Cleaning up and publishing some old drafts:
As some readers may know: I am a fan of Philippe Starck, not in the last place because he, like yours truly, is from the very good Bordeaux wine vintage year of 1949:-). Didn’t I promise yoo to pay more attention to Wine?
Lately you don’t seem to see the usual stream of new ideas and new inventions coming from him.
Probably this is because he teamed up with UK property tycoon John Hitchcox and others and formed Yoo. Yoo is mostly about development of residential property, but is also engaged in new Hotel developments.
Granmercy By Starck is one example. Back via the back door in cooperation with his old buddy Ian Schraeger? Oops, Tamara of Mr and Mrs Smith had a Lunch with John Hitchcox who stated there is no connection with this Granmercy and Ian Schrager’s Granmercy.
‘We want to offer democratic, high-fashion living.’ – PHILIPPE STARCK
Well this post is also meant as a rant. Those apartments don’t come cheap. In addition, like many designers, Mr Starck likes Flash for his sites. I don’t like Flash, not in the last place because it prevents poor Bloggers like myself to pinch nice photo’s from a site. (Even if you know how to do it, it is cumbersome) Therefore this silly picture…..
Last edited by GJE on November 29,2009 at 11.13 AM
2 thoughts on “Yoo Pimps your Property”
Funny you should blog about Yoo – I had Lunch With John Hitchcox last week.
He then flew off to Split where they are building a new hotel!
We humans seem to be able to manipulate coincidences. This post was on my back burner (in draft form hanging around here) for over a year.
Trying to catch up with over 50 drafts.
Thank you for the hint anyway.