Art Deco exhibition in Gemeentemuseum The Hague

On Friday I visited the exhibition 'Art Deco' in the Gemeente museum in The Hague. It's a must see for anyone who loves fashion and/or interior design. The building of the Gemeente museum is in itself very fitting for this exhibition as it is also Art Deco architecture by H.P. Berlage. The exhibition lasts until March 4, 2018. The emergence of Art Deco, which begun in 1920 and lasted till 1939 influenced fashion, arts, architecture, interior design and industrial design. Couturier Paul Poiret … [Read more...]

Touring Miami’s Art Deco District

Art Deco District Miami

When you think about Miami, you automatically think about South Beach's Historical Art Deco District. Miami's Art Deco District is boasting with colorful facades, intricate architectural details and interesting decor elements. A visit to Miami Beach therefore calls for at least half a day of exploring and taking in the typical retro architecture that transports you back to a bygone era. The district concentrates between 5th Street and 23rd Street, along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington … [Read more...]

Inside the Tides South Beach Hotel

The Tides South Beach Hotel

By now you all know I have a soft spot and fascination for design hotels. So when you say South Beach Miami, the number one hotel that comes to mind has to be the Tides Hotel. This hotel is legendary, and has been around for decades as one of the most elegant and sophisticated beachfront hotels in the USA. It was constructed in the art deco era, to be exact in 1936, by legendary architect L. Murray Dixon. The art deco movement was characterized by simple clean lines and forms, pastels, black and … [Read more...]

Chic Summer Moments met Miss Étoile

Vorige week liet ik de lente/zomer collectie van het Deense interieurmerk Lisbeth Dahl zien. Nog zo'n mooi Deens merk is Miss Étoile. Miss Étoile is vrouwelijk, luxe, glamoureus met een mix van Franse en Art Deco invloeden. Maar bovenal is de collectie altijd elegant met subtiele details. De 2012 zomercollectie Chic Summer Moments heeft prachtige pastel en poedertinten: roze, mintgroen, lichtblauw. Net als bij Lisbeth Dahl zie je ook in deze collectie veel sprookjesachtige vogelkooitjes en … [Read more...]