Clodagh Summer 2009 Newsletter
AN AUGUST INVITATION FROM CLODAGH
Mecox, a showroom and garden known for its one-of-a-kind antiques and unusual re-editions invites you to stroll the gardens and attend a special book signing at their Southampton showroom to celebrate Clodagh's new book, Your Home Your Sanctuary. A portion of Clodagh's proceeds from the book sales will be donated to Clodagh Cares. Join us for summer cocktails at Mecox, 257 County Road 29A, Southampton, NY on Saturday, August 8th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. For more info contact Chardonnay Pickard, firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 212-542-5069. We look forward to seeing you!
Underwater Wonderment was on everyone's mind as W Hotels Worldwide launched the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and Residences in June. The design, by Clodagh, is rife with moments of beauty and tranquility as well as excitement, anticipation, and fun. The star-studded evening created to introduce the space began with a trip down the purple carpet (W's famous version of the red carpet where stars arrive in style) followed by the inaugural lighting of the property's fire bowls, which set the party in full swing. Developer John Yanopoulos of DYL, Eva Zeigler, the Global Brand Leader for W, Rande and Scott Gerber, and Clodagh were all on hand to celebrate the opening of the space. Throughout the evening fashion-clad mermaids were flitting about in the pool and acrobats were seen frolicking on the water's surface. The party revolved around the hotel's stunning pool deck and the W's signature Living Room, which features long skylights which allow guests to see what is going on in the pool as well enjoy the glamorous parade of people up a glass stairway which slices through the pool to the deck above. Beyond the hotel's fabulous public spaces, Clodagh also designed its guestrooms, residences, and Rande and Scott Gerber's latest nightlife hotspot Whiskey Blue. As with all Clodagh projects, the space enlivens the senses and engages the imagination through the utilization of all of the elements of earth and stone, the sounds of water, the glowing light of fire, natural feel of wood and edge of metal. The interplay of these elements through the use of fabrics and finishes inspired by shimmering sands, pounding surf, and the infinite variations of colors found on seashells makes for an experience all its own. Using a color palette that mirrors the outdoors, waves of blue coexist with jolts of magenta while the undercurrent of concrete resembling brushed sand resonates throughout. With the extraordinary scale of the space to play with, both in square footage (one-million plus) as well as in volume (there areseveral spaces with thirty-foot or more high ceilings) Clodagh was uniquely capableof transforming the interior of Adache's shining building into a series of both intimate and grand gathering spaces. Clodagh also designed more than 250 pieces of custom furniture original to the hotel, to make the project one-of-a-kind. W and Clodagh's mission was simple: to make sure that everywhere you walk or look in the W Fort Lauderdale, you experience something beautiful and unique.