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

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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

Lisa Sorgini ‘Go To Town’

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

In/Out - Lisa Sorgini 'Go To Town'

Sydney based photographer Lisa Sorgini explores the serenity of forgotten places / spaces in ‘Go To Town’. Milky hues create a dreamy softness, making destitution whimsical.

Beauty can be found in the most unusual places when viewed through Sorgini’s eyes. Pale pastel pinks and dove grey roads are velvety to the eye. A little fibro shack awaits its owner patiently, its ransacked interiors now calm. Peach, sky-blue and vivid green striking against the drab walls and floors. A reminder that once there was life within this violent shell.

Wire chairs sit in conversation with a steel column; rust red frames compliment the pale hues of blue grey. A teak framed lounge chair invites its next guest with its perky psychedelic back and olive seat.

Melancholy and poetic, these snapshots have soul.

Credits: Lisa Sorgini

OUT/ABOUT: EL FENN HOTEL

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: El Fenn Hotel

Aaahhhhh welcome to ‘El Fenn’. Set in the heart of Marrakech this luxury retreat fully embraces the romantic artisan architecture and age-old crafts of Morocco. In a city littered with lively riads ‘El Fenn’ stands out from the crowd, thoughtfully engaging a traditional home with contemporary furniture and art.

When Vanessa Branson (yes sister of) and her business partner stumbled across this majestic but dilapidated home they knew that it was a gem too bright to keep to themselves. Respectfully restored and renovated, intricate metal and timber detailing is abundant, glorious stone and mosaic tiled floors are scattered with Berber rugs, ceilings are high and considered, and colour is BIG, oh so wonderfully BIG.

It’s been a progressive project that now includes 28 rooms, a massive roof terrace, rose gardens, numerous pools, a family of tortoises… are you getting the picture? Complementing the magnificent textural and visual architecture of this hotel is Branson’s private collection of artwork. Ranging from David Shrigley to Terence Donavan and Bridget Riley this is part gallery, part traveller’s haven.

‘El Fenn’, it’s only fitting for such a bewitching city!

Credits: El Fenn
Photography Credits: David Loftus, Joanna Vestey, Terry Munson

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