Monthly Archives: June 2016

Inside NYC’s 11 Howard Hotel

New York based design firm Anda Andrei and Danish studio Space Copenhagen did an incredible collaboration to create the 211-room Howard in SoHo. The warm, paired-back concept, part of the Design Hotels collection, includes a modern French restaurant, Le Coucou, by Stephen Starr. Throughout the hotel you can see the use of wooden accents part […]

IIDA Pioneers in Design (Save the Date)

Can good design heal?  IIDA Northern California welcomes Michael Murphy, co-founder of Mass Design Group as our 2016 Pioneer in Design to inspire and engage us in that conversation.  In only seven years, the MASS Design Group “impact driven model” has made dignification of people a tangible element in successful community development, public health and […]

Sculptural Ceiling in Shanghai

Interior Designer Alberto Caiola was in charge of the overall design of this coffee shop in Shanghai. The idea was to design something unique that would draw people into the space. The structural ceiling appears to flow from the outside in creating a unique flow into the bright and open café. The use of reflective […]

Nation Pink Day- London Edition

Interior designer India Mahdavi has designed a stunning monochromatic restaurant in London called Sketch, the multi-disciplinary hip restaurant-art gallery-place to be seen has also become a favorite for locals, tourist, celebrities and art enthusiasts. The restaurant’s pink walls are covered with the artwork of David Shrigley, creating a unique contrast with what the designer called a “feminine brasserie” Artist David […]

Giant Xylophone at the London Festival of architecture 2016

Architecture firm pH+ has created an incredible pavilion in Greenwich that can be played like a large scale musical instrument, for this years London Festival of Architecture 2016. The pavilion features walls covered in copper pipes, allowing the building to function as a huge xylophone. pH+ created the temporary structure for the London Centre for Children with […]

Monday Morning Photo(S) NYC Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we take you inside fashion designer Alexander Wang’s New York City chic loft. The property listed on the market for US$3.75 million is located in a 1915 building is one of just four in the building with an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows at one end. The […]

Venus de Milo in SF

Know for his public art projects, British-born, Australian-raised artist Lawrence Argent is bringing his work to San Francisco. He has design a shiny, stainless steel statue that honors a modern version of the Venus de Milo (housed at the Louvre) The nine-story statue will be San Francisco’s tallest artwork piece, almost as tall as the Statue […]

Ikea’s New Limited Edition Collection

Ikea is launching two new collections for both the environmentally conscious and the fashion lovers. The Användbar collection, which features products made from natural materials including porcelain, Terra Cotta, glass, wood, and cotton will be out this Summer and is limited edition.  The eco friendly line is all about sustainability and going green and strives to make it easier […]

Tom Ford’s Beverly Hills Mansion

This breathtaking 1930’s era home became a real estate battle war between Beyonce and Tom Ford. The house that includes nine bedrooms, two maids’ rooms and two rooms in the guest house and 10 bathrooms spreads out over 14,000 square feet of real estate space. Tom Ford outbid Beyonce and Jay Z, over the epic […]

NEWH Icon of Industry Scholarship

NEWH ICON of Industry Scholarship application opens today! To get more information about NEWH and their scholarship programs click here