OBSESSED / ballerinas by CÉLINE

31.3.15








Phoebe does it again.  A modern take on the soft ballerina, these CÉLINE slip ons are made of a smushy nappa lambskin in the most stunning neutral colors, and come either as flats or with a thick retro heel.  Absolutely delicious. 

celine.com 








MOMENT OF / spray paint makeup

PLASTIK MAGAZINE / Lady In The Loo

26.3.15





Sneak peak of the cheeky editorial to appear in the next issue of Plastik Magazine.  Featuring some kick ass footwear from brands such as Versace, Tod’s & Christian Louboutin, this spread highlights the fact that you can never be over-dressed and that good shoes are really important.  At all times.

Plastik Magazine was launched in Beirut in 2009 and quickly established itself as the first visual publication in the Middle East.  

www.plastikmagazine.com











WANT / rosie table lamp by CECI THOMPSON

25.3.15





La vie en rose.  Cast a rosy glow on your living room with this organic form illuminated by a translucent wink of pink. Designed by Brooklyn-based Ceci Thompson, the glass is hand hand painted in a soft shade of pink and sits on a carrara marble base.

Rosie Table Lamp by CECI THOMPSON

$179
10.25" x 10.5"

Available at CB2








PARIS / apartment ILE SAINT LOUIS

24.3.15




We should all wake up at least once in our lives and be able to have a croissant on a terrace overlooking the Seine.   This gem on the Ile Saint Louis is a real find.  With soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that let the Parisian light to flood this charming loft space, you almost could do without the fabulous interior space and just hang out permanently on the terrace.  Le sigh.

ROSE 1-Bedroom Apartment on ILE SAINT LOUIS
276 €/night;  1932 €/week









MOMENT OF / beauty school on the BEACH

LOVE / balloon coffee table by DUFFY

20.3.15





Since I still haven't fully grown up yet (I am fighting it real hard), it's no wonder that I fell head over heels in love with these magnificent coffee tables.  Trompe l'oeil at its best, the tables appear to be suspended in air by a group of metallic balloons.  When in reality, the tables are made of toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened steel rods.  And with a heavy dose of imaginative engineering, of course.  Custom ordered and handmade for you, you better order them fast -- they are limited to only 20 editions. 

The Up Balloon Table by DUFFY LONDON
Price up request - visit website



SYDNEY / modern Greek @ THE APOLLO

19.3.15



The interior of the Apollo reminds me of the Greek exterior landscape: simple, natural, rough, sensual, and ageless.  Having safely landed in Syndey's trendy Potts Point in 2012, The Apollo offers a modern twist on Greek cuisine in an elegant setting of marble, concrete and dusty greys with a knock out menu created by chef Jonathan Barthelmess.  A gift from the (Greek) Gods, no doubt.


THE APOLLO RESTAURANT
44 Macleay Street

Potts Point
Sydney, NSW, 2011
+02 8354 0888

theapollo.com.au 






OBSESSSED / gold foil freckles

ART / x-ray visions by DAVID SPRIGGS

17.3.15





Ever wonder what those security people see on their x-ray screens when your carry-on slides under their radars?  Well, thanks to the exceptionally talented David Spriggs - you need not imagine any more.  For Spriggs, transparency is the key to understanding the relationship between vision and power. In his newest exhibition, ‘Transparency Report’, Spriggs uses transparency both as the subject and as the medium for his art.  And no doubt -- all of those bridge & tunnel losers who have ever lorded over you at the security counter are proof in pudding as to why transparency can give power to even the most meager of existences.

davidspriggs.com










MODERN MAISON / Yvla Scarp

16.3.15




Over the years I have become a lover of fonts.  Another such lover -- and expert, to boot  -- is Yvla Scarp.  A Swedish calligraphist and black & white artist, Yvla's home is simply a marvel of minimalism.  Industrial.   Wood.  White.  Black.  All of them mixed in the right doses and to perfection. 

cocolapinedesign.com







MOMENT OF / SJP perfection

OBSESSED / gold foil hair