Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Marion Vidal

I'm absolutely loving this latest collection of necklaces from French jeweller, Marion Vidal. I love the sophistication of the simple black/gold combinations and the cute candy coloured beads. They look good enough to eat.

Vidal originally studied architecture in Paris and Milan for 6 years before transitioning to fashion in Antwerp where she ended up at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After returning to Paris, Vidal started her eponymous collection in 2004. Her mixed education is evident in her work, and the materials she gravitates towards: wood, ceramics, metal and textiles. Each piece is still hand crafted by Marion, and in addition to creating her own range she has also been asked to work for the likes of Céline.

Marion's jewels can be purchased online via her own site, and in Hong Kong through the online store Chariots on Fire.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Anne Derasse

I just stumbled over these images of a lovely Paris apartment by Belgian designer Anne Derasse. So much to love about it...

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Paule Ka

While I'm on the subject of Paule Ka...I have to share some pics of the collection campaign for Fall/Winter 13/14.  The clothes are incredibly chic, but I also love the photography, and the location. If anyone knows what/where (I presume Paris?) this building is, I would love to know!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Serge and his muse

I have loved the French fashion label Paule Ka for quite some time...so I was pretty stoked to find some images of the Paris home of founder and designer, Serge Cajfinger. He says his real passion is interior design, and that's pretty evident from these pics. Filled to the brim with great art and furniture...and a bird's eye view of the city of light...from his bed! So jealous. Maybe in another life...

Serge with his muse, photographer Sonia Sieff.

Photos by Christopher Sturman for Harpers Bazaar Arabia, Jul-Aug 2013.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Damson & Co.

I'm so in love with these images I received last night of newly opened Damson & Co. in London, designed by Ian and the team at Central Design Studio.

The concept behind Damson & Co is a modern British Deli, focusing on artisanal local produce. And how good does that produce look...take me there now!

The interior is the perfect setting to sample a few treats...very English in a way, with a hint of industrial, which I love.  The furniture was all custom designed for the space, and how great are those light fixtures?

When good friends of ours move back to London next year I am certainly hoping to spend more time in one of my favorite cities sampling the wonderful fare on offer...and this place is definitely on the list.Right, now I think I'd best put the kettle on....

Photographs taken by James Balston, care of Central Design Studio.

Monday, 12 August 2013


So I just started checking out Pinterest.  I know, slow, right? Well, it has lead to a full blown addiction...which is what I suspected, and probably why I held out for so long. Anyway, my favorite latest discovery is the Balthazar champagne bar in Copenhagen, Denmark by Space Copenhagen.  Am loving the wall panelling, those fab chairs and the pink banquettes. I'd be quite happy propping myself there with a glass of bubbles and a few of my girlfriends on a Friday night...

Friday, 9 August 2013

Nancy Lorenz

While I'm talking about artists whose work I greatly admire, now seems the time to mention Nancy Lorenz.  I'm not quite sure when I became aware of her work, possibly when Elle Decor back in 2007 published the home of NY designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, whose bedroom walls feature a custom installation by Lorenz (below). Since then, I've been enamoured with her work.

Perhaps its her use of exacting and luxurious materials, perhaps its the fact we both spent time living in Japan. Or perhaps its both of those reasons. Either way, I am totally captivated by everything she creates.  These are a few of my favorite paintings she's created over the years...

And objet she has lent her hand to...

Totally divine, don't you think?