On a rainy Saturday in Provence, I awoke to the distant rumbling of thunder sparing with the town’s bell tolls marking the hour to awake. It was market day in my village, I had no choice but to brave the rain and I’m glad I did for it led me to these melon toned roses that set my day on a new path and brought to life the natural curiosities all around me…
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1. ‘Breathing Colour’ by Hella Jongerius and the permanent display at the Design Museum – not only are these exhibits stunning examples of design at play in the wider world, the building itself is an epic feat of architecture. Even just sitting on the main steps in the lobby is enough to fill you with awe. The gift shop is also full of beautifully curated objects
2. London eatery, Signorelli – go East for a walk through Columbia Road Flower Market, along to Hackney City Farm and finish with freshly baked pasticceria and tea at the bakery run by husband and wife duo Rebecca and Alberto Rossini
4. RIBA – an unknown gem in central London; housed in a stunning art deco building, you’ll find coffee, inspiring books on architecture and the world beyond, and excitingly, our latest project – The Learner!
5. The Ned – A new hotel come member’s club in the City. To call this former bank grandiose is an understatement. Our highlights – avocado topped bagels at Zobler’s followed by drinks in the basement bar, which used to be the old safe. The walls are lined with the original safety deposit boxes!
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An influence of street art merged with neo-expressionalism
In the world of fine art, some things can make sense whilst others can leave crowds absolutely stunned. The latter was certainly the case on Thursday night when a Sotheby’s auction in New York saw one of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat works go under the hammer for aÂ record-breakingÂ $US110.5 million ($149 million).
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Inspired by road trips of infamous duos Thelma and Louise, Carter and Carol, Sal and Dean and Mark and Daria, we’re taking a drive through California to the Joshua Tree National Park. It’s time to hit the road.
Just south of L.A. near Palm Springs, this weird and wonderful reserve encompasses almost 800,000 miles of unspoiled desert scenery. Wind through long, twisting roads of the Yucca Valley to discover gardens of cholla cacti, colossal rock formations and fan palm oases, or lie back and enjoy an outer-space experience with the desert’s exceptional views of a star-scattered night sky.
We’ve put together a playlist to get you excited for your adventure through the desert sands. Pick your partner in crime, pack your bags, turn up the volume and press play.
IMAGE CREDIT, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT:
Joni Mitchell: http://www.popmatters.com/review/188620-joni-mitchell-love-has-many-faces-a-quartet-a-ballet-waiting-to-be-d/
Red car: http://theacidsweatlodge.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/voyages-journeys.html
Sepia photo with shadow and boy: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbc6p9KhkR1r3ov9vo1_1280.jpg
Mojave Desert roadscape by Andrew Wilson: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ajwilson70/16558675659
Cactus and old car: http://theacidsweatlodge.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/voyages_29.html
Windy road with Joshua Trees: https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/12770879
Blue car: Screen grab from Thelma and Louise MGM: http://cleojournal.com/2014/04/24/later-on-down-the-road-the-anachronistic-geography-of-thelma-louise/
Hero: Screen grab from Thelma and Louise MGM: http://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-pick-the-perfect-road-trip-partner
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Photos by Jenn Camp // Louis Vuitton bag c/o The Real Real
After seeing the amazing designer goodies that Jayne Min of Stop It Right Now has scored from The Real Real, I knew I had to check it out myself. Low and behold, I spotted the exact Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton SC bag I’ve been lusting over, and even recently shared on Instagram, at a fraction of the original cost. That’s the beauty of this site—You can find a great selection of pre-owned, authentic designer pieces that you either missed out on in the past, or are currently coveting, but may be a bit outside your budget. They also have a streamlined consignment service that’s a great way to sell designer items from your own closet, since you can ship your items in for free or have them come to your home and pick them up. Either way, prepare to get lost and addicted to hunting down those special finds! Below are some of my top picks…
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There is an incredible history to the village of Lacoste – with buildings dating as far back as the 12th century, tales of medieval battles and debauchery, a reputation as being the former home of the infamous Marquis de Sade – so it makes sense that it would need an incredible historian.
Enter Jean Pierre Soalhat: historic preservationist at SCAD Lacoste, professional mosaicist, and a genuine Provençal man. One of the many amazing qualities about SCAD is the amazing people, staff, students, and professors it attracts. In Jean Pierre’s case, a man whose family has – for generations – been a part of this community, he has become a pillar of support for SCAD Lacoste through his historic knowledge of the area, his all-around ancient-building handyman skills, preservation teachings and even artistic workshops with the students. I had the opportunity to visit Jean Pierre at his studio in Caseneuve where I could see his artwork. I was impressed by his mosaics – some pieces containing shards of ancient Roman pottery he finds in riverbeds and fields – but also amazed by the fact that Jean Pierre doesn’t own a cell phone (jealous).
All around the SCAD Lacoste campus you’ll find Jean Pierre’s artwork, from La Residence to outside shopSCAD, at Maison Basse and even in the President of SCAD’s home, Paula Wallace. AND…if you’re ever hanging out with Russell Crowe or Sandra Bullock you might notice it in their personal collections, too….
When we visited, Jean Pierre said he was “dreaming of fish”, which reflected in his work…but I know I shall sleep dreaming of archaic fragments coming together to create beautiful everlasting works of art.
We left from his studio up the hill into the town of Caseneuve to see some of his pieces at use in his own home. At first it was hard to get over the breathtaking view, kitchen full of all my dream earthenware, and stunning mosaics jumping off the walls and onto the table tops. While I soaked in the view of an artist and historian’s Provençal lifestyle he so generously pulled out his collections of old metals, Roman jewelry and coins, and ancient pottery he has found that inspire, influence and even become his work.
Inside more Artists’ Studios HERE…
All of our adventures in the south of France:
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