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Thierry Despont's Divine "Le Cabinet de Curiositiés"!

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Yesterday, I had a Tribeca jaunt with the ultimate 
"seriously supreme accessorator" 

Starting with lunch at the delicious new restaurant ....
"a modern Jewish America bistro," 
with the best matzoh ball soup & hot dogs in town, 
from foodies Zach Kutsher, Alan Wilzig, Jeffrey Chodrow, 
& Richard Kirshenbaum!!!!

Next was a visit to the stunning & stylish installation 
at the historic New York Mercantile Exchange!!!!

This spectacular exhibition, a joint venture between 
international galleries Marlborough & Steinitz,
was conceived & curated 
by world renown architect, designer, & artist 
 
"Le Cabinet de Curiosités" is presented in a series of 
Second Empire rooms created by 18th century boiserie &
objects d'art shipped from Paris by Steinitz.

This unique installation of art, design, & antiquties
features sculptures & collages from 
Spanish artist Manolo Valdés,
hyperrealist trompe l'oeil paintings by 
Chilean painter Claudio Bravo,
and Despont's assemblage sculptures & paintings.

Reminiscent of Deyrolle's chic Paris taxidermy store &
Axel Vervoordt's Palazzo Fortuny exhibition 
during the Venice Biennale .....
this installation is extraordinary & must not be missed!!!! 
And it's been extended thru February!!!!

Moroso/Flos Showroom Adds Galleria Illy Pop-up!!!

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In London, Italian design giants Flos and Moroso 
share a spectacular showroom!!!!

For the London Design Festival, they are co-hosting Galleria Illy,
a divine installation showcasing a program of .....
art, literature, science, design, food, and wine events!!!

The entire space is extraordinary,
from the outside ..... in!!!!

The window design, interior colors, pattern, and structure
are over-the-top eye candy!!!

The furniture is Moroso at it's best .....
and the lighting from Flos is spectacular, as usual!!!

The computer that lets you to design your own coffee label 
and then prints it is technologically au courant!!!

The entire package is this "accessorator's" dream come true!!!

Starting Tuesday ..... "International Accessorations"!

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STARTING THIS WEEKEND, 
I'M BACK ON A PLANE TO VERY VERY VERY
GREAT DESTINATIONS!!!!!

 

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FIRST STOP ...... ISTANBUL!!!!

THE ISTANBUL BIENNALE
THE NEWEST DESIGN STORES
GALLERIES GALORE
 THE BAZAAR .....
SHOPPING, SHOPPING SHOPPING!!!!

AND INCREDIBLY FABULOUS SIGHTSEEING!!!!

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NEXT LONDON, MY FAVORITE DESIGN MECCA!!!!

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2011
THE V&A
100% DESIGN
ORIGINS
DESIGNERSBLOCK
BROMTON DESIGN FETIVAL 
THE ROYAL COLEGE OF ART
TENT DESIGN
AND MORE!!!!!

NOT TO MENTION MY FAVORITE SHOPPING ......
EGG
DOVER STREET MARKET
HARRODS
CONRAN
SELFRIDGES
PAUL SMITH
MINT
LIBERTY
ESTABLISHED & SONS
(and that's just the beginning of my list!!!!)

AND THE GALLERIES TOO!!!

SOOOO MUCH TO SEE IN THE WORLD ......
SOO MUCH TO SHARE!!!!!

Jody Morlock Celebrates Art & Cooking @ Ça Va!!!

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I love Jody Morlock's quirky & creative sculpture (blog1/27/10)!!!
And this installation at Todd English's Ça Va Restaurant
 is absolutely over-the-top!!!!

I was honored when Jody took a morning off from her day-job , she is the "make-up maven" at The Daily Show, and gave me a tour of her work which plays an integral part in this stunning restaurant, designed by Jeffrey Beers International. Beers, a collector of Jody's work, commissioned her to create the "art element" for the restaurant. By adding her eccentric twist to vintage and new cooking utensils, from juice presses & coffee pots to forks & wine corks ...... Jody has created a new world of "fantastical foodie sculptures!!!"

 

Jody describes her process far better than I can ...... "I have hungry eye, and when they are not busy devouring the colored world before me,my brain is busy cutting, rearranging, shaping, structuring, fusing, drawing, dreaming, and grouping the beauty and the chaos of this complicated world!!!"


FOR MORE "ACCESSORATIONS" CLICK  & JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK!!!

April In Paris ........ A Sunny & Sublime Saturday!!!!!

A horse is a horse of course, of course .......
And nothing could be better that a Hermes Horse ...
made from Hermes towels!!!!!

 

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This stripe wall at Paul Smith was pretty fabulous too!!!!

 

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This vintage Morgan ........
double-parked in front of Le Deux Magots ......
definitely a dream come true!!!

 

A visit to the Fondation Cartier ......
to see "Vaudou" ........
or as we say in NYC Vooooodoooooo!!!

 

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All topped off with a fabulous dinner.....
at Le Timbre!!!!!

What else can happen next...... except to go to Milan!!!!