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U Can't Leave Doha Without Seeing the Islamic Museum!

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influenced by the austerity & simplicity 
of Islamic architecture,
is the last building designed by world renown 
architect I.M. Pei.

It is breathtaking in both setting & design ....
this architectural "must-see,"
is an absolutely brilliant building
both inside & out!!!

Alain Ducasse Restaurant Designed by Philippe Starck!

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The news addition the Doha's 
is Alain Ducasse's stunning restaurant

Designed by Philippe Starck,
it is spectacular .....
sumptuous white leather 
with silver calligraphy, 
an incredible amount of Baccarat crystal,
glorious graphic rugs,
& divine dinnerware,  
plus a view to-die-for ....
this is the most stunning restaurant 
in the world!!!

And don't forget the Ducasse cuisine ....
a total WOW!!!
 
Pictures are scarce .... 
so enjoy this special "secret view"!!!

PS, IDAM means generosity in Arabic!!!

Fabulous Fixtures "Hanging Around" A Doha Patisserie!

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Yep, I'm back in the Middle East,
got here yesterday!!!

First stop Doha ........
with it's "accessorations supreme"!!!  

How divine are these chandeliers .....
spectacular French crystal fixtures, wrapped in
mirror-tinted plexi!!!!

They are probably Baccarat,
& most likely designed by Philippe Starck

Am I right ....
What do you think????

Oops, I'm wrong!!!! 
My friend Lebanese designer
tells me that they're from Mooi!!!
 Sorry ......

Translating Good Commercial Design to My Home!!!!

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I always love great food ...
& when it comes with great design,
that's a plus!!!!

I had a delicious brunch in my 'hood yesterday at 
& I found this fabulous room divider .....
separating the front of house & the dinning room!!
It is stunning!!!

Soooo clever .....
a great graphic element 
& a perfect place to stack wood,
for the enormous wood burning oven, 
a focal point in the restaurant!!!

Great idea for the new "great room" at my house!!!

Martin Creed Transform's Iconic London Restaurant!

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My stunning "London Design Spy" sent me 
these fabulous images!!!!

Turner Prize winning artist 
has designed this outrageous dinning room for London's
and it opened 5 days ago!!!

This innovation "destination place" combines 
divine art, design, food, drink & music.
Opened since 2002, 
this "hip & happening brain-child"
of London restaurant genius "Momo" Mazouz
master French chef Pierre Gagnaire is 
"the place to be seen in London"!!!

The addition of Creed's delightful
"living, breathing, rockin' enviornment,"
makes this an over-the-moon 
"restaurant accessoration"!!!

I adore the zig-zag tiles floor
& the brightly colored graphic wall murals ....
but, I my very favorite thing is ....  
that no two pieces of furniture 
or tableware match!!!
Soooo Chic!!!!

And the other news is that .... 
Chef Gagnaire's redesigned menu 
is inspired by the decor!!!

Thank you "London Design Spy",
you are the best .... 
this is the ultimate in "fabulosity"!!!

Do you think we can get a reservation???