

Ravel’s  family business opened 1837, and is now ran by the fifth generation. The offer goes from terracota pots in classic shapes, to the designers pieces: Jean-Marie Massaud just signed the Uluru collection. It also spans all shapes and sizes, from the 10 cm herb pot, to the enormous 1m diameter pot that can safely hold...
The New Hotel, Athens

The New Hotel, Athens

Just relooked by the Campana brothers, it epitomises cool and functional. Their scrap/recycling design style works marvels here in the lobby, and in the much published breakfast room with « trees » of recycled wood furniture elements dressing up the supporting columns.      In the bedrooms, the Campana brothers reinterpret the traditional shadow theatre, the « Karagiozis »...
Dixon docks

Dixon docks

A much anticipated visit to the grand master of design’s showroom. Starting with lunch (with a great wine list dixit my other half who can be trusted on this matter) in the in-house restaurant headed by young genius Stevie Parle’s, with Dixon’s design everywhere in sight, an overall wonderful experience!!          The...