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NYRestaurant Week: The Mark Hotel Restaurant by Jacques Grange

The Bar at The Mark Hotel by Jacques Grange, photo: Julie Glassberg, NYTimes

Today’s post in our NY Restaurant Week series features the Jean-Georges restaurant at The Mark Hotel, which was entirely re-designed (restaurant and hotel) in 2010 by the famed designer, Jacques Grange. Nevermind the Jean-Georges food (ha!), what a chance to see and experience design by YSL’s own decorator, the esteemed Jacques Grange?

The Bar at The Mark Hotel by Jacques Grange, photo via MocoLoco

We love how the bar has quite the personality. Here’s how Sam Sifton of the NYTimes describes the experience as you leave the eclectic bar above…

“Past it, a corridor of wine racks leads to a spacious lounge with another bar, including a nice little raw bar.  In this area, and the 90-seat dining room beyond it, the palette of the designer, Jacques Grange, turns coppery, and the organic shapes give way to stripes and squares, with bright Venetian glass columns punctuating the walls. In one section, the ceiling of the restaurant was raised to incorporate an original glass ceiling that had been in the hotel’s second-floor banquet room.”

The Mark Hotel Restaurant, photo: Julie Glassberg, NYTimes

The Mark Hotel Restaurant, photo: Julie Glassberg, NYTimes

The Mark Hotel Restaurant, photo: Michael Falco, NYTimes

View of the Restaurant from the Lobby, via MocoLoco

And how could we not include some images of the remainder of the hotel – also fully re-designed by Jacques Grange?

Lobby with that insanely cool Ron Arad lighting, photo via The Mark

Lobby, photo via The Mark

Lobby, photo via The Mark

We’re in love with the art in these rooms…

Guest Room, photo via The Mark

Guest Room, photo via The Mark

Guest Room, photo via The Mark

Guest Room, photo via The Mark

Supreme design meets efficiency. A NYC must.

Closets, photo via The Mark

Notice the refrigerator drawer? Nice. photo via The Mark

Bathroom to the stars. Wow.

Bath Vanity, photo via The Mark

Bath, photo via The Mark

Bath Detail. WOW gorgeous!!! photo via The Mark

When can we check in? Stay-cation!


NYRestaurant Week meets Wallpaper Weekly, no. 19 / Roebling’s Tea Room

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Restaurant Week Series Continues!

We love a place like Roebling’s Tea Room in Brooklyn.  Here, in the depths of Williamsburg hipster culture lives some fabulously kitchy hunting motif wallpaper which could be straight out of the pages of The World of Interiors.

What a great example of wallpaper showing it’s true versatility (read: Hey! It’s Cool for Hipsters too!). #WallpaperWeekly

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Hunting motif wallpaper detail of Roebling Tea Room, photo via Sweet Paul Blog

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

Roebling's Tea Room, Williamsburg, Brooklyn / photo: Ryan Bevans, NYMag

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NYC Restaurant Week: Tiny’s

Day two of our Restaurant Week series. How cute is this spot Tiny’s on West Broadway in Tribeca?? The food is as good as this place cute…and we love that they kept to the original color scheme: an 1810 building with salmon pink facade!

The coziest of dining rooms…

Tiny's, photo via Veaney Blog

And, the dining upstairs. Can you handle the adorable bright pink cafe curtains?!

Tiny's Upstairs, photo: Brian Park, NYTimes

Industrial chic. And we love when interior design gives a nod to history…

“This vision led him cross-country and overseas to source vintage materials for Tiny’s interior. The base of the copper canopied coffee bar is covered in handmade Dutch tiles he found in Holland. Abramcyk justifies this with a nod to an oil painting of Amsterdam hanging in the hall, a shout out to Manhattan’s New Amsterdam roots.” – Stephanie LaCava, NYTimes, April 14th, 2011.

Check out what else the NYTimes had to say, or take our word for it! It’s adorable and delish!

Tiny's Upstairs, photo: Brian Park, NYTimes


NYC Restaurant Week: Bobo

We’re starting a week-long series of great NYC restaurant interiors – in conjunction with the start of the city’s Winter 2012 Restaurant Week! Kicking off, a great West Village spot, Bobo.

Bobo Restaurant, West Village NYC

We were lucky enough to join a cocktail party a couple of months ago at Bobo hosted by Arteriors Lighting. [Do you know them? They're great.] Fully charmed by the interiors of Bobo – named for “bourgeois bohemian” – a cozy and perfectly-lit townhouse turned restaurant.  They had us at hello with a dramatic black and white striped entrance…where you enter through the basement into the underground bar area.  The photo above shows the upper level dining parlor.

Check it out…

Bobo Entrance, photo via Domino Mag, Feb 2008

Bobo Bar

Bobo Upper Dining, photo: Domino Mag Feb 2008

Bobo Bath, Domino Mag Feb 2008

Kudos to Bobo’s designers, Dekar (also a NY-based female design duo!) who said of Bobo:  ”We wanted it to feel like you’d taken over your well-traveled, eccentric aunt’s house.”  We love the bourgeois bohemian interiors and can’t wait to stop back this summer for al fresco dining on the patio!

Bobo Patio