We're off to Mexico for two weeks as of tomorrow morning which we're rather excited about. Due to this we have to bring you the bad news that we won't be posting as often as we'd like but we'll be sure to update you on the trip once we've returned.
Another Italian beauty, in this case is the stunning 900 year old hotel in Tuscany, Castello Di Vicarello. Aside from the six exquisite suites, there's a traditional farmhouse kitchen, a working vineyard, an olive grove and a full spa. james waterworth alexander james waterworth alexander james waterworth alexander james waterworth interiors interiors.
The British artist has been showing at the Gagosian in New York for the last couple of months, with the show coming to a close on Friday so for those in town, we highly suggest going to this show. The exhibition shows recent works of Hodgkins and despite his tender age, is still producing some of, what we think, is his best works.
With the ski season upon us we thought we'd bring you one of the more beautiful places to stay whilst out there. Based in Megeve, France, the 12 room hotel is opening for its first season.
We're not sure on the designer but whomever it was, has obviously been heavily influenced by Mr A Vervoordt, from the simplicity of the natural raw materials and linens, the simplicity of the space to the individual pieces of furniture, which are remarkably similar to those in Vervoordt's home collection (see here for previous post about the furniture).
We were recently asked by the Fine Art Society to look at their
private show of works by Emily Young. We
weren't entirely convinced that her pieces would work in such
an environment, but they did. In fact the space complimented her work
to a greater extent than in previous cases and the experience was enhanced by
incredible views overlooking the Tate Modern and St Paul's. We'll be
talking with Willoughby Gerrish of FAS in the NY to find out more about her
work and her upcoming show in February.
We've been hearing from our super talented Spanish designer, Marta Yanguas, about a beautiful area called Ampurdan in Spain. Here one will find the above, an incredibly austere space called Palau de Casavells. It's an exquisite atelier and art gallery with antiques and a modern art collection from all over the world. A great concept and perfectly executed, one more reasonto take another trip to Spain.
We recently purchased this incredibly beautiful pair or rocking chairs, dating around the middle of last century. We were thinking of having them covered for practical use but decided against it, believing them to be unique and inspiring in their on right to be a sculptural piece. We were lucky enough to purchase the painting by one of Portugal's rising stars in the art world, David Goncalves. We're planning on a trip early next year to his studio in Porto and getting some in-depth information into what makes Mr Goncalves tick: which of course we'll be sharing with the blog.
We were unfortunately not able to attend this years Art Basel in Miami though we sat down with Rory Mitchell, representing Alison Jacques at the show, who picked his top pieces from the show. We asked Rory why he chose Lygia Clark:
Rory Mitchell: 'Lygia Clark was one
of the most important Brazilian artists of the Twentieth Century and a central
figure in the Neo-Concretist movement. Herbichos represented a vital shift in medium for the
artist; as she moved from two dimensions to three dimensions in an attempt to
overcome the space between an artwork and it's viewer. She intended the
sculptures to be handled and placed in different positions, with the hinges
acting as spines between plates. In her own words: 'It is a living organism, an
essentially active work'
We'll be hearing more from Rory in upcoming Alison Jacque shows.
We were approached in the Autumn to put together a design for a private dining room for one of London's most exclusive members clubs. The room was updated in the early 90's, becoming slightly outdated and currently doesn't function particularly well for an entertaining space. Being a private events space, the introduction of a bar was essential and so we proposed to remove an existing wall and place the bar within the area which is currently back of house. By removing the wall, we obviously also get a larger space and in this case, a much more structured space. Other structural work would include the reconfiguration the entry and introducing a smoking terrace.
The property is a Georgian build and because of this, we've added traditional paneling and detailing to the design of space. As the club has a more contemporary feel, we've introduced modern lighting and furniture with injections of colours coming through the furniture and the modern artwork, which would be supplied by some of the clubs members who luckily happen to be some of Britain's biggest designers.
We've been eagerly anticipating a chat with America's trendiest bookmaker. Unfortunately, being so in demand, our little San Franciscan hasn't quite found the time but we'll grab him soon enough and fill you in on what gets him going, what's in the pipe lines for the future and what was so important that he had to put back our talk!
On our trip to Petra, images posted a couple of weeks ago, we also stopped by in Egypt. It included quite a bit of diving with some of the most magically coloured creatures on this earth and rides with some slightly blander characters, mainly the above.