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Philippe Starck: Cassina’s New Collection Made from Apple

Philippe Starck introduces yet another innovated product with Cassina. “Cassina Croque La Pomme” highlights a forward-thinking and experimental approach to contemporary design. Starck, through this installation, aims to explore new forms of expression with alternative materials. Here he uses the Apple Ten Lork, an original material made from apples. “A leather sofa is beautiful and comfortable, but why stop there? We pretend not to hear the question but we really need to find other solutions. Today, perhaps apples can give us the beginning of the answer. Like Eve, Newton and William Tell, we believe in the apple, in Apple Power. Let’s eat apples and hope that this Cassina sofa made from apples creates a new vegetal path to mutual respect,” explains Starck. The Volage EX-S sofa, now presented with a new thinner armrest, along with the Privé collection and Caprice and Passion chairs, designed by...

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Birkenstock Gets a Couture Makeover with Valentino

Valentino just unveiled their latest collaboration with Birkenstock with two new versions: monochrome and red. The new Valentino X Birkenstock, which will be available in both men’s and women’s sizes, made their debut during the brand’s show at Men’s Paris Fashion Week. Th striking red is the typical Valentino red.   The black and white version picks up on the fashion for oversized logos, with VLTN printed on the side of the shoes’ straps. They wanted to introduce Valentino’s DNA to something that it is so free and adaptable. Valentino said they  chose to work with “Birkenstock for the same reason people choose Birkenstock every day. No matter what you wear, who you are, no matter your gender or social background, no matter your age, your style, no matter if you care about fashion or if you do not, Birkenstock has its own universal language.”...

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One Imaginary Girl: A New Line of Prints, Accessories and Silk

Head designer of the print driven label One Imaginary Girl, Sarah Donofrio, will be launching scarves and other soft goods as an extension to her ready-to-wear label. The line will feature her award winning current season prints, alongside two new print collections. Four classic scarf silhouettes will be offered. “Accessories are inclusive and loyal. They fit all shapes, sizes and genders,” says the designer, who has been developing the pieces over the past season and will be launched this March. Inspired by the accessibility and timelessness of accessories, Donofrio wanted to ensure that everyone who fell in love with her coveted prints could own a piece of the collection. Expanding on her women’s ready-to-wear line, this refreshing venture is currently sold in her online store, and will be available to retail stores come March. “The unlimited way that a scarf can be worn, combined with a statement...

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KENZO Shares it’s Love in Capsule Collection

KENZO shares the love this season with a dedicated capsule collection in celebration of the most romantic day of the year. The limited-edition I ♥ KENZO collection of jersey pieces in red, grey, blue and pink, highlight the house’s attention to spreading love and happiness across the world. KENZO’s now recognizable eye icons have been morphed into love spreading ‘eye-cupids’ complete with arrows or with the pupil of the eye transformed into a heart. The limited edition emblems can found on jersey tee-shirts, sweaters and hoodies as well as on a line of exclusive accessories – the K-bag (now with a heart chain), a transparent tote with strap and pouches – or within the new KENZO logo on bumbags, caps and range of sneakers. The best way to bare your heart is to wear it this Valentine’s day! The I ♥ KENZO collection arrives at...

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Hilton Beirut Downtown: A New Grand and Ideal Hotel in Beirut

Hilton opened the doors of the highly-anticipated Hilton Beirut Downtown. The 158 guest-room hotel, which boasts a prime location and panoramic views, joins two other Hilton properties in Lebanon. At the rooftop pool, guests can take a dip in the summer, whilst enjoying stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. A fitness center, treatment/massage room, sauna and steam room complete the offer. In addition, the hotel offers a Mediterranean fusion restaurant, Gatsy House, and a lobby bar which offers drinks and light snacks. Ideal for meetings and events of all sizes, Hilton Beirut Downtown features more than 575 square meters of flexible meeting space. The ballroom, which can accommodate up to 500 people (standing), features five screens and built-in wireless sound and lighting. In total, there are five flexible meeting rooms. In addition, there are spacious break out areas which are perfect for coffee breaks, cocktail...

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