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Friday 29 July 2016

Design Trawler Nominated for Best Luxury Blog

Kicking off Design Trawler's coverage of London Design Week [champagne buckets and espresso machines standing by], legendary Italian design house Missoni has nominated Design Trawler as one of eight websites in the category of Best Luxury Blog!

Delightful stuff as I approach article number 250 well in to four years of trawling [that, or perhaps the Milanese maison just has a penchant for red loafers and private jets ;-] As one of the only non-commercial blogs written by a chap, and also because Design Trawler has a shiny new Facebook Page, please vote for Design Trawler in the AMARA Interior Design Awards. Grazie a tutti!

Wednesday 13 July 2016

George the Champagne Monkey

Now that Ultraloft holds a fair few bottles of the good stuff, it is only sensible that Robert's Bar puts in place adequate security to keep check on the Wine Room. Any good doorman gorilla understands the need to balance looking smart, with appropriate levels of foreboding menace.

Enter George the Champagne Monkey. A Canadian cousin of Jeff the Balloon Dog from Toronto, George sits atop of the cellars and monitors the comings and goings of Ultraloft's precious fizz. As for foreboding menace, Jeff Koons famously dropped his suit against the likes of George after a court ruled that the balloon form was part of the public domain. Not bad for a blue ceramic monkey... you have been warned!

Saturday 2 July 2016

Design Trawler Central Campus

It was always only a matter of time before Design Trawler would require its own iconic headquarters. Sure, Ultraloft is a spectacular man cave in the making, but there is only so much Marc Newson designed Dom Pérignon; only so many plumen light bulbs, that one residence can accommodate.

Introducing the Design Trawler Campus. This scale model of the sprawling architectural vision features a cascade of geometric modules that'd put the Dame Hadid to shame. At its north point, a Turning Torso inspired tower [of acacia drink coasters by Lou Henry for Nambé] overlooks the suspiciously table-centrepiece-like structure by Sia. Perfect for landing petit-fours helicopters on.
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