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Carmine Morales ran the small, locally favorite Classic Coffee Shop lunch – one of the few places left in downtown New York where you could get a really grilled cheese – on Hester Street for over 40 years before you decide to retire last December. However, he has assigned the window, together with his ten year old drip engine, to two new tenants: clothing designer Emily Adams Bode and her partner, furniture designer Aaron Aujla, who will continue to work in the neighborhood service, if in a slightly different way. The couple spent the last few weeks discreetly redefining the space as a hybrid coffee and sewing shop, leaving the Styrofoam roof tiles in place, but updating the front bench with a vintage 60 -era teak stool from India and adding bent cans from the Green River Project (Aujla studio operates with its partner, Ben Bloomstein). At the back of the room, they have installed a sewing machine bench, along with a velvet change area covered by a thick velvet curtain. Bode’s iconic clothing store, which offers unique handmade pieces of remodeling fabrics such as vintage duvets and bedding, is right next door, and has long believed that clothes should be changed and maintained for a lifetime. Offering a custom site for customization was an obvious next step. “I think it will open some of our customers’ eyes to the fact that it is easy to shop in a way that there are no size restrictions,” he says. But the space, which will open on Friday, is also intended as a resource for those who have a fabric maintenance project or a simple need for change: “People can wear their grandmother’s sarees, but also Levi jeans.” The Classic Coffee Shop was a family business – it was Morales’s father who first took over the space in 1976 – and Bode and Aujla will develop this tradition by weaving in their own personal stories: Coffee will be mixed with cardamom, as will Aujla Grandma served the Folgers after moving from Punjab to Canada in the 1950s, and eventually plans to offer Indian sweets such as jalebi and laddus. “But nothing is fancy,” he says. Bode Tailoring Shop, 56 Hester Street, New York, 10002.

In the heart of central Portugal, near the Biblioteca Joanina Library, the 18th-century Rococo-style library of the University of Coimbra is a new boutique hotel that will open in May under the renowned Swedish brand Hästens, whose mission is to provide guests one of the best sleeping experiences in the world. Each of the 15 rooms at Hästens Sleep Spa comes with one equipped with one of the company’s triple springs, which were carefully designed for optimal pressure, relief and support, while parts of its walls are decorated with decorative gold-plated marble that is handmade to look like book thorns. During the stay, guests can choose a real book from any number of shelves throughout the hotel to take with them when they arrive for the night. There is also a series of digital programming to help create a relaxing atmosphere, including relaxing audio tracks available through a mobile app and a TV channel in the room called “Bed Talks”, hosted by sleep specialist Dr. Edie Perry, who shares information on topics such as how to position a person’s neck for quality rest and how to support the lumbar spine overnight To complete this, guests have access to a specialized sleep during They can choose from a menu of pillows of five options, all made of goose feathers and down and range from soft to extra stable. Due to the pandemic, Hästens Sleep Spa will open its doors to visitors in May. Rooms start at $ 599, cbrboutiquehotel.com.

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When Calico Wallpaper founders Rachel and Nick Cope designed the Aurora collection of 16 different multicolored umbrellas in 2013, they drew on memories of the various horizons they had seen on their extensive travels – from seascape in Tulum to sunsets in Tuscany. Stuck at their home in New York last year, the couple found a new way to bring a global perspective to their work: They invited four international design studios to create their own Aurora prints, each as personal as the originals. Starting this week, the new line – called Dawn – features Swiss designer Ini Archibong cotton pink-and-teal, inspired by walks with his young daughter along the shores of Lake Neuchâtel in Romandy, and a dark mix of yellow and blue from Shanghai duo Lyndon Neri and Neri & Hu Rossana Hu listed in their favorite Vermeer paintings. Dimore Studio of Milan chose a moody red-brick “that combines the feel of a smoke-filled living room in the 1970s,” says Rachel, while Sabine Marcelis captured the orange-gray sky that can be seen from her studio in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. at sunset. The couple gave their partners free control, Rachel notes, and had each studio choose a nonprofit – the UN Refugee Agency and the Environmental Protection Fund are among those selected – to receive 5% of the design revenue. of. $ 28 per square foot, calicowallpaper.com.

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Work by pioneering American land artist Nancy Holt – perhaps best known “Sun Tunnels” (1973-76), a series of four concrete cylinders, each 18 feet long and 9 feet in diameter, and installed in an aeternum in the Utah desert – will be screened earlier this week at Lismore Castle Arts Ireland . Edited by Lisa Le Feuvre, executive director of the Holt-Smithson Foundation, which supports the legacy of both Holt and her husband, artist Robert Smithson, “Light and Language” explores Holt’s production between 1966 and 1982. and includes indoor and outdoor facilities. , as well as photography and film. (There will also be a selection of pieces by five other artists, all of whom see their work as a conversation with Holt: AK Burns, Matthew Day Jackson, Dennis McNulty, Charlotte Moth and Katie Paterson.) For Le Feuvre, H Adjustment will be vital to how it is experienced: It is like seeing “Tunnels”, he says, in that “you have a sense of slowness, quiet and locality”. But Lismore Castle, a comfortable hour and a half drive from Cork, sits perfectly in contrast to the empty views of the American West. The property dates back to 1185 and some believe its gardens – which will house many of Holt’s outdoor projects, including the “Locator PS1”. (1971), a kind of prototype for “Tunnels” – to be the oldest in the country. Also on display will be the “Electrical System” (1982), a constellation of lamps 80 and above powered by a continuous network of interconnected steel arches that the artist once described as a “source of electricity” and “Boomerang” (1974), a video that was created in collaboration with artist Richard Serra and was originally broadcast live on television. The clip stars a young Nancy Holt, who at one point says, “My mind goes out into the world and then it comes back.” “Light and Language” will be screened at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, Ireland, from March 28 to October 10 at lismorecastlearts.ie.

At some point in recent months, I began to despise what I wore every day so much that I imagined burning my clothes the moment everyone appeared – like butterflies from our cocoons – from the lock. Instead, I found Baserange, a Parisian basic clothing brand that is a little more elevated and elegant than my old gym clothes and pajamas, but does not sacrifice the comfort and practicality that my most hermetic existence now requires. The line was released in 2012 with foundation garments, including bras without underwire. “We did not want to dictate a specific shape for the breasts,” co-founders Blandine de Verdelhan and Marie-Louise Mogensen said in an email. “We felt that the women were placed in a very limited context, a context where there was little movement.” Since then, Baserange has evolved into similar stylish ready-to-wear pieces, such as dresses, T-shirts, blouses and more. All its clothes are made of natural fibers, such as bamboo and organic cotton, as well as sustainability and equality are important for the company. The recently released Tonal Collection is offered in a new brown and tan palette designed to reflect the diversity of human skin. And small touches to her classic items, such as the wide streaks on a pair of sweaters or an artistic seam on a turtleneck, allowed me to travel to an art gallery or an outdoor dinner in a nice restaurant without panicking that I have lost all sense of it. of my costume self. baserange.com.

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