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Ago 25, 2014 / 3 note

DESIGN SHOPPING TIPS | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 4

In Mykonos antique traditions and crafting co-exist with the ultimate design stores. These are some of the places that I visited this year…for a real Myconian design experience:

  • Galatis Art Gallery: where you can find beautiful wooden art crafts, among others the lovely colored engraved doors and windows that can be used for home decor in many creative ways
  • Linea Più: designed by Kois Associated Architects, the boutique carries some of top women’s luxury fashion – think Chanel, Tom Ford and John Galliano. The interiors are a great example of sleek Mykonos style and the bag selection is just fab!
  • Optique Boutique: I love the original industrial decor of this store boasting an amazing selection of rare spectacles and sunglasses 
  • Cosset: the ultimate home decor store, full of any kind of furniture and small objects to style your dream sea-side home! 

 

Ago 25, 2014 / 6 note

ALEMAGOU: SURFERS’ DESIGN DEN IN MYKONOS

Alemagou - an ancient Mykonian word meaning at last! - is a beach bar & restaurant at Ftelia beach designed by k-studio
. The inspiration is a  traditional Greek tavern with a twist in design of traditional Greek elements such as the whitewashed, smooth-edged houses, the dry-stone walls, the practical and durable screed concrete floors and the natural reed-thatched roof insulation that provides shade. At night, handmade pumpkin shell down lighting continues to animate the canopy from within, creating a warm, intimate atmosphere. The toilets are a great surprise, boasting basins made of real stones that creates a stunning water sculpture. And the way the toilet paper is hang on to the wall, isn’t lovely?

VIA http://estmagazine.com.au/island-luxe-greek-islands-travel-guide/

http://www.blog.coulsonmacleod.com/2012/08/15/coulson-macleod-loves-alemagou/

Ago 21, 2014 / 6 note

SAN GIORGIO HOTEL: THE CHIC POOL AREA | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 3

The San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos has a wonderful pool area, surrounded by lovely white hammocks and gazebos, with a palm garden and a private floating platform on the sea overlooking Paradise Beach. The rustic design setting is outfitted with rough-hewn communal tables and cozy lounge chairs and is lit by sparkling lanterns at night. See more pics of the hotel interiors here. I am totally in love with the laid back boho-chic atmosphere of the place! Ph Lavinia Colonna Preti

Ago 21, 2014 / 14 note

SAN GIORGIO HOTEL: COOL RELAXED LUXURY | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 2

On my Mykonos design “tour” a must-see is the San Giorgio Hotel by Design Hotels, the top of the boho chic accommodation in the island. Located between Paradise and Paraga beaches, the hotel interior was designed by the Berlin firm Lambs&Lions with the collaboration of Annabell Kutucu, Interior Stylist and Michael Schickinger, Creative Director Lambs & Lions (former Creative Director, Design Hotels AG).

Inspired by the style and simplicity of the Aegean rural heritage, each room is a collection of Arcadian treasures and organic materials. Every piece was handpicked in order to recall ’60s bohemian chic, with abundant natural materials, handmade fabrics, and vintage pieces sourced from Athens flea markets, an eclectic mix of items like canopied beds, cotton matelassé, and traditional Greek woven-rush stools. For example, the wall behind the reception is composed of old shutters coming from old traditional houses.  And the 2 suites are just to dying for! Ph. Lavinia Colonna Preti 

Ago 20, 2014 / 6 note

THE MYCONIAN COLLECTION | MYKONOS 2014 REPORT part 1

Let’s start my Mykonos 2014 report with a benchmark of the island hospitality: the Myconian Collection, a luxury hotels, resorts and villas business founded by Mr. George P. Daktylides, and still run by his family, back in 1979. His first hotel was actually the Kohili in Mykonos town which is now the Myconian K Hotel, my “home away from home” in Mykonos this summer. What I really love about the hotel is the true Aegean hospitality that you can breath while staying there. Genuine and authentic, yet luxurious also design wise. 

Today the Collection offers a wide range of accommodation to please all needs and tastes: the Myconian Ambassador, a deluxe resort in Platis Yialos, the Myconian Imperial Thalasso Spa and the Royal Myconian Thalasso Spa, first class beach resorts recognized by the Leading Hotels of the World located at Elia beach as well as the Myconian Villa Collection, a range of design villas that includes also the Grand Villa Elia, the largest villa in Greece. Click here and here for more info and images of the structures to enjoy more of the true Aegean style! More reports coming soon :-)

Ago 9, 2014 / 9 note

ODE, NEW BAR IN MYKONOS TOWN

Being on my way to Mykonos, I look forward to going to all new places that has opened in summer 2014, one of them, being Ode a new cool disco bar located in front of Astra, in Mykonos town. In pure and simple Mykonian style, I just love its essential and stylish decor. Expect a nice reportage of many Mykonos design places on my way back: my Leica being the first thing that I have packed away :-)

Ago 7, 2014 / 60 note

IC LIGHT BY FLOS: FINE DECO ALLURE

My latest crush is on the IC Light by Flos designed by Michael Anastassiades. The initials IC come from the codes that English police use to define the perceived ethnicity of a person they stop in the street when reporting back to the station. IC1 means white person or Northern European type, IC2 means Mediterranean European/Hispanic, IC3 indicates an African/Afro-Caribbean person, and so on, so this is a playful story to define the different designs. I love the subtle deco mood and the gold finishing. 

Ago 5, 2014 / 14 note

MUSKET ROOM RESTAURANT IN NY

I very much like the work of designers Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth, the duo behind London-based Alexander Waterworth Interiors. They have created the amazing interiors of the Musket Room in Nolita, actually one of the latest and prettiest restaurants in NYC. With bar stools designed by Space DK for Mater, the lamps on the bar have been inspired from the graceful era of the 1960′s, and rich walnut timbers, The Musket Room has an almost folksy feel to it. Photos by Emily Andrews via The Musket Room.

Ago 1, 2014 / 8 note

WICKER FAN BY GERVASONI

Wow, a cool a fan! It’s called Wind L, designed by British designer Jasper Startup and produced by Gervasoni. A charming fusion of high-technology and good old-fashioned craftsmanship, it is made from handwoven dark pulut (Indonesian word for wicker or rattan) and has a chrome finish motor. Perfect for your sea side gateway. 

Lovely rattan chair by Doctor House!
Lug 31, 2014 / 5 note

Lovely rattan chair by Doctor House!