Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai | Luxury Hotel Design

 

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As they say, nothing is impossible in Dubai. When you thought it was all about the desert and the heat, they created  skiing slopes, something I would have never imagined there. Overlooking the slopes is the 5 star luxury Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The hotel even has chalets that are so cozy and warm, fit for a skiing lodge. The hotel has almost 400 rooms including 20 chalets with fireplaces that will allow you to feel as if you were in Switzerland. All rooms are well equipped with the state of the art technology.

Living in the Gulf for the past 8 years, I noticed that people refrain as much as possible from using wood and other warm materials, that is all due to the hot climate. With the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates it is different. At this hotel you get to experience what it would be like to live in a cool climate, the use of stone & solid wood interprets this coziness perfectly. The marble however, gives the rooms and restaurants the lavish and luxurious feel Dubai is known for.

I will leave you to enjoy the photos of this lovely hotel (slideshow) and a link to the hotel website in case you want to check out more details.


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Jean Loius Deniot Designs an Incredible Collection for Baker | Furniture

 

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“Baker and I are an absolute perfect match. I could not dream of a better collaboration.” Jean- Louis Deniot

For the past 2 years, famous Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot has been working closely with Baker Furniture for a new collection inspired by 20th Century vintage furnishings.

“Sensual curves meet geometric symmetry. The changing light of day reflects multitudes of moods at play in sumptuous textures and tones. A neoclassical foundation underpins the improvisation of a mid-Century silhouette here, an Art Deco gilding there. Nods to primitivism punctuate the clean lines of a curated space. With all of this, Jean-Louis Deniot masters an amalgam of organic energy and a brainy precision to create something entirely 21st-Century.”

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The beauty of the collection is that it is complete with elegant accessories, lighting, and tables not just furniture.


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Stylish Black Apartment By Lera Katasonova | Apartment Interior

 

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This has to my ideal apartment. Well lit, black and white, stylish furniture, and some greenery, just ideal. The details are just beautiful. As you can tell this apartment does not involve any kids, it was designed by Ukranian designer Lera Katasonova for a couple. What makes the space special is that the space is open, there are large glass panes, and no distractions with the furniture.


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The New Dubai Landmark Tower for Expo 2020 Revealed | Architecture

 

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For the 2020 Expo in Dubai, the plans for a new icon to be built have just been revealed. This icon will be considered as the main landmark just as the Eiffel Tower to Paris is. During their presentation, Emaar announced that it will be taller than Burj Khalifa but still the exact height is not decided upon. Th project will be around 6 sq. km.

The project is designed by Spanish architect Calatrava and estimated to cost $1 Billion. Calatrava however is known for projects that cost much more than the anticipated budget. This is according to the Full Calatrava website which lists every single project and its budget.

Emaar Properties will attempt to deliver the new Dubai Creek tower and a linked “mega-retail district” at the same time so that they are both open by the time Dubai’s Expo 2020 event begins .

“There’s no doubt that the Eiffel Tower has inspired over 100 years,” said Mr Calatrava. “It represents a city, a whole nation. It still today is a monument. I feel so proud to be part of a team that aims to obtain a similar achievement.”

Mr Calatrava’s design was chosen by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in February following an international competition between five of the world’s top practices.

The Dubai Creek tower will mainly serve as an architectural tower than a working building, but there will be between 18 and 20 upper floors used for a hotel with restaurants, function rooms, an interior garden space and an observation deck.


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Salone Del Mobile. Milano | April 12- 17, 2016 | Exhibition

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The biggest date on the world’s furniture calendar falls on a Wednesday in April, marking the start of the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a week packed with events, exhibitions and presentations, where everyone who’s anyone on the international furniture design and manufacturing scene comes together to keep up with the latest developments in the field.

The Salone is now into its 55th year, championing innovation and internationality – in fact the number of foreign exhibitors has risen again, now making up almost 30% of all the manufacturers at the fair. It is clearly going to be an interesting edition, both in terms of the wide-ranging commercial offering from a line-up of top specialist companies on the national and international market, and in terms of the search for a balance between tradition and innovation in the name of quality and culture.

Following the success of the 2015 edition – attended by 310,840 visitors – the 2016 edition will feature the Salone Internazionale del Mobile along with the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, and more than 1,300 exhibitors ranged over 150,000 square metres, split into Classic and Design sections, making for a visitor-friendly floor plan and a 360° insight into the world of furniture and furnishing accessories. The biennial EuroCucina and its collateral exhibition FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) are back, along with the International Bathroom Exhibition.
Quality and figures that confirm the importance and attraction of an event that embodies the best of Italian and international furnishing.


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Design Days Dubai Now Open | March 14-18, 2016

 

 

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  • Design Days Dubai, the world’s most diverse design fair dedicated to collectible design: over 45 exhibitors from 20 countries
  • A fair of discovery and premieres with the world’s finest collectible, purchasable and limited edition furniture, lighting and accessories: over 750 works on display
  • The fifth edition brings a record number of design from the Emirates and wider MENASA region

 

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and in partnership with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Design Days Dubai, the only collectible design fair in the Middle East and South Asia, returns to The Venue in Downtown Dubai (near Burj Khalifa) for its fifth edition with an exciting roster of new and returning exhibitors, alongside a popular public programme of special projects, talks, workshops and guided tours allowing visitors to discover and engage with design.

 

Retaining its position as the world’s most diverse design fair, Design Days Dubai brings together world-leading design galleries welcoming annual returning galleries Carpenters Workshop Gallery (UK/France/USA), Victor Hunt designArt Dealers (Belgium), Art Factum (Lebanon) and Gallery S. Bensimon (France) and newcomers J.C.T Haute Couture Interiors (France), Camp Design Gallery (Italy), Barcelona Design Gallery (Spain) and Dutch Creative Industry (The Netherlands): over 45 Exhibitors from a total of 20 countries.

 

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Why You Should Take Naps | Health and Lifestyle

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I was delighted to know that National Napping day falls on March 14th. It made me want to look more into the benefits of napping and share them with my readers. The lovely people at Casper  have prepared the info-graphic above which specifies exactly why we should all take regular naps.

My favorite is the catnap, it gives a fresh burst of energy afterwards, to me this is the ultimate purpose of a nap. Unfortunately, i work ling shifts where i don’t get the chance to nap and hence fall apart early in the evening. I try my best to nap on the weekends even if for 30 minutes. This way I wake up refreshed and can spend a more delightful evening with my family.


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