Katie Lockhart

The Tongariro Crossing

Katie Lockhart | June 6th, 2012

I have always wanted to do the Tongariro Crossing and it did not disappoint. Six hours of huffing, puffing, big views and tasty snacks. I would totally recommend it.

New Zealand, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Philip Johnson’s Glasshouse

Katie Lockhart | May 29th, 2012

A short train ride from New York to New Cannan, step across the road from the train station to the information office and check in. A short ride in a mini van to the Glasshouse and you are there. The idyliic hideaway that was designed by architect Philip Johnson for himself and partner [...]

Americas, Connecticut, Miscellaneous, United States

Stuff We Love - The Pantheon

Katie Lockhart | September 2nd, 2011

When in Rome, go to the Pantheon.

Europe, Italy, Rome, Stuff we Love

The Olivetti Typewriter Showroom in Venice

Katie Lockhart | August 21st, 2011

If you love Carlo Scarpa or Olivetti typewriters then this will be your thing. A small space in Piazza San Marco (Venice) was transformed by Carlo Scarpa between 1956 - 1959 for Olivetti as their showroom. For some reason in the late 90s Olivetti moved out and a novelty shop moved in! Luckily, last year [...]

Europe, Gadgets We Love, Italy, Slideshows, Venice

Eames House In Los Angeles

Katie Lockhart | August 10th, 2011

A recent visit to the Eames house (or Case Study house #8) in Pacific Palisades made me want to build my own house! A short drive from West Hollywood the home of two of America’s most important designers is a must see if you are in Los Angeles. Contact the Eames Foundation to arrange a [...]

Americas, California, Los Angeles, Slideshows

Paradise

Katie Lockhart | March 23rd, 2011

There are places that we describe as being “paradise” and then there are places that are actually called Paradise. This Paradise is an hours drive out of Queenstown, New Zealand and certainly matches my definition of paradise.
Candle light, open fire cooking, mountains as neighbours, $30 a night.
Paradise Trust, Glenorchy, New Zealand; www.paradisetrust.co.nz

Miscellaneous, New Zealand, Oceania, Queenstown, Slideshows

Hotels We Love - La Column d’Or

Katie Lockhart | September 17th, 2010

La Column d’Or has long been the restaurant, (not to mention boutique accommodation) that friends had been to and I had dreamt about - thankfully a recent trip to Cannes corrected this. Just a short drive from Cannes, La Column d’Or is perched up on the hillside of Saint-Paul de Vence. Eating [...]

Europe, France, Hotels We Love, Miscellaneous, Slideshows

Basel, Switzerland

Katie Lockhart | September 8th, 2010

The nicest surprise on my recent European trip was Basel. Although planned primarily as a two day birthday surprise for a friend who was in Basel for the art fair we found that our days quickly filled with some of the most amazing things I have ever seen.
Our pilgrimage to Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp was [...]

Basel, Europe, Slideshows, Switzerland

Hotels We Love - Antica Locanda

Katie Lockhart | August 18th, 2010

Finally after many years of working and even living in Milan, I have found a hotel that I would recommend! Antica Locanda is a boutique hotel that has been open since 1926 with 11 rooms that are all different, some with beautiful planted balconies. With buckets of rickety charm and being located in [...]

Europe, Hotels We Love, Italy, Milan, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Milan to London

Katie Lockhart | July 6th, 2010

Usually the flight from London to Milan and then Milan to London is the easiest part of my route to the Furniture Fair which begins in New Zealand.  This year, however, the volcano in Iceland with the unpronouceable name changed that.  Initially we were all a little bit blase about the impact of the ‘dust cloud’ on [...]

Europe, Italy, London, Milan, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, United Kingdom

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