good news #12
CULTIVATE YOUR INNER GARDEN
“It’s what inside that counts” is the type of mantra that sounds a bit facile, but spending weeks on end #shelteringinplace proves that there’s something to it. We’ll keep staring at the 4 walls, but this time it’ll be in order to visualize what our interior universe is going to look like.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE (C)RAFTSMANSHIP
A passion for exceptional craftsmanship has united designer Raf Simons and Kvadrat since 2014. For this chapter in their story, the Belgian designer dove into the fabrics and techniques found in haute couture, and re-interpreted them tapping the weaving expertise of this Danish brand. Fabric twists and swirls inspired by astrakhan for the Helia bouclé fabric, rich and matte textures for the Silas couture knit or touches of tweed for Sunniva 3; this collaboration offers a range of options to play around with in a variety of tones.
DINNER WITH LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN
The heat is on in the creations of Ludovic de Saint-Sernin. The 28-year old designer, born in Belgium and living in Paris, has quickly built a reputation for his sensual and provocative cuts and shapes just for you gentlemen. After having studied at the Ecole Duperré, he launched his career at Saint Laurent and Balmain. Clearly, he learned from both of them that you have to dare in order to create. And the guests at his fashion shows will concur: would any of them have forgotten the skirt-towel casually tied around the hips or the corseted underwear peeking out from behind a trench coat? Since this Spring, he has also been flexing his creative muscles in the tabletop world. On the menu: creations that are impertinent yet drool-worthy, inciting a desire to test them out alone or in a group.
YOU MAKE YOUR BED, YOU SLEEP IN IT…
There’s no better way to go to sleep than with the promise of a cocoon that is as soft as a cloud. If you are looking to make your nest even cozier, set your GPS to Copenhagen or at least the website of the Danish brand Tekla, a home textile brand founded in 2017. Natural fibers, fresh styles and quality craftsmanship are the secrets to a dreamy night and a day-after in the bathroom. And in addition to its fibers, Tekla is all about sustainable consumption, from the production to the finished products. Hence, its cotton is 100%, its wool is certified Woolmark, and everything is made with an economy of steps and resources that align with the values of sustainability.
It’s all about the hunt…
The best part of interior design is not so much the final result (even if it is emminently Instagrammable) as the actual treasure hunt! For diehards, the classic destination is the marché Paul-Bert-Serpette sections of the flea market at Saint-Ouen, where you can spend an entire weekend wandering around looking for treasures. But if you don’t have the time to do so, the Internet is full of galleries who share a love for vintage. Whether it’s the carefully curated selection of the Melissa Paul gallery in Nice, France, or the specialists present on the Pamono site, we have several suggestions for your digital wanderings. And while you’re there, check out the work of certain artists and artisans, like ceramicist Mathilde Martin, whose creations enhance the bouquets of Castor, THE florist most in vogue right now, and whose every bouquet is a veritable poem.