‘WINTER BLOOM’ BY STUDIOPEPE

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

In/Out: Winter Bloom - Studio Pepe

Milano-based Studiopepe does it once again with their ‘Winter Bloom’ dressing for Milan furniture showroom Spotti. Setting a vibrant domestic scene, Studiopepe did away with cosy colours embracing the full spectrum of vivid blues creating energetic styled montages.

The monochromatic stage is highly textured with rough rendered walls in battleship grey and peacock blue. Scenes are layered with quilted circular fabric backdrops and uniform rugs (both plush and distressed) sitting on jet black floorboards. Cole&Sons ‘Royal Garden’ wallpaper, with its berries and birds, is the one exception to this minimalist pattern party.

This story is distinctly Studiopepe with their good-natured, restrained epitome of style. Their own hands-on-hips ‘Kora vase’, along with Flos Lighting’s ‘Snoopy’ lamp sits cockily atop Superstudio’s ‘Quaderna’ table. George Nelson ‘Bubble’ pendants are reflected above Marsotto’s sublime ‘Topkapi’ console, while Lamp Gras’s ‘N°214’ surveys the scene. Finn Juhl’s ‘Chieftain Chair’ keeps company with Maxalto’s ‘Febo’ bed, the only room where a touch of pink has been allowed.

With a smorgasboard of design classics and contemporaries at hand, Studiopepe’s ‘Winter Bloom’ is a carefully curated vision of the modern European winter den.

Credits: Trendland

Marina Stanimirovic ‘Pearls are always Grey’

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

In/Out - Marina Stanimirovic - Pearls Are Always Grey

French-born London-based Marina Stanimirovic ‘Pearls Are Always Grey’ collection of jewellery is effortlessly chic. Thin planes of Corian are embellished with 9ct gold, creating a new vision for ornamentation.

‘Pearl’ in ‘Pearls Are Always Grey’ is a reference to the Corian colour Stanimirovic uses in her pieces, a soft shade of grey with the inherent warmth of the material creating a tactile object, both peaceful and astute. Designed in pairs, each piece has a companion, a negative space where the touch of gold is found in the corresponding place on its mate. They are jewels made for lovers perhaps.. with the exception of the ‘Lonely Bracelet’, that has gold bands to the interior and exterior circumference, and the ‘U Necklace’, too bold to need another.

More and more we’re seeing this combination of the precious the utilitarian materials, echoes of which can be seen in the recent collections our local heroes Elke Kramer, and Dinosaur Designs. Architectural and malleable, material components, complement and redefine our traditional ideas of jewels. It’s a refreshing and contemporary approach to adornment, as Stanimirovic puts it “… I am trying to show the public another type of jewlery – another door has to be opened”.

Credits: Marina Stanimirovic

OUT/ABOUT: SCULPTOR BARBER

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Sculptor Barber

‘Sculptor Barber’ in Taiwan perfectly marries the nostalgic with minimalism. For the well-heeled gentlemen it is a sanctuary of serenity where men preen for the benefit of us all. Hats off to them!

Gallery-esque bones and walls of windows allow generous light to flood in creating a zen base. Lean-to panes of mirror and neon font offset saddle leather, dark timbers, and the classic comfort of traditional barber chairs. The added touch of banana palms and ficus fig trees give the space a punch of colour and organic energy, while Rubn ‘Vox’ pendants in brass and etched glass add just the right amount of masculine adornment.

Thumbs up to ‘Union Atelier’ for creating a well-rounded grooming salon for the 21st century man!

Credits: Union Atelier

Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

In/Out - Carolina Castiglioni

Nestled in a former Milan factory sits Carolina Castiglioni’s family home. Full of soul it is a treasure trove of vintage eclecticism, bursting with colourful vitality.

Carolina is the Director of Special Projects for Marni, and daughter of Marni’s Designer, the talented Consuelo Castiglioni. Looking at her house you can see why she would be perfect for such a job. It’s not overdesigned but a testament to her commitment for pieces that have historical context. As she puts it “I tend to gravitate towards vintage design that has a more innovative aspect”. Surrounded by heroes of the past certainly gives you the momentum to explore the future. Take for example the wonderful terrace chairs from Marni’s ‘Animal House’.

Shared with her husband, Architect Federico Ferrari, and their son, Filippo, first and foremost it is a family home full to the brim with things of beauty. Each piece loving sourced like the inky black dining table, initially in bad nick they restored the black lacquer to its now mirror finish. It’s a tribute to Carolina’s creative mind, and so with this insight into her daily life, we look forward to the next ‘special project’ from Marni.

Credits: The Selby

THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE STUDIO

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

In/Out - THIS & THAT: KYUNG SOO KIM & NG COLLECTIVE

We are very excited to bring you the first This&That for 2015! In this dreamy This&That American sisters Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi – from NG Collective – and Korean photographer Kyung Soo Kim, court each other with bountiful colours in warm hues. Both layered and voluminous the soft palette is punctuated with inky black forms.

Kyung Soo Kim’s ‘Full Moon Story’ takes a fresh look at the ‘Hanbok’ (traditional Korean festival costume), provocative and intimate the subject seemingly unaware of the lens. Volumes of fabric in mauve, dusty pink, sage, light mustard and cream are gathered revealing petticoats and ruby red slippers. These static, cinematic, otherworldly princesses are hauntingly beautiful against such stark backgrounds.

NG Collective paintings are an ongoing narrative between two sisters. Abstract to the outsider, but filled with movement and colour, they are the dynamic representations of a family language.

Tradition flirts with the abstract, like the inner thoughts of Kyung Soo Kim’s subjects are laid bare in NG Collective’s paintings. Serene and reflective it’s a poignant match.

Credits: Kyung Soo KimNG Collective Studio

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