#31 THE ETERNAL APPEAL OF MANSUR GAVRIEL

posted on: Tuesday, 7 April 2015

It's amazing what a simple bag can do to a woman. Maybe it's not that simple, however, and maybe - just maybe - this bag is what you would call the queen of all bags. I'm talking of Mansur Gavriel, the new leather bag powerhouse taking over the world.


Founded in 2013 by designers Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, who met in 2010 at a The xx concert in Los Angeles, Mansur Gavriel soon found its place on every woman's dream thanks to the time and effort spent on achieving the perfect bag — something of a personal desire for them, as well. After two years developing ideas, prototypes, and samples, they finally settle on Italy to be the base for their leather goods.



Waiting lists on most of their bags are already established, almost since the beginning — and mainly after Garance Doré professed her love for the large black bucket bag lined with Flamma red, as they call it. Fashion icons want them, magazine editors can't stop talking about them, everyone's killing to have one. I guess I fit in the last slot, and for now just keep my wishful thinking strong with this Parfois black bucket bag, which I'm pretty happy with so far. This is not goodbye, Mansur Gavriel. ♥

#30 COLD PICNIC AW 15

posted on: Thursday, 19 February 2015

I'm back and I come bearing gifts. Sort of. Allow me to start off the week - on a Tuesday, yes - with Cold Picnic AW 15, the newest collection of a cool brand born in 2010. Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer were best buds in Boston and founded Cold Picnic together in Brooklyn, where they still make jewelry, leather accessories, macrame home goods, and textiles. Take a look.



©

#29 THE CHAMBER OF CURIOSITY

posted on: Thursday, 6 November 2014

What better way to make an awesome comeback than to write about something I love? Make it a duo: books and interiors. More than just a showcase of beautiful and intriguing interior design and bold colour and texture statements, this is indeed a brilliant hardcover published by Gestalten, THE CHAMBER OF CURIOSITY.


The title says it all, or perhaps it should really be taken into account that we are talking about several people's houses and lives. These are not normal lives per se, these are designers and architects, the foundation of interiors if I may, which immediately results in full-blown, award-winning homes.


Milano Solferino / Design © Dimorestudio / Photography © Beppe Brancato

From Paris to Pittsburgh, THE CHAMBER OF CURIOSITY relishes on unconventional life patterns, dreams come true, pieces found in places carrying deep pasts, time machines, and a whole lot of mix & match from distinct eras. With that said, I must only pray to get my hands on this baby sooner rather than later.


Studiopepe for Spotti / Design © Studiopepe / Photography © Andrea Ferrari


Fritz Hansen / Photography © Ditte Isager, Andrea Ferrari


The Tree Top Chalet / Design © Søren Rose Studio / Photography © John Bendtsen

#28 SPOTLIGHT: AYR EDITIONS SS14

posted on: Saturday, 21 June 2014

The virtual world is a beautiful thing to explore and be lost in. I often spend hours and hours indulging in inspirational websites & aspirational brands. AYR is definitely one of these cases where I just have to share it with everyone: amazing lines, lovely shapes, great colour palette. What also captured my attention was their knack for the most spot-on photos. Aren't these just to die for? 




#27 JUNE IS THE MONTH FOR GATHERING THOUGHTS

posted on: Thursday, 19 June 2014

Hey, guys. Just checking in with some great stuff I've been finding online and keeping away from you — not any more. Feeding a blog is hard work and sometimes gets put aside, so you can always find me on Instagram, on Facebook, and on Tumblr.

Here are a few things I'm feeling right now, I mean, FIVE THINGS I THINK ARE NICE, MOST LIKELY.



This interview on It's Nice That with Riposte's editor-in-chief, Danielle Pender.


This freaking A M A Z I N G sideboard by Moving Mountains, the so-called Confetti Credenza.


Another Feather's new jewelry line, Pearl. Lovely pieces!


The packaging is so utterly beautiful I bet these products by Susanne Kaufmann were produced to perfection, too.


The most wonderful t-shirt I've seen in a while. Found it here.