The Line, which also is goes by the name The Apartment, has recently opened up their third store in the US – this time outside New York in the very classic vacation area of The Hamptons. However this is only a pop-up store in the heart of Amagansett, which unfortunately closes its doors at end of the summer. If you haven’t got the possibility to swing by any of the three locations (Soho NYC, Los Angeles or Hamptons), make sure to pay a visit to their online store where you must certainly will find something dreamy to purchase (or look at) as above items.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen opened up The Row’s New York flagship store a couple of weeks ago with the very posh but discreet address; 17 E 71st St, New York – just down the block from the Frick Collection. It’s the second home of the luxurious brand and the very sleek and minimalistic three-story townhouse does not only show the sister’s latest collection and essentials, the brand’s eyewear collection with Oliver Peoples along with the new shoe collection. The very tasteful space also includes artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat, Borge Jorgensen and Keith Haring, which is for sale – including the furniture.
The absolute coolest slip-in for this summer comes from Sanayi 313. The pointy model is one of the hottest models of the season even though I must admit that the slip in with visible toes is a favourite of mine. The boutique Sanayi 313 also offers bags in similar craftsmanship and texture – all very chic for the warmer vacation season.
So I just recently discovered this cute, yet very cool, interior boutique in Palma de Mallorca. La Pecera Mallorca is the name of this very place, which not only offers great pieces of mid century furniture and modern pieces, but also creates the chicest espadrilles and hats on the island. I am going to Valdemossa on the west side of the island in August for two weeks and I have already put down several to-do’s while there. Last time I went I stayed at this magical little place. Nevertheless, La Pecera is a go-to boutique for sure and I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those hand made sombrero straw hats.
Above and below are accessories, leather goods and shoes I definitely wouldn’t say no to for this spring and summer. Especially not the large white “pillow” hand bag, nor the “flap pillow” clutch in black. These bags making me think about Pierre Paulin’s Canape sofa in leather, or Vittorio Introini designed chairs for Saporiti from the1970s. Anyway, the suede clutch from Resort 2016 isn’t bad either.
Gorgeous pictures from Eileen Gray’s home called E1027 in south of France on Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, which took three years to build. The building is informed by Le Corbusier’s notion of the “house as a machine for living in” and was also was one of Corbusier’s favourite homes. He tried to purchase it several times without any luck. Gray’s vision of the home was that the “architecture must be its own decoration”. Eileen Gray was an Anglo-Irish artist, designer and architect and she died at the age of 98 in 1976 in Paris. Today her pieces are highly valued, for instance in 2009, a brown leather armchair standing just 24 inches tall sold at Christie’s for £19.4 million, setting an auction record for 20th-century furniture.
Pictures by Mary Gaudin.
Above and below are the truly dreamy heels from the Christian Dior spring and summer 2016 collection. Patent, pointy, cone heels, and with a bucket detail at the front and on the strap makes these shoes the absolute it-shoe of the season. Also available in flats, similar to the ones Céline showed in their resort collection. This was Raf Simon’s last collection for the Parisian house so they will definitely become collective items. His words about the collection were these among many: “It’s a calm one, and very soft—away from the overdone. I didn’t want to embellish. So I was thinking about the South of France—rainbows and the simple things. And there’s a bit of Victoriana: something of that film Picnic at Hanging Rock. With a slight sexual undertone of darkness.”
Wouldn’t mind having a set of five dining chairs circa 1950 from Charlotte Perriand at home. You can find the ‘Maribel Chairs’ here.