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Yesterday citizenM officially opened its first hotel in the USA, just off the corner of Broadway and 50th street citizenM Times Square the next chapter for the Dutch hotel chain was just opened. With its 21 floors and 230 rooms this is the biggest citizenM till date. The hotel with a city view boasting rooftop bar, a beautiful terrace and a sky gym including an outdoor yoga space, continues its persistent offer of affordable luxury and everything seems to be in order to succeed once again in delivering just that in New York. The lobby of the hotel has the familiar citizenM cosiness, and is open for guests and visitors, with the canteenM open 24 hours a day for quality food, coffee and even cocktails. The Times Square hotel also shows the continuation of the creative partnerships of citizenM. These include the involvement of architecture agency concrete, Vitra, bookstore MENDO and the amazing art collection one finds throughout the hotel. read more…

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When we visited New York this October I did my homework beforehand. I tried to source new and unknown places, new retail concepts, the best restaurants, the galleries we could not miss – the usual. But I did not find that much. Just more of the same. Don’t get me wrong, that was still super good because we’re in New York, but I wasn’t blown away.
Until, between two appointments, after a quick espresso at La Colombe and a spare five minutes, I was making my way down Bond Street and stopped as soon as I saw a shop window. It wasn’t even particularly fancy but it did catch my eye for some reason: it was a nice little shop front with some old ceramic bowls on display and a huge old ‘Black Cat’ ad behind the window, yet it didn’t feel like any other vintage or antique store.

— As published in Journal de Nîmes No 9 —
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Still in NY moods: A Continuous Lean favourite - Hawking Hamburgers at J.G. Melon.

We saw them in NY: The internet should be people powered! by BitTorrent

We’re in NY moods with our visit coming weeks! Love these NY City Poster by Remodelista – Now beautifully simplified and improved. 

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We are really impressed by this collaboration between DDB New York and the New York City Ballet called New Beginnings. Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home. read more…

Thom Browne’s Manhattan Apartment is filled with pristine midcentury pieces that match the meticulous style of his clothing collections – as featured on Architectural Digest.

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The series Coney Island, shot on the namesake seaside resort, by Montreal and New York City-based Michael Ernest Sweet reminds in many ways of the great black and white street photographers now holding iconic status. After seeing the photographs names like Weegee, Louis Faurer, Garry Winogrand, Bruce Gilden and Mark Cohen come to mind. Not quite coincidental as they are both a major influence on Sweet as they are photographers who also visited the seaside resort with their cameras. With the great photographers, especially Bruce Gilden, clearly in his mind, but still holding on to a personal vision Sweet started shooting on the beach: “I wanted to be unique in my approach. I didn’t want to be just a copycat”. read more…

The series of photographs of New-York-based photographer Allen Skyy Enriquez, AKA The Zartorialist, presents the Big Apple in an atypical way. One might think that the pictures were retouched, but that is only with a 6-inch glass prism he achieves its effects and stunning photographs in single exposure. via NYC Prism – Fubiz

New York’s SoHo Minimalist artist Donald Judd’s home will open to the public this June, reports Phaidon

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During our trip to New York City last month we visited this amazing Brooklyn-based store called Darr. The spot on combination and great curation of vintage and new objects, clothing and accessories amazed us profoundly. Co-owners Hicham Benmira, a Casablanca-born former Takashimaya personal shopper, and former video editor Brian Cousins excel in collecting products out of the broadest of spectrums. They cull objects industrial and romantic, rustic and sophisticated, ancient and modern, yet everything fits together perfectly. read more…

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After a lovely post by Daniel Benning of The 189 about photographer Brian W Ferry, we found out about this lovely Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg Brooklyn, shot by Brian W Ferry for Brooklyn Magazine. The hotel is a result of nearly five years of planning and renovating initiated by the three masterminds behind it, Peter Lawrence, an Australian hotelier, real estate developer Jed Walentas  and Andrew Tarlow of Diner (that lovely diner down Brooklyn Bridge and the well known food magazine). It truly looks amazing, all made with a great eye for detail and some lovely art pieces all made by local artist. This will definitely be our place when in NYC. read more…

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Last week Style Ledger came up with two really nice video features. The last one was a look at American manufacturing, with a focus on the Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn. The first one is this feature on one of the top new stores in the US, Modern Anthology, in Brooklyn, NY. ‘The owners John read more…

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New York was amazing! As you could read on the Tenue de Nîmes blog we ran around like crazy, visiting all the sweet stores around Soho, Brooklyn and Meatpacking and had some really inspiring meetings with Tellason, Cone Mills, Naked & Famous, The Hill-Side a.o. But what I found most inspiring where the colors of read more…

Looking forward to New York, to Capsule, seeing all the new collections and inspiring brands, and to our upcoming Journal de Nîmes the North American Issue. I think this illustration from CXXVI Clothing Co. illustrates it all.

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Consider myself a loyal fan of both, Partners & Spade and Inventory, it’s great to see the two teamed up to launch the third issue of Inventory Magazine together with three collaborations (with Duluth Pack, Viberg Boots and Joya) and their first Inventory Edits supplement. Friday October the 29th from 6 till 9 pm A read more…

New York based artist Eric White just finished a 16 food wide reinterpretation of Bruegel’s Massacre of the Innocents. On view since yesterday at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY, together with work by Nicola Verlato and Fulvio Di Piazza. Above: Massacre of the Innocents (detail) oil on canvas, 2010 by Eric White at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, read more…