The holidays are upon us and if you're not near your family, the holidays breed the perfect opportunity for a quiet or adventure filled get-away. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a cozy stay at an inn, or family funtime in the city, we've got you covered. Check out these amazing vacation deals being offered by hotels around the world!
The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth: Located in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, The Hanover Inn is an ideal getaway spot this holiday season. The inn just completed a $40 million transformation, so is rearing to have guests. The hotel is located near the Hood Museum of Art and prime skiing destinations. The Inn is offering a Ski and Stay package that includes a full day pass for two at the Dartmouth Skiway, traditional breakfast for two, accomodations in a redesigned guest room for $269 per night with the promotion code PKGSKISTAY, as well as a Holiday Romance Experience package including accomodations in a redesigned guest room, a bottle of wine, and a holiday memento for $239 per night. The promotions run November 18th through December 30th.
Various widths of leather are used to create the special texture and appearance of these hand-knotted shag rugs. Lay one down, and a world of craftsmanship will be at your feet. Vamp up from the ground up with a hefty dose of edgy style from Safevieh.
Chen Chen & Kai Williams
The artistic collaboration of Chen Chen & Kai Williams shows a creative interest in melding materials and forward thinking design. These art pieces double as functional objects from rings to bangles to coasters.
After many of us here in New York spent a large chunk of time away from our powerless apartments last week due to Hurricane Sandy, otherwise, in the dark (literally), it’s been welcoming and refreshing to get back to our at-home routines. Many of us are undoubtedly appreciating our cozy, full-powered abodes perhaps breeding motivation to spruce them up. Taking a vintage nod, here are our favorite at-home accessories and décor found this week:
One word, Eames! This Missouri-based design studio restores beloved vintage Eames rockers, metal lamps, schoolhouse chairs, vintage maps and more. The CoMod selection will most certainly add some style cred to your digs and you’ll become an all-things modern aficionado in no time.
Surely some witty webineer in a back office f*cking typing and coding away came up with this site: Yourfuckingpollingplace.com/. At the very least, it's a fun, funny, snarky way to figure out where you're supposed to vote. Let's face it, with all the frustration over the absolute clusterf*ck of trying to find out where you’re supposed to cast your ballot today, it’s good to know that at least one website has your back. Just type your address into YourFuckingPollingPlace.com and it will tell you where the f*ck you are supposed to go and if you've been living under a rock, who you can f*cking vote for.
Happy F*cking Voting!!
“I wish I knew someone with a Muthafuckin Boat.” That’s just one of the sayings slapped on MNKR’s cozy, cotton tees. Short for Moniker, the West Coast clothing line was founded by Matt Fellows and Kandace Reuter. Great design, cool typography and clever wit are the jist of their tee philosophy.
Boy, we wish we’d had this during that one, grueling long-distance relationship. Seattle-based PillowMob literally captures your face on cushions. Design personalized pillows of friends, family, pets or yours truly. Snuggle up to them when you’re missing their faces, fill your couch with familiar faces or give them away as gag gifts.
Tired of trudging along on the elliptical? Shake things up with 305 Fitness: the latest dance method sweeping the exercise world by storm offering up bomb moves, sassy instructors and booty-busting music.
305 Fitness offers workouts for those who love a good party. The action packed classes feature a DJ, glowsticks and a bartender whipping up smoothies while the classes whip booties into top shape. The average calories burned in a class is 800!
305 is also hosting pop-up work-out parties across the city, rotating the parties between lofts, nightclubs and dance studios.
For more information visit: www.305fitness.com.
Like any great bartender, the NEW Drinkspiration App delivers personalized recommendations based on your past tastes, location, time of day, noise level and more. Not only does the App come stocked with hundreds of recommendations but it also provides recipes, how-to videos and a special large font feature that’s ideal for using while on-premise enjoyment at any bar.
Even more exciting is the social friendly, "I'll Have One" feature that allows you to share what you're having with friends and see what drinks are trending around the world.
For more information visit: http://www.absolutdrinks.com/en/drinkspiration/
Back in 2010, the fashion designer extraordinaire debuted a series of 20 Diane Von Furstenburg-designed suites for The infamous Claridge’s Hotel in London.
More recently DVF has lent her stylish expertise to Australia’s acclaimed private-estate, Hayman Island Resort, where she’ll soon unveil her two-bedroom penthouse suite.
The penthouse will include all DVF-designed furniture and fabrics, a free-standing stone tub, an American Oak four-poster bed and a grandiose terrace with sweeping uninterrupted views over Australia’s sparkling blue ocean and a lush tropical landscape.
In early 2013, River North at La Salle and Hurron will host a new hotel, The Godfrey. The 221-room Godfrey is the latest concept and lifestyle hotel brought to you by Oxford Capital and Cube Capital. Not only will it be attached to the Hotel Felix (also led by Oxford), it’s set to take over the incomplete, cubist-inspired shell of a building originally carved out for Staybridge Suites, which never came to fruition.
Godfrey will be defined as an independent, upscale, lifestyle hotel with 194 generously-sized studio suites and 27 one-bedroom suites, a chef-driven resto and bar and a 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. Guests will enjoy a top-knotch view of the Chicago skyline.
Do you love vibrant, colorful art infused with flowers, hippie vibes, all with an eclecctic twist? If so, then you have to check out a s p a r t a m e. Hidden deep in the world of Tumblr, lies a page dedicated to debonair works of art that are vivacious yet peaceful at the same time. Joonbug was able to get in touch with the mysterious maven behind aspartame (who prefers to remain anonymous) and get a glimpse of what inspires her artisically.
Do you do custom work?
I do! I’ve done portraits, tattoo designs and various creations. I love playing around with others’ ideas and seeing what I can make out of what they see in their mind.
Do you have any other hobbies besides art?
I enjoy photography, music, as well as talking to plants and sky watching
Overall, how would you describe yourself as an artist? What type of things do you love and what inspires you?