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Ahoy to Hollywood

by Louis Postel for "Boat Life" in Showboats International | July 2015 beyonce and jay z on yachtWhen visiting the homes and yachts of mega stars, how aware we become that for these lucky few they’re always on stage whether they like it or not. As soon as you cross the threshold, or step off the tender, the stars’ personae seems to grow on their own volition, setting aglow every space and surface, every table and chair, every rug and bedsheet. Such furnishings, in fact, can make our hosts as well as their guests appear effortlessly and extraordinarily mahvelous — and in so doing the we are inspired to return the favor, leaving  a trail of fairy dust on these their loyal possessions. (more…)

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It’s a Hard Life

Exploring Couture Surfaces for Showboats International

by Louis Postel | January 2016 IMG_96531 [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he most challenging thing about the latest generation of laser-cut surfaces of couture stone and shell is this: you can’t use too much of it. Its very uniqueness defies book-matching, the art of joining pieces together to resemble an open book. Those crazy veins and swells of color are very much one of a kind. Even if you succeeded in matching them up,  their brilliance and patterning if over-deployed could make a space look distractingly psychedelic.  Picture hash pipes and disco balls completing this scene! So just a little couture surfacing does a lot, punctuating low-key, minimalist M/Y interiors with high drama: on the surfaces of a card tables, bars and vanities, or as focal points on a wall or floor. (more…)

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