Bella Italia by ippolito fleitz group

Bella Italia is a wine store as well as a restaurant designed by ippolito fleitz group. Owned by a typical warmhearted Sicilian woman who sells the products of her home country and offers a creative home-style cuisine on an upscale level while she transfers the Italian spirit to Germany. The restaurant, located in Stuttgart West, is highlighted by a ceiling mounted with over 90 different mirrors found on garage sales. There is also a room inside the room, with a large oval table, a large round Read more [...]
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I am Back!

Jesse Lounge Welcome back everyone! The trip went great. We visited the factory and showroom of italian brand Jesse. I didn’t go the the Milan Furniture Exhibition, so it was a great chance to see and try all the new products. While visiting other blogs to see what I have been missing these days, I was very pleased to see at the style files that CoolBoom is also mentioned in this month’s issue of Australian magazine belle. What a nice “Welcome Back” surprise ;) Read more [...]
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Harbour Bath by PLOT = JDS + BIG

The Harbour Bath, designed by PLOT = JDS + BIG, emerges out of the desire of extending the surrounding park onto the water as a terassed landscape. The pool replaces the loading dock, now transformed into a recreational space for the city. The urban beach were the wood represents the sand, defines a public enclosure, accessible and safe to enjoy the summer sun and water. Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Casa 11 Mujeres by Mathias Klotz

Casa 11 Mujeres by Mathias Klotz is build on a cliff-top near Santiago de Chile. The brief was to provide a second home laid out on three levels for a couple with eleven daughters, whose ages range from four to twenty, and to provide all services, a master bedroom and spaces for entertaining and guests. Divided in three floors, the house was built with bare concrete with wood floors, glass, and steel on a 45 degree slope looking down the beach. The bottom floor contains shared spaces, while Read more [...]
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Weekend Links July 05

A reason why you might want to wear glasses Amazing photographs of Abandoned Swimming Pools throughout the greater London area. Limited Edition Design Dolls featuring Zaha Hadid, Jaime Hayon and Karim Rashid. Don’t blame the architect for all the Construction Defects. Pritzker Prize Winners Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Renzo Piano together conversing on tv. A creative use of mosaic tiles in the Tranan Restaurant’s Restrooms. Read more [...]
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The Design Hotels™ Future Forum 2008

DESIGN HOTELS™ proudly announces this year’s Future Forum in Berlin. After a successful Future Forum in Barcelona in 2007, the event will take place in Berlin this year from 15-17 October. Once again it will feature leading minds from the fields of architecture, design, hospitality and art. Future Forum addresses all those who are interested in creating hotels with a whole new mindset. 
It is geared towards investors, hoteliers, architects, designers, developers and consultants, who Read more [...]
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B60 Sloop by Luca Brenta & John Pawson

The B60 designed by Luca Brenta, in collaboration with John Pawson, who designed the interior, and built in Kiel, Germany, is the ultimate day racing yacht built for recreational rather than competitive purposes with the highest levels of manoeuvrability. The aesthetic expression of these functional aspirations is embodied in the sleekest of carbon-fibre hulls surmounted by the geometric purity of a triangular white sail. The B60 is truly the week boat featuring three separate cabins and Read more [...]
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Centre de Poblenou Park by Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel presented in Barcelona, Spain, the Centre de Poblenou Park, a gigantic sustainable garden of 5,5 hectares designed as “meeting point” and “acoustic microclimate” playing with light and shadows. The main garden of the park has a forest very well organized ending at one end of the park with a ramp of volcanic soil. In the second garden, the woodland surrounds the building of the old Oliva-Artés factory and takes the citizens through a visual and olfactory experience. In the third Read more [...]
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