You know the pink mirror that everyone always takes mirror pictures with at Pigalle Hotel in Paris? As much as I admire Ettore Sottsass’ work, I wasn’t too big fan of it. Until now, when I came across to this photo above. Would be a perfect contrast in the old Paris apartments.
Also I’m very excited for the approaching weekend. There will be an Ettore Sottsass exhibition at Gallery Downtown in Paris starting on Friday and Fiac, a contemporary art fair, starting tomorrow.
French Communist Party headquarters by Oscar Niemeyer
Maison Martin Margiela duvet coat, 1999
I started the october moodboard with very edgy and cold shapes but over the weekend it transformed to something completely different. How fast the mind is influenced. In the resent Mastermind magazine there is a great chapter about anonymity including editorial with Margiela archive pieces and an article about the anonymous man himself. The darker the mornings are getting, the more I’m interested in the idea of fast and functional, straight out of bed -wardrobe and -beauty routines, being offline and taking the focus off from myself.
Marble mix by Mathieu Lehanneur
Ad Magazine is holding an interior exhibition AD Intérieurs at Monnaie de Paris until 20th of September. Can’t say I liked everything but the building itself is already gorgeus which makes it worth to visit.
It has been quite hectic lately so one of my last days off I decided to stroll around without specific plans. I ended up finding amazing galleries in the 6éme and restaurants worth trying. The chair above, designed by Ignazio Gardella, I spotted at Galerie Yves Gastou.
With a friend of mine we passed by this restaurant, l’Ètable Saint-Germain, and to be honest it was the chairs that made us to stay for a coffee. I can’t decide if they went too far with floor-to-ceiling hairy cow leather interior, or if it’s just enought to be cool.
Posture Vase, Bloc Studios x Carl Kleiner
Jil Sander AW2017
Foldchair, Olivier Gregoire
Photo by Garance Dore
I had a very interesting discussion with a friend of mine about routines , which gave a theme for my september moodboard. I’ve always enjoyed developing new routines to increase productivity in the everyday life. However, as we become blind for our habits, this month I want to dedicate for re-thinking all of them, whether I’m still in control of them or if they are leading my day. As much as I enjoy my morning coffee, I don’t want my day to be ruined without it.
Autumn always has this great energy for thinking things outside of the box. I’ll try to make the most of it with by trying new recipes, planning outfits from my existing wardrobe, absorbing ideas and giving second chances. It’s all about keeping mind open for possible new favourite things, that may end up being part of your routines.
Serge Mouille Lamp
Jil Sander AW2017
Even I’m currently by the sea in the south of France, my mind is far in the autumn and all things black.
Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
If you are a fan of architects like Jean Prouvé, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, when visiting Paris you should pay a visit for Galerie Patrick Seguin in Bastille. Not only the gallery space designed by Jean Nouvel is gorgeus, but also every piece of furniture they have on display.
Galerie Patrick Seguin, 5 rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris
St. Vincents concept store, Antwerp
I spent the weekend in Antwerp and as a result my phone is full of pinterest-ready pictures and mind filled with inspiration from well curated concept stores, galleries and – of course – Margiela the Hermès years -exhibition. After Paris, the city felt extremely fresh; modern architecture and interior everywhere, gorgeus stores and really kind people.
Ettore Sottsass table and Shiro Kuramata chairs at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Paris apartment.