Boutique Design - May/June 2010 - (Page 12)

Boutique Buzz BD Goes Uber-Tech with New ScanLife Launch s you flip through the pages of our 2010 May/June issue, you may wonder why it looks like some of the pages are available for purchase. Well, not quite. Don’t be fooled by the barcodes — they’re not UPC’s. They’re even cooler. A Wilson Takes on Saudi Arabia — Big Time fter a pitch that lasted only 12 minutes, Dallas-based Wilson Associates inked perhaps its most massive deal yet. The firm was signed on to design 19 of the 26 hotels in the Makkah development project in Saudi Arabia, a large-scale project from Jabal Omar Development Company, to develop the Makkah region, the center of the Islamic World, by 2020. A Starting with this issue, BD launches ScanLife technology, to bridge the divide between print and digital. ScanLife is a convenient way for you eager readers to use your smart phone (read, Blackberry, iPhone, etc.) to scan a custom barcode in an ad and request more information. When we say information we mean anything from company websites to phone numbers to twitter accounts. All you need to do is go to, or text “SCAN” to 43588, download the free software on your smart phone and start scanning. Yes, the catch is you must have a smart phone. But it is 2010 — we’re assuming most of you tech-savvy designers do. We’re excited to be the first trade magazine to utilize this technology and can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it. Try it out here with our own boutique DESIGN barcode which will take you right to Once you get the hang of it, check out some of our advertisers who have taken advantage of ScanLife in this issue. In the future, we hope to incorporate it in even more features. The sky is the limit to where this new technology may take us…and you. — KH W Teams with Design Miami/ for New Award The 2010 W Hotels Designers of the itting at our desks in New York, anxiously awaiting the announcements that would Future Award aims to look beyond pure prodcome from across the Atlantic at Salone del uct and furniture design to embrace work that Mobile, we surely were not disappointed by is conceptually and technologically vanguard, the one from W. It turns out the “special bridging multiple areas of practice, including event” W Hotels’ Global Brand Leader, Eva art, sociology, science and experiential design. Ziegler, held was in honor of a new partner- The 2010 winners include: Berlin-based stuship between the mega-boutique brand and dio Beta Tank; British artist Graham Hudson; Design Miami/Basel — most known for its London and Berlin-based studio rAndom annual design and culture shows in International; and American post-industrial Switzerland and Miami. Design Miami/Basel announced its annual Designers of the Future Award this morning in Milan, which is now known for the first time as the “W Hotels Designers of the Future Award.” The award recognizes young, emerging designers whose work reflects exception innovation and beauty in Design Miami/partners with W Hotels limited-edition design. “Design is at the core of W Hotels and is design studio Zigelbaum Coelho. The seleca source of innovation that has and will con- tion committee was comprised of Ambra tinue to set us apart from other brands,” said Medda, Director, and Wava Carpenter, Ziegler. “Salone del Mobile, where the best of Associate Director, Design Miami/Basel; the best — including some of W’s notable Marcus Fairs, Editor-in-Chief,; design partners — gather to exchange and and Mike Tiedy, SVP, Global Brand Design celebrate new design ideas, is the perfect set- and Innovation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., W’s parent company. — KH ting to announce this.” S Makkah Development Site Wilson’s design focus is on cultural and historic traditions of the past with a contemporary refinement and an eye for capturing a sense of place. “We design for the client and for the market, incorporating the culture, traditions and topography of the project’s location,” said Trisha Wilson, founder and CEO. “Here in Makkah, our design focus is to create a balance between contemporary elegance and strong architectural elements punctuated with luxurious finishes.” Wilson’s project for Makkah will include 25 towers ranging from 20 to 48 stories, 17 grand lobbies and 40 food and beverage outlets. Confirmed hotel brands include the Conrad, Westin, Marriott, Hyatt and Sheraton, among others. — KH 12 • boutique DESIGN may/june 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Boutique Design - May/June 2010

Boutique Design - May/June 2010
BD Launches ScanLife Technology
The Rocco Forte Collection
Kimpton Open Another Hotel Palomar
Steve Wynn Unveils Encore
NEWH Members Tour NYC’s Newly-Renovated Surrey Hotel
Novo Arts Hotels S.A.S. Studio Night to Benefit the Give Your Art Foundation
BDNY Advisory Board Meets to Tour New Building and Discuss Trade Show Launch
Business Sense
On the Boards: Sephen Jacobs and Andi Pepper Introduce the Upcoming Gansevoort Park
Q&A with Ed Bakos and Anthony DiGuiseppe
We Proudly Present the 2010 Boutique 18 - Read Their Story in Pictures
In Reflection
World by DESIGN
Bath and Spa
Amsterdam Film, UXUS Design, Transforms Napa Valley Garage Winery into Majestic Upscale Tasting Den, Merus
Calendar/Advertisers' Index

Boutique Design - May/June 2010