Sophie Buhai at Villa Lena

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Miles away from her day job as one half of Vena Cava – a super sassy ready to wear American fashion label – designer Sophie Buhai recently enjoyed a decorative dream residency at Villa Lena in Tuscany, fabricating stylishly serene objects with an architectural presence. A strong bond to the body they adorn, Buhai’s pieces are refined and confident ornaments in muted golds, ivory and black.

Captured on site at Villa Lena by the very talented photographer Frederik Vercruysse, the images radiate an almost Nordic sense of tranquility. Not surprisingly Sophie Buhai explained her time at Villa Lena as “Paradise!”, a place one can go to create in a society that still celebrates the daily basics of life. It is why perhaps, the materials she chose for her jewels – bronze, marble, bone and wood – have such honest hardworking qualities.

The Villa Lena hotel houses an artist residency where multidisciplinary creative talent can work for a period of two months, collaborate with other residents, mingle with hotel guests and take part in villa’s daily life, food and culture. More on the Villa Lena soon.

Credits: Frederik Vercruysse

OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

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In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

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In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

In/Out - Out/About: OUT/ABOUT: Rungstedgaard Hotel

Danish architect Frederikke Aagaard has beautifully reinvigorated the Rungstedgaard Hotel near Copenhagen. By intertwining original detailing from this awe-inspiring 1917′s building with contemporary furniture and artwork Aagaard has created an elegant, timeless interior that emulates sophisticated indulgence.

Housed on a grand estate, the Rungstedgaard Hotel is a commanding manor that knows all about hospitality. Having flourished with A-list parties during the 1920s, its handsome bones have accommodated grand celebrations, solace and romance ever since.

Frederikke Aagaard has exquisitely curated modern design classics against the hotel’s generously graceful architecture. The Bouroullec Brothers’ Slow Chair by Vitra nuzzle together while on the other side of an ornate fireplace proudly sits Oscar Zieta’s Chippensteel Chair. Jamie Hayon’s Pina chairs for Magis are timelessly chic with Svenskt Tenn feature cushions paired up beautifully with Jenny Bäck’s Lean lamp.

A beautiful restrained collection of iconic treasures with a fresh palette of finishes, these good-looking interiors encourage hotel guests to sit back and enjoy all the spoils that the good life has to offer.

Credits: Frederikke Aagaard

THIS & THAT: Adam Goodrum for Cult

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In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

In/Out - This & That: Adam Goodrum for Cult

Come and get cosy with Adam Goodrum and these winter warmers from The Sartorialist.  Recently, we were lucky enough to meet Australian furniture designer Adam Goodrum’s newest collection from the newly launched Cult (formerly Corporate Culture). Goodrum has designed a tight little collection of plump lounges, armchairs and a beautiful winged bed. All pieces have one thing in common, contoured cushioning with sharp-as-a-pin tailoring. It was a pleasure to see this level of craftsmanship from one of our very own.

Chic and enveloping forms all wrapped-up in sophisticated woven textiles, it’s not hard to imagine the good-looking subjects of The Sartorialist taking a seat in these pieces. So, feast your eyes on these well heeled duos and drop by Cult to have a snuggle with Adam Goodrum.

Credits: Cult and The Sartorialist

OUT/ABOUT: Casa No Tempo

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In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

In/Out - Out/About: Casa No Tempo

Casa no Tempo translates as Timeless Home, which wonderfully sums up this uplifting Portuguese retreat. This is the place where your spirit can truly connect with mother earth, where hours and days bear no relevance and all can be forgotten except the basic essentials of harmonious leisurely living.

João & Andreia Rodrigues have not only fulfilled their grandfathers wish by maintaining the homestead and its surroundings but graciously extended the hospitality of this private sanctuary for all to enjoy.

Working closely with Architect Manuel Aires Mateus they have created a pure interior, that although minimal in nature runs parallel to its surrounds. The crisp white plush lounges and linen are akin to fresh country air. Uncluttered rooms awash in natural light correspond to the endless horizons and the handcrafted clay brick flooring are a true representation of the earth.

Humble yet exquisitely realised, this is where you go to unravel city knots. Bikes and horses are on hand to explore this nirvana, or if you’d rather stay put there’s a heavenly pool lapping away at the back door. The kitchen is a pure palette of white marble and timber, with its feasting table and open vistas it is just begging for fine grassy Portuguese wines, share plates and great company. What more could you want?

A stones throw away from Lisbon I’m sure you have to book well in advance to get your slice of this paradise!

Credits: Casa No Tempo

RILLRILL

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Oregan based RillRill by Katie Freedle salutes the domestic gemstone marble in its modern day medallion necklaces. What a delightful surprise to see this common yet complex rock get its time in the sun!

In the built environment it is the natural materials that always give honesty and warmth. Stone in particular with all its intricate lines of history is what lifts the mundane to the magical so it’s no wonder that these neck charms resonate with us.

Their contemporary tribal geometry combined with their generous scale make them gallant medals. Statement ornaments combining copper, leather and marble could just as well be diamonds, gold, and chain – in our books they are one and the same.

From morning to night these rocks rock on.

Credits: RillRill

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