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Galerie Patrick Seguin

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Alexander Calder at the Picasso Museum

Gemma Ward shot by Alexandra Nataf and styled by Ilona Hamer for Unconditional Magazine 7

I’ve tried to build a spring moodboard for couple of weeks now, but I’ve felt so disconnected with my thoughts lately. In a good way I mean. I’ve constantly had new ideas for projects I want to start and things I want to create, into the extent that I wasn’t sure anymore where to focus on.

To get my mind together, I took a day off just to visit some of my favorite places in Paris; Galerie Patrick Seguin and the Picasso Museum (The Calder-Picasso -exhibition I wrote about earlier). Over the years I’ve understood the importance of aesthetically satisfying environment to my creativity. I can’t stand mess and clutter, and whenever I feel disconnected, I need to get myself to an environment that calms me.

The same goes for clothes. I might wear the same outfit for a week and I don’t mind. I like to dress up from time to time end get creative with my wardrobe, where I love every single piece I have, but I’m intrigued by the idea of not to start my mornings with a decision of what to wear. Only depending on the weather I might change from all black to all white. Or something in between.

On a side note, do you also think those The Row shoes are a definition of freedom?

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I found my new favorite gallery! I was profiting an evening off and walking around few days ago and accidentally saw the most interesting gallery; L’Atelier 55. The three floors are FULL of antique furniture, art, candles and small decoration pieces, everything from Ettore Sottsass to Pierre Jeanneret and Murano glass objects. As an opposite from usual galleries, which tend to be very distant and a bit scary to enter, L’Atelier 55 has more a boutique-like atmosphere with even prices put on everything. I might have to go back for the Murano glass ashtrays seen above. L’Atelier 55, 8 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

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Mai-Thu Perret, Eventail des carresses (coeur, poumons, utérus), 2018

Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1957

It is time for FIAC again. Luckily I was able to visit on Thursday with a little less people and I ended up browsing over four hours. I love discovering both of old classics and upcoming artists and found many exciting pieces I definitely want to share with you later. If you are in Paris, you have until Sunday to visit.

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CALICI MILANESI by Agustina Bottoni

Arno by Michele de Lucci

Gallery hopping has been my favorite activity during the hot days this July (+37 degrees yesterday, could we have some rain please?). I spotted the Arno glasses by Michele de Lucci in A1043 gallery, which remind me of Ettore Sottsass in a minimal way and I absolutely adore them! Yes, maybe it’s from the heat, but I’m currently very into Memphis movement.

The martini glass on the right is by Milan based Argentinian designer Agustina Bottoni.

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I visited once again my favorite gallery Galerie Patrick Seguin and spotted there this yellow pony hair sofa designed for Punjab University, Chandigarh by Pierre Jeanneret in 1952-56. I’ve been very into bright colors lately.

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Isamu Noguchi – Akari lamp

Paris is a perfect city for gallery tours, especially if you are into antique furniture. Gallery Downtown in the 6th arrondissement has currently very inspiring collection on display, including several pieces from Noguchi.