ART / Kei Meguro

27.4.16



Born in Tokyo but currently residing in New York, Kei Meguro is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer.  Meguro developed her techniques at the School of Visual Arts, where she started out majoring in Fine Arts and received a BFA in Graphic Design in 2010.  Some of her clients include: Chanel, Shiseido, Lancome, L'OrĂ©al, Dr Jarts+, Sephora,UNDIZ, Sony Music Entertainment, Samsung, Spotify, Wallpaper* Magazine, Nylon Magazine, MAN of the WORLD Magazine.

keimeguro.com 

eff me / MOMENT

PARIS / Ellsworth Wine Bar

22.4.16



American duo Laura Adrian and Braden Perkins are the co-owners of an American comfort food restaurant and wine bar in the 1st arrondissement.  Affectionately named after Braden’s grandfather, Ellsworth is located just around the corner from sister resto Verjus -- and a short walk from the Palais Royal and the Louvre.Dishes range from fried chicken to gnocchi with oyster mushrooms, all prepared with fresh French ingredients and presented in a flawless, delicate style.

ELLSWORTH
34 rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 42 60 59 66
ellsworthparis.com 





MOMENT OF / freckles + orange

REYKJAVIK / 101 Hotel

19.4.16




Exactly the kind of hotel you would expect to find in the center of Reykjavik: modern, warm, efficient, and loaded with geothermal pools.  The monochromatic design of this 38 room boutique hotel is kept warm with lots of wood, burlap, skins, fire places, and a gorgeous art collection.  The heart of the hotel is their restaurant, Kitchen & Wine, is one of the trendiest places in town and serves delicious food, featuring a combination of modern Icelandic and international cuisine.

01 Hotel
Hverfisgata 10,
101 Reykjavik – Iceland
+354 580-0101

101hotel.is 








MOMENT OF / blue eye shadow

SEATTLE / Wa_Sauna

15.4.16




Designed by goCstudio, this privately owned sauna was built to be used year round on Seattle's Union Lake.  The vessel -- large enough to accommodate up to 6 people -- is powered by an electronic motor and is heated with a wood burning stove.  Guests can either dive off the rooftop platform, or soak in some rays on the bathing deck.

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NEED / Unicorn Sparkle Dispenser

14.4.16




Repurposed salt & pepper shakers, these unicorns are now being put to some hard work: dispensing sparkles in every color of the rainbow.  But this isn't your run of the mill everyday sparkles -- these neon sparkles will glow in the dark.

UNICORN SPARKLE DISPENSERS by Earth Sea Warrior
2.5"L x 1.5"W x 2.5"H 
$98
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TORONTO / Hanmoto Snack Bar

12.4.16



This little known Japanese snack bar that recently opened just off of the Dundas West strip nearly blew my mind. Tucked away in what was a former beauty salon, HANMOTO offers a selection of Asian fusion raw & hot items meant to be scarfed down with booze.  Things like: a take on the Moto Bun, a fried coco bun filled with Japanese chicken curry and Jamaican slaw; and something called Dyno Wings, deep-fried, deboned chicken wings stuffed dumpling-style with seasoned ground pork, then tossed in a spicy house-made sauce; and a killer salmon sashimi plate diced into little bits of heaven that melt in your mouth.

HANMOTO
Mon-Sat, 6pm - 2am
2 Lakeview Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 1X4
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BERLIN / Rebecca Louise Law x Bikini Hotel

8.4.16




Two of our favorite things that we've mentioned to you before -- Berlin's BIKINI HOTEL and REBECCA LOUISE LAW -- are at it, again.  But this time, it's together.  To mark its Spring season, Bikini Berlin has commissioned British artist Rebecca Louise Law to create a hanging artwork made out of 30,000 flowers. The artwork is titled ‘Garten’ and took four days to install.  The installation was unveiled this week and will remain in place until May 1.  

www.rebeccalouiselaw.com





L.A. / Mama Shelter

7.4.16



A little while ago we reported on the amazing MAMA SHELTER hotel in Paris.  We are happy to announce that they have recently opened another location in Hollywood, CA.  These founders of Club Med (yes, that's right -- hands up, baby hands up) have recreated their cool digs just blocks from the trappings of the Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Refreshing is again their eclectic aesthetic, their nod to things vintage, and to their kind of rock and roll attitude.

MAMA SHELTER
6500 Selma Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States
T +1 (323) 785-6666
mamashelter.com 







 

HIGH TECH / luggage

5.4.16



As a somewhat self proclaimed seasoned traveler, I am generally happy when my luggage takes me from A to B, and is always there waiting for me at luggage claim -- in tact and pretty.  But even for the most seasoned of travelers, it's always nice when things can be simplified, even if just a little.  

Here to help is RADEN, a newly born company out of New York making big promises, and delivering on them too.  These hard-shelled, high tech luggage pieces will keep you from overpacking, charge your phone, alert you to traffic on the way to the airport and weather conditions on the area.  It will also track your bag's location using Bluetooth technology, so you can know once you’ve landed that it made the trip with you.

295 for the 22”  |  $395 for the 28”  |  $595 for the set
More info here: raden.com

PARIS / Place Des Vosges Apartment

1.4.16




This 3-level apartment in the heart of the Marais -- facing La Place Des Vosges, no less -- is cozy and convenient.  Typical wood beams encase the ceilings and walls, accented by original exposed stone walls.  The layout provides a lot of privacy for those trying to catch some Z's while the night owls can chill in the large, open-space living dining area replete with all of the gadgets you need.

$8,400 / Month
Sleeps 6
Available at all-paris-apartments.com