Chances are you either own or, if you’re like me, seriously covet a Mansur Gavriel bag, but do you follow them on instagram? From cacti to mini fashion editorials, the young brand’s photos and borrowed imagery are always on point. I love having a peek at the inspiration behind fashion collections and this account is a treasure trove of minimalist design influences. Sculpture, flower beds, and cityscape sailing…sign me up.
Last night I stumbled upon this funny video of French style star Jeanne Damas and the Parisian interior had me at hello. Directed by Wendy McColm for label & Other Stories, the video playfully mocks frivolous fashion girl stereotypes. Damas is darling, but I was focused on the built-in bookcases, herringbone floors, and vibrant furnishings. Parisian chic, indeed.
I was thrilled to learn this morning that Tate Britain has just opened a new exhibition, Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World. Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was an English artist and sculptor best known for her contributions to modernism. On display are several of her abstract works including Double Exposure of Two Forms (1937), pictured below. To accompany the exhibit, the Tate teamed up with British fashion designer Margaret Howell (a neo-trad favorite) on a capsule collection of Hepworth-inspired pieces that can be purchased at the museum store. How fun are the dungarees? Visitors can also enjoy the Hepworth-inspired summer garden installed to complement the exhibition. My September jaunt across the pond can’t come soon enough!
VISIT: Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World, Tate Britain, Millbank, London, June 24 – October 25, 2015.
(photos from top: A young Barbara Hepworth, Double exposure of Two Forms 1937, Barbara Hepworth in her studio 1963, Pierced Hemisphere II 1937–8)
The cozy Notting Hill home of restauranteur Keith McNally (the mastermind behind Balthazar, Pastis, Minetta Tavern, and Schiller’s Liquor Bar, just to name a few…) has me dreaming of London. McNally, an Englishman, made his way to New York as a young man where he started his restaurant career as a busboy before working his way up the restaurant ranks. Now an icon in the dining world, he has returned to England with his wife and two children to call London home. The early-nineteenth-century building was given new life by architect Charles Tashima and designer Ian McPheely, with whom McNally collaborates on all his commercial projects. From the warm Vermont pine to the reconditioned factory tiles (over one-hundred years old!), it would seem no detail was overlooked. Read the full story in House & Garden here.