Sep 082012
 

If you are a mountain sports enthusiast, addicted to expanses of white snow and can afford a 5* accomodation then this is the place for you! Hotel AltaPura or The Highest Skipalace as they call themselves is situated at an altitude of 2,300 m in the Val Thorens resort and combines the perfect conditions for skiing, breathtaking 360° views and uniquely designed atmosphere including rooms, restaurants, bars, spa, common spaces. Add hi-tech environment as a Mac mini in each room, interactive touch screens and iPad/iPhone docs in the common areas and you get the perfect place for your active winter break. Enjoy the images and wish everyone could go there for at least a week!

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Aug 202012
 

Porthsmouth is a beautiful city on the South coast of Great Britain where you can spend some really nice and pleasant time. Some of the places to visit - Charles Dickens’ Birthplace MuseumD-day museum, Historic docs, Southsea castlePortsmouth city museumAspex galleryBluereef aquaruimSinnaker tower and for the shopping maniacs - Gunwharf-quays shopping centre. There are few mixed sand and rubble beaches, entertainment park for kids and adults along the coast and a huge lawn for a picnic. Isle of Wight is a stone throw away and regular ferry and hovercraft lines are operating. It is a famous touristic and holiday destination and the famous Isle of Wight festival is taking place every year. Here are some photos you are not going to see in the touristic websites and brochures

Portsmouth Sinnaker tower

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Jul 252012
 

Architecture student Tereza Komarkova and Czech architects EDIT! made this Puma Social Club at the Prague store.  Bags and clothing hang from steel chains and their height can be controlled both manually or remotely. This Social Club  is oriented especially towards young people who loves street ware products. The store in the center of the town and can be visited by anyone.

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Jul 172012
 

One of the many places to visit when you are in London, definitely would be Serpentine Gallery in Kensignton Gardens just next to the Hyde park. Each summer there is a project of a pavilion commissioned to one of the biggest names amongst all architects in the world. The project must take 6 months from scratch to completion. The first one dates back in 2000 and we are showing you now this year’s pavilion made by Herzog&Meuron and Ai Weiwei. The pavilion’s interior is clad in cork – a natural material with great haptic and olfactory qualities and the versatility to be carved, cut, shaped and formed. Here what they say about their structure:

“Our path to an alternative solution involves digging down some five feet into the soil of the park until we reach the groundwater. There we dig a waterhole, a kind of well, to collect all of the London rain that falls in the area of the Pavilion. In that way we incorporate an otherwise invisible aspect of reality in the park – the water under the ground – into our Pavilion.”

In few consecutive post we are going to add the rest 11 pavilions.

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Mar 272012
 
The Ideal Home Show has been inspiring homeowners for more than 100 years. This spring, the fantastic show returns with even more features and expert advice.
You can meet 600 exhibitors from around the world, and get ideas for all areas of the home, including interiors, home improvements, gardens, gadgets, food, housewares and more.
Whether you’re embarking on a big project or simply want to spruce up your home, the Ideal Home Show has everything you need under one roof and is a great day out for all the family.
Apr 152011
 

Ever since the first steps in Liberty you will understand that this place is not in vain selected as the best shop in London by on-line magazine Time Out London. Literally department store for everything related to modern lifestyle – cosmetics, clothes, accessories, jewelry, gifts, household goods – textiles, furniture, carpets, lighting, kitchen supplies, decorations and accessories, books, paintings. Nothing new under the sun, you will say! Yes, but actually here we are talking  first for an exclusive selection of unique products from around the world, second – more and more emphasis on those that are handmade and a third  - this store is only one in the world – one of a kind museum of the design. Here you can find both products of world famous designers in every field and those who see for first time but the thing that really links them is their uniqueness which combined with the charm of the interior of the store itself, just might make you contemplate its every corner for hours. Like, maybe you probably guess, this makes it an arena of constant events – book presentations (yesterday we wrote about presentation of Decorate by Holly Becker, Amy Butler today also presented his new book there), new collections, products, exhibitions. Liberty was one of the venues of London Fashion Week in February this year.

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Oct 292009
 

The Tulu shop is an emotional impression of materials and colors found in the heart of Istanbul. It is owned by the American designer and antique textile dealer Elizabeth Hewitt who lives and works in Turkey. The fabrics and  patterns are so amazing and vivid, with ethnic elements – habitual for the Oriental style. Everything in Tulu brings a positive emotional charge – decorative pillows, bed linens, fabrics and accessories – so shiny and alluring that you want to have the all. Here you can see a small part of  all the products found in this shop. The real magic you could feel only if you visit the plasce – Tulu of Istanbul.
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