Monday, 23 July 2012

Barbara's world

This has to be one of the most overdue books in the design world....surely.  Barbara Barry was one of my first style icons and one one of the most influential informers of my own aesthetic.  My own style and taste has changed, expanded, morphed and developed, while Barbara Barry has stayed true to her singular vision. And this is partly why she still remains to be an inspiration.  To say I'm excited about this new release by Rizzoli is a bit of an understatement. 

Seems there are a few cover options...the first is from Rizzoli's website, the second from Amazon.  I think I prefer the first one. You?

Monday, 16 July 2012

Bollywood babes

One of the perks of writing this blog is meeting - online and sometimes in the real world - people the world over, and being able to see and share the work of other talented individuals. One of these people is a young interior designer from Mumbai, India - Chirag Dewan. Chirag graduated from design school only 3 years ago and has already finished a pretty impressive project in his home city. 

The images below are of a boutique for a Delhi-based designer, Varun Bahl. Varun collaborated with Karan Johar, a famous Bollywood film personality, on a line of Indian and Western menswear. The store, which is located in the heart of South Mumbai's Kala Ghoda district, is around 1200 ft2 and is dedicated to Varun's own label and the collaborative collection with Johar.

The space looks like an amazing backdrop to what I'm sure is an inspired collection. I just might need to make a pit-stop with my hubby when we finally visit Mumbai...