Nomad Destinations – Lost Nomad Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:08:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nomad Destinations – Lost Nomad 32 32 First Images: The Pendry Manhattan West Hotel Opens Near Hudson Yards Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:55:00 +0000

Considering that a year ago the media left New York City for dead, with thousands of citizens heading to the suburbs and the eerily empty Midtown office towers, the very fact that a massive new development project is making its mark. Debut in the heart of Gotham certainly strikes a note of hope. And indeed, Brookfield Asset Management’s $ 5 billion, namely Manhattan West (that’s in Manhattan, and it’s quite far to the west) is being unveiled in stages starting this fall. It is designed as an eight-acre mixed-use complex (a sort of “superblock”), and when paired with the nearby Hudson Yards, the stretch from 9th Avenue to 10th Avenue and 31st to 33rd Street truly becomes its own neighborhood.

A key feature of the project is the Pendry Manhattan West Hotel, the first of the booming hotel brand in New York City (their Chicago property just opened in June, and the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is one of our favorite dorms. anywhere).

The New York hotel, within an imposing glass structure designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is a masterpiece of elegant sobriety, with 134 rooms and 30 suites in cool and soft colors, and equipped with prodigious arched windows overlooking the ever-changing skyline, and in some cases also the Hudson River. Oddly enough, Gachot Studios’ design draws inspiration throughout from a sort of modern 70s California (particularly the West Coast Light & Space movement) – although the works of New York artists Nancy Lorenz and John Wigmore feature all along.

In addition to the general eclecticism, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Zou Zou’s (a new addition to the Quality Branded group, well known for Quality Eats and Don Angie) draws inspiration from various Mediterranean influences, including those from Israel. , Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Syria – particularly appealing to those who are still not ready to resume international travel. With just 75 seats and interiors by AvroKO, Chef Madeline Sperling – formerly of Gramercy Tavern and The NoMad – rules the kitchen, assisted by Juliana Latif, who also made time at NoMad.

Additionally, the Bar Pendry Lobby Bar serves creative cocktails in an intimate space with a fireplace, marble bar and large-scale Lorenz abstractions. There is also a garden room for coffee during the day and adult sips in the evening.

Ambitious to say the least, Manhattan West itself features six buildings, a landscaped plaza, upscale retail, more than two dozen food and beverage destinations, and the Midnight Theater, which will host a diverse program of offerings. cultural and entertainment. So, yeah, here we can probably just put aside predictions of Gotham’s demise – and instead just celebrate with a luxurious weekend stay at the Pendry.

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Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard partners with The Shade Store Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:01:50 +0000 Inspired by the craftsmen of Tangier, the woven fabric Tangier by Martyn Lawrence Bullard offers a new interpretation of the design of basketry.

PORT CHESTER, NY – Los Angeles designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has teamed up with The Shade Store for a new line of premium custom window treatments.

“When conceptualizing my new collection for The Shade Store, I was inspired by memories of my travels to the world’s most beautiful and iconic destinations,” said Bullard. “I adopted brilliant and spectacular color combinations, patterns and styles, but also balanced and always accessible to the consumer. From creating a comfortable environment to creating a bold statement, a dressy window is essential to the finished look, function and feel of any room.

The exclusively designed collection includes six new materials for drapery, Roman shades and cornices. Bullard said the new assortment draws inspiration from his many travel experiences around the world, drawing inspiration from environments ranging from the streets of Tangier to the slopes of Paris.

“As we continue to see an increased appetite for embellishments and colors, we are excited to bring Martyn’s distinct design perspective to our customers through this new collection,” said Ian Gibbs, Co-Founder and Director of the creation of The Shade Store. “He has reinvented the design experience, transforming his clients’ homes into works of art and this partnership is a natural complement that continues to strengthen The Shade Store’s commitment to providing our clients with luxurious materials for their treatments. window. “

The new collection combines Bullard’s expertise in creating stunning interiors and his long-standing passion for the urge to travel, according to Gibbs. Bold flowers and vines in a cool color palette can join a selection of embroidered textured scissors that have a striking yet romantic flavor.

The collection includes the following styles:
• Nomadic Stripe – Inspired by patterns found on carved wooden shields, this simple stripe captures ancestral elegance and celebrates cultural fusion in its scale and texture.
• Tanger Weave – Inspired by the artisans of Tangier, this woven fabric is a new interpretation of basketry design, blending culture and time with its textured nature.
• Sahara Stripe – Inspired by French runway looks, this sheer fabric blends fashion and interior style. Its look is defined by a finely incorporated colored stripe.
• Palm Tree – Inspired by the 19th century fascination with palm trees and the design of palm trees in interiors, Palm Tree celebrates the art of embroidery with a sophisticated, vine-shaped palm tree design that captures a tropical flavor.
• Chinoiserie – Inspired by the art of hand-painted wallpapers created in the 18th century for Europe’s most sophisticated living rooms, this contemporary take on a classic brings a modern twist to today’s audiences.
• Boho Vine – Inspired by the bohemian fashion movement, this vine motif merges the beauty of traditional chinoiserie with modern simplicity.

The new collection will be on sale in all of The Shade Store’s more than 100 showrooms nationwide and through the online showroom at

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The Silk Road: 8 goods traded along the old network Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:10:13 +0000

The Silk Road was not a single route, but rather a vibrant trade network that crisscrossed central Eurasia for centuries, connecting distant cultures. Traveling on camels and horses, traders, nomads, missionaries, warriors, and diplomats not only traded exotic goods, but also transferred knowledge, technology, medicine, and religious beliefs that have reshaped ancient civilizations.