Zoo Magazine. by Samantha

40 WiNKS

In the 2009 issue of Zoo Magazine, Diane Pernet writes a piece on 40 WiNKS and all its glamour, couture interior designing, and the face behind the world’s smallest boutique Hotel… the intriguing Mr. David Carter!


German Vogue. by Samantha

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In their August 2009 issue, German Vogue has described 40 WiNKS as, ‘ the most beautiful small hotel in the world’ and I concur! Make sure you book your glamorously sexy getaway soon!


Chair of the Day – Fjord chair by my Favorite Patricia Urquiola by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Moor Chair for Driade by Philippe Stark by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Bocci 25.0 by Omer Arbel for Bocci Canada by Kelli

bocci 25.0 by omer arbelOmer Arbel was born in Jerusalem but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia and trained under the architects Enric Miralles (Barcelona) and John and Patricia Patkau (Vancouver). I am a fan of his interiors work as well so check out his website.

Chair of the Day – Sweet 27 by Paola Navone for Gervasoni by Kelli

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Chair of the Day – Kadrega by Huub Ubbens for Montina by Kelli

huub ubbens chairHuub Ubbens is a wonderfully talented designer, a LOVELY person and a great teacher. I had the privilege to study under him at Scuola Politecnica di Design during my masters program and learned a great deal about furniture design. This chair, Kadrega, is one of the many great designs by Ubbens. Ubbens has worked with many world famous designers such as Michele de Lucchi. IM A FAN! 🙂

Blow Away Vase by Front by Kelli

The creative women of Front designed this version of a Royal Delft vase to appear as though it was exposed to a gust of wind. The Blow Away vase is available from Moooi.blowawayvase by front

Chair of the Day – Antibodi Chair by my fav Patricia Urquiola by Kelli

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Chair of the Day – Crinoline Outdoor Collection by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia by Kelli

B&B Italia’s Crinoline outdoor collection designed by one of my all time favorite designers – Patricia

Chair (bench) of the Day – The Hive by Arktura by Kelli

The Hive can be utilized as a bench or a table – I love the algorithmic pattern in it!


It’s available in a striking blue, orange (shown), black and white.

Chair of the Day – The Stomach Chair by Bannavis Andrew Sribyatta for PIE by Kelli

Made out of bamboo with non toxic finish and adhesive (so its GREEN!)


Chair of the Day – Tsubomi by Leif designpark Tokyo by Kelli

Tsubomi inspired by the  image of a bright future, like that of a flower bud about to blossom.


Chair of the Day – The Cabbage Chair by Nendo Japan by Kelli


Me and Marc Newson last night at the Phillips de Pury party by Kelli

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Last night at Phillips de Pury by Kelli

We had a great time last night at the Phillips de Pury party! I met the fabulous Marc Newson (previous posts on Marc) – pictures of me and marc coming soon 🙂 I also really enjoyed all the fabulous historic pieces up for auction on April 30th.  Here are some of my favorites:

And the star of the show – also the most expensive – Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge

‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson 1988 for Pod, Australia £500,000-700,000

‘Lockheed Lounge’ by Marc Newson 1988 for Pod, Australia £500,000-700,000

Chair of the day – Showtime collection by Jamie Haydon by Kelli



Chair of the Day -The Dancing Chair by Constance Guisset by Kelli

The Dancing chair by Constance Guisset was shown and the Paris and Milan Furniture Fair 2009


MILAN FURNITURE FAIR REVIEW – Chair of the Day – Prickly Pair Chair by Valentina Glez Wohlers by Kelli


Chair of the Day – Chaise Her (and Him) by Fabio Novembre by Kelli

This one is for David –

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Fabio Novembre designed the Chaise Him and Her as a playful response to the famous Panton S Chair  by Verner Panton.