Month: October 2015

A Week in New York

I love NY. Wall Street, the Empire States Building, the NY Yankees, riding the subways, authentic New York style pizza, New York hot dog, hot pastrami sandwich at one of their famous New York delicatessens, the U.S. Open on a balmy September evening, ice skating at Wollman Rink… these are just a few of the things that remind […]

Luxury Ski Chalets

Award-winning international designer Nicky Dobree is well known for designing luxury ski chalets, villas and contemporary residential interiors. In 2003, she converted a 300-year old ski chalet in the Alps, which was featured on Grand Designs Abroad. Host Kevin McCloud described the chalet as the “ultimate James Bond pad.” Located in the Portes du Soleil area, between […]

In Search of Architectural Minimalism

It is not surprising anymore to see the number of minimalist house extensions that get built in London and pretty much around the UK. This includes the painstaking restoration and refurbishment of grade-listed structures that incorporate the old and and the new in a meaningful way that is well-designed and sustainable. In a country that has a long history and is steeped in tradition, […]