22-01-15

Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign Video


















Director: Lisa Paclet
Dancers: Fanny Alton and Victoria Dauberville
Production: Miutoo

17-01-15

La Réserve Paris Opens Next Week

One of Paris's most anticipated hotels will open its doors this Monday. Situated in an 1854 Haussmann-style mansion, La Réserve Paris is the third property from Michel Reybier, the French hotelier behind La Réserve hotels in Geneva and Ramatuelle. 

Located at 42 Avenue Gabriel between Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montagine, this hôtel particulier offers 26 suites (with individual wine cellars) and 14 rooms, most with views of the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower and the Pantheon.

The guests who frequent the inner circle of La Réserve regulars will undoubtedly appreciate the fine touch of star designer Jacques Garcia, who has once again worked with Michel Reybier on La Réserve Paris. Garcia drew his inspiration from canvases by James Tissot, famous for their subject matter which paints an accurate picture of bourgeois Paris in the 19th century. 

La Réserve Paris in figures ... 
250 tons of marble
6 months to lay it by 12 accomplished artisans
155 different patterns laid
More than 6,000 meters of fabric for hangings, drapes
and net curtains
2 years of work for 120 artisans in 38 companies


A fan of authentic good produce, Michel Reybier has opted for contemporary French cuisine inspired by the seasons for Le Gabriel. The restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef Jérôme Banctel, who trained alongside the greatest chefs in the business, notably including Alain Senderes at Lucas Carton. He has also worked in the kitchens of the finest culinary establishments in France and elsewhere, such as Le Crillon and L'Ambroisie.

Besides the restaurant, La Réserve Paris will also feature a 16-meter indoor swimming-pool, a spa offering Nescens treatments, a fitness room and a private library.


42 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France 
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Rates from:
1,300 EUR p/n
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07-01-15

Editorial Vogue Italia / January 2015























Vogue Italia | January 2015 Issue

Photographer: Steven Klein
Stylist: Patti Wilson

25-12-14

Christmas Carol by Sara Teasdale


Rie Cramer (Dutch, 1887-1977)
A Christmas scene with little children dressed up like angels
watercolour, pencil and gouache heightened with white on paper

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Christmas Carol 
By Sara Teasdale (1911)

The kings they came from out the south,
All dressed in ermine fine;
They bore Him gold and chrysoprase,
And gifts of precious wine.

The shepherds came from out the north,
Their coats were brown and old;
They brought Him little new-born lambs--
They had not any gold. 

The wise men came from out the east,
And they were wrapped in white;
The star that led them all the way 
Did glorify the night.

The angels came from heaven high,
And they were clad with wings;
And lo, they brought a joyful song 
The host of heaven sings.

The kings they knocked upon the door,
The wise men entered in, 
The shepherds followed after them
To hear the song begin.

The angels sang through all the night
Until the rising sun,
But little Jesus fell asleep
Before the song was done.

20-12-14

Lofoten Opera Hotel by Snøhetta



ArchitectsSnøhetta
LocationLofoten, Norway
Typology: Residential & Hotel
Client: Lofoten Opera AS
Size: 11,000 m²
Year: 2015