printed matter by Glen Proebstel

Art is never a miss in any interior space, but when prints such as these make their way to market you'll want to cover an entire wall. British textile designer Kit Miles brings scenes of flora and fauna to life with his meticulous and detailed draughting. These hand drawn design can be specified for both wallpaper and textiles. Surrealism at it's best. 

www.kitmiles.co.uk

well contained by Glen Proebstel

I was born and raised in New Zealand and let me tell you, we smeared butter on almost everything. If it wasn't a thick piece of toast, then it was between two cookies (don't knock it till you try it) What better way to keep this dose of dairy than in a ceramic container like the one shown here by Danish ceramicist Mette Duedahl.

Certainly something that you would want to see on the breakfast table! 

 

it's so good in the hood by Glen Proebstel

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East London is full of surprises and returning to the streets of Shoreditch revealed another new experience, GoodHood's breathtaking flagship store on Curtain Road. Originating in the backstreets of Hoxton in 2007, it was then a self funded project offering a curated selection of some of the finest goods that were available on the globe at that time. With that success, grew the popularity of their online store and it was only a matter of time really, before we were graced with their retail space offering  a selection of edited fashion, furniture, home and grooming products. 

goodhoodstore.com

he, she, me by Glen Proebstel

it's all in the mix

it's all in the mix

Yang Li   knitted cotton jumper  

Yang Li knitted cotton jumper  

Linen trousers by   Faye Toogood

Linen trousers by Faye Toogood

spell it out! 

spell it out! 

The lines between masuline and feminine clothing and celebrated this season with the launch of a new campaign at Selfridges, where fashion is non-gender specific. 

With over three floors showing the latest edits from Anne Demeulemeester through to Yohji Yamamoto, Selfridges teamed up with with designer Faye Toogood to create 'gender-neutral' spaces for SS15. 

 “For us, AGENDER is not about harnessing a ‘trend’ but rather tapping into a mind-set and acknowledging and responding to a cultural shift that is happening now. We will explore the relationship between gender and retail physically, digitally and in all of our stores. The project will act as a test bed for experimentation around ideas of gender – both to allow our shoppers to approach the experience without preconceptions and for us as retailers to move the way we shop fashion forward.” Says Selfridges’ creative director, Linda Hewson.

If you're visiting London, do pop in, it's well worth the trip! Otherwise take a peek online and find inspiration from afar! 

Agender @theofficialselridges  

True Colors by Glen Proebstel

table and lamp, first chair and duo seat  

table and lamp, first chair and duo seat  

cuttingboards

cuttingboards

first chair, rack and table brass  

first chair, rack and table brass  

standing lamp No. 1

standing lamp No. 1

Recently launched at Matter this month, Belgian design duo  Muller Van Severen showcase their fine lined furniture pieces for their American debut. 

I think you'll agree that the combination of simplistic lines and bold color bring a bold yet calm presence to any interior space. 

To see more of the collection pop into Matter  at 405 Broome St Soho NY 10013 or jump to their website to view it all online. 

brush up! by Glen Proebstel

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After many years of trial and era with the myriad of tooth paste brands out there, I've finally settled on a one that is made with natural ingredients and oils  and it happens to look tasteful too.  

Italian company Acca Kappa, creates a product that is fluoride free and uses eucalyptus oil to boot. It's kind of like the 'Business Class' of toothpastes, once you sample it, it's tough to be downgraded. 

Acca Kappa toothpaste available through their online store 

 

Hudson Heritage by Glen Proebstel

There's nothing more replenishing than a weekend getaway. Especially when it's only a two hour train ride out of NYC. Full of charm, great restaurants and of course phenomenal vintage furniture stores, Hudson NY has more to offer than one would expect! Below, I have listed a few of my faves. 

Boarded up house with uber charm

Boarded up house with uber charm

seating area in   Cafe Le Perche

seating area in Cafe Le Perche

painterly pastimes at   Mark Jager Antiques

painterly pastimes at Mark Jager Antiques

Modern take at   Hawkins New York

Modern take at Hawkins New York

When you think of NYC and vintage shopping, one conjures up streets full of exquisite antiques and ephemera. Yes, for the better part this is true but in my humble opinion, it's better to get out of the city where you can find much more on offer and at prices that don't reflect NYC standards. 

One such place to visit, is upstate to Hudson NY where the entire strip of Warren St is abuzz with the best furniture and interior stores that I have seen in the state thus far.

The tree change movement has effected the die hard New Yorker as well and many design folk have moved to greener pastures to set up shop. Finch, Hudson is one such story. Moving from Brooklyn to Hudson almost a year ago this perfectly curated showroom will both entice and inspire you. 

For those that prefer to dine on local fare, there are a few standout restaurants that deserve mention. Fish and Game was closed for Feb and March. I only had the reputation to go on, but was informed that it has a reputation for being Hudson's finest restaurant.  Swoon Kitchen and Bar says it all really. With dishes of Carrot Pannacotta, Country Pate and the most perfectly cooked duck breast this restaurant is a definite for foodies alike. If you prefer something more vibrant head to Food Studio where local produce is transformed into South East Asian fare. Finally,  The Crimson Sparrow is another option I have yet to sample. 

If you need somewhere to rest your head, might I suggest the superb decor and hospitality of The Hudson Merchant House A bed and breakfast house just around the corner from Warren St and a stone throw away from the local train station. A pleasure indeed. 

The trip was short, but very very sweet. So hopefully you gain a little insight into this marvelous wee town and if you ever head out this way, take the train to Dia Beacon and then head up to Hudson to stay the night. 

Hello Hawaii by Glen Proebstel

liho liho yacht club

liho liho yacht club

interior by architect brett turpeluk

interior by architect brett turpeluk

manila clams in coconut curry

manila clams in coconut curry

radicchio, paprika-honey carrots and toasted quinoa

radicchio, paprika-honey carrots and toasted quinoa

baked hawaii, pineapple ice cream 

baked hawaii, pineapple ice cream 

I'm not one for taking pics of food, well at least posting them online for all to see! But I felt it was necessary to illustrate the delicious meal I experienced at the newly opened Liholiho Yacht Club in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.  

Chef Ravi Kapur has had a cult following in this city for a number of years with his pop up restaurants and has now teamed up with Allyson Jossel and Jeff Hanak from Nopa. This long awaited restaurant serves up a delightful, Hawaiian inspired menu with fresh flavors and a phenomenal cocktail list. Don't miss it when you're in town. 

 

Liholiho Yacht Club

871 Sutter St, San Francisco CA 94109

+1 (415) 440 5446