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Archive for September 19, 2010

Latest Trends in Casual & Modern lounges

“Funky” is the new “trendy” when it comes to modern casual seating these days. With fashion houses, well known designers, and brands entering the furniture world, statements and designs that stand out are only natural. Roche Bobois introduced their “ Mah Jong” modular seating in the 1970s by Hans Hopfer . After working with Kenzo maison and Missoni home on several fabirc finishes, this year Roche Bobois decided to work with Jean Paul Gaultier . Roche Bobois presents its vintage Mah Jong sofa, in a new “bleu blanc rouge” look as opposed to the very colorful fabrics of Missoni and Kenzo. Personally I loved this years edition of this sectional. In addition to the Mah Jong, Jean Paul Gaultier worked on numerous items as part of his collaboration with Roche Bobois. The Mah Jong sectional, like modernism itself, has never gone out of fashion.

Another very attractive, modern, and hip sofa is the Confluences designed by Philippe Nigro for Ligne Roset. “Confluences may be considered to be a trailblazer in terms of the new trend for ‘counterforms’ as characterized by the interwoven yin-yang or puzzle-type effect. It will be just as pleasing to lovers of radical design, pioneers searching for a sofa which is totally different from any other, as it will to all those who are seduced first and foremost by the freedom of posture and unheard-of conviviality offered by its colorful, unbridled compositions.” You can get in monochromatic colors as shown or play with the colors and composition.Confluences was introduced by Ligne Roset during the 2009 Imm Cologne Fair.

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Gucci’s Aquariva & Fendi’s Lady Lara

Both Gucci and Fendi are entering the world of design for luxury transportation by storm. A few months ago we saw the photos of the magnificent Lady Lara yacht furnished by Fendi Casa and last month Gucci announced they are introducing made-to-order speedboats with prices starting at around $750,000.

The Aquariva By Gucci ,produced along with Officina Italiana Design, will be available by special order in 2011 . The boat was designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini as part of Gucci’s upcoming 90th anniversary celebrations. The boat’s fiberglass hull and detailing are painted in Gucci’s custom glossy white, offset with varnished mahogany in the cockpit and decks. The seats and sundeck are upholstered in waterproof Gucci print fabric with the fashion house’s signature red and green stripe detailing. Gianni has also designed a number of Riva by Gucci his-and-hers accessories, including bags and shoes, to go along with the craft, which is powered by two 380 hp Yanmar engines for a maximum speed of 41 knots and a 150-mile range at cruising speed. info source

Lady Lara by Fendi Casa

In its first venture at sea, Fendi Casa—under the direction of interior design firm Studio Massari—has provided the furnishings for Lady Lara, which Benetti delivered last summer.

Fendi Casa have established an elegant image through their known preference for neutral colors mainly creams, silver, and champagne. Some may perceive this as monotonous but once you see the glamour you will definitely change your mind, their furniture and fabric define luxury. Their use of high end materials like mother of pearl, crocodile leather, & exotic wood such as Briar root (used in pipes) adds the unique touch that distinguishes a well designed product from a plain one.

All details were taken into consideration by Fendi designers, from the door handles to the flooring, to the luxurious lighting made with Swarovski crystals to the last vase and photo frame. Fendi Casa are known for their wide and beautiful selection of lighting and accessories. The glass used for their chandeliers , table lamps and vases is mainly Murano glass which is considered of highest end glass.

Fendi Designed a private plane interior as well…

For more info on any of the products above and latest Fendi Casa releases you can contact them on +965 2 2255205. Their showroom in Kuwait is located at Tilal Mall, Shoueikh .


From my Kitchen: Tiramisu with a Twist!

Today my blog turns 1 month old!! Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and support!! On this day it also happens to be my beautiful sister’s birthday! I would love to wish her a Happy Birthday! Hope she has a lovely one!

The title of my Blog means a bit of everything, its why I will include posts related to various issues that contribute to forming our “lifestyle”. I am not a professional cook or chef myself but cooking and baking are among my hobbies, food is a MAJOR part of my life. I have a good reputation regarding my cooking skills, which is why I will share with you the most popular recipes. Since I am a mom of two, have a fulltime job, and now this blog, my recipes are usually very fast, convenient, and simple. I am very “health” conscious though I tend to use some unhealthy options for lack of time or substitutes. Every month I will throw in a recipe , hope you like them!

This dessert was actually a recipe given to me by a friend I used to work with at my previous job in Lebanon, every time I make it its a huge hit. The basic tiramisu has mascarpone, this one relies on whipped cream and condensed milk instead with the addition of bananas, hence the name “with a twist”  🙂 Yes I know very fattening but I only make it 2-3 times a year and I make it in small portions for control. You can’t use low fat cream as it will not be fluffy like this one, I tried it, it didn’t work. So let’s get started!

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