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Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog | meltingbutter.com

HOTEL DROOG, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Droog Design, the iconic Dutch design force best known for its unique brand of dry, ironic design has created an almost unimaginable design and hospitality emporium. Hotel Droog as they call it is in fact a hotel offering one hotel room, but what makes its so interesting is its reverse design … Continue reading

The Curators: Art Journalist Sara Schifano on her 5 NYC gallery staples

Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan | NYC Top 5 Art Galleries Guide | meltingbutter.com

Everyone knows New York City is a mecca for art with all of its museums, galleries and art centres but not everyone knows where to look for it beyond the city’s more obvious and famous institutions. That’s why I decided to call upon art expert (and one of my best friends!), Sara Schifano to uncover … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Park Avenue Armory

Aaron Young's Greeting Card | NYC Hotspot Find: Park Avenue Armory | meltingbutter.com

PARK AVENUE ARMORY, UPPER EAST SIDE If you were a famous artist with the vision for an amazing large-scale mixed media project that would need to occupy the space of a 55,000-square-foot building, you’d likely end up having a show at the Park Avenue Armory. This arts centre has the scale of a 19th century … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Dia:Beacon

Imi Knoebel | NYC Hotspot Find: Dia:Beacon | meltingbutter.com

DIA:BEACON MUSEUM, BEACON A former Nabisco box factory turned incredibly inspiring, elegant viewing space for modern and contemporary art. The building is truly epic in scale and is a spectacular space to house works from the likes of Imi Knoebel, Dan Flavin, Sol Lewitt and Richard Serra just to name a few. Dia:Beacon is a … Continue reading

The Curators: Jewellery designer & artist Stephanie Simek on being creative in Portland and her Portland city guide

Portland Sign by Orlando Lane | Portland City Guide | meltingbutter.com

A little while back I came across a Portland based jewellery designer, Stephanie Simek, who creates the most intriguing little adornments for all of your jewel wearing body parts. I was instantly drawn to her Classealienne Rings – the colourful baubles you see me wearing below which decorate your often-overlooked finger nooks that you can … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Foam Fotografie Museum

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Foam Fotografie Museum | meltingbutter.com

FOAM FOTOGRAFIE MUSEUM A great small photography museum to stop past whilst you’re touring the canals of Amsterdam. Foam is located on the Keizersgracht and has a varied programme of exhibitions that include world-class photographers and young undiscovered talent. Best bit: They sell our good friend’s amazing work on cityscapes. Look out for it – … Continue reading

Counter space: design & the modern kitchen – A welcome surprise during my visit to MoMA

A trip to New York always means a trip to MoMA, which could easily be my favourite art museum and also my ideal New York apartment – one with an amazing outdoor terrace and where I could live amongst beautiful objects everyday 🙂 When we went this time, there was a very interesting exhibition about … Continue reading