Posts Tagged ‘Lovely Buildings’

The Story of Ett Hem

Ett Hem Hotel [meaning At Home in Swedish] is a 100 year old townhouse in Stockholm, converted into a hotel by the infinitely inspiring design studio of Ilsa Crawford. Standing tall and invitingly on top of a hill in the affluent Ostermalm district, the hotel looks like something cosy and full of promise sprung to […] Read more…

Roman & Williams beyond the Hipster Hotels

I’ve been researching a feature about NYC husband and wife superstudio Roman and Williams [Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch] – responsible for single-handedly cementing the hipster hotel aesthetic as we know it today. Ace Hotel, The Standard Grill and Hotel and The Breslin in New York are all characterised by their slick atmospheric interiors, exposed […] Read more…

Diwali at Dishoom Shoreditch

Happy Diwali everyone! We visited the newly opened Dishoom in Shoreditch this weekend where they were celebrating Diwali with delicious home-cooked style food and activities which really got me in the mood for our upcoming trip to Bombay for our wedding. Dishoom on Boundary Street [the second of its kind in London] pays loving homage to […] Read more…

Stripped!

Well… kind of… it is week three and we still have a LONG way to go with the prep… our bathroom work starts next week [3 weeks behind schedule] – you always hear that phrase on renovating shows and I always wonder “how??” – but it’s reality I guess… decisions take longer than you think […] Read more…

A Home of One’s Own

Finally, after a long six months of anticipation, disappointments, excitement and stress we have the keys to our very own home!!! I’m sure anyone who remembers buying their first home will remember the sense of achievement and relief felt when they step through that door for the first time. It has been a long time […] Read more…

NYC in Colour

Everyone says that London has some of the most beautiful old architecture in the world but as i’ve been walking the streets of New York this week I have noticed the most stunning colour combinations gracing the city’s warehouse style buildings. Rarely in London do I see buildings with complimentary aesthetics sitting side by side […] Read more…

Villa Augustus

Villa Augustus in the Netherlands is a self sustained fairytale environment of a hotel, a restaurant, a market cafe and a vegetable garden. The garden supplies food to the hotel, restaurant, market cafe and for sale. Read more…

Hidey Hole

Isn’t this beautiful woody home in Amsterdam the perfect summer hidey-hole? The farm, near the Wadden Sea belongs to Ina, a teacher at the Design Academy Eindhoven who creates collections of textiles and her partner Matthijs a designer of exhibitions, renovates old homes into contemporary farms like the one they live in. I love the […] Read more…

B.A.R

Located near the National Museum and the Grand Hotel Stockholm, the Blasieholmens Aquarium & Restaurant [known as B.A.R.] is a more casual venture from the team behind Lux Stockholm, a Michelin-starred establishment in the city. Koncept Arkitekter [the firm behind the recently opened Story Hotel in Stockholm] designed the interiors, which feature white tiling, a zinc-topped […] Read more…

Vol Townhouse

Ooooh I like! I know I have said this far too many times but this is my ideal house! Buenos Aires architects Estudio BaBO have completed an extension to a townhouse in Argentina, where a modern rectangular structure sits on top of the original early twentieth-century town house building. Called Vol House, the extension at […] Read more…

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