Monthly Archives: August 2017

Scribble Me a Table

The power of simplicity is defined by small gestures of great importance. For II BY IV DESIGN it all started with an unassuming black and white sketch and a single continuous looping line. Intrigued by the play of positive and negative space captured amid the intersecting pattern, in 2015 partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook launched a career-long dream and the first piece created by their firm’s product studio, the SCRIBBLE table… Now includes a collection of endless possibilities. “When Keith and I started our Interior Design practice in 1990, we dreamt of a studio that thrived on innovation and creativity,” reflects Dan Menchions, “a creative firm that could offer a broad range of design solutions. Through strategic manufacturing partnerships we have been able to deliver on this vision.” New for NeoCon 2017, II BY IV DESIGN in partnership with ICF Group/Nienkämper has evolved the...

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World Luxury Spa Awards 2017: Devarana Spa Wins Best Spa in Five Categories

Summer is on full blast and vacation mode is still on. Right? Where are you planning to go? There are so many things to discover and see around our world… and if you’re into something relaxing Devarana Spa is definitely a place to experience, whether in Guam or the Maldives. Devarana Spas at Dusit Thani Maldives and Dusit Thani Guam won a combined total of five Best Spa awards at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2017, held recently at JW Marriott Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam. The award was purely based upon service excellence. Part of the World Luxury Hotel Awards, The World Luxury Spa Awards presents awards to luxury spas in 32 different categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Booking already?...

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The Roof at Four Seasons Beirut: Highest Level of Enjoyment

One of the places in Lebanon we can call a gem is The Roof at the Four Seasons Beirut. Offering an experience like no other in the city, The Rooftop takes you on a sky-high dining journey amidst soothing, contemporary tunes played by an in-house DJ, a modern and welcoming interior and not to forget the illuminating Beirut’s skyline and whisking you away for a minute or two. Redesigned by Rabih Geha Architects, The Roof, located on the 26th floor of Four Seasons Beirut, is decorated with a black onyx shiny bar and colorful mosaic as the focal piece, with mood lighting, beautiful plants and cushy, inviting lounges, that creates an art-like experience. The Roof, which can welcome 130 guests, serves a long list of cocktails, including mocktails and classics; the Rousee with vodka watermelon puree, vanilla and fresh lime, a jasmine lychee liquor, fresh lemon...

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Start a Party with Coral Piano

Inspired by her travels to India and love of sci-fi movies, designer Dio Davies introduces the Coral Piano, a world-class Edelweiss piano enclosed inside a transparent perspex shell, which can be illuminated by neon LED lights. This piano also has a self-play system that allows tracks to be played wirelessly from a concealed iPod and hidden speakers. “It’s a piece of furniture that starts the party!” says Dio. “I wanted to create the ultimate interactive experience, a sculpture that at the flick of a switch turns into a radiant and dramatic center piece, drawing you in both by sight and sound,” she adds. “I took my love of films such as Tron and Blade Runner and their technological aesthetic – and the colors from my travels: tropical sunsets, flamingos and coral shells – and used crisp, dazzling acrylic to transform this hand-crafted artisan instrument into...

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Ted Baker London at ABC Verdun

Ted Baker London has launched its newest store at ABC Verdun, attended by various celebrities and fashionistas in addition to many public figures and the media, the launch event included live jazz band, models displaying the latest collection and more. The design concept of the store was based on Jeita Grotto....

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