Designer Ines de la Fressange's range for Uniqlo is normcore a la Parisienne: light denims, linens and cottons in ecru through to navy. I nabbed the checked linen sleeveless dress (second from bottom): the quality of the linen is pretty good for $69 and the cut is perfectly not-quite-fitted but not a sack. The range comes under Uniqlo's LIfeWear model: clothes that are easy, with high tech fabrics and production but a lo-fi spirit. H.x
The new collaborative space between antique/furniture dealers and design wonders Christian Liaigre and Florence Lopez. Set up as a room (a la the Apartment), the 'gallery' features Sonia Delaunay-inspired pattern and Joe Colombo c.1960 rattan chairs (see above) - I have NEVER seen a chair that I loved more than that. Fly me to the 7th Arrondisement, please. HF. x
Märta Måås-Fjetterström's (1919-1941) textile designs have been handed down from generation to generation at her studio in Båstad, Sweden. She left instructions for the construction of 700 designs - what a powerhouse. A selection of her rugs are currently on display at The Apartment , that wunderkammer of interior delights. HF. x
A new bathroom, finally coming together. A long time in the thinking/making. Work starts next week! Along with the rest of the house. No more asbestos ceiling, mouldy walls and c. 1950s fixtures. Here's a guide:
1. Jatana reproduction antique encaustic tiles in Indian Fleur on floor
2. Fern Living brass toilet roll holder
3. Cedar and Moss Vista 2 sconce
4. Square subway tile on walls
5. Paco Jaanson Aeri basin
6. Tasmanian oak vanity
7. Kaldewei Puro built in bath
8. Japanese organic cotton towels from Koskela
These mechanical paper flowers at the Chanel Spring '15 Couture show took 6 months to create. This surprises me not in the least. I love the stark grey with blushes of colour - the forms remind me of Matisse cut-outs, Henri Rousseau's jungles and Lucy Cousins' illustrations. HF. x
After a few years in purgatory, with occasional runway indulgences, we're back and upgraded and prettier than before! Please bear with me as I navigate the new platform; forgive image size errors and my painfully slow updating of tags and categories...
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Olga Rozanova (1886-1918): a lesser known but highly talented and influential Russian non-objective painter. Her Suprematist sketch for fabric, 1918, (at top) may well be one of my favourite early twentieth century textile designs. We're seeing a return to Suprematist forms more and more in surface design and contemporary art; think Kirra Jamison's Locomotor series, Zaha Hadid's interest in Malevich. I think there are more stacked, skinny rectangles and less hexagons in our future. HF.
Ophelia and A Midsummer Night's Dream were cited influences, but I also spied the spices of the Grand Bazaar, the threads of Indonesian tapis cloth and Thai silks & gold cloth. Thanks once again, Mr Van Noten. Images from style.com. HF.