Modern British Style

The Ham Yard hotel which opened in June is the most decadent candy to ones eye. This £90 million, three-quarter acre project which rests behind Picadilly Circcus is Kit and Tim Kemp's latest addition to the Firmdale Hotel Group's portfolio. Located perfectly between Mayfair and Soho this property has 91 individually designed rooms and suites. Kit Kemp designed the interiors herself blending patterns and textures to perfection. There must be a method to how and where each pattern is placed within a room. It's like a math equation. When I was about 21 years old a girlfriend and I went to London and stayed at the Knightsbridge  Hotel. The rooms were so lovely and the service was incredible. I expect the Ham Yard to be just that. 

Organic Shapes

Cover illustration for the Naples issue of SHOP magazine.

Malika Favre is a French illustrator/Art director based in London. Her work is colorful, geometric, and rich. Malika knows how to work her organic shapes and blocks of color. Her creative flair has graced the pages of The Sunday Times, Wallpaper, Penguin Books and much more. Check out her work, it will brighten up your day. 

Confetti and Champagne

Photo by Kari Lipschutz

Confetti on the cobblestones in Oxford. It's tradition at Oxford to meet your friends outside of their final exam and cover them in champagne and confetti. My very dear cousin whom is living in London shared this photo and info. This is news to me, but perhaps that's because I went to art school. One would think this kind of a tradition would take place or something more obnoxious at that.  The Oxford tradition is highly recommended.