Finally I took some time off to visit Villa Savoye near Paris in Poissy. It is a house Le Corbusier designed for the Savoye family in the 30’s and one of the most significant buildings in the modern architecture.
I visited on a weekday and was lucky enough to discover the house all by myself. On a sunny day the sun rays were flooding in and revealed the gorgeous shapes and details. My favorite part of the house is the round entrance with windows from ground to ceiling. I just wished there were some furniture, as everyone knows I’m a huge fan of Le Corbusier’s chairs!
The Row AW2019 / @nikoturko
We might have to wait for couple days for the official show pictures of The Row’s latest collection, but I couldn’t wait to share one sneak peek I found through Instagram. The set with Jean Prouvés aluminum and metal sun shutters already made me die and took me into mid-century modern -heaven, but also the collection will be something that sticks in my inspiration folders (and partly in my wardrobe) forever.
Snapshots from Helsinki, where I spent the last days of 2018. The gorgeous stairs of Artek store and Alvar Aalto Paimio-chair at Artek 2nd Cycle, which is – as the name tells – a store dedicated to 2nd hand Artek furniture.
Givenchy Pre-Fall 2019 / voguerunway.com
Another Pre-Fall 2019 lookbook that is very aesthetically pleasing. Givenchy with the lead of Clare Waight Keller has been so far very interesting, although this collection is, as usually the pre-collections are, highly commercial. But everything is forgiven, when the location is my favorite architectural spot in Paris, Maison La Roche, and the looks have been put together by Suzanne Koller. Also I’m trendspotting some half and half color blocking as seen above and at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.
Le Cube by Scott Oster
One of the best shopping destinations in Paris is definitely Le Bon Marché. It is the first department store in the world, and the art deco -architecture is just fascinating. As it is located on the left bank, quite far from any tourist destinations, it is often very calm with only local Parisians strolling around. I personally love all the art and design furniture here and there in the department store, and also currently there is a gorgeous art installation, Le Cube, imagined by Scott Oster, as a part of an ongoing campaign.
Finally I was able to visit the Communist Party’s headquarters in Paris. It might sound a bit bizarre Saturday activity, but the gorgeous building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, has been on my must see -list for a long time. This weekend the whole Europe is celebrating European Heritage Days by opening many important offices and government buildings for public. If you are currently in Paris, I highly suggest to visit this one today.
Snapshots from Terrasini, Sicily. Loved the curtains outside the apartments and beautiful terrazzo everywhere.
By Sophie Pinet and Le Coadic Scotto Architecture, Artistic direction Thibaut Mathieuad, Photo Francois Coquerel for AD Magazine
My newest thoughts are out at flounce.fi. This month I’m thinking about the impact of surroundings to creativity and inspiration among other things. Personally I’m very influenced by what I see around, not only about the aesthetics but the whole energy.
When I visited the studio apartment of Le Corbusier, I stopped by also at Maison La Roche, a house designed by Le Corbusier located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. I’m very into the old LC2 Armchairs that are soft and a bit “exploded”. Also as I maybe already mentioned, there’s something very inspiring on how Le Corbusier used and mixed colors.
The studio apartment of Le Corbusier in Paris was closed for couple of years due to restoration works and was opened for the public again this summer. I finally had time to go for a tour and it was definitely a perfect timing since I’ve been very into Le Corbusier’s work lately, especially his way of using colors.