Dressing the Home: The Private Spaces of Top Fashion Designers, 2008
by Marie Bariller, photography by Guillaume de Laubier
Q: Where did you acquire your taste for interior decoration?
A: I always hold Art Moderne and Bauhaus up as my standards for interiors and clothes — simple grace, form following function.
Q: Are your sources of inspiration the same both for fashion and interior decoration?
A: I think of them both in very physical terms, the way a dress caresses a body or the way a chair cups the figure. The surface textiles of both are paramount.
Q: Are you interested in architecture? Who is your favorite architect?
A: I particularly like Robert Mallet-Stevens, Eileen Grey, and Herzog & de Meuron.
Q: What is your favorite decorative style?
A: Jean-Michel Frank is my favorite. But then, I like Luigi Colani, too…
There’s something very calming about driving in the rain.
Ann Demeulemeester F/W12 herringbone blazer
The unsolved mysteries of the rainforest are formless and seductive. They are like unnamed islands hidden in the blank spaces of old maps, like dark shapes glimpsed descending the far wall of a reef into an abyss. They draw us forward and stir strange apprehensions. The unknown and prodigious are drugs to the scientific imagination, stirring insatiable hunger with a single taste. In our heart, we hope we will never discover everything. We pray that there will always be a world like this one at whose edge I sat in darkness. The rainforest and its richness is one of the last repositories on Earth of that timeless dream. — E.O. Wilson
Found the final team member for our climb next month. Feeling confident about this. Just need to get a pair of crampons and some dynamic rope (not to mention my knot tying skills). Was considering buying a gopro camera for the trip but I’m still debating if I really need it since I’ll already have my m4/3 camera on me.
Ruth Asawa, BMC Stamp (BMC.76), c. 1946-1949
Jeune et Jolie (2013), François Ozon.
Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive. — Simone de Beauvoir