Ankasa's newest flagship store, a 2,000 square foot space in SoHo, showcases the brand's impressive range of products. From hand-embroidered pillows and luxurious bedding, to wall art, tabletop, furniture, and fashion, the store captures the spirit of fine living through the lenses of owners Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia. Aside from the dizzying assortment of ready to buy home and fashion goods, the SoHo store also has a custom pillow bar filled with stock fabrics, colorful embroidery options, cording, sequins, and everything else you would need to create your own bespoke Ankasa pillow. While Ankasa's ecommerce website is under development, we took the opportunity to tour the store in person and chat with Babi about the pieces she's most excited about. Keep reading to see the treasures we unveiled!
British high street retailer All Saints opened its first stand-alone U.S. stores in Miami and Los Angeles in 2009, and New York's Soho neighborhood is up next. Upon entering the 13,000 square-foot space on Broadway this spring, expect to find exposed brick walls, lots of ram skulls, vintage sewing machines, and a pretty perfect pair of sand-colored desert boots from the current collection. Images in the gallery below.
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Chandelier Creative is a three-year-old, full-service creative agency based in New York City with a focus on fashion, beauty, retail, travel, and luxury lifestyle brands. Among Chandelier's clients are Coca Cola, Four Seasons, Parfums Givenchy, Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Old Navy, Nanette Lepore, and W Hotels. Though the agency's client list is certainly an impressive one, you know me: I find myself more taken with the interior design of its SoHo penthouse, designed by agency owner, Richard Christiansen. Much like its work, Chandelier's space is slick, colorful, and imaginative and in every sense far from what the word "office" conjures in even the most forward-thinking mind.
Here, a black leather Chesterfield sofa with matching tufted Louis XIV chairs and a Saarinen table set on glossy white floors form a creative conference area. Soccer balls roll about to lighten the mood. A Chippendale chair at a turned wood dining table makes a desk space, and an overflowing book case with colorfully spined volumes infuses the space with life and language. To see many more photos of this amazing space, read more
Actor Hank Azaria (well-known as the voice of Apu and Moe on The Simpsons) gave free rein to decorator Eric Hughes to design his SoHo loft, purchased from master photographer Cindy Sherman, away from his primary digs in LA. The result is a home that's unique, rugged, and elegant, filled with a mix of European furniture from the 1930s through the '70s and original art, framed by awesome architectural elements. PointClickHome's Dealer's Choice shares the story of how the place came together, as well as some fab photos. Check out this slideshow to get a peek, and be sure to check out the article.
Looking to improve your golf game before spring swings in?
Located in the heart of SoHo, Drive 495 a private and elegant fitness facility is two-levels, 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art workout equipment and private golf studios. Drive 495 has personal trainers, who collaborate with Drive's golf professionals to devise workouts that will enhance golf performance by correcting posture, alignment and developing specific muscle groups to achieve the desired results. How cool is that?
The golf studio features a completely computerized training program, including state-of-the-art golf simulators, the latest, exclusive equipment and CD-Rom video outtakes of members customized lessons. Very on par with the highly specialized trend that gyms are heading these days.
Visit Drive 495's site for more information and membership options.