Alternative hotel chain Living Rooms has announced its plans to open a 27,000 sq ft., 50 bedroom hotel located within five terrace houses in Notting Hill, London. The chain aims to reflect the free spirit and creativity of the area throughout the design.
The Laslett named after local Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the Notting Hill Festival is designed by Waldo Works who reworked the ‘typical’ hotel room concept, adding a more homely feel. Irregular framed art works; modern furniture pieces and the finest textiles feature evoke a modern lifestyle.
The hotel opens in Summer 2015.
Icon reveals the nominees for the 2014 Icon Awards judged earlier this month at the BT Tower in London’s West End. The shortlist includes globally prominent architects and designers, along with emerging practices and technical and social innovators.
The winners – and the 2014 Icon of the Year – will be announced at a ceremony on 4 December at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. The winners will all receive trophies designed by Anton Alvarez, made using his thread-wrapping machine.
2014 AWARDS SHORTLIST:
Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, by Lacaton & Vassal
LSE Student Centre, London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by David Chipperfield Architects
Bonhôte townhouse, London, by AOC
Markthal, Rotterdam, by MVRDV
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, by Allies and Morrison
Tate Britain, London, by Caruso St John
Victoria Beckham store, London, by Farshid Moussavi
Another release this week from prolific Japanese studio Nendo is the extension of the 2013 Peg Collection for Cappellini. The new additions include a series of sofas, beds, low tables, corner shelving unit and mirror. The pieces are unified by their compact feel and wooden peg legs. Continue Reading…
Above: Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones designed by Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux of Parrot.
Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, recently unveiled the augmented version of their famous Zik headphones featuring lighter headphones, with more autonomy, more sensors and algorithms. Due to launch in November for $399 and top of my wish list this week is the covetable beige set, mixing uncompromising audio quality with effortless style.
Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design
The ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…
Styling Inspiration: Filtered light
‘Winter Light’ by Scott Hardy
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