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“Restaurants and bars offer architects and interior designers the opportunity to design for both style and entertainment. Aesthetics and function must come together to create ambiance and conviviality in a way that not only makes a bold first impression, but also secures a loyal following of regular customers” (quoted from Taschen website). The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards—the world’s only awards dedicated to hospitality design—recognize the importance of this particular field, singling out the world’s most exceptional settings for eating and drinking

Divided into five chapters (for each continent), this Taschen book features 100 highlights from the establishments put forward to the panel. Either you’re looking for new designs for your home, or basically want to know about the most designed restaurants of your city, this book is a must-have on your coffee table.

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With the FortressDöttling is introducing a new era of security. The Fortress is the safiest luxury safe in the world! Among its features, the Fortress includes eight watch winders. Using specially designed software, each watch winder is individually controlled. And guess what? Inside The Fortress there is also a humidor made of original Spanish cedar, with an electronic humidifying system. Last but not least, the upper section of the Fortress integrates another product from our manufactory : a Colosimo two-door safe. Price depending on the options you’re looking for (starting at 141,600€).Safe-doettling-liberty-edition-limited-the-fortress cigare

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“Hey sorry, do you have the time?” To which you’d respond: “nope, but my Panerai Radiomir 8 Days table clock does.”. And you’d sound like the total jerk… So what? At least you’d have a table clock!

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Iniala Beach House Interiors

Iniala Beach House is basically one of the most exclusive beach house hotels you can visit in Phuket (Thailand). A-cero, Joaquin Torres Arquitectos, have recently designed the interiors of one of the villas and the main restaurant of the hotel. A-cero have designed absolutely everything, even the furniture! Check out the Iniala website for more information. 

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Sunday Girls: the girls we would like to bring home Sundays and present to the family. This week, Daria Alexandrova looks exquisite in Jurij Treskow‘s Treats! Magazine contribution.

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Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak, have teamed up with Tom Dixon‘s design studio to create a “concept-restaurant” in the modern Beaugrenelle mall in Paris. Inspired by the 1970s but built as a typical Parisian brasserie, Eclectic somehow manages to be both futuristic and completely retro at the same time. The browny tables and couches and seats along with the soft orange light beaming from the massive lamps create a pretty neat atmosphere. Now I just have to go and see for myself if Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak still live up to their reputation!

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Sometimes, I’m glad I can’t afford to buy myself a ride. ‘Cause if I did, I’d end up with this furious-looking Maserati Alfieri. Yes, I know, it is still a concept car. Never mind. Like I said at the beginning, I can’t afford that 4.7 liter V8 that pushes out 460 horsepower anyway. Keep calm and save some money.

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With its aged gold and rich amber colour, the Lagavulin 16 year old is one of the classic single malts available over the counter today. You just can’t dislike the smoky finish reminiscent of a Johnnie Walker Blue Label or a Caol Ila Moch.  The peat and salty aromas are married to perfection and make a single sip a one-way trip to Islay in Scotland. The easiest way to get yourself a similar treat is to pay a visit to my favourite destination for online spirit shopping Alexander & James. I love how the bottle is packed and that the service is simply perfect. Plus the choice and variety of whiskies available on their website is something surrealist. Check for yourself!

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Is there a better way to enjoy your fine spirit collection than in French crystal glasses by Saint-Louis? I’m an absolute fan of their tumblers, shots and other cups. You really got to touch a glass to appreciate how fine, precise and litterally cutting-edge the glasses are. If there’s any Old Fashion cocktail fan around here, I bet you wouldn’t mind a little Trianon or Caton or Manhattan!

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Sunday Girls: the girls we would like to bring home Sundays and present to the family. This week, Rebekah Underhill for Dry Magazine by Alex Casagrande. Honest shoot, honest beauty.

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