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Happy Hotelier

Luxury Hotelier and Blog author
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Proud owner of a former trend setting very small, but very luxurious 3 suites hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands (Haagsche Suites) and blogging about trends in luxury travel, hotels, B&B's, architecture, design, travel- and hotel gadgets, guest satisfaction and last but not least, in a separate blog, about chairs.
Ladylike Chairs
Ladylike Chairs
'Chairchez La Femme' is a Clever Postcard Introduction of the Seaser Chair by Lonc
In two days, on June 3, 2010 'lonc Living Products' will be introduced as a new furniture label. At the same time, the Seaser chair by lonc will be introduced. All here in The Hague, from where I blog.… MORE
Gaudi-Inspired Seating
Gaudi-Inspired Seating
Bram Geenen Takes Cues From Art Nouveau for Stool & Chair
Gaudi inspired Dutch designer Bram Geenen, an alum of the industrial design faculty of Eindhoven Technical University for this seating design. Bram Geenen named it the Gaudi Stool, but I do believe that… MORE
Clear Lounge Chairs
Clear Lounge Chairs
Aesthetically-Pleasing Acrylic Chez Banc d'Amore Lounger
The Chez Banc d’Amore Naked Lounge Chair is designed by Russell Grigg out of a single sheet of aircraft-grade acrylic. The chair is meant for either indoor or outdoor use, and comes in both clear and… MORE
Anti-Public Peeing Art
Anti-Public Peeing Art
Luzinterruptus.com Creates Guerrilla Urinal Installations
Recently Luzinterruptus.com, a Madrid-based collective specializing in guerrilla interventionsm, drew attention to public urinating. By installing “Public Toilets” in places they chose with their noses,… MORE
Human Slaughterhouses
Human Slaughterhouses
Joep Van Lieshout Turns the Tables on Pork Eaters
Joep van Lieshout of Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is at it again. Recently he sold work to Brat Pitt at Art Basel. Now he is exhibiting in The Hague. This summer, Stroom organized a shocking exhibition… MORE
Cheating Chopsticks
Cheating Chopsticks
Tukaani by Lincoln Kayiwa Helps Get Rid of Sushi Woes
It looks like a diaper pin or a hair pin, but it isn’t. Helsinki, Finland, based designer Lincoln Kayiwa was inspired by the toucan bird when he designed the sterling silver Tukaani, a connected set of… MORE
Tattoos For Virtual Fans
Tattoos For Virtual Fans
Twitter Fail WhaleTattoo Created Thanks to @BaltimoreMD Friending
On February 23, an online marketing organization, MGH Word of Mouth, got involved in the debate whether @visitchicago or @travelportland would become the first to get 3,000 Twitter Followers. At that moment,… MORE
Thread-Inspired Furniture
Thread-Inspired Furniture
The 'Sewn Chair' Is Greet For Needlework Lovers
At first glance you might say this is a look alike of their Cut Chair or Sliced Sofa; however, the Sewn Chair is a new design from The Home Key, an Italian luxury furniture factory. Its designer is Philippo… MORE
Luxury for the Homeless (UPDATE)
Luxury for the Homeless (UPDATE)
Faux-Cardboard or Clochard Duvet Covers
We have seen myriads of faux trends for accessories and home furnishing: faux-wood, faux-leather or faux-fur, you name it. Dutch copywriter Peggy van Neer has not only created a great bed linen design,… MORE
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Flying Off Cliffs Like an Eagle
The acronym “BASE” was coined by filmmaker Carl Boenish, who filmed the first BASE jumps (from El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park) in 1978, and actually died some years later while BASE jumping. They… MORE
Benchvertizing
Benchvertizing
Have a Break, Have a Seat on a Kitkat Bar
I have to confess: I am a daily Kitkat addict: I buy them wholesale. Now I have to have this bench to take a break on, a Tasty Seat for a Candy Treat. Hilarious. This public space ad is excellently in… MORE
Guerrilla Wakeboarding in Venice
Guerrilla Wakeboarding in Venice
San Marco Square Surfing
Whoever says the Wiener (inhabitants of Vienna) are not “hip” is wrong. Today Vienna Online reported about a Dutchman, Duncan Zuur, surfing in San Marco Square in Venice. Year after year, Zuur had traveled… MORE
Wrecked Cars as Street Art
Wrecked Cars as Street Art
Grecian Guerrilla Beautification
Recently I was touring the Greek Isle of Kos on a scooter and came by two shops in a little city outside the city of Kos. They are on opposite sides of the street some 50 yards apart. First I didn’t spot… MORE
Naughty Carpentry
Naughty Carpentry
The 4Legs Chair
After Rotterdam-based Dutch designer Mario Philippona created his three-legged sexy table, he got many requests for an accompanying chair. That inspired him to create a his 4Legs Chair for a perfect ensemble… MORE
Intoxicated Photography
Intoxicated Photography
Marcel Wanders' Sexy Happy Hour
No, the first photo is not upside down or on its side. It is the work of Marcel Wanders. Here he is featured in a play of his own (design). Together with a lovely female model, some sparkling Veuve Clicquot… MORE
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Pick Chair
The Pick Chair is a cleverly designed folding chair that flattens on your wall when unused and stored. It is designed by Israel born and NYC-based Dror Beshetrit of Studio Dror and produced by Italian… MORE
Naughty Wood Furniture
Naughty Wood Furniture
A Stool for A Man's Jewels
This stool, carved entirely out of wood, designed so a man can put his jewels to a comfy rest. I’m kind of sad I can only find one photo without further details of this exceptional design. Between all… MORE
Champagne Cork Capsule Stools
Champagne Cork Capsule Stools
Moët et Chandon Chairs
If A Man wants to seat the lady who wears jewels stylishly, he should consider a champagne cork capsule stool. US based designer James Herman, who was fiddling around with a champagne cork at one of his… MORE
Pod Hotel (Review)
Pod Hotel (Review)
'Motel One' Wrongly Named?
Recently, on recommendation of a friend, we stayed three nights in the Motel One Munich City Ost. It is important to mention the ”City Ost” part in its name, as currently Munich has three and soon will… MORE
Designer Super Yachts
Designer Super Yachts
Philippe Starck's "A" Destroyer
Apparently super yacht “A”, named after billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko’s wife Alexandra, has been delivered. According to a Times Online article, it sneaked to Norway to take three Monet Paintings… MORE
DIY Pixel Luggage
DIY Pixel Luggage
Pop Top by Public
When you are groggily waiting for your checked luggage to appear at the airport after a long flight, there's a chance it could pass by you three times on the luggage carousel before you notice. At least… MORE
Art Meets Medical Treatment
Art Meets Medical Treatment
Lamb Dialys
Revital Cohen is a second year student at the London Royal College of Art. She is fascinated by the inhumane effect dialysis machines have on patients with defunct kidneys. In a presentation of her work… MORE
Pod Hotel (Review)
Pod Hotel (Review)
Citizen M Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
I announced the Citizen M Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, a new pod hotel concept in September last year. With a bunch of journalists and fellow bloggers, I was invited to their launch party on Tuesday June… MORE
Lungs Made of Cigarettes
Lungs Made of Cigarettes
"Stop Consuming Your Body" Anti-Smoking Campaign
I am a heavy smoker, but must admit that this new campaign of the Brazilian Anti Smoke Association Ads tagged “Stop Consuming Your Body” makes me think. The lungs are made of cigarettes and some of… MORE
Controversial Soccer Shirts
Controversial Soccer Shirts
The Dutch 2008 EK Football Killer T Shirt
I'll explain why this is a Killer T-Shirt. Think: Submission, a video made by former Dutch member of Parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali together with Theo Van Gogh. Van Gogh got killed by a Dutch animal activist… MORE
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Woopra
Woopra is the blog stats program reinvented! If you are a serious Blogger like I consider myself to be, looking at your stats from time to time is important to you. I am not such a statistics lover… MORE
Billboard Hotels (REVIEW)
Billboard Hotels (REVIEW)
Etienne Boulanger Pod Hotel in Berlin
When I wrote about the now closed Berlin one-room billboard hotel in December 2007, I considered it more of an art project or experiment than a place people would actually sleep. In March 2008, however,… MORE
Lumigram Goes Sexy
Lumigram Goes Sexy
Light up Your Boobies
After creating illuminated Clubwear, Bags, Tablecloth, Tops, and Heart Cushions the French company Lumigram finally took the next step and went sexy with Illuminated Bras and Shawls. It was only a matter… MORE
Sensory Deprivation Skull Chair by Atelier van Lieshout
Sensory Deprivation Skull Chair by Atelier van Lieshout
Dutch Atelier Van Lieshout has their Sensory Deprivation Skull on display at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, a new Gallery in Mayfair, London, designated to furniture. A chair you can sit in with the doors… MORE
Reversible Bikini Lounger
Reversible Bikini Lounger
Wiel Arets for Gutzz
The Reversible Bikini Lounger is designed by Dutch architect Wiel Arets for Gutzz. The idea came from young ladies sunbathing in Aret's garden with a towel draped over a large stone. Apparently this is… MORE
Manimali Watchvertizing
Manimali Watchvertizing
Guido Daniele's Painted Hand Watch Ads (UPDATE)
We’ve featured the extraordinary works by Italian body painter Guido Daniele who uses “Manimali” (hand paintings) before, and now we’re giving you an update. He’s... MORE
Nudevertising to Sell Chairs
Nudevertising to Sell Chairs
Emeco
While looking at the March 2008 edition of Wallpaper* Magazine, my eye fell on a new ad with nudes seated on an Emeco Navy 1006: One brushed, used by Petty Officer FTG3 Tony Cost, and one polished, used… MORE
Frilly Furniture
Frilly Furniture
Very Round Chair of Louise Campbell
The Very Round Chair of Louise Campbell will go to MoMa according to a Zanotta Newsletter About Louise Campbell Louise Campbell was born in Copenhagen in 1970. She has a Danish father and an English… MORE
Single Room Hotel Between Billboards
Single Room Hotel Between Billboards
Etienne Boulanger Pod Hotel in Berlin
Where? Located on Death Strip, the piece of land along the former Berlin Wall where people used to be shot and now a waste land dedicated to sculptures, French artist Etienne Boulanger formed a one room… MORE
New Zealand Pod Hotel
New Zealand Pod Hotel
SO Hotel in Christchurch
The So Hotel Hotel SO in Christchurch, New Zealand is another massive (284 rooms of which 190 are pod size) Pod Hotel that opened on 6 November 2007. Room rates for a double start at an affordable NZ $… MORE
Diamond Seat Rocks
Diamond Seat Rocks
Libeskind Chair for the Royal Ontario Museum
As every architect with major self esteem does, Daniel Libeskind designed a chair. I coined this chair, The Diamond Chair, but its official name is Spirit House Chair. It was especially designed for the… MORE

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Controversial Soccer Shirts
Controversial Soccer Shirts
The Dutch 2008 EK Football Killer T Shirt
I'll explain why this is a Killer T-Shirt. Think: Submission, a video made by former Dutch member of Parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali together with Theo Van Gogh. Van Gogh got killed by a Dutch animal activist… MORE
Naughty Carpentry
Naughty Carpentry
The 4Legs Chair
After Rotterdam-based Dutch designer Mario Philippona created his three-legged sexy table, he got many requests for an accompanying chair. That inspired him to create a his 4Legs Chair for a perfect ensemble… MORE
Intoxicated Photography
Intoxicated Photography
Marcel Wanders' Sexy Happy Hour
No, the first photo is not upside down or on its side. It is the work of Marcel Wanders. Here he is featured in a play of his own (design). Together with a lovely female model, some sparkling Veuve Clicquot… MORE
Lungs Made of Cigarettes
Lungs Made of Cigarettes
"Stop Consuming Your Body" Anti-Smoking Campaign
I am a heavy smoker, but must admit that this new campaign of the Brazilian Anti Smoke Association Ads tagged “Stop Consuming Your Body” makes me think. The lungs are made of cigarettes and some of… MORE
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
Collapsible Multi-Purpose Furniture
The Pick Chair
The Pick Chair is a cleverly designed folding chair that flattens on your wall when unused and stored. It is designed by Israel born and NYC-based Dror Beshetrit of Studio Dror and produced by Italian… MORE
Designer Super Yachts
Designer Super Yachts
Philippe Starck's "A" Destroyer
Apparently super yacht “A”, named after billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko’s wife Alexandra, has been delivered. According to a Times Online article, it sneaked to Norway to take three Monet Paintings… MORE
Portable Draught Kegs
Portable Draught Kegs
Heineken Brings You 5 Litres Of Fun
I wasn’t aware it is almost completely new, at least for The Netherlands, as it appears it was available earlier in the USA, in Taiwan and in France: The Heineken 5 Liter DraughtKeg. We hosted a party… MORE
DIY Pixel Luggage
DIY Pixel Luggage
Pop Top by Public
When you are groggily waiting for your checked luggage to appear at the airport after a long flight, there's a chance it could pass by you three times on the luggage carousel before you notice. At least… MORE
Marry Our Daughter
Marry Our Daughter
Site Lures 20 Million Visitors
Two parents were offering their daughter's hand in marriage on a website that had over 20 million page views in the last few weeks, but it turns out, the offer was a hoax. Science fiction editor, John… MORE
Aussie Solar Car Race
Aussie Solar Car Race
Dutch Enter Panasonic World Solar Challenge
The Panasonic World Solar Challenge will start October 21, 2007 in Darwin Australia. The Australian Panasonic World Solar Challenge is a bi-annual 3,000 km solar car race from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia.… MORE
Pod Hotel (Review)
Pod Hotel (Review)
'Motel One' Wrongly Named?
Recently, on recommendation of a friend, we stayed three nights in the Motel One Munich City Ost. It is important to mention the ”City Ost” part in its name, as currently Munich has three and soon will… MORE
Revealing Photos of Vodafone Employee Cause Upset
Revealing Photos of Vodafone Employee Cause Upset
Dutch Blogger Leaks Woman's Name
Warning: if you follow links of this post you will be confronted with pictures of nude persons. Blogging can be costly. Dutchman Peter Breedveld publishes a Dutch blog Frontaal Naakt which means so much… MORE
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Comprehensive Blog Statistics
Woopra
Woopra is the blog stats program reinvented! If you are a serious Blogger like I consider myself to be, looking at your stats from time to time is important to you. I am not such a statistics lover… MORE
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Flying Off Cliffs Like an Eagle
The acronym “BASE” was coined by filmmaker Carl Boenish, who filmed the first BASE jumps (from El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park) in 1978, and actually died some years later while BASE jumping. They… MORE