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The Story Behind The Iconic Banana-leaf Pattern Design - Architectural Digest
"Back from the Bahamas in 1941, Lucile and Remy Chatain Sr. of CW Stockwell textiles asked illustrator Albert Stockdale: Could he distill the island’s jungly land- scapes into a wallpaper? He could: The banana-leaf pattern Martinique, launched the next year, would soon be installed in CW Stockwell’s showroom—and featured in AD. Decorator Don Loper set eyes on CW Stockwell’s striking install—cut around the top to give the surreal sense that plants were sprouting from the floor—and thought it might work in his redo of the Beverly Hills Hotel with architect Paul Williams. In 1949, renovation complete, Martinique famously forested the hotel’s halls, stairwells, and Fountain Coffee Room. “It capitalized on the spirit that the war was newly over, and everyone was looking inward to their homes,” explains CW Stockwell’s new CEO, Katy Polsby"
la  design  pattern  leaf  banana  annareutinger  tropicalia  martinique 
5 days ago by gohai
New Nissan LEAF Costs U.S. Equivalent Of $123,000 In Singapore
Singapore is an interesting place but that’s before you notice the price of cars. We recently found that the Nissan LEAF (with a 40 kWh battery) is offered in Singapore for $167,300 SGD (over $123,000 USD)!
Singapore  EV  cars  finance  nissan  Leaf 
4 weeks ago by fbotha

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