Innovative design is always something that tickles my fancy, and these pieces by Mika Barr do not disappoint.
This Israeli print and textile designer has developed a unique 3D fabric using geometric patterns. The pieces take on a beautiful, sculptural nature as they fold according to the chosen pattern.
The colour palette ranges from minimal to bold brights, in a range from cushions to throws that all emit this edgy, tactile nature that is so intriguing.
I cannot remember where in cyberspace I first initially discovered the work of fashion designer / artist Eugenialejos, but it has stuck with me ever since. Her A Dixit collection was showcased through a look book of sliced photographs that are so mesmerizing, one of those simple yet effective techniques that make you do a double take.
Then I discovered the ZigZag mirror by Mut Design and thought, what a perfect parallel (no pun intended.) This piece essentially is the physical embodiment of these photographs. It slices the reflection into parallel strips, multiplying the object or combining two separate reflections onto one visual plain. The panels of the mirror are mounted at 45 degrees which allows the possibility of multiple views from one vantage point. Pretty spectacular right?
Hello lovely readers,
Hermit will be taking a wee little break from blogging but will be back, and better than ever, in a couple of weeks time.
I would just like to take a moment to say a sincere thanks for taking the time to read my little blog!
Catch you on the flip side
If you are after an escape with all the trimmings (and a little pom!) you cannot go past the beautiful Blakes Design Hotel in London.
Staking the claim as the worlds first luxury boutique hotel, Blakes Design Hotel is an eclectic collection of rooms that draw inspiration from many different cultures. Designer Anouska Hempel has converted this row of Victorian town houses with a fearless passion for extravagance and opulence, resulting in each room being an exotic escape in itself.
Ideally located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this hotel is within reach of many of Londons famous sights and is also one in its own right.
The Hermitage – Blakes Design Hotel London
This week The Hermitage takes us to Dublin in beautiful Ireland. Dublin is such an eclectic city, a real mix of historic and contemporary culture.
The Gibson Hotel embodies the modern lifestyle of Dublin. It features contemporary architecture by Scott Tallon Walker Architects, an active green policy, all while maintaining an edgy rock n roll vibe. The hotel recently won the Silver Award at the Green Hospitality awards for their commitment to the protection and improvement of the environment. But this isn’t the only way in which this hotel is “Green”.
Within The Gibson Hotel you will find hidden courtyard gardens and lush green spaces. Water features and towering bamboo allow guests an escape from the bustle of city life and create a stunning green vista through the expansive glass windows. Some of the rooms boast balconies that overlook these internal gardens, creating a lovely serene atmosphere for your stay.
And once you are feeling revived, why not feel more alive and step next door to The O2 Dublin for a gig! A hotel next to a venue? Now how rock n roll is that!
The Hermitage – The Gibson Hotel, Ireland
Looking for a great holiday destination which will keep all family members happy, regardless of their age? Then look no further…
Beaches Turks and Caicos ticks all the right boxes and was recently named as the World’s Best Hotel for Families in 2012, now that’s pretty impressive right?! Turks and Caicos is a little island, part of Providenciales, just one hour southeast of Miami. The resort itself is separated into four themed villages, Italian, French, Caribbean and Key West, all situated on 12 miles of pristine beach. The stunning location allows access to world-famous dive sites, a large variety of watersports as well as the more traditional on land activities.
The kids will go crazy for Pirates Island, a 45,000 square foot water park, which includes water slides, swim-up soda bar, and a surf simulator! How cool is that?! But wait there’s more! How does a X-box game garage and teen disco sound? And for the tiny tots, imagine their faces when they share their holiday with characters from Sesame street!
This resort really does go far and beyond a standard kids club situation on holidays. The variety and amount of activities on offer is awesome and they have really considered all the different age brackets and catered to their taste. Add in the award-winning location and I think this holiday destination is a sure-fire winner!
The Hermitage – Beaches Turks and Caicos