Hello! 7 months or so has passed and last time writing I had completely other projects in mind (they are still there, storing them for later) and I was completely clueless about the little boy growing inside my belly. He should join us by the end of the summer, and meanwhile alongside all the preparations that comes with it – it meaning a new life – I’ve been trying to fill the summer with my favorite things; galleries, travel and vintage sourcing.
As traveling by plane was off the question, we decided to spend our last vacation just us two at the french Riviera and finally stay at La Colombe d’Or. It has been my dream destination ever since I saw the first photos of the Calder sculpture by the swimming pool. No worries, I have plenty of photos to share. I’ve also found a new favorite gallery in Paris that I can warmly recommend; Galerie Eric Philippe at the 1st arrondissement. Eric has an impressive collection of Paavo Tynell lamps and beautiful scandinavian tapestry, something we don’t see elsewhere in Paris. And last but not least; MIES is still up and running! I’ve been preparing for fall and collecting a small stock of new items that I can hopefully continue to add to the store even I’ll be occupied by the little one. I’ll try my best!
Galerie Patrick Seguin
The Row AW2019 / voguerunway.com
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?
Paris snapshots. Spotted at Galerie Patrick Seguin.
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
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.
Office chair by Pierre Jeanneret in my favorite color of the moment. I spotted this at Galerie Jousse in rue de Seine, where most of my favorite galleries are located.
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.
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.
Chair by Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
I haven’t seen this color combination before, I love the dark grey and brown wood together. Spotted in a gallery along rue de Seine.
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.