Hossein Rezvani

21 – ST CENTURY PERSIAN CARPETS

 

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Hossein Rezvani is the only brand to offer contemporary carpets Made in Isfahan, Iran, with up to 1.000.000 knots per square meter and is very proud to bring this cultural heritage back into today‘s contemporary living spaces.

 

 

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Hossein Rezvani carpets are produced exclusively with the best raw materials. Using Persian cork- and highland wool, the most durable and best quality wool in the world and pure natural silk. Also refrain from using mechanical or chemical treatments. Natural dyes are a must, which not only preserves the sublime characteristics of the high quality natural materials but also underlines the vibrant colors and shine of these timeless masterpieces. The result is a unique craftsmanship that carries the seal of quality „Made in Isfahan“.

 

 

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Persian carpets have always been and remain profoundly entrenched in Iranian culture and the daily lives of its people. For generations, the Rezvani‘s have produced and distributed masterpieces from their home country. Hossein, who is the third generation of a family to be involved in this profession, is dedicated and passionate about the rug industry and he gives the traditional Persian rug a contemporary twist. Each single rug designed by Hossein has the desire to bring forth something new that holds an emotionally touching and enduring value. 
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During manufacture, a significant value is placed on reinterpreting classic craftsmanship and combining this with design that is contemporary and simultaneously elegant. Another main aspect is to avoid mass production and rather to produce a bespoke rug that may be inherited by future generations of families. Thus, creating a modern classic for the 21st century.

 

 

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http://hosseinrezvani.com/

Instagram @hossein_rezvani

 

Equestrian Gift

Riedel Horse Decanter

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Riedel Crystal, the 261 year-old global leader in varietal-specific glassware (where form follows function as its wineglass shapes are created to enhance the experience and taste of a specific grape variety), also create stunning mouth-blown decanters. The sophisticated equine-inspired Riedel Horse Decanter stands at an impressive 23-5/8 inches tall with an equine profile decorating its interior – a true showstopper.Horse Decanter Kopie

Designed by 11th-generation Riedel Crystal CEO Maximilian J. Riedel, the Horse decanter was inspired not only by the Chinese Zodiacback in 2014, but also by the famous Royal Lipizzans, the rare, aristocratic breed, whose line, like the Riedel line, resided in Austria.

More than an object of beauty, the decanter is also a powerful tool, much like the energy and performance embodied by the Lipizzan breed. First bred by the Hapsburgs in the 16th century, the Lipizzan represent the prime equestrian specimen of the Baroque era and today remain symbols of pomp and circumstance throughout Europe. The decanter’s colour, defined by a single stripe of black crystal that runs the decanter’s length and outlines its interior equine profile, also takes its inspiration from the Lipizzan breed who are born black and turn white as they grow into adults.

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I have long been fascinated by horses, both as animals of strength and performance as well as of elegance, in addition to the role they have played for generations in cultures throughout the world,” comments Maximilian. “With the Riedel Horse decanter, I strove to create a functional and powerful wine tool that simultaneously reflects the innate beauty, sophistication, and authority of a horse.

The decanter’s concave profile also aids in wine’s decanting process. After pouring wine into the decanter, shaking the vessel until a thin layer of bubbles forms helps to oxygenate the wine, dramatically improving its aeration and the flavour profile of the given grape varietal. As it opens the wine by “charging” it, the Riedel Horse performs a traditionally time-consuming task at high speed, while remaining regal and refined like the Austrian Lipizzans.

Riedel Horse Decanter £495

https://riedel.co.uk/

Instagram @riedeluk

 

 

 

Sama Eyewear

Sama Eyewear  Sunglasses Are The World’s Finest And Most Exclusive Luxury Sunglasses For Men And Women.

We had the pleasure to interview the founder and eyewear designer Sheila Vance.

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What drew you to a Eyewear designer and specifically to starting your own brand?

There were several factors at work within when I decided to embark on a career in eyewear.  For as long as I can remember and since I was a child wearing glasses —  I felt that wearing eyewear ​was a “sentence” and a burden for people. I was different and stood out but not for a positive reason and children can be cruel so the downside of associations with eyewear always stuck with me. 

It was corrective and necessary but not joyful to find or buy because there was not a sense of fashion, fun and whimsy or a great way to express oneself like when buying a handbag or earring or necklace.

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Very early on in my career ​I had stores and was importing and selling accessories including sunglasses.
​I thought that this was perhaps the most important accessory anyone would put on every day, framing their face and highlighting their features, giving a first impression to the world but there was nothing truly beautiful or inspiring about it. I found quickly that most of it was a bit boring or basic, uninspired or low quality. I found myself often thinking of what could be better or different to make a specific frame into a fantastic accessory for the face. I thought that eyewear could and should enhance your beauty not detract from it. I wanted people to feel happy, fashionable, beautiful and joyful buying and wearing their eyewear. I knew that an eyewear wardrobe was possible of great shapes styles, materials ​and looks from a beach weekend to work week and boardroom or ball room cocktail or couture. Just like clothing and other accessories​. So my research began from there to understand the engineering and manufacturing. 
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Then came the loss of my son which was of course life altering. I was unable to think about continuing on life in the same way I had lived before. I needed a creative outlet and wanted to find a business that could be an ongoing source of income to fund the foundation I was starting in his name. It was almost a calling as a way to fill my creative needs, honor my commitment to the Sam Vance Foundation to support drug addicted youth in their path to sobriety as well as prevention and to introduce a concept of beauty to change the perception of eyewear in the world. I needed to find and connect to something beautiful and find something meaningful to believe in again. 

The idea of a better vision – a clear vision and a better future for those wearing glasses and those suffering with addiction​ all came together for me through eyewear and Sama was born.​

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From where do you get your design inspiration?
​For me, ​inspiration can come from anywhere. I travel extensively and enjoy art, fashion and textiles, architecture and design, nature hikes, and beaches around the world. I have found that jewelry, cars, and buildings have lines, curves, shapes, and details that I can translate into eyewear in meaningful ways. It is also easy to find inspiration daily in the amazing cultures and people I have met along the way in urban cities and remote locals globally.​
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From our our Sahara Collection which featured stained glass elements with ancient symbolism and rich colors of the desert to deCode: Los Angeles and our my newest technically advanced full metal Mechanix collection being introduced later this year, I continue to find inspiration in objects d’art, people and places I love and admire who push me to move the needle in terms of design and technology to new heights. 
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L​ocally in Los Angeles were Sama was born and raised so to speak,​ we created an entire collection that was inspired by the influencersdisruptorstastemakers and activists who make up the incredible city combining​ the golden luxe of Hollywood Glamour and star power with intricate specialized techniques for an overt the top look with hidden details representing how beyond the glitterati is the undercurrent of the culture to embrace issues and causes that difference in the world. 
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We are eclectic in our materials and often we have introduced materials that were not traditionally used in the eyewear and optical business.  Titanium, Carbon Fiber, wood buffalo horn, acetate and precious metals  ( gold and platinum) are the main core of our materials but we have also included leather, feathers, pearls and processes or techniques such as laser cutting and lamination, enamel cloisonne, beads and Swarovski crystals in our pieces.
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How would you describe the style of your Eyewear brand?

Just as our materials are eclectic our style is eclectic too. For Sama ​”style” is a broad based word where we appeal to a global, luxury shopper who is a individual ​who is an influencer not an adapter. We are a brand for those who are noticed of we have a sharp, strong varied range of styles and collections from sporty to glamorous,  simple to ornate, simple and delicate and wild and bold. ​While I consider the Sama products and brands in a category of our own in the premium luxury market, each of our collections can be defined and described as​ ​individual, unique, distinctive and of the highest quality.

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If you had to choose a favourite piece you have designed, what would it be?

This is such a hard question to answer — because I love so many of our frames for so many reasons and because each pair has a story and a journey that is so personal to me. 

​Each and every design starts a new creative process with new directions, twists and turns. I have often said that we have a great love affair with our collection.
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And for me, with this being my life work – Sama Eyewear is ​basically a romance​ -​ epic almost – with so much time, attention, passion and love poured into each pair. From my first inspiration to paper sketches to computer work, the natural elements and materials we select and the details we pour into each pair back and forth over several continents touching hundreds of hands.
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For me, each story has the most beautiful ending.  It is hard to choose because once the story ends – I start the next with the same intensity, love and​ commitment and I am in a new romance. There are certainly specific pieces or collections we introduced to the market that were influential or award-winning. Some were disruptive or elevated the market and countless hundreds were copied. Basically, I want someone to find their love story with their perfect frames to create their wardrobe to compliment their life. Eyewear is the most important accessory we wear every day to express our individuality and style, highlight our features, frame the face and give us a picture perfect vision in life. Sama is part of that vision. 
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What is your life philosophy?

The name SAMA comes from the old Sanskrit meaning from no beginning no end.  A circle, a cycle, a continuation which applies to everything in life and something I believe. We can not look back, not change the past so every experience leads to the next and contributes to our path and pushing us onward and forward. I believe that we are always continuing on the journey and we need to take with us what is good no looking back no regrets​. I believe that everything happens for a reason.  A door may seem to close but another is absolutely opening even if you don’t see it at first. 

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We will only be our best if we surround ourselves with the best, brightest those who share the missions and visions we set forth in our “cycle” of business, friendships and life. We have only one life to live and since it is in essence a cycle with no beginning and no end, we need to be sure we include only the good in the cycle so it will continue with positivity and resulting good. I have come through considerable adversities in life and have found a path to a happy and successful life and business – but it did not come easy and it did not happen to me, I had to create the intentions and make it happen for myself with great people at my side​.

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https://samaeyewearshop.com/

Instagram @samaeyewear

MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD’S EXOTIC RED O…

Martyn Lawrence Bullard designed the Red O, a new flagship restaurant.

 

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Newport Beach is known as one of the largest upmarket shopping destinations in the United States. It’s was a perfect location for Master Chef Rick Bayless to open a flag ship for his modern Mexican cuisine style Restaurant Red O

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The 9000sq feet eatery was custom built for the sole purpose of fun. I designed the entry to include a tequila temple, a structure tented and vaulted reaching 14 ft. high with walls of limestone niches reminiscent of a Turkish palace, housing the rarest and most exotic tequilas in the world. This space opens up to the main bar, clad in textured leather panels above Mexican tiles, I mixed in custom designed lanterns from Morocco and designed a vast Chandelier centered above the bar hung with a hundred hand blow glass Hundi lanterns.

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The main dining room design was inspired from San Miguel, an ancient town in Mexico where the aristocrats from Mexico City built their summer villas in the 19th century. The tile work that clads the walls I custom designed with Ann Sacks, adding distressed mirror paneling to create sparkle and romance at night. The main ceiling was covered in ottoman style lanterns with pierced brass work bases that throw delicate shadows across the room at night. I designed a central banquet to incorporate a vast planter where exotic palms and tropical orchids could be planted to create life and flow into the space, while pierced work Jali type screens punctuate the vast windows and add to the light play during the day.

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The terrace has a retractable ceiling and was clad in concrete tiles, custom designed and inspired from patterns in the Alhambra palace. Panels of sheer drapery add romance and create areas of privacy for diners, whilst a vast tile clad fireplacecreatesa cozy atmosphere in the winter months or chilly evenings.

Chef Bayless prides himself on his delicate flavors and spices that infuse his cuisine like no other in this field , the design too I spiced up to match his ethos and created a Restaurant that has many different areas to enjoy, whilst feeling rich, exotic and inviting.

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http://www.martynlawrencebullard.com/

Instagram @martynbullard

Tiffany Annual Gala Celebrates the 2017 Blue Book Collection

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Claire Danes, Jennifer Hudson, Ruth Negga, Reese Witherspoon and Haley Bennett dazzled in Tiffany jewels.

A showcase of the world’s most magnificent high jewelry

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Ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with a 26.65-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond and round brilliant white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

Tiffany & Co. hosted its annual gala to celebrate the 2017 Blue Book Collection with a special performance by Jennifer Hudson. The star-studded event was held at the historic St. Ann’s Warehouse, which was transformed to reflect this year’s Blue Book theme celebrating the natural wonders of wild.

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Watch in 18k white gold with Enamel Grande Feu, mother-of-pearl, pink sapphires and round brilliant white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection.

Hosted by Michael J. Kowalski, chairman and interim chief executive officer at Tiffany & Co., the evening featured Hollywood luminaries and fashion influencers including Imaan Hammam and Doutzen Kroes.

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Model Imaan Hammam in Tiffany diamonds at the Blue Book Gala.
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Model Doutzen Kroes in Tiffany jewelry at the Blue Book Gala.

 

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Ring in platinum with a 13.22-­‐carat oval blue cuprian elbaite tourmaline, round pink, yellow, and fancy blue sapphires and round brilliant diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

 

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Drawing of pendant, from the Tiffany & Co. 2017 Blue Book Collection, The Art of The Wild

The Art of the Wild is the vision of Tiffany’s talented design team, who traveled on an inspiration trip to a remote tropical island for an immersive journey through nature.

The collection is composed of six themes — Whispers of the Rain Forest, Miracle Berry, The Falls, Leaves of the Sun, Feathered Cloak, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow — whose intricate designs and narrative are drawn from experiencing the wonders of the wild.

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Necklace in platinum and 18k yellow gold with baguette and round brilliant diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wid.
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Earrings in 18k yellow gold with cushion-cut yellow and white diamonds, from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild.

 

In cooperation with http://www.tiffany.com

Instagram @tiffanyandco

 

 

Opening Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

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Opening in June 2017

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The Sant Jaume Boutique Hotel stands in the heart of the old quarter of Palma on one of the city’s oldest streets nestled between two important historic buildings: the Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Magdalena Convent. Both are examples of fifteenth-century Gothic architecture still preserved on the island.

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The hotel occupies a house dating from the eighteenth century. On the ground floor, you will find the reception, hallway, lobby, restaurant, cocktail lounge and spa. The hotel rooms are on the three storeys above it. The fourth floor provides a sundeck with a plunge pool, designer loungers, showers and stunning views of the old quarter and the cathedral. From here our guests can marvel at life in Palma from up high.

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INDOOR WELLNESS

Space with natural light set aside for relaxing and balancing the body and mind. Located on the first basement floor, it can be accessed directly from the hotel’s main floor or directly from the rooms. We offer a variety of treatments designed to revitalise guests, based on age-old therapies and philosophies using modern techniques. All the treatments are prepared using top-quality organic products. You can also book private yoga and Pilates classes.

• Heated pool with jet • Finnish sauna • Contrast shower • Relaxation area with loungers  • Double cabin for treatments and massages

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OUTDOOR WELLNESS

Sant Jaume offers the possibility of receiving massages on the hotel sundeck and in suites with a private terrace.

FITNESS AREA

The area is in a 30 m2 room on the hotel’s first floor where you will find the equipment you need to enjoy a workout. The hotel has devised a running route for guests next to the sea if you would like to round off your routine outside. We also offer a personalised training service.

SUNDECK

The sundeck is on the hotel’s fourth floor. It is a private refuge for our guests where they can marvel at life in Palma from a height. It affords stunning views of the city’s old quarter and cathedral. Its superb location allows you to soak up the sun’s energy during the main part of the day. There is a plunge pool, shower area and loungers. We also provide a drinks and massage service to ensure you can really switch off completely without leaving the hotel.

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BARTOMEU MACERADOS & CO.

At BARTOMEU we have revived the tradition and artistry of an age-old technique: maceration. We only use natural products and the best distillates in this process. By macerating we can again offer classic cocktails with a personal touch and a surprising range of colours. Infusion, maceration, memory: the spirit of a vermouth bar combined with the elegance of a cocktail lounge.

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SANT JAUME BREAKFAST

A classic scene with product as the star again. You can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with regional specialities and a philosophy focused on the endless ways of preparing eggs. Tomeu also provides a distinctive touch with signature dishes specially designed for such an important meal.

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http://www.boutiquehotelsantjaume.com/

Instagram @itmallorcauniquespaces

LEBLON DELIENNE

DISCOVER LEBLON DELIENNE’S ARTOY DECORATIVE OBJECTS

 

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Leblon Delienne reveals its unique style through the creation of its figurines and objects representing characters reminiscent of our childhood. Leblon Delienne loves heroes brings them to life in figures and decorative objects.

 

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Creator of designer toys, Leblon Delienne desmonstrates their sculptural savoir-faire and unique style made up of dynamic figures and colours that seem to come right out of your dreams. From Mickey to Batman, your heroes, alone or with accessories, are available in monochrome or polychrome, to be painted or displayed.

 

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www.leblon-delienne.com