Here German Photographer Axel Hoedt at his book launch at Donlon Books on Broadway Market. “Once A Year” is a collection of beautiful and extraordinary Photographs taken during carnival in south western Germany. Elaborate, lavish and often eccentric costumes reflecting an ancient Swabien-Alemannic tradition. Have a look at Axels work and the book here and you will be able to get the book at Donlon Books.
This week was Clerkenwell Design Week in London. A great event to see new Design, contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. I had a good browse through the Farmiloe building and here you see what caught my eye.
Brands to watch: WorkHouse and its collection of furniture, tiles and lighting with an honest, raw and contemporary edge. Duffy London and its UP coffee table giving the impression of a glass table being suspended by balloons. Viccarbe and its 70′s inspired Maarten chair by Victor Carrasco and the clever folded Origami inspired Aperture lamps distributed by Luminosity. Yet my favourite the “This is not Bauhaus” lamps by Servomuto in collaboration with LEITMOTIV who provided the fabric for the creation of the lampshades. Bauhaus’ pure geometrics and baroque’s excess of decoration find an unusual match full of contrast.
Here Nino reminding me a lot of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Maybe this is what Holly Golightly would look like in the year 2013? A mix of feminine fringes, an elegant Chanel bag, a classic inspired dogtooth Blazer (yet printed not woven) and some powerful accessories, like the Balenciaga buckle boots and a heavy duty camera chain, for strength and power.
One of the most glorious churches in Munich has got to be the Asamkirche (Asam church) built in 1733 – 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. Nestled in between other houses and on a busy shopping street, one could almost walk past. But if you are lucky enough to open the big heavy doors, a Baroque heaven awaits you inside.
The sundown picture is taken at the beautiful Seehaus beer garden, which is the best place to spend a warm summer evening.
The glass chandelier you will find at Künstlerhaus, which is now also hosting an Italien restaurant called L’Osteria.
Here Julia Tinkerbell van Hagen and Tallulah Rufus Isaacs who run together The Space Boutique in the 6th Arrondissement in Paris. THE SPACE is an eclectic, often exotic mix of clothes and also art and Julia and Tallulah just set home at Slips in Munich for their travelling Pop Up Shop.
Julia is wearing Bex Rox Jewellery from London, Equipment jumper and shirt and Zara pants. Tallulah also in Bex Rox jewellery, a Baron Leather Jacket, Margaux Lonnberg T-shirt, Delphine Delafon bag and Aperlai shoes. I think next stop over for the girls is St. Tropez…or catch them in Paris on Rue Bonaparte.
Here on the left Klaudia Burger, the creator and owner of Slips Boutique in Munich, with Julia van Hagen of The Space Boutique in Paris. Klaudia is wearing a Black Veronique Leroy shirt, Golden Goose shoes and Current Elliott Jeans, which you can all find at SLIPS. And yes not to forget the stunning Little Shilpa perspex necklace!
Julia van Hagen is one half of the Space girls, who are running the Space boutique in Paris, but just had a successful Pop Up shop at Slips in Munich. Julia is wearing Bex Rox jewellery, Zara pants, Equipment jumper and shirt.