The Miami Design District is made up primarily of old low-rise warehouses and gallery spaces, that have been reconverted into over 130 retail spaces, art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture firms, stores, antiques dealers, restaurants, cafés and bars. The area was not too long ago a lesser desired part of town, but has rapidly developed into a 'to-go-to' place for high-end design products and services.
We had recently come across a feature of a interior store in Elle Decor that showcased pieces custom-made by one of DaDe's craftsmen. Jalan Jalan carry the same custom made line of stainless steel cabinetry that we import from Beijing, and a line that we exclusively represent in Canada. Visiting this showroom was one of our main focuses for the trip. It was inspiring and interesting to see a different show-room, with a different flare, showcasing pieces that we have in our gallery in Calgary.
lunch with Jonathan Adler
We had lunch with Jonathan Adler at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. Okay well not at the same table, but just one table away.
Jonathan Adler is a designer renowned for his "happy chic" approach to home furnishings and interior design, dedicated to bringing style, craft & joy to your home. Adler launched his eponymous line of furniture and accessories in 1993.
Adler is also a sought-after interior designer for luxury residential projects as well as large-scale commercial projects like the celebrity hot spot Parker Palm Springs Hotel.
cocktails by the pool at the MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH
The Mondrian is located on newly-fashionable West Avenue, Mondrian is a quiet enclave just minutes from the bustling center of South Beach, offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. The visionary style of designer Marcel Wanders is apparent from the moment you pull into the porte-cochere: guests walk through a grand entryway appointed with custom-designed furniture, lighting and accent pieces, evoking Wanders’ design homage of “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle”. Upon entering the soaring lobby, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Immediately the eye is drawn to the masterpiece of the room–an iconic, signature “floating staircase.” Black and gold patterned furnishings and oversized brass bell shaped lights add a touch of whimsy and welcome guests to sit and socialize or enjoy the view.
The outside pool area is tastefully designed and perfect for lounging in the sun with full pool-chair service at your fingertips.
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