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Sis and I chez Ito, the opposite side of the room from above’s picture. You can check out the rest of Ora Ito’s home and interview here http://sarabrajovic.com/2011/03/interview-from-paris-designer-ora-ito/
I popped into Hom le Xuan’s showroom in Gstaad today. This Paris based interior designer, furniture and landscape designer of Vietnamese origins creates incredible furniture sculptural pieces and gives a magic touch Franco-Asian touch to interiors. In his own words he looks for ” artisanal symbiosis instead style fusion”.
Promenade 79, Gstaad from 15th December until March 4th
Matthew’s home reflects his uber colourful collections inspired by India. I just love his house and how he decorated it….gold pineapples, bell jars, birdcages and wheat sheaf tables. I had to take snap shots of it! No wonder that you really connect with some designers! It’s about having similar aesthetics, recognising this and inspiring one another. In the pictures above I am wearing vintage Matthew Williamson. Below is my favourite shot of his first collection in 1997
I remember being obsessed with this dress. Helena Christensen in the famous cobweb dress
Dress: Matthew Williamson
Sienna Miller in the Butterfly crystal dress
Dress: Matthew Williamson
This is quite old but you can still check it out on the following link : http://thecoveteur.com/Sara_Brajovic
1970′s art at its best – the lights pattern is so beautiful – futuristic skyline. YSL tunic and Chanel mousseline trousers, mum’s vintage jewellery with Lapis lazuli bracelet and plenty of other rings. The console I am leaning on is from Katharine Pooley http://www.katharinepooley.com/home/
Why? To look plettttttty…. Still buzzing off the decoration- love it. http://david-mallett.com/
I promised I will be featuring more unisex posts….and here is my answer to that! I will leave men’s fashion to the ones that have the authentic touch and true understanding of that matter! So…Interior design… a new year’s resolution… post more on interior design and home furnishings! To start…Really love the design aesthetics of Paul Evans, an American furniture designer, sculptor and artist who is to me the definition of US Craft Movement of the 1970′s. This table is great…masculine feel but with a twist. Metal is always good in furniture…an industrial feel…Metropolis…here combined with cork so softens it up a bit. More pictures if you read on… Read more
I am so excited to post this interview with the Executive Director Julien Pruvost of Cire Trudon. Cire Trudon is the world’s oldest candle maker established in Paris in 1643 and has supplied to the court at Versailles, through to Napoleon and beyond. It has the most beautiful collection of candles and most importantly heavenly scented candles that I can confirm burn very very long. It’s my favorite thing to buy for the house or give as presents.
How did Cire Trudon develop to what it is now in the 21st Century? Cire Trudon has become a synonym for the finest scented candles. Carrying a strong heritage and genuine expertise, this institution has established itself through the centuries with a careful commitment to quality. Cire Trudon uses a perfect wax formula housed within a beautiful glass vessel and continues to unveil unique candles made with premium quality vegetal wax in respect to the environment. Crafted by glass artisans, each glass is unique and decorated with a gold shield. Traditional know-how, craftsmanship and innovation are values that symbolize Cire Trudon, a French Maison intimately linked to the City of Lights.
Constant adaptation to each period in history and the evolutions of science while keeping in mind what Cire Trudon does best: candles.
Read on for the rest of the interview Read more
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I am the eldest grandson and namesake of Pierre FREY, the founder of our 75 year old French fabric house. He created it in the heart of Paris where we are still located today. Since 1972, my father Patrick is running the company, as well as remaining the Creative Director.
From the time I was born, my father has shared his love and appreciation for design, and not always in obvious ways. It was the small details in everyday life, whether while traveling or at home, that he would point out to me. It was the same for him and his father. The company is very much a part of who I am, and who we are. I think every family holiday we have ever taken has resulted in a fabric that is added to our collection. Read more
Love these toys… Andre ‘s association with Japanese Medicom to create a Kubrick figure version of Mr. A , popular figure from his graffitis…. Read more
Flowers…another obsession. Apart from purple orchids I really love anemones and amaryllis flowers. I chose the white anemones to combine with the light green boule de neige for a fresh effect- with a little bit of yellow thrown in. Placed in a shorter vase they are a perfect little bouquet. The red amaryllis will of course keep their long stem and go into a tall see through vase…. Read more
Cement factory for a home? Your private castle , catholic undertones ( cathedral features) and a derelict factory….all in one? MIAUW…purrrrrfect home – nun meets courtesan meets squatter. Would never sleep there alone though. Imagine?!? Boyfriend, family or friends needed as permanent fixtures. Architect Ricardo Boffil’s genius work in Barcelona….office, home and an exhibition space all in one. Love the fact that there is a concert piano there too….imagine the sound you get! Take a look at the rest of the house… Read more
My dear and very old friend Ito was made Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in Paris by the French Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand. This is a great honour in France and is given to individuals who significantly contributed to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance. Ito and I met as teenagers in Paris with not a worry in the world and would roam around the city with our crew getting up to no good. When I received the invite in the post for this great occasion I went to support my friend and I was very proud of him. Bravo Ito! We talk about his beginnings in design,his projects, his beautiful home in Paris, more design and fashion….
How did you get into design?
I got into design as a kid. I took on the big luxury brands logo and identities (LV, Apple, etc) with no permission and created models that did not exist. I was the first person to put fake products on the internet which created a huge confusion in the market as journalists would be writing about these products that did not really exist. A young pirate. It all turned out well as my work was recognised by museums and I did not get sued. Read more