Majestically restored, The Beekman Hotel is located in lower Manhattan between the East and Hudson rivers. The landmark building dating back to 1880 was restored by architecture firm Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and decorated by interior designer Martin Brudnizki. The dark color palette, lighting, ironwork and ingenious use of carpets throughout the 287 rooms and atrium give an amazing Victorian Old World atmosphere aligned with the spirit of Manhattan in the 19th century.
But the eye-catcher is undoubtedly the amazing use of Persian rugs on the reception counter which sets the tone.
source – photography AD, Kenwood Travel, ahotellife.com
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Featuring striking couture images of renowned photographer Cathleen Naundorf’s work with Polaroid photography, Haute Couture represents a series of images produced over six years of the artist working with some of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers.
source : Yatzer
This year, how about trading the Christmas tree in favor of something a little bit—well, maybe a lot—more unexpected: a CHRISTMAS CACTUS.
Succulent and cactus haven ” The Sill ” is offering a new Hot Holiday Cacti Collection: several cacti of different sizes that can be decked out with festive pom-poms and colorful trim.
So very New York !
The Sill, 84 Hester Street, thesill.com
source : VOGUE
Maman, a new cafe in SoHo, offers baked goods and regional dishes from the south of France.
A 19th-century New York factory houses both Brandon and Amy Phillips’s apartment and the workshop for their company, Miles & May Furniture Works.
Source : dwell
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright the Reisley house is located in Pleasantville, New York was completed in 1951.
“The latest edition of the fantastic iPhone/iPad app magazine Edition29 Architecture features Villa NM, a stunning residence designed by Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel of the firm UN Studio.
Destroyed in a fire in 2007, this sculptural upstate NY residence happened to be of the first internationally recognized reinterpretation of the Glass House. Fortunately, it is slated to be rebuilt, but at this time we can only see it through photographs.”
Reblogged from Designmilk.com
Owner of Hotel Dylan, Paul Covello, approached the Novogratz to renovate a motel space he had in the iconic location of Woodstock, NY. As a tribute to the Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, they transformed the space into rooms that embrace sophisticated boho chic, vintage elements, and vibes of the true flower children themselves. Each room has a theme and an iconic image from Woodstock (by Elliot Landy) such as “The Band”, “The Jimi”, “The Blue Balloon”, and “The Joplin” to name a few.
Located in the State of New York, this vacation house is turned on its side to access the view. The main living space is cantilevered above in the forest canopy—up in the trees. The Tower House has been designed by NYC-based architecture practice GLUCK.