The New Balenciaga Flagship Boutique in New York | Retail Design

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To create Balenciaga’s new Manhattan flagship , brand creative director Alexander Wang, who was appointed as artistic director only a year ago, collaborated with interior designer Ryan Korban.

The boutique is characterized by its large area, high ceilings, and deep green Verde Ramegiatto  covering 5400 sq.ft of the space.

“This color green was the very first thing I thought of when I started thinking about the store. It’s regal and aristocratic but also not so obvious.” said Wang.  Shelves are a rich green similar to the marble, but covered in soft suede. The polished limestone-and-marble floor add to the luxurious yet real nature of the space.

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FENDI CASA 2014 Collection | Furniture

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Once again, FENDI CASA  presents an unbelievable collection with an outstanding and lavish setting. The new collection is like none of the previous ones, with a focus on brass details, curved edges, exquisite materials, and a really wide variety of newly introduced pieces. it is uncommon for such luxury brands to launch such a large number of newly designed furniture during one fair. Thierry Lemaire’s influence in the collection has been mainly in the sculptural elements, such as the Artu seating shown above and the Star dining table shown in other photos.

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Cartier Most Spectacular Exhibition Yet At Grand Palais in Paris | Style and History Exhibition December 4, 2013 -February 16, 2014

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If you are in Paris or will be soon, this is a must see exhibition.

Presented in the prestigious Salon d’Honneur room of the Grand Palais this is the first exhibition of this scale to be held in Paris since the Cartier retrospective at the Petit Palais in 1989. Commissioned by the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, the exhibition explores Cartier’s role in the history of style and decorative arts, from the founding of the Maison in 1847 to the mid-1970s.

The exhibition features more than 600 extraordinary pieces, presented side-by-side for the first time. Most of the pieces belong to the Cartier Collection, or have been loaned by private parties, institutions and museum collections from France and around the world. Together, these pieces are a testament to the rich and intricate history of the Jeweler to Kings and the King of Jewelers.

Cartier’s creative genius and artistic flair are presented in a new light under the innovative curatorship of Laurent Salomé, Curating Director of RMN, and his Assistant Director Laure Dalon. Salomé and Dalon approached the exhibition as an art history project, thoughtfully selecting each piece of jewelry, precious accessories, and timepieces for display.

The exhibit’s carefully curated collection of jewelry, bejeweled accessories, and timepieces is complemented by more than 300 documents from the Cartier archives: notebooks, drawings, order books, inventories, plaster casts, autochromes and photographs that provide insight into the jeweler’s creative process.

Around 20 pieces in the exhibit are taken directly from the collection of the royal family of Monaco, allowing visitors an intimate look into Princess Grace of Monaco’s jewelry box.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding tiara and Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby necklace are among the priceless pieces on show. Below are some of the pieces you may see there.

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Cartier Winter Tale Video

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Celebrating the magic of the holiday season, Cartier is proud to present the fourth installment of the Winter Tale film series. A magical walk through Paris featuring an enchanting baby panther and Cartier pages will take you on a nostalgic journey to the 1920s.
Directed by: Bibo Bergeron.

Walking On Air: An Apartment Overlooking the River by B&B Italia | Interiors

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This is beautiful project by B&B Italia  for a home in Northern Italy overlooking a lake. If you are a follower of this blog, you may already know I tend to be biased towards modern and original designs in addition to  impeccable finishing. B&B Italia is one of those brands that has all 3 qualities and more. This is a house I fell in love with and wanted to share with you. All furniture used is by B&B Italia, details are on their website. In Kuwait B&B Italia furniture is sold at Design Circle in Tilal Mall in Shoueikh, tel: +965 22255205.

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Lancôme Teams Up with Baccarat for Limited Edition Perfume Boxes

Lancôme teamed up with luxury crystal maker Baccarat for the limited edition La Vie est Belle perfume bottle. The perfume bottle is presented under two glass bell jars within a music box made by Reuge and topped with a beautiful miniature Baccarat chandelier. On the front there is a button which when pressed, the theme song from the perfume's campaign plays.

There will be only 15 pieces of this limited edition perfume and box. Each box needed around 120 days to be produced. Starting November 15, 2013 this luxury edition of La Vie est Belle perfume will be available at the Lancôme institut in Paris but can be viewed at Sephora on the Champs-Elysées in Paris end of October 2013. Prices have not been announced.

 

Luxury Interior Design By Fendi Casa | Interiors

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Fendi Casa have had several iconic and ultimately luxurious projects in areas such as Miami and New York not to mention the private jets and yachts. All their interiors are fully furnished with Fendi Casa furniture,  accessories (mirrors, vases, piano, etc..) , and lighting. so anything, even the shelving in these images,  are by Fendi Casa. The photos practically speak for themselves. All of the shown items can be ordered through any Fendi Casa dealer. In Kuwait the brand is represented by Design Circle +965 22255205/6.

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Hermes Furniture Collection

 

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It occurred to me that i have posted several times about the Hermes furniture line but haven't actually posted the details of the items in the collection. Known for their architectural spirit in their designs in general whether in their bags or accessories, it is only natural for Hermes to apply the same approach to their furniture. As it is already known, architect Antonio Citterio designed their debut collection and Philippe Nigro worked on the latest one presented last April during Salone Del Mobili. Below are the details as described on the Hermes website.

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