Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Luke Edward Hall’s Bedroom Makeover

My favorite contemporary British artist and designer, Luke Edward Hall, recently unveiled a makeover of the London bedroom he shares with his partner, Duncan Campbell (of the brilliant Campbell-Rey). The handsome bedroom was transformed as part of a collaboration between House & Garden UK and Farrow & Ball paints (Luke selected full gloss ‘Calke Green’ for the bedroom’s doors, trim, and closet). The playful scalloped mirror by Balineum and leopard print carpet are highlights. Looking for a touch of Luke’s style in your own home? Explore pieces from the artist’s recent collaboration with Anthropologie here. READ POST

Feminities: Guy Bourdin at Maison Chloé

French luxury brand Chloé (shop their classics here) recently unveiled a new public space in Paris known as Maison Chloé. The new five-story building is located next door to the fashion house’s headquarters on the right bank and will offer cultural exhibitions and serve to celebrate the history of the brand. The inaugural exhibition, Feminities: Guy Bourdin, includes more than 100 photographs by the influential French photographer known for his often glamorous and risqué snaps (coveting this book of his work). Below, enjoy a sneak peek, and if you’re in Paris, stop by (reserve tickets online here). Maison Chloé, 28 Rue de la Baume, 75008 Paris, France.
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Darling Dorset by Maira Kalman

I’m eager to visit New York this fall and artist Maira Kalman’s Darling Dorset exhibition at Julie Saul Gallery is at the top of my to do list. The series of eleven gouache paintings is described as “a valentine to the beautiful region on the Southwest part of the UK where Maira Kalman travelled to look at luscious early summer gardens, visit and reside in old houses, and observe her fellow wanderers.” My funny British husband, Simon, grew up in Dorset so the area is near and dear to his heart. The exhibit is open until September 16. Below, enjoy a sneak peek. READ POST

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

London’s Victoria & Albert Museum museum recently opened a new exhibition for fashion fans and I look forward to checking it out. Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is open now until February 18, 2018 and includes over 100 pieces crafted by Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga and his talented protégées. If you can’t make it across the pond, they’ve also published a gorgeous book about the exhibit. Explore some sneak peeks of the much buzzed-about show below. READ POST

Introducing Day Dress

If you share my love of all things block print, you’ll die for the darling new Day Dress. Created by the House & Garden decoration director, Gabby Deeming, during a three-month sabbatical in Rajasthan, the collection was handmade by a small family block-printing company in Jaipur. The Isla dress pictured above is Gabby’s first design and I’m loving its timeless style. What’s not to love about soft Indian cotton, Mughal flowers, and indigo polka dots? Order your day dress here. READ POST

Artist Spotlight: Fee Greening

My latest art world obsession? The brilliant work of English illustrator Fee Greening. I had the pleasure of visiting Fee’s studio while in London earlier this month and on top of being a serious talent, the girl is also an absolute doll (she sported a striped shirt and the most fab white overalls…). A graduate of Central St. Martins (where she met her studio-mate Luke Edward Hall), much of Fee’s work is inspired by cultural icons beloved by the design world (Marchesa Casati, Virginia Woolf, Peggy Guggenheim in “bellini pink”!). Needless to say, I came home with multiple prints to frame. I’m not the only one buzzing about Fee, she’s also recently been featured by House & Garden and collaborated with London curator, Alex Eagle. Below, explore more of Fee’s fantastic work and read some fun interview questions she kindly answered for us. Adore her work as much as I do…? Follow Fee on instagram here and shop her amazing prints here. READ POST