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Buying notes | Picking a room for North African style, MERCHANT selection store

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Perhaps the same as the wine, Chen Yuexiang, the older the more items, the more delicious. With delicate totems, calm colors and fascinating details, "The Ancients" always has a fan of diehard fans around the world, using a unique eye to screen the texture of life, from wearing, home furnishings to life attitudes. Replace the unique taste. This Los Angeles-based retro-shop, Merchant, is named after the English "businessman" and was created by stylist Denise Portmans. Since 2014, it has been arranging all kinds of purchases from around the world. Medieval antique furniture, home furnishings, and the most fascinating collections are the gorgeous Moroccan rugs. Through the artistic display method, the past and present tastes conflict and blend in the small storefronts; the guests visiting the place are not only the random passengers, but also more from the operating homestays, art galleries and Designers and collectors who plan activities. Whether it's a special-style homestay or action camper, or an art gallery or market selection, Merchant can choose the right one for them. "Why do I use the name of the store as " Merchant"?" "Because I am a businessman!" Before starting this store, Denise was a stylist who had great experience and talent for decoration and dressing. After the birth of Merchant, the replacement and arrangement were replaced. It’s the big thing after every purchase of the goods – letting the acquired goods have a creative scene theme, which is the main reason why Merchant’s always vibrant and lively style. In addition to the store that sells furniture and handicrafts, Merchant also has its own gallery "Merchant Gallery", which brings together various art selections and handicrafts from North Africa and presents them in a modern style. Provide customers with another choice of artistic layout. A unique combination of craftsmanship and taste, from Denise's own love of art; "My inspiration comes from many artists, designers and architects. List some people like Louis Barragan, Ruth Asawa, Calder, Noguchi, Barbara Hepworth , Henry Moore and Charles & Ray Eames." In Merchant...

The exotic environment that these high fashion shows have visited may be your next destination.

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Some time ago, on your social media, was there a new series released by Louis Vuitton at the Kyoto Museum, or a Western style fashion show that Dior played in the California wilderness? After the fashion Hitachi turned to May, major brands began to release the early spring series. This season series was originally created to cater to the needs of the rich winter holiday purchases. Therefore, it is also possible to simply call "cruise" (resort) and "resort" (holiday) instead of the "spring / fall" season nomenclature. series. Compared with the spring, summer, autumn and winter fashions held in New York, London, Paris and Milan, there are no restrictions on the location of the early spring series. The show will usually choose an exotic destination that is commensurate with the name and theme. The ground is often more exciting. When the designer's vision breaks out of the conventional site, the modern time is installed in the magnificent environment and architecture, which will produce a more powerful visual force. From Kyoto, Japan, Havana, Cuba, to Dunhuang, China, this year, we will reverse the chronological order and look back at the magnificent and amazing fashion shows in the past season. 1. LOUIS VUITTON 2018 Early Spring Collection Meixiu Museum, Kyoto Under the leadership of the creative director of the building, Nicolas Ghesquière, LOUIS VUITTON's early spring collections each year select a contemporary architectural masterpiece for release. This year, LOUIS VUITTON was selected at the Miho Museum near Kyoto, Japan. It is also the first time this French brand has set the early spring show in Asia. Established in 1997, the Meixiu Museum is a private museum funded by the Japanese textile giant Toyobo Yarns, the founder of Toyo Spinning Yarn Co., Ltd., to store the artworks and antiques of Mt. However, compared with the collection, the entire building of the museum is more unique. The designer is the well-known American Chinese architect Bei Yuming who has just finished his 100th birthday. (I don't know who he is? The glass pyramid of the Louvre is his famous work. one). The architecture of the Meixiu Museum is inspired by Tao Yuanming's "Peach Blossom Spring", which is hidden in the mountains of Shiga Prefecture in the east of Kyoto. Nearly 80% of the structure is hidden below the ground. "The grass is delicious and colorful." Only after passing through a metal tunnel and a suspended bridge can the visitors be able to enter the pavilion; during the cherry blossom season, the metal tunnel will become a pink, as if it is really the entrance to the paradise. This is the most spectacular and fascinating part of the Miu Xiu Museum - LOUIS VUITTON's early spring series of 1000 meters of T-Taiwan is at the entrance of the museum. ...

Open appetite with the sun: a restaurant converted from the Chaplin office in 1928, République

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The white brick walls and the blue-green geometric pattern tiles add a retro charm to the space. The elegant lighting on both sides is like returning to the old time, bringing a touch of retro feeling - this is the restaurant in République in Los Angeles, originally built on In 1928, architect Roy Sheldon Price built for Charlie Chaplin as his office in Los Angeles. The building itself is very distinctive, flipping the exterior inside, the bottom of the restaurant is like the three lanes of the neighboring lanes, the window and the streetlights; and the atmosphere of the space is the sunlight introduced from the zenith transparent glass. - Let the space energetic in the morning and afternoon, and the evening shines the magical brilliance of the sky. After several twists, it was now taken over by Chef Walter Manzke and his dessert chef Margarita Manzke, bringing the building back on track. The semi-open indoor layout makes people feel relaxed when they enter the door, ready to welcome the delicious food on the table. Walter has worked in a well-known European restaurant, and has opened three restaurants and bakeries in other regions including the overseas Philippines (Margarita's hometown); the couple finally decided to return to Los Angeles because it was the place where they met. When they moved back to the city again, because of the separation of the previous days, they made them feel strange to people around them. He knew that he had to work somewhere before setting up a restaurant. For no reason, just re-familiar with it. This person who loves the city and lives here. After more than six years as a chef at Patina, known as "the best French restaurant in Los Angeles," Walter received a high rating and was named "the most optimistic chef star" by the Los Angeles Times, which coincided with the vacancy of the building. The idea of ​​opening a restaurant with Margarita has been built from this. Since its opening in 2013, République has become a must-visit restaurant for visitors to Los Angeles. "This is a different building. I recognize one thing from it, and I am not sure if other chefs are aware of this. Some ideas tell us how the dining space looks and where it is if the dishes are delicious enough. It doesn't matter where you are, people still come. I don't think so, it should be all-inclusive. When you let the guests feel relaxed and happy, this pleasure will also be returned to the environment, day after day. It condenses into a space of atmosphere. It is warm and comfortable, and it has an atmosphere and a style. This is the most important part of a restaurant - style." Walter said this unique building in his eyes. For him, dining should be a holistic sensory feast, rather than just focusing on the taste of the tip of the tongue, or whether the wine in the slippery mouth overflows from the depths of the throat. The diners’ eyes will look at the design of the space, and the ears will receive the surrounding sounds and the tone or laughter of the people. Every element of the environment is an important element of the mood and senses of the guests. The impression is made up of this. République's meals have a French style, and Walter's career has an important relationship with France. "France has some fascinating things, but French cuisine has been ordered with many bad names. Even so, they still have an incredible side, a wonderful sense of sensitivity and sensibility, an amazing element, superb yet simple. The cuisine has continued to inspire me.” He explained that he worked in France. So République's kitchen became a laboratory, and the same raw materials were washed, divided, cooked, and blended, and it was intoxicating to find an entrance in the huge taste map. Walter said: "So you need the right ingredients, the right cooking environment and the right equipment. This is the case with cuisine." Although République has excellent conditions for all fine restaurants, Walter does not want to be positioned as a fine restaurant. "République is not a place to visit on special occasions or occasions, and it is not necessary to have a detailed plan to come here to eat. Everything should be natural, just a thought, "I want a glass of wine, a steak, a beer, or A fine meal.” Here you can be satisfied.” République In addition to the full meal, there is also an afternoon tea time for coffee and pastries. If you want a little alcohol, you can enjoy a drink at the bar. This is such a place, or more precisely, a "public place" that provides a wonderful sensory experience, and welcomes anyone at any time. ...

Immerse yourself in the West Bank style of the Bohemian spirit: LA Vacation Lodge Bungalow and Breakfast

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What kind of space atmosphere will make you feel comfortable and relaxed when you travel? With the development of society and science and technology, modern people are less likely to enjoy the essence of life because of the busy work steps, and they yearn for those who are nomadic in the city. Whether you are looking around and inquiring about a beautiful restaurant, you can enjoy food, take a photo, check out the moments of the afternoon, or arrange a holiday around the country; embark on a long-awaited trip, become the soul of today's people The desire; obviously a transformation and creation of a space environment can help the spirit to get enough relaxation and healing. Designed by Heather Tierney, the famous vegetarian coffee restaurant in West Village, New York, called "Bungalow and Breakfast", in the area of ​​the Venice Canal in Los Angeles, built for the city nomads who are drifting away. A bohemian place to stay. Not far from the thriving and fashionable Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Heather's The Butcher's Daughter branch in this area is also within walking distance, and the tranquil community not far from each other is a relaxing environment to enjoy a "slow" life. Old cottages of the 1920s, with white-based space tones that make the whole room bright and bright, with Heather's carefully selected wooden furniture, from woven jute mattresses from India, Moroccan cabinets and carpets and Nicaraguan hand-woven hammocks, to Local craftsmen crafted unique dream nets and wicker chairs, as well as hand-woven woven ropes hanging on the walls, doors, windows and lighting. The corners were all "woven" lines, and the warm and warm hand touched a little. Exotic and tropical planting, weaving a bohemian atmosphere and a romantic yearning for nomads. The two-bedroom bungalow has a kitchen, bathroom and electronics, and two beach bikes are available to allow visitors to roam the city. Heather's personality is evident in it – the relaxed lifestyle of the California coast, accompanied by a good home design, with a little bit of hippie mix and flavor, gives the old house a new life; the fascinating situation fits perfectly with the American West Coast atmosphere, offering each A visitor to this place has a body and mind to suppress the liberated home, but it is unique among them, echoing a way of bravely pursuing self and loving life during a trip. Wake up from the beautiful morning, take a walk to the small courtyard surrounded by white and bright bungalows, enjoy breakfast on bamboo and rattan tables and chairs; overlook the canal style, enjoy the fresh air in the morning, the afternoon sun covered by warm sunshine, and the tranquility Evening time. "Bungalow and Breakfast", a simple and straightforward name, depicts the same simple but fascinating travel life. Bungalow and Breakfast Venice Canals, Los Angeles (for details, please contact the owner directly) All Images via Bungalow and...

Have a drink by the fairway: Strike! Old-school bowling alley, Highland Park Bowl

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How do you spend the weekend night? Is it a great dinner with my family, a drink with my old friends, or a lively performance? The Highland Park Bowl, which was reopened this year in Los Angeles, invites you to arrange all of the above activities, and then come to an old bowling game. I feel that bowling is too outdated? No, no, this arena is full of fun, beyond your imagination of bowling! The predecessor of the Highland Park Bowl was originally founded in 1927, when the United States was shrouded in the gloom of the prohibition of alcohol; of course, like other entertainment venues at the time, there were secret parties from time to time. During the prosperous period of the 1960s, the modern reforms were experienced. Until the 1990s, the bowling boom gradually receded. The stadium was renamed "Mr. T's Bowl". The fairway was closed and turned into an independent music pilgrimage site, leading the local underground orchestra and subculture development. After the death of Mr. T, the hero of the independent music circle in 2003, the rumors of "the space began to change tone" began; the crowds and cool kids left, and finally the stage was closed in 2014. When the arena became a ruin, Los Angeles's well-known bar management group, 1993 GROUP, did not know whether it was a coincidence or deliberate name. In 1993, the year when the US Prohibition Order was lifted, it took over and began to prepare for a perfect bowling culture. After 89 years, the building itself was old and the 1993 GROUP reorganized the space, but the original features of the building were preserved. Under the mottled walls and the roof of the wooden arched beams, eight long smooth fairways sparkle the glory of the former arena; the bowling machine body does not need to be covered, the bare machinery is full of steampunk charm under the blue light; and the fairway front The seating area is replaced by a leather sofa, adding a retro style to the space. After all, this is a building for nearly a hundred years. The stadium has hidden secrets written in many eras; like the wall behind the fairway, when the 1993 GROUP was initially sorted out, the large murals were unexpectedly discovered. It was in the 1930s in Los Angeles. The aftermath of the Arts & Crafts Movement; the symbolic team banner dug out of the warehouse, now re-hung back to the walls on both sides of the fairway. Of course, since the 1993 GROUP has taken the responsibility of revitalizing the drinking culture, the design of the bar is absolutely indispensable in the space; the platform behind the sofa is set up with two horseshoe-shaped bars, and the old bottles and various kinds of alcohol in the former are stored in the iron cage at the rear. There is also an episode about Tibetan wine. When the team sorted out, it found more than 500 bottles of 70...

French-style mixed-race American fun: Mama Shelter LA

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Hollywood, the capital of Southern California's film industry, and Mama Shelter's new stronghold here, has clearly added new vitality to Los Angeles. Mama Shelter Los Angeles is a new restaurant swaying in the Mediterranean Club. It looks like a pure white cement block. It is located near the colorful Avenue of Stars and the Chinese Theater area. Although it is out of place, it is particularly eye-catching. The Trigano family, which has a weight in the hotel industry, is behind the scenes – talking about the Trigano family, the three generations of the old, the new and the new are involved in tourism, Gilbert Trigano was the CEO of the Club Med group; and his son and grandson co-founded Mama Shelter. At the beginning, Mama Shelter opened in Paris, France, and practiced the concept of “sharing happiness” with the price of a business hotel, an open lobby and free Wi-Fi. However, because the group's third-generation boss, Benjamin Trigano, has been operating M+B Gallery in LA for a long time, he brought Mama here, and expanded his core value to build this “everyone” hotel – focusing on The service quality of the passengers, the hotel staff must be highly tolerant to the guests, and also become the first stronghold of Mama in the United States. Benjamin Trigano: "There is no such attitude. We just want the guests staying at the hotel to have a cultural diversity, so there is no discrimination or high profile. Everyone is welcome!" The design style of the Hollywood branch is also Continental is different. First of all, the designer Philippe Starck combines modern elements and transforms the ceiling into the artist's blackboard. In order to let LA's unique creative imagination and imagination come out to the outside world, everyone picks up the chalk and writes on it. The marble bar is also an open kitchen, with colourful tables and chairs and gorgeous Mexican rugs. Then there is the table football, bubble gum gashapon machine, iMac played by eight people... You can have fun with the people who are staying at this hotel, share every photo taken during the trip, and build a travel friendship. Feel the concept of "share happiness" in the hotel. When I came to the guest room, the sparrow was small and complete, but it was still not messy. By designer Thierry Gaugain - Philippe...

Small Italian hiding in Los Angeles: Mr. C Beverly Hills Hotel

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In the year of frequent outings, whether you are relaxing or working, you will be cherished every time you can catch a plane and taste the different cities. This time, taking advantage of the time in the United States, especially in the vacant days, taking the early flight, the East Coast all the way to the West Bank. I checked a lot of accommodation information on the Internet and compared them to each other and found that I especially liked Mr. C who had a European holiday style. The last time I went to Los Angeles was two years ago. In the past five years, I have visited this city many times. This year is the first time I stayed at a hotel. For the first time, I walked around as a passenger. Gradually found that Los Angeles is still a place full of freshness. Founded by the Cirpriani family in Italy, Mr. C has developed a new runway from the fourth generation of Ignzaio and Maggio Cipriani to the hotel sector after years of experience in the restaurant. The two founders once said in an interview, "Our family's business philosophy has always been beautiful design, modern facilities, and personalized service. This time, we combined our travel experience with different accommodations. Expected to be a blend of each other at Mr. C. The goal is to provide travelers with a comfortable and elegant travel experience.” The fascinating European charm begins with the fermentation of Mr. C. The scenery that is quite different from the bustling Beverly wall can't help but raise his mouth, as if he came to Italy. At the entrance, there is a beautiful garden to welcome, and the door is opened. The vintage leather sofas of different colors are decorated with a solid wooden floor. Although inspired by Europe, the details in the space can still be found in the management of the local inspiration. For example, the standing lights in the hall that imitate the studio props actually correspond to the cinema culture in Los Angeles. The room type that was arranged this time is the famous white suite of Mr. C itself. The rooms are furnished in retro style, with leather sofas, low cabinets that resemble luggage, and bamboo raft seats on private balconies – seemingly simple furnishings that feel the exquisiteness of the operator. Often, the simpler, the more simple it is. A desirable hostel, in addition to careful furniture display, more importantly, space planning; to maximize the advantages and features of the brand without causing pressure on the guests. When I visited Los Angeles, it was already late summer and early autumn, which changed the previous impression of it. During the day, the sun is still shining, but with a little breeze, it is comfortable and pleasant. After breakfast, walk from the hotel to the busy shopping district, stop taking pictures from time to time, and take a look at the famous palm tree, even if it takes twice as much time to enjoy it. After a day filled up by the itinerary, my feet were tired, but my spirit was still excited by the tour. Back to my white retro room, the background music of the hotel began to flow, after the grooming, I edited the photos on the sofa. Particularly practical. Mr. C is very skillful in the details of both large and small, which is very popular. Do not hide, really recommend. Mr.C 1224 Beverwil Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035 T: +1-877-334-5623 Photography/ Tiffany...

Greetings to the children of the hippie flowers of the 1970s: LA Country Bistro Estrella

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We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon, we are scattered stars, still bright, there is a billion years old carbon, And we got to get ourselves back to the garden. And we finally return That piece of flower sea at the beginning. —Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock” Located on the Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, the Estrella restaurant, designed by Studio Collective, sounded the melody of “Woodstock” when you first stepped into your ear. It’s not hard to guess the design inspired by the culture of the 1970s. Joni Mitchell, and Cass Elliott of The Mamas & the Papas, who merged with the famous Laurel Valley neighborhood, Estrella clearly stated that this was their dream of planning here. A-frames built along the Studio Collective, with floral sofas throughout the interior and exterior, Mexican hand-painted bricks, Spanish handmade chairs, plants, guitars and pianos, vintage Hollywood, country and hippie elements Blending, paying tribute to the year's Woodstock Festival - there is even a 60-seat cinema. Image Source: Estrella...

LA's pastoral life melody: Edible Gardens LA created by musician Lauri Kranz

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Have you ever thought about owning a two-acre, vibrant land? According to the conversion, the two-acre area is about a little larger than an international standard football field with a length of 105 meters and a width of 68 meters (7140 square meters). The terrain may not be very flat, but there is a stream flowing by the stream. The sound is all over the woods, or occasionally small visitors like squirrels, foxes or bunny. Such a piece of land may be painted by a holiday lodge, an ecological park, or a small farm to raise poultry. Others have made seemingly ordinary but valuable attempts to create an edible garden. Lauri Kranz, a musician who grew up in Connecticut, used to be less comfortable with LA's life. During her work with her long-awaited cooperative orchestra, Snow & Voices, she volunteered to participate in the garden renovation project in her children's school. Year after year, she began to learn from the experience of seasonal alternation, cultivation failure and success. The first client was the parents of the children who witnessed her amazing planting results. Through a lot of self-study, Lauri has learned from the library in the city center and local professional farmers, and then internalized the application. Gradually, she opened up her second career, a professional garden garden food consultant in the Hollywood area, to help clients deal with wildlife that came to the garden for food, limited sunshine and uneven land. "fairy godmother of gardening", a KCRW's DJ Anne Litt called her, she believes that she has the magic of a fairy tale godmother, taking care of everyone's garden. In the garden of another musician, Jeff Martin, Jeff hopes to grow vegetables on two acres of land (8094 square meters). However, the vibrant land ecology and the steep and uneven terrain have plagued him. The creeks formed by the seasons often attract small animals such as raccoons, deer, squirrels, rabbits and mice. He complains: "It is almost like fighting with small animals." Impossible.” So Jeff sought the assistance of Lauri. Lauri first installed a pair of 3 x 10 inch (30.48 cm) seedbeds in a 225-square-foot mahogany box in Jeff's home, surrounded by barbed wire about half a mile wide to allow sunlight, bees, and butterflies. Enter and prevent the destruction of wild animals. "It's not boring to have these tomatoes every day, as long as they are always so fresh and beautiful." With his own crops, Jeff is self-sufficient in fruits and vegetables. In addition, Lauri also started to work...

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Spring and Autumn Prelude to Bosphorus: The Spring Festival Limited Flower Shop Persephone's by We Came In Peace

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The Hunchun rain of last week may be a little annoying, but the chill that gradually disappears, the flowerbed and the new green that bloom in the branches, all declare the beauty of spring. Greek mythology attributed the arrival of spring to the goddess Persephone, the daughter of the rich goddess Demeter and the wife of Hades. Haidis and Dimit agreed that every year, Boss Fanny must be with him for three months in the dark underworld; in these three months, the land that lost the goddess of grass fell into the winter, and Dimit's sorrow made everything Withered, until Boss Fanny returned, the earth finally hoped for spring, and Boss Fanny was called the goddess of spring. Unlike the general flower shop, the flower shop PERSEPHONE'S in Los Angeles is only limited to the opening hours in the late winter and early spring. There are also no colorful flowers in the store, and more are stacked at different levels. Out of green. As soon as you walk into the store, all kinds of cactus, big or small, can't be ignored. Some are only a little bigger than your palms, some are almost as tall as children, and each grows freely and unrestrained, strangely and with large pieces of moss. Together, it is thriving in the dry and dry climate of Los Angeles. The flower shop was created by the design studio We Came In Peace. They have done amazing window and space design for many famous brands in the past, emphasizing the connection with the local environment. The limited PERSEPHONE'S flower shop also held this time. A consistent philosophy. In addition, We Came In Peace also invited the pottery artist Ben Medansky to create a new collection inspired by Japanese floral art. The unique hand-made pottery is perfectly blended with poetic flowers, and the works contain Japanese philosophy that is close to nature. In addition to plants, the store also displays rare biological specimens, all of which are well-placed by the team and the artist's skill. The whole store is like an abundance of ecosystems, although the time and space are chaotic, but the balance is balanced. In addition to PERSEPHONE'S, you can buy unique sculptures of plants and artists, and you can also eat COMPARTES organic chocolate made in the field. This chocolate is not only a variety of flavors, but also dazzling styling and packaging. Although the current PERSEPHONE'S pop-up project has just ended, but this time the eye-opening debut, I think many people can't wait to meet her! To see more of We Came In Peace's work, check out the We Came In Peace website. All Image via We Came In Peace