Browsing articles in "Retail"

Omoshiroi-ne…

…omoshiroi-ne means ‘how clever’ in japanese…Leo Tatemichi, architect and owner of Pompon Cakes, is indeed clever.  Using his mother’s recipes, Tatemichi opened his bakeries two years ago.  He was inspired by his travels through the U.S. by street vendors.  ”It looked like so much fun, so I wanted to bring that warm and inviting spirit along to Kamakura. I wanted create an environment in the urban context, where it resembled something close to a living room”…omoshiroi-ne…

via and via

Feb 23, 2014
cabbagerose

Five Fab Frills*…

…frill*- luxury…nice touch…

urb-e

gareth pugh’s trim jacket

vifa’s copenhagen speaker

 

jewelry for a cause: caliber…from illegal guns to diamond studded cuffs

lovatt wall vase

1,2,3,4,5

Feb 20, 2014
cabbagerose

Five Fab Frills*…

…frill*- luxury…nice touch…

Untitled Nº557, ink, silk & beewax on panel/eric blum…one of my favorite artists…

mirror oh mirror/sam orlando miller

tre pezzi wool from cassina

emerald plants

this pool…na xemena house/ramón esteve

1,2,3,4,5

Dec 16, 2013
cabbagerose

Not Just Another Pretty Pool…

…the water architecture found in Pools Reflections by photographer Kelly Klein is sculptural, sexy, and day-dream worthy…enjoy…

via

 

Jun 5, 2013
cabbagerose

Let’s Shop…

Frederic Perers and Jordi Tamayo have invited us to their new Multiplastic space in Barcelona…

…notice the cool industrial character of the original space…the lighting creates an atmosphere that updates the presence of the company’s corporate blue…well done, yes?

Multiplastic carefully selects items sold from a design concept that equates aesthetics and functionality, and that values innovation above all.

…look what I found…

pen pen/john brauer for essey

mi ming/philippe starck for xo design

chiringuito cooler/ron arad for alessi

…have a great weekend…looking forward to our next shopping spree…

1-3,4-6

see another project featured at cr by Frederic Perers

 

 

 

May 17, 2013
cabbagerose

Sponge…

…no, concrete!  Water absorbent concrete coasters made with eco-friendly materials of non-toxic recycled ash and cement mix.  Available in gray and black.

via

May 3, 2013
cabbagerose

Styling For the Architect/Designer…

…hey, what’s this?  The first of a new series of smart dressing for the architect/designer…this time a collaboration with the mecca of fashion, DIANI, located in Santa Barbara.  This is just a small taste of offerings…if you have a minute, please visit the DIANI blog and beautiful website .  You won’t be disappointed…I promise…double promise…

…I have my favorites chosen.  Thank you to the talented stylists at DIANI…

3. Smythe Cropped Pant ($450.00)
4. Rag & Bone Perry Tank ($255.00)

via

Mar 18, 2013
cabbagerose

Gorgeous…

…seems a bit of an understatement, yes?…especially since I’m near hyperventilation…Karl Lagerfeld for Cassina…KL’s first collaboration with a furniture designer…

…wow…

via

Mar 16, 2013
cabbagerose

May I Ask a Question?…

…this exciting project for Pulsate, a small tile showroom in London’s Primrose Hill, by LIly Jencks and Nathanael Dorent gets my heart pumping…for reasons other than you might think.  Uber-creative and wildly imaginative, Jencks and Dorent have teamed up and fitted out a tile showroom in London to look like a psychedelic cartoon.  I love it…

Drawing inspiration from the mind-boggling images of Op Art and Gestalt psychology, the tiles are laid out in a zigzagging pattern that warps perspective at the back of the space.

and in I go…no doubt, I would be drawn in by this masterpiece…

“We had the idea of a shop not being only a functional space for consumption, but more about architecture and adventure,” said Dorent. “The floor is sloped, and benches are built into the structure, so you’re never really sure what you’re looking at.”

…and this is where I imagine I could end up if I walk through this mind-bending execution of tile…

…and, may I ask a question?  Can anyone explain to me why I feel sea-sick when I walk under The Bean?

1-4,5

Mar 16, 2013
cabbagerose

Rich in Texture…

…I am dazzled by the ingenious work of Tacklebox, New York.  I want to linger in these spaces….and, touch…

…a core principle…

Owen…hand built using 25,000 paper bags…

Stitch Wall…salvaged Wyoming snow fence…

Aesop Grand Central…1,800 reclaimed newspapers from The New York Times…

images courtesy of Tacklebox

Feb 6, 2013
cabbagerose

Go Ahead…

I am officially in ‘hunting and gathering mode’ with the holiday season upon us.  What will make me bundle up and expend physical energy to purchase gifts instead of drinking hot cocoa in my living room and ordering gifts online?  The windows of retail shops, the experience of the season…go ahead…make my day…entice me to enter…

guess white christmas windows, jakarta

harvey nichols christmas windows 2012, london

louis vuitton christmas window display, jakarta

ralph lauren windows, london

zara christmas windows, toronto

selfridges white christmas windows, london

printemps christmas dreams windows, paris/karl lagerfeld

…which is your favorite?

1,2,3,4,5,6

Nov 29, 2012
cabbagerose