A Retro Design Dream House.

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Feel like moving to Sydney? This iconic 80's house is now on the market. The property, also known as the White House, was designed and built by architect Peter Stronach of AllenJack+Cottier in 1987. It was purchased by ABC radio presenter Phillip Adams three years after completion, and he has lived there with his wife for almost 30 years. It was originally designed as a bachelor pad, but when Adams bought the place he converted it for family living. The house was originally sold for almost $1 million Australian dollars, and is now valued at almost $6 million. The twisted yellow staircase and … [Read more...]

Greetings From | The Asbury Hotel

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The revival of Asbury Park, a storied beach town with rock and roll history and greaser vibes has been talked about for at least 2 decades. With the opening of  The Asbury, the first new hotel to be built in the town in over a 60 years, one can't help but feel that the revival is finally here! They call it Brooklyn at the shore... There is a thriving arts scene, surf scene, gay scene, foodie seen, design and vintage shops popping up all over, and as much plywood and concrete and scando furniture as one could possibly wish for. I love it. I love every minute of every day of it. The Asbury is … [Read more...]

Michael Dweck | The End: Montauk.

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Michael Dweck is a visual artist known for his seductive photos. Dweck studied Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and began his career in advertising where he went on to become a highly regarded Creative Director receiving over 40 international awards (including the Gold Lion at the Cannes Festival!) Eventually in 2001 he left advertising to focus on photography full time. Themes of  youth, summer, freedom, beauty, and the temptations of the flesh, are often apparent in his work. His series: "The End: Montauk, NY" and "Mermaids" are two of my faves.  The End: Montauk, NY … [Read more...]

Wilson Hall | The History of the Mansion from Annie.

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Wilson Hall, the centerpiece of Monmouth University's campus has a long and storied history. It was formerly called Shadow Lawn, also known as the Summer White House of President Wilson, from which he conducted his campaign. The original mansion was a huge colonial style house with over 50 rooms and wrap around porches. It was built in 1903 for John A. McCall, former president of the New York Life Insurance Co. In 1927 it was purchased by former F.W. Woolworth Co. president Hubert Templeton Parson and his wife Maysie. It was soon destroyed in a fire. Parson then hired Philadelphia architect … [Read more...]

Your New Favorite Sneaker | THEY NEW YORK

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When the gods of minimalism collab with the lords of sneakers magical things happen. The new NYC based sneaker label THEY, is a perfect marriage between 30 years of Japanese craftsmanship, Bauhaus aesthetics and a New Yorkers sense of minimalist functionality. We love the label's new line of sneakers for men and women. The simplicity of the sneakers belies the fact that there is a lot of craftsmanship that goes into them. The way the rubber and soles match up in two different colors is apparently incredibly difficult to achieve. The elevated sneaker is perhaps the greatest fashion achievement … [Read more...]