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MaisonCarre

Modern architecture is not the first thing that comes in mind when thinking about Paris and it’s Haussmann buildings. However, there are couple of gems worth visiting.

Maison Louis Carré, designed by Finnish Alvar Aalto is located 45 minutes outside of Paris and open for visitors every weekend. French art dealer Louis Carré was first considering Le Corbusier to design his new home but was not so convinced by his “colder” style such as use of beton.

Maison La Roche, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It was designed for a Swiss banker and art collector Raoul La Roche.

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Deitas SS2017

The Row SS2016

Philip Johnson, Glass House, 1949

The Row AW2015

MONTHLY MOODBOARD – Currently on my mind are all things silky and flowy, kimono shapes and modern architecture. Summer light makes everything prettier.

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Aalto Studio

I’ve noticed how easy it is to become blind for the beauty of your home city. Now when living in Paris, I’m constantly finding places I want to visit in Helsinki and Alvar Aalto’s studio and home were the first on my list.

A Helsinki based Japanese designer asked few days back, what is Finnish design to me. It’s very hard to put in to words something that you grew up with, but I found the answer from Aalto’s studio; purpose-driven and unpretentious. Like the Paimio chair above – it was designed for the tuberculosis patients of Paimio sanatorium. The chair made from bended plywood is light to move around, easy to clean and the shape opens respiratory tract and makes breathing easier.

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@celine

Calvin Klein’s home / architectualdigest.com

@alexcarl

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Here’s my phone storage gems from this week;

-Céline finally joined Instagram and it is as good as I imagined it would be.

-I came accross to an article about Calvin Klein’s mansion in Miami, that he just sold. Also, as good as you could imagine it would be.

-Best thing since Nicolas Ghesquiére re-created Balenciaga’s space hat in 2008; Loewe’s breadloaf hat from AW17 collection.

-A sketch of Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry

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@vogueparis

@pernilleteisbaek

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THE ROW through instagram, because that’s the closest we’ll get for now. No official pictures from the collection are published before the clothes are in the stores. I would say better strategy compared to see-now-buy-now.

I’ve never been too big  fan of celebrities-turned-designers, but Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen make an exception. Once again so beautiful and intimate presentation. And I would go to New York just for their new Jacques Grange designed store.

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The Row Fall/Winter 2015

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,  Edith Farnsworth Residence 1946-1951

Dreaming about wandering around the Edith Framsworth Residence wearing this satin suit from The Row. Too much to ask? I just get inspired by everything they do.