Friday, July 20, 2012
I have been passing by this funky little place for a few weeks now and never knew it was a bar till my room mates brought me there last night. From the outside it looks like a boarded up site but if you go around the corned you can see the dramatic entrance. There is a huge outdoor patio area with painted picnic benches. The interior has an old industrial feel to it with large garage doors, exposed ducting, industrial style metal pendant lights and old large machinery parts doted around the room. Even the small toilet reminded me of a toilet you might find in an old car repair place.
images retrieved from http://umbrooklynborn.blogspot.com/2010/06/hot-bird-returns-same-as-it-never-was.html
Posted by Caroline at 5:44 AM
I went to this little cocktail bar in the East Village the other night. The atmosphere is amazing it has all white walls and dim lighting and creates a lovely relaxed vibe. They have some cute little interior design touches for example they have an old singer sewing machine and miss matching mirrors.
Photo by Dave Ratzlow
Images retrieved from http://nymag.com/listings/bar/elsa/
Posted by Caroline at 5:06 AM
Purl Soho is a cool little knitting and fabric supply store. Hope you like it as much as I do!!
This is the web address for the shop http://www.purlsoho.com
They also have a cool blog http://www.purlbee.com/
I bought some felt and some thread and made some lovely citrus coasters. I got the design for them from there website.
Posted by Caroline at 2:21 AM
Stumbled upon the most amazing shop today it is a mix of old vintage finds, modern furniture, gift and general homeware products as well as some jewellery and cloths. I spent about an hour and a half just walking around looking at all the wonderful products they have. Below are some photos of the shop but they can not capture how amazing the it is to just walk around and explore the space.
Posted by Caroline at 2:17 AM
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We went to the national Gallery today, it was great to see all the amazing paintings and I have to say Boulevart Montmartre by Night - 1897 by Camille Pissarro was my favourite of the day. Camille Pissarro was the leader of the French Impressionist movement. The Images above does not do the painting justice.
Posted by Caroline at 10:25 PM
While out for a walk on Sunday morning in South Kensington London I can across this lovely little coffee shop. The interiors of the cafe are gorgeous. Later I found out that the Muriel's Kitchen was designed by Macaulay Sinclair an interior architecture and design agency based in London. I absolutely love the colour palate it creates such a warm comfortable atmosphere. There is such detail in the design and I was particularly excited by the colander light shades.
Images from (http://www.facebook.com/Murielskitchen)
Posted by Caroline at 5:54 PM
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
My final project is to design a culinary school. I have chosen to use the concept of a garden allotment and will be designing the school for the Irish celebrity home cook Donal Skehan.
I want the design to be fresh, bright yet rustic. Mixing modern sleek with old. Below are some images of my concept models.
Posted by Caroline at 11:36 PM