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Mary Had a Little Lamb

Barnaby Barford (b.1977) graduated from the Royal College of Art and has worked with prestigious companies including Nymphenburg as well as creating his one-off pieces. (shown here)

Mary had a little lamb, (Price on request), by Barnaby Barford, at David Gill Galleries

Icon: Lucky Strike

“It’s Toasted” 
As a university student, I used to smoke about a pack of these every day — it helped me think. Clearly the best brand of cigarettes ever made, even then it was hard to find in the shops. The logo was created by the industrial designer Raymond Loewy in 1940.

Lucky Strike, by Raymond Loewy, for American Tobacco Company

Experiment in Glass

Angelo e Angela, by Massaud

Cabana Micro House

Modern Cabana a San Francisco based company, can provide clients with designer, pre-fabricated structures.

Cabana, $85.00/sq. foot, by Modern Cabana

New chairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

 

“Inspired by the linear, well-defined structure of vintage chairs. Papyrus combines a translucent structure with a very fine vertical ridged pattern, which covers the outer surface of the rounded backrest, with its soft, enveloping design”.

Papyrus, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, for Kartell

Via: Dezeen

Concept: Floating Hotel

Designed in conjuction with ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherche Aérospatiale), this Hotel breaks the paradigm in leisure travel.

Manned Cloud, by Jean-Marie Massaud

Gaggenau Cookware

Nine different stainless steel Pots and Pans of the “John Pawson Series” are available at Gaggenau. The handles can be touched with bare hands even after hours of cooking.

Cookware Series, by John Pawson, for Gaggenau

Food: El Bulli, Barcelona


This Michelin three-star restaurant is the holy grail of gastronomy; hard to reach, El Bulli hangs on the edge of Cala Montjoi, a turquoise bay flanked by vast pines. The chef, Ferran Adrià began washing dishes at el Bulli. “He alters the way we eat by scientific intervention, using siphons, algae, heat and ice, combining every technique available to create dishes that titillate the senses and manipulate the emotions”. Read a review from The Telegraph.

Reservations up to a year in advance, €165.00 (20-35 course set menu), at El Bulli

Boffi Bathtub

Spend a little time here soaking in this Corian bathtub.

I Fuimi, by Claudio Silvestrin, for Boffi

Castiglioni’s Milan Studio

When in Milan, its well worth a visit to the studio of Achille Castiglioni, now a museum. Here, he worked on the design of some 150 products some are now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York.

Museum, Studio of Achille Castiglioni

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