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

Roxana Azar

In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

 In/Out: Roxana Azar

Philadelphian photographer Roxana Azar has a knack for collating her whimsical photographs into an emotional narrative. Recognising visual connections between the organic and the constructed, her language is like a completed puzzle.

Playing with perspective and scale there are no rules. Choreographed still lifes sit serenely next to mother nature. Highlighting and obscuring with portals in shades of blue, her style is expressive and intuitive.

Obviously esoteric by nature she lives “outside of Philadelphia, where it’s just a little greener out here” and “grew up in a house full of orchids”. Sure paints a pretty picture!

Credits: Roxan Azar

KATE TROUW

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

In/Out: Kate Trouw - Spline

Londoner Kate Trouw draws on her architectural background to create bespoke sculptural jewellery pieces. Formed from polymer clay they appear be-speckled and smooth, like exotic eggshells.

Chunky geometric forms in warm hues are bound together with simple waxed cotton cord. It’s this combination of the robust with the delicate that give ‘Bound’, ‘Circle’ and ‘Double Barrel’ necklaces such a beautiful equilibrium. Warm deep greys and soft whites are highlighted with hints of peach and butter, we especially love the yolky yellow bursts bookending the ‘Bound’ necklace.

Trouw’s ‘Spline’ collection feels like it would sit softly against your skin. Light and unassuming in materiality the pieces are a handsome study of composition and composure.

Credits: Kate Trouw

Out/About: THE FLUSHING MEADOWS HOTEL

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

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In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

In/Out - OUT/ABOUT: Flushing Meadows Hotel

Munich welcomes ‘The Flushing Meadows’ a new design hotel by three very savvy dudes. Gastronomist Niels Jäger and architects Sascha Arnold and Steffen Werner are no strangers to entertaining, with three other bars in Munich, guests have access to some of the hottest establishments in town.

Building within the top floors of a 1920s post office, they didn’t touch the institutional façade of the building, and managed to maintain the high ceiling in the 3rd floor loft rooms. Generous spaces – all individually developed in collaboration with an actress, musician, pro surfer, DJ and industrial furniture designer – these rooms have personality plus. Ranging from Nordic white minimalist into deep warm sage and dusty blush pinks, they are more like apartments than hotel rooms.

The penthouse studios are more classic in their styling, charcoal blues with highlights of sunshine yellow and hot pink. Carpet and upholstered walls embrace their guest, giving a sense of cosy luxury.

The common spaces are homely with plenty of layering, soft surfaces, Persian rugs, all complimented with honey natural timbers. The partners in this gregarious enterprise are all classics with copper tapware by Vola, Kvadrat fabrics, ClassiCon and Thonet furniture. Come in out of the cold and get cosy the rooftop bar is open till 2am!

Credits: The Flushing Meadows Hotel

Shapeup – Ladies and Gentleman Studio

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In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

In/Out: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio -Shapeup

The latest collection ‘Shape Up’ by Seattle based duo Dylan Davis and Jean Lee from ‘Ladies & Gentleman Studio’ is serenely playful. Beautifully considered objects, this ensemble of pendants, table lamps and acrobatic assemblages of materiality are all compositions in compatible shapes.

The ‘Shape Up’ pendant – made up of a metal cone, glass sphere, cylinder, and arc, all threaded together with coloured cotton flex – is completely adaptable to any environment. Whether used in a combination or singular, heights are adjusted with solid brass counterweights and pulley hardware.

It’s not just the shapes of this collection that make them so covetable but also the use of materials. Brass, copper and timber nestle or hover on corian plinths. Blown glass baubles float on strings and cast glass shades, thick and weighty, ground their base.

Affectionately handcrafted, Davis and Lee create the metal, timber and corian components in-house and draw on the talents of contemporaries like John Hogan for his hand-blown and cast glass skills. It’s exciting to watch the progression of this talented duo as they go from strength to strength.

Credits: Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

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