Ralph Lauren’s Fifth Avenue Duplex | Celebrity Homes

Photographer: Richard Corman

Ralph Lauren commissioned the late decorator Angelo Donghia to rennovate and design his Fifth Avenue Duplex. For this particular place, Lauren was motivated by a “simple, almost primitive desire for clean, open space”. Donghia became one of his closest friends, Lauren liked his clean lines and simplicity.

Lauren wanted a simple retreat, a place where white was predominant and where he felt like he was “floating on a cloud”, thus the elevated level of the living room. The apartment enjoys beautiful views and a great amount of natural light.

To add to the simplicity, the herring bone wood flooring was replaced with a more simple pattern and a slightly darker tint. Materials used in the kitchens and bathrooms are now very sleek and modern with glossy surfaces and clean lines. Furniture was replaced, banana plants were discarded.

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L’hôtel Mama Shelter Marseille by Philippe Starck

 

“There is no project without something very powerful behind it; a human reason, social, love. A vision. Otherwise it cannot legitimately exist. We cannot separate Mama Shelter from its genesis, a simple application of a vision and a story. A human story, an encounter, affinity, a deep friendship, people who love each other. This is the starting point for everything” says Starck.

Mama Shelter hotel was originally created by Starck and Serge Trigano of Club Med fame, his sons Jeremy and Benjamin, urbanist/ philosopher Cyril Aouizerate and hotel magnate Michel Reybier. This is the second Mama hotel opening in Marseille after its debut in Paris.

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Bottega Veneta Hotel Rooms | Hotel Design

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Bottega Veneta has been pretty busy the past few years designing hotel rooms. Above is their latest from the Park Hyatt Chicago. Known for their soft and exotic leather, hotel clients staying in this room will be enjoying this luxury. The 1,400-square-foot suite offers a bedroom, open living room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms. I am expecting a furniture line by them, from the looks of these rooms you can sense a furniture “style” paving its way into the furniture world.

In addition to Chicago, there are Bottega Veneta rooms in the St. Regis of both New York and Rome, pictures below. A new one is to be designed for the St. Regis in Florence as well.

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Patricia Urquiola | Designer of Elegance

A legend of Italian design, cultivated and elegant, with an extrovert Spanish temperament. This is the secret to Patricia Urquiola’s success. A designer who has given new meaning to living, classic and informal, intimate and versatile.

The entire interior of the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is the work of Patricia Urquiola who is renowned for her gleeful, often multifunctional pieces for companies such as  B&B Italia , Moroso, Molteni &C, Alessi, Kettal, Emu, and many others.

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Kim Kardashian’s House: Can You Keep up?

Kim’s new pad is a Mediterranean villa located in Beverly Hills. The house has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, a grand two-story entry, formal living room and dining room — each with their own fireplaces. The house was originally listed at almost $5m but was last listed with a hugely reduced asking price of $3.795million.

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Gucci’s Aquariva & Fendi’s Lady Lara

Both Gucci and Fendi are entering the world of design for luxury transportation by storm. A few months ago we saw the photos of the magnificent Lady Lara yacht furnished by Fendi Casa and last month Gucci announced they are introducing made-to-order speedboats with prices starting at around $750,000.

The Aquariva By Gucci ,produced along with Officina Italiana Design, will be available by special order in 2011 . The boat was designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini as part of Gucci’s upcoming 90th anniversary celebrations. The boat’s fiberglass hull and detailing are painted in Gucci’s custom glossy white, offset with varnished mahogany in the cockpit and decks. The seats and sundeck are upholstered in waterproof Gucci print fabric with the fashion house’s signature red and green stripe detailing. Gianni has also designed a number of Riva by Gucci his-and-hers accessories, including bags and shoes, to go along with the craft, which is powered by two 380 hp Yanmar engines for a maximum speed of 41 knots and a 150-mile range at cruising speed. info source

Lady Lara by Fendi Casa

In its first venture at sea, Fendi Casa—under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari—has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer.

Fendi Casa have established an elegant image through their known preference for neutral colors mainly creams, silver, and champagne. Some may perceive this as monotonous but once you see the glamour you will definitely change your mind, their furniture and fabric define luxury. Their use of high end materials like mother of pearl, crocodile leather, & exotic wood such as Briar root (used in pipes) adds the unique touch that distinguishes a well designed product from a plain one.

All details were taken into consideration by Fendi designers, from the door handles to the flooring, to the luxurious lighting made with Swarovski crystals to the last vase and photo frame. Fendi Casa are known for their wide and beautiful selection of lighting and accessories. The glass used for their chandeliers , table lamps and vases is mainly Murano glass which is considered of highest end glass.

Fendi Designed a private plane interior as well…

For more info on any of the products above and latest Fendi Casa releases you can contact them on +965 2 2255205. Their showroom in Kuwait is located at Tilal Mall, Shoueikh .

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