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!


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 – Antibodi Chair by my fav Patricia Urquiola by Kelli

patricia-urquiola chair

Win a 2 night’s stay at 40 Winks! by Kelli
May 8, 2009, 2:45 pm
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Schedule a free design consultation today and you will be entered to win a weekend getaway at 40 WiNKS! Email us at 40winks banner

More on Salone di Mobile – Milan Furniture Fair by Kelli

Some new pieces to look for at Salone di Mobile!

Crash by Gianni Osgnach – See it at Dilmos (I lived just down the street from this showroom and I didn’t go by once without stopping to stare at some of the most fascinating pieces of art and furniture – highly recommended to visit)

La Perla by Mantellassi

The new Coupole from Tavazzani & Kassem

tavazzani-kassemMore images from my favorite Dilmos


Fame In France by Kelli
March 27, 2009, 4:40 pm
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Fame in France..
French TV were here a few weeks ago filming a piece on David’s London home… It was broadcast yesterday. David and I got to watch it this morning over a cup of tea. I thought it was really cool, I mean I couldn’t understand a word, but David (being a shy and modest type) was blushing with embarrassment the entire time!! David’s lovely Italian assistant, Francesca, did most of the talking, which meant that David was able to avoid revealing just how rusty his French has become… David has made me promise not to publish details of where the show can be found on the internet, but it is well worth looking out for! (pm me for the link)
xoxo Kelli


Bedtime Story Nights at 40 WiNKS by Kelli

On a more modest note, David’s new boutique hotel, 40 WiNKS, is also planning to organize its own program of Strange and Wonderful events. David has been talking to Spoken Ink, a new audio book site devoted to short stories ( They are not officially launching until June 09, but David has had his ear pressed to the ground and wants them to put on a series of intimate ‘Bedtime Story Nights’ at 40 WiNKS with tales of Love, Longing and Lust.. Also under discussion is a possible collaboration with the very talented Scottish installation artist, Laura Yuile. David is very keen on the idea of a burlesque inspired shadow puppet show to be performed in the windows of the house, but from what I can gather I am not sure that Laura necessarily shares his enthusiasm. I will keep you posted on all the dates, creative differences and behind-the- scenes gossip, but David is hoping to have the first events up and running in June… so keep logging on to alacarterstyle! Numbers will be strictly limited.

xoxo Kelli