the stuff of dreams
bonsoir guys! i hope you’re having a great sunday maxin and relaxin. me? i fell into the abyss again.
i may have told you my guy’s an importer, mostly artisan foods from around the world. our business lives are pretty separate so i listen but would much rather look at slipper chairs. so when he told me he had an organic olive oil of course that was cool. when he said philippe stark designed the bottles, that really piqued my interest. after a brunch at the delano last week i was starck struck by its beauty. i’ve been before but somehow it never realized it was designed by philippe starck . his name is attached to so many places i’ve been like the clift, the hudson, and the and the cafe costes and bacarrat in paris. i humbly say i never realized how deeply he has influenced our world culture, from the everyday to the exquisite. i started doing a little research on hotels and restaurants he’s done and got lost in an unbelievably beautiful otherworld.
i’m forcing myself to stop cause this ride is infinite…but it was fun and inspiring and he has a great sense of humor! hope you enjoy it too. I never realized how many of his properties and designs we see everyday world wide!
remember this from sex and the city?
royalton hotel 1988
some of his older stuff was on his site, (above could be my favorite)
he’s a master at store interiors
gautier paris 2000
la cigale paris1988
yoo, tel aviv
this blew me away, i didn’t realize he redid the meurice! and the site has tons of cool shots during the transformation
le meurice in progress
can you imagine?
this would have been a good decorating show
they’ve got some of his drawings and photos of the hotel in the early years (my weakness)
salvador dali at le meurice
ps wanted to preserve the hotel’s spirit. i think he did!
hudson hotel ny
one of my favorite haunts in the city
hudson hotel ny roof
PH at the hudson
what a variety of styles he has
are you tired of this yet? i’m obsessed now
the clift san francisco
not to mention baccarat in paris!
and best of all, at least for him
home in paris
he’s says what i mean! ok that’s it, (the tip of the iceberg)! hope you had a good time too…sweet dreams mes amis! xoxc