Posts Categorized: Interiors

Artistic Impressions

Preciosa Lighting A sparkling wall of light illuminates one American hotel lobby The AC Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin has inadvertently added to the city’s collection of public art. The hotel, which is the flagship of Marriott’s new AC Hotels chain, wanted a stylish talking point in their lounge/bar area. Interior design firm Gary Brink &… Read more »

Lighting Luxury

Preciosa Lighting “A unique feature of this chandelier is to blend luxury, the simplicity of form and the complexity of technique.” Preciosa Lighting spoke with Oleg Klodt and Anna Agapova, partners of Oleg Klodt Architecture and Design and designers of O&A London, a bespoke lighting and furniture collection about Meissa, a gorgeous chandelier designed with… Read more »

A Seductive Sip

Preciosa Lighting Preciosa Lighting heats up Las Vegas speakeasy It’s the 1920s. Prohibition is in full force in the US. Art Deco glamour is the sophisticated style that’s all the rage, especially at speakeasies, illicit bars that secretly serve the forbidden alcohol. The mysterious nature of these pubs, the irresistible pull of visiting one and… Read more »

Stunning 1920’s Cinema Reborn in Prague The wooden sign surrounded in lights hanging on Macešková Palace clearly stands out amongst its dull plastic neighbors. Walking in, you don’t realize the fun you are in for; both in terms of design and entertainment possibilities. Welcome to Royal Theatre – a mix of 1920s Czech First Republic and Hollywood, fabulously refurbished and… Read more »

Awe-Inspiring Czech Dream Homes If there is a common lament among Czech architects, it is the seeming lack of architectural vision amongst the public. While the quality and ingenuity of architects here is high, an unwillingness to experiment by homeowners tends to frustrate most working architects. “There’s still a lack of risk taking,” says Gabriela Kaprálová, managing director… Read more »

Czech Fortress Reborn as a Home

International Herald Tribune Blink and you could miss one of the tiny villages that dot the winding roads around Prague. It was the search for a fixer-upper cottage that led Jan Sedlacek to one of them: the small town of Trebotov about 20 kilometers, or 12 miles, from the Czech capital. The community is better… Read more »

Restoring Villa Tugendhat

Dwell Most home renovations don’t require trips to New York’s MoMA to look at original construction plans. But when you are working on one of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s best preserved buildings no stone is left unturned. In March, his Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czech Republic, reopened after an $8.8 million, two-year reconstruction…. Read more »

The meaning of ‘modern’ architecture

The Prague Post Famous Czech architect and English émigré Eva Jiřičná discusses her local projects Stepping into the bright clean space of Café B. Braun from the grungy streets of Sokolská in Prague 2, your eyes open in surprise. Filled with glass, steel and practically all white in color, the café is a lovely homage… Read more »

Bohemian backpacking with four stars

The Prague Post The atmosphere of a youth hostel with the comfort of a hotel The word “mosaic” conjures up the image of vibrant blended colors and materials combining different elements to create an interesting whole. The newly opened Mosaic House hotel has stayed true to its name with an interior design that creates a… Read more »

Easy renovation done the right way

The Prague Post Make yourself at home with stylish, cost-saving touch-ups If your home is your castle, of course the interior should be fit for a king (or queen). Whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve been there for years, at some point you may be ready for a change. While there is no end… Read more »