So my brother-in-law (thanks Scott!) turned me on to a totally cool boutique hotel called Ace Hotel, designed by New York design firm Roman and Williams.
What I'm loving about this hotel concept (there's one in Palm Springs, Portland, Seattle and now New York City) is how fresh vintage furniture and accessories are feeling right about now to this recession-weary, sick-of-shopping-for-clients-and-seeing-the-same-old-stuff, designer!
Love this description by Loft Life blogger Kyra Shapurji: "...each room is designed with layers and “takes its cues from the vibrancy of street life, the honesty of materials and the potential of invention..."
Apparently, it is the uber hip place to go in Manhattan... so maybe it's time to schedule that long overdue trip back to incredible NYC to see for myself:)
Reuse at its finest, rebirth of fantastic product designs to be discovered and enjoyed by a whole new generation.. what a concept!