I was thrilled yesterday when the Huffington Post described how Andre Morris, president of Varran Media, chose the Top of the Strand, the rooftop bar we designed, as the venue for a party hosted by 50 Cent! “Morris knew that in order to please the celebrity rapper, he’d need a venue with the right mix …..
Posted on April 23, 2012 (Events, Fabric, Fashion, Outdoor, Press, Sex and the City, Uncategorized) Tagged Huffington Post, ralph lauren, Sex and the City, The Strand Hotel
I just got back from a quick trip to Tulum. This gorgeous little stretch of coastline on the Caribbean Sea is one of the my favorite places in the world. I have been visiting these beaches and staying in different cabanas there for the last 15 years or so. Tulum has been getting very popular …..
Posted on February 1, 2012 (Interior Design, Outdoor, Uncategorized) Tagged Carribean, chic, eco-friendly, fashion, glass tiles, seashell lamps, travel, tulum
We have a surprise collaboration coming up in the next few weeks with fashion designer Trina Turk. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come! Check out Trina’s new collection of outdoor fabrics for Schumacher and a snap from her latest photo shoot for this collection. We are so excited about this collaboration and we …..
It’s been 70 degrees in New York City, we are about to start digging a client’s pool and we are in the midst of designing a pool terrace, a backyard bbq patio and a rooftop terrace. We have summer, outdoor fabrics, landscaping and patio furniture on the brain….here’s a bit of inspiration! We are chomping …..
Posted on March 24, 2011 (Outdoor, Pools) Tagged Outdoor, Pools, Summer Post
Top of the Strand, the Strand Hotel’s hot rooftop bar designed two years ago by Lydia and voted NY Magazine’s Best Outdoor Bar of 2010, was in the mood for a little winter sprucing up and they turned to us for their winter wardrobe! With some warm, wooly Ralph Lauren plaids, Cole & Son’s striking …..
It’s like a dream come true, my country house transported to Brooklyn….so it’s really feasible! Check out Carrie Lieber’s post about Country Living’s Green House in Manhattan: Eco friendly and super cute, here’s the Country Living House of the Year. Adorable right? And how’s that for a pop-up event? It’ll be available to the public …..
I’ve been interested in vertical gardens ever since working on the landscape design at the Strand Hotel. Trend Central, a great resource for new ideas, just posted an interesting article about new products that help you create one in your own home. http://www.trendcentral.com/WebApps/App/SnapShots/Article.aspx?ArticleId=7880
One of our commercial projects, The Top of the Strand (hot new rooftop bar at the Strand Hotel) is finally open to the public. It’s got fabulous views, great cocktails and, of course, fabulous decor!
BlackBook Lowdown – April 20, 2010 – BlackBook City Guide Set designer Lydia Marks of Sex and the City fame lays in a smart look for the Strand’s rooftop aerie. Mellow wood, retro lanterns complement patterned benches and plush cushions. Glass walls and ceiling retract like some mega-stadium’s roof, making for year-round comfort. Midtown workers …..
Posted on April 20, 2010 (Outdoor, Press)
Best Rooftop Bar – Top of the Strand Unlike 230 Fifth, the Delancey, or Highbar, midtown’s newest cocktail aerie requires no robes, blankets, heat lamps, or tents. Opened in December under the guidance of set designer Lydia Marks (Sex and the City), the Top of the Strand makes clever use of a retractable glass roof …..
Posted on March 8, 2010 (Outdoor, Press)