Galerie Mingei

I could spend days on visiting the art galleries near Saint Germain des Prés. One of the most impressive is Galerie Mingei, where sublime Japanese bamboo design is exhibited. Works of such artists as Wada Waichisai and Suemura Shobun are all here (some where presented with Loewe not a long time ago during Salone Del Mobile in Milan). Those weaved forms are so harmonious and relaxing…

Photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Dries Van Noten in Paris

The magic of Dries Van Noten oozes in his Antwerp flagship store and at his two, close to each other locations in Paris. The women’s and men’s stores, located on the Left Bank, could actually do accomodation services, because they are so gorgeous and it would be a fantasy to stay here for a day or two (ok, a week). Dries’ clothes look great, that’s a well-known fact, but in his stores they reach new dimensions of refined, eccentric elegance. It’s visible that each detail, from the tapestries to the flower bouquets, are well-considered and fit for Van Noten’s universe. Love.

7 Quai Malaquais & 9 Quai Malaquais / Paris

Photos by Edward Kanarecki.

Jil Sander in Berlin

You actually start to love Lucie and Luke Meier‘s Jil Sander when you see the clothes (and bags!) in the store. The brand’s boutique in Berlin, designed by Andrea Tognon (the same architect who did the Phoebe Philo-era Celine stores) is a true slice of heaven. Each detail feels as tactile, balanced and beautiful in its simplicity as the garments on the hangers.

Kurfürstendamm 185 / Berlin

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

#InstaLOVE – November 2018

@johnnydufort

I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my November recommendations!

@raquelcayre / Raquel Cayre is a furniture advisor, collector and curator based in New York. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest and others. If you love very, very good design, make sure to follow her. I can’t thank her enough for posting pics from Paul Rudolph’s Heritage Foundation – the multi-storey townhouse filled with plants, glass and art. Also, those captured moments from Azzedine Alaïa’s Apartment! OH MY!

@johnnydufort / Raw, subversive, disturbing, strange – this is how you can describe Johnny Dufort’s photography. Especially, when his editorials feature styling from Lotta Volkova. That’s a match made in (an upside down) heaven. Big love.

@mondomondoshop / Mondo Mondo (which I wrote about right here) has just opened its store in Los Angeles. Those who might find the distance quite a barrier to visit Natasha Ghosn’s spot should click the blue button of her store-dedicate account. The way she displays her goods is so, so fresh.

@cixous72 / Cixous72 is a curated boutique and arts collective providing a platform for creators to market and exhibit their work. They offer jewelry, accessories, garments, and limited-run prints and publications through their subsidiary press, 72 Press. A place to visit when in Brooklyn (by appointment!). Obsessed with their gram, which is an endless inspiration scroll.

@seanewyork / Another brand-slash-store! Sea can be shortly described as the New York-based A.P.C. – but then, it’s different. Gorgeous knits, chic pencil skirts, even more great sweaters. Adore their Christmas decor at their flagship boutique.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

 SSENSE