Thursday, March 12, 2009

mod pods


















Three peas in two mod pods, in the lobby of Hotel Bloom, Belgium - Europe
Last Summer we went to Europe and my kids loved fighting over the two mod lucite pods in this lobby.  Fond memories of returning to the hotel and them running to claim their stake.
Something about having only 2 for 3 makes them happy.  If there were 3 of these pod chairs, I truly wonder if they would have bothered.  Mind you - we stayed at four different hotels and this was by far their favorite spot which they were quick to remind their parental pod squad.

They loved this hotel because it resembled the inside of an Apple.(store)  The hotel had a great breakfast buffet, internet cafe, fun lounge with great music, cool elevators and the rooms were
spacious, hip and nice to return to.  Fresco's jazzed one wall in each room, painted with bold, fresh designs by young artists and the artists bio was displayed under lucite.   Mind you, the hotel staff were happy, hip, fresh and looked like they actually liked coming to work.  

Care to plant the seed and share any mod-like hotels that you have stayed. 
Bloom where you are planted takes on new meaning.  Be sure to bloom today!

27 comments:

Debra said...

Such a cute photo of your three scoops!
Because Lucca, Italy is such a special place to me- I would have to say the Hotel La Luna. It's in the hub of things, the staff is amazing and it feels like home away from home. So cute the way your daughter and strawberry blond son are holding hands.

Frau said...

Cool picture I love the "mod Pods" my daughter would love those. I'd be afraid if I sat in it, it would come crashing down. We always stay at the Hilton not too Mod! My go to Brussel soon thanks for recommend!

pve design said...

Debra,
In Hotel Bloom, they had the best flowers, very artfully arranged. There was beauty in repetition, so a simple sunflower floating in bowls flanked a wall.
The gardener in you would have loved it.
pve

Frau,
I stayed in a fabulous old hotel in Munich, the best "eiderdown" - windows flung open, and church bells pealing...ding, dong. A breakfast of cheeses, meats, fresh butter and the best lingonberry jam.
pve

M said...

Cute photo!

We also stayed at Hotel BLOOM in Brussels it's like staying at a modern arts museum.

And the rooms where so gorgeous.

Did you also see Manneke pis? the little peeing statue? It's so funny when they dress it up around christmas and other special events.

C.T. said...

I loooove Belgium, we lived in Gent(Gand) for a year and I have to say Gent is, one among the long list of cities, I adore.
Soo funny to read your post in English, click then click on the link of the lovely Hotel and read in Dutch...next time I go to Belgium I definitely check in The Bloom. Thx!!!

Anyway....to answer your question, my favorite hotel ever is in Holland though....in Amsterdam. Pleaaaase do check the internetsite.....you'll love it!!
http://www.amsterdam.intercontinental.com/

We already lived in Italy at that time and I went Ams to see an Opera. My hubby and I stayed in this hotel......god I wish I could do that every weekend. (Yeah right....I'll just keeeeeeepppp dreaming)

C.T. said...

Sorry.....me again!
Do the photo tour!! The interior is FaB!! (That's what I think..)

Kwana said...

I love the pic and that they are holding hands across the pods! My DD would love of of these in her room. One of my favorite hotels that quickly comes to mind is the Arizona Biltmore. So tranquil and relaxing. And just a work of art.

heidi said...

oh my goodness!!! Your set looks as unique to eachother as my set!!!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Ive been to modern hotels but never mod...looks like fun.

Ps: the new header is great.

Deidra said...

That's the cutest! I'm sure three pods would not suffice.

H and I just spent the weekend in a beautiful Crowne Plaza hotel.

ArchitectDesign said...

what a cute hotel, how great that your kids loved it! You're instilling in them a love for design and the arts, so great!

N said...

I'd like to take our little guy back to the Eden Roc in Miami to see what they've just done with it. It was very deco when he was just 10 months old...I think it's gone all Delano-esque.

Tamstyles said...

Super cute kids miss lady! I would be so scared to sit there..i would have had my kids pretending they didnt know me..

GrannySmithGreen said...

If only my brain were working this morning. We stayed in a fun hotel in a ski area in Greece. I can't even think of the name of the town--much less the name of the hotel. It was like a 70's hip resort/college dorm. Fun and funky. Not at all what I would choose for my own abode, but such fun for a few nights!

thepreppyprincess said...

The pod chairs are just delightful, and you are absolutely correct in the math of two chairs versus three, I just know it!

Thank you for the tip on the hotel, I popped over to their site and bookmarked it for our next sojourn to that part of the globe.

May you enjoy some random grins & giggles for the rest of your day,
tp

Karena said...

How fun is that, I have not stayed at a more mod hotel yet, would love to! Those children of yours are darling Patricia!

Kotori said...

Such a cute pic - they all 3 look so excited to be in those little pods. so sweet that they are holding hands...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I would have loved these as a child!! We always stay at "old world" type places and unfortunately these chairs are never there!

gatherings home said...

They say traveling with children around foreign countries is not only enriching for children but actually enhances the experience for everyone. People are always much warmer to foreigners when they see children. At least this has been our experience. Always find we get so much more out of the overall experience. Oh yah, love the mod pods!

Carol
gatheringshome.com

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for stopping by to Bloom and just to let you know the other hotels were to total antithesis of this hotel...ancient and more typical of European hotels. Variety is the spice of life!

annechovie said...

Very cute! My favorite mod hotel I've been to was the Hudson in NYC, designed by Phillipe Starck. Very cool.

Joyce said...

Patricia your 3 little peas in a pod look so cute and happy to be sharing in the fun! I love how the 2 are holding hands. A very beautiful family my friend! xoxo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

So cute!! Looks like a lot of fun.

la la Lovely said...

Tres chic! This hotel looks like so much fun.. I can see why your kids liked it!!! Love those mod pod swing chairs!!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love that your kids enjoyed those mod pods so much! There are 2 in front of the Standard Hotel in Hollywood. After a long night out on the town, a friend and I sat and rocked in them, taking pictures of every interesting person who walked by. It was so fun and complete strangers felt compelled to swing us.

Kevin Graves said...

I was just thinking about how much fun it would be to be one of your kids!!! Are any of them interested in art?

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I've never really stayed at any mod hotels, with the exception of one in South Beach when they were first into full-on embracing the deco thing. I think they called it "mod," I called it "sparse." ;-)