Hudson, New York is having a moment. This upstate destination just two hours north of the city offers small village living set against the magnificent Catskill range, farm fresh produce, and some of the most amazing areas for hiking and biking. Remodelista has put together and excellent guide to the Hudson Valley and Catskills region.
Arriving just in time to sooth hard working hands after a day in the garden, Velvet Touch Hand cream by Huxley is my new beauty hero. Infused with prickly pear seed oil and a fresh, botanical scent, this anti-aging cream leaves skin soft, hydrated and resilient. Best part… its made from certified organic ingredients.
I love this line of home goods from Japan, featuring minimal design, high utility, and slim profiles (perfect for apartments and smaller homes. This Tower Leaning Coat Hanger can be stored when not in use, and offers you an ad hoc closet option when for guests. I have 2 in white for hosting dinner parties, and their magazine rack end table in my office. You can see more of their wares here.
I have always described A.P.C. as perfect French style meets minimal classic designs that have a permanent home in my closet. From a perfect sweatshirt or cardigan, to ankles boots coats and bags, APC designs with the highest quality materials meant to last a lifetime. The ready-to-wear brand was founded in 1987 by the Tunisian Jewish fashion designer Jean Touitou in Paris. and almost overnight became the best kept secrect of it girls around the globe. A.P.C. stands for Atelier de Production et de Création. Click here to shop their US online shop.
About a year ago Dezeen announced that Centre Pompidou is set to open an outpost in Brussels in a former Citroen car factory. While not quite ready to be opened to the public the new museum, a KANAL project, will position Brussels as a key city for European urbanity as it continues to emerge in all its complexity. Positioned on the Senne, it is already the seat of international politics, culture, and art.