Modern Country Estate Kitchen Concept

A modern country estate was the inspiration for this kitchen concept by Designer Jillian Straky of Housewears. The room features high ceilings, white walls and black framed windows with fabulous views of green countryside. The warmth and practicality of natural oak herringbone floors, open shelving and painted graphite shaker cabinetry evokes a grand but relaxed feel.

Natural oak shelving flank a structured matte black range hood and brings casual ease to the design. Shelves are styled with ethnic inspired bowls, white tableware and sleek, modern pottery. The gorgeous white countertop and geometric mosaic backsplash add pattern and airiness to the dark millwork. Riobel’s new Azure Bridge faucet in matte black is a star in front of a farmhouse sink in matte gold, contrasting beautifully against the light countertop and backsplash. The geometry of the backsplash is mimicked in the Matteo pendant lights. Industrial pulls and bar stools in brushed gold are a warm complement to the rich grey cabinetry.

This sophisticated kitchen is refined yet effortlessly comfortable and we love the combination of the less formal, natural light wood paired with deep, rich charcoal. The look remains dramatic with white countertops and finishes in matte black and brushed gold.


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Belstaff Introduces New Retail Concept in East London Store

NEW LOOK: Belstaff’s Spitalfields store has undergone a makeover, to reflect the brand’s new retail vision and “community-first approach.”
To mark the new direction, the store will hold a three-day consumer-facing event at the East London location. The event will run from Feb. 21 to 24 and will give customers the opportunity to bring in their Belstaff jackets to be repaired and rewaxed. There will also be stations available to monogram their jackets and shop limited-edition T-shirts.
“We have a great history of outfitting those with an adventurous spirit and an appreciation of the authentic and well-designed. It seems only right that we give these people a place to come together and spend time, a place where they will feel at home,” said  Belstaff creative director Sean Lehnhardt-Moore, who joined the company last June following its sale to Ineos.

Inside Belstaff’s Spitalfields store. 

The new store concept, designed by Brinkworth Design, takes inspiration from the brand’s industrial roots and British biking culture in the Fifties and Sixties when bikers would hang out in cafés.
To mimic that hangout space, and evoke feelings of comfort, the store is designed with exposed brick, wood flooring, antique cabinets, antique-style furniture and a record player. It also has an

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Kashiyama Rolling Out Made-to-Measure Concept in U.S.

NEW YORK — Onward Kashiyama, the Japanese conglomerate that owns Jil Sander, Joseph and J. Press, has come up with a novel way to introduce its new men’s made-to-measure suit concept to the U.S. market: open shops at WeWork locations.
The company launched Kashiyama the Smart Tailor in Japan at the end of 2017 and sold 59,000 suits, bringing in sales of $ 40 million its first year. Jun Murakami, president and chief executive officer of Onward USA and J. Press, is hoping to replicate that success in the U.S.
The brand’s point of differentiation, he said, is its price — suits start at $ 300 — as well as quick turnaround and manufacturing expertise. Kashiyama’s suits are made in a company-owned factory in China and can be produced and delivered to customers in 10 days.
Although the competition in affordable made-to-measure men’s wear is stiff in the U.S. with brands such as Indochino, Knot Standard, My Suit, Men’s Wearhouse and others already entrenched in the market, Murakami believes Kashiyama can find a niche.
“Most of our competitors are technology companies or new companies that don’t have an apparel background,” he said. “They don’t have the knowledge that we have.”
Onward Kashiyama was founded in 1927 and now

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Trump Tower Moscow concept included idea of giving penthouse to Putin

One idea considered for the proposed Trump Tower in Moscow was to offer Russian President Vladimir Putin the penthouse, according to Felix Sater, who was working on the project with Michael Cohen. – RSS Channel – Politics

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This drone concept could save people from burning buildings

Drones have become a popular toy for hobbyists and in some cases vital tools for various professions, but could they ever save your life? A group of design students in China think so and they’ve developed a concept they call “Net Guard” that turns drones into life-saving guardian angels. The idea here is that a…
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