Once upon a time, there were two talented friends, each in their own field of excellence. The same insolence, the same sense of humor. One is more instinctive: video artist and photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino; the other more cerebral, brilliant with words and lines, designer Philippe Starck. From time to time, they call on each other’s skillful craziness. Such was the case for the Sanderson Hotel of London, totally designed by Starck: in the lobby were framed mugs of dogs stared at you all the way to the elevator: a gallery of astonishing canine portraits. But the duo really made a sensation at New York’s Hudson Hotel.
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