One of the most beautiful bars I have ever seen is Bar Palladio in Jaipur. We visited it on my Indian trip last October and I still think about the inspiring interior of this attentively designed European style bar inside the historic Narain Niwas Palace Hotel. The bar was recently featured on Trendland so I thought I’d rekindle my memories and share this hip eclectic Euro-Indian spot today.
With London all a-swelter from a heatwave and the grass of Wimbledon getting its tennis action, let’s step inside a tranquil Barbican apartment with a difference. The Seventies Brutalist style of concrete crazy architecture dominates this section of the densely populated financial district in the East side of London. Brutalism was a reaction to the lightness and optimism of the 1930s and 40s architecture, receiving its name from the French béton brut, or “raw concrete,” a term used by Le Corbusier to describe his choice of material. Brutalism was favoured for government buildings and high rise housing, as in the Barbican area of London.