Our little gem in the old town up for sale (Tarifa, Spain).

90M2 – 30M2 Rooftop terrace – patio and storage room.

Our home is a unique little jewel ! Contemporary and stylish home hidden in the heart of the old town only a few steps from the port. You enter a a typical Andalusian patio with its 16th century arches to climb up to our first floor, consisting of an open-space living room and kitchen. You have a cosy modern living room, a fully equipped open kitchen and a recently renovated bathroom – with bathtub.

On the second floor, the amazing ensuite master bedroom. The room is spacious, bright and very romantic with old wooden floor and gray ceiling beams.

On the third floor you will find the stairway landing, leading to a large private white roof terrace with pergola, chill out corner and a built in bbq with a view on the old town and the San Fransisco church.

– White-gray Mortex floor on 1st floor (also used by the designer Philippe Starck)
– Floor heating in the first floor bathroom
– Hand painted Tarifa tiles in the bathroom of the master bedroom
– Bakelite plugs and switches
– Few neighbors

 

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Rooftop terrace

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BBQ

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For any kind of info please get in touch with me.

 

How about dressing like a Scandinavian this season.

Over the past couple of years, Scandinavia has risen from the shadows as an unlikely contender in the fashion field. The Scandi  can throw a look together, a seemingly inimitable aesthetic with zero effort (or at least, so it seems !). Known for unique design, clean lines and unconventional silhouettes, dressing like a Scandinavian has never been so on-trend.

If you want to see the coolest Scandi street looks with your own eyes, you can’t miss the Copenhagen Fashion Week: the biggest and most prestigious fashion event to take place in the Nordic Region, held annually every February and August.

Here you have some Scandi looks for your inspiration :

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Hassan Hajjaj.

Born in Larache, Morocco, in 1961, Hassan Hajjaj left Morocco for London at an early age. Heavily influence by the club, hip-hop, and reggae scenes of London as well as by his North African heritage, Hajjaj is a self-taught and thoroughly versatile artist whose work includes portraiture, installation, performance, fashion, and interior design, including furniture made from recycled utilitarian objects from North Africa, such as upturned Coca-Cola crates as stools and aluminum cans turned into lamps. Today he plays a big part in the contemporary culture of Morocco where he’s sometimes called the country’s answer to Andy Warhol.

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Hassan Hajjaj

I was lucky enough to see his exhibit at the Third Line Gallery in Dubai a couple of years back and I fell in love with his visually strong images at once ! His images are bright, bold and assertive, but most importantly vital. Over New Year I was in Marrakech and I of course visited his ‘Suite 208’ exhibit at the gorgeous Mamounia Hotel. Suite 208 was taken on the hotel’s patio and in the legendary Al Mamoun suite. Here, he captures intimate moments with his friends, my friend, the Moroccan stylist Amine Bendriouich was one of them ! In these photos we find a touch of fantasy, that are nourished by numerous details that are so close to Hajjaj.

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Exhibition Suite 208 Hotel La Mamounia

Also, if in Marrakech,don’t miss the Riad Yima. Hajjaj has turned his childhood home into a shop, tearoom and gallery for his work. There is nothing like it in Marrakech ! The Riad features his artwork, furniture design and products. Fusing East and West, his works range from witty photos of Arab life to recycled furniture made from African advertising signs. And the big secret is that apart from the very original designs, if you contact them in advance, they will make you the best couscous you will ever eat, though it’s only available on Fridays…

If in NYC, Hajjaj is also represented by on of my favorite NY galleries Taymour Granhe !

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House Tour: A Majestic Home.

I fell for this airy, Scandinavian home ! What an apartment ! The architectural features of the building are just so beautiful that only a simple and elegant interior like this would do it justice. The designers at Bybon are responsible for the interior of this fabulous home.

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Where to get the best affordable art online.

Here are some of my favourite online sources for original artworks, photography and prints.  We can all agree that no room is complete without art, so wheather you’re buying for yourself  or just out for an original gift, it’s about to get exciting !

 

Society6 : Everything from cheeky sayings to watercolor florals, nature scenes, and abstracts can be had for as little as 20eur.

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‘A certain kind of magic’ by LouiJouverArt

 

SaatchiArt : Original works, which include photography, collage, painting, and sculpture, start at 200eur, and limited-edition prints at 90eur.

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‘Ink on Paper 289’ by Frederic Belaubre

 

Artfinder : The site sorts its offerings by both style and medium, making it easy to browse the more than 200,000 pieces (including abstract paintings, sculpture, photography, collage, and digital art), all of which are signed by the artist. Prices start at 30eur.

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‘Sharp’ by Ann Zhuleva

 

Paper Collective : The company collaborates with artists, designers, and illustrators to create prints, posters, cards, and accessories that are certified eco-friendly with a seal from the Danish government. On top of that, 10 percent of the sale proceeds for each work goes to a charity of the artist’s choosing.

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‘Resting Feet’ by Julie Pilke

 

20×200 : Their goal is to provide art for everyone. The 1,000 editions the site has produced so far range from 30eur to 10,000eur and each is produced exclusively for 20×200.

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‘Ablution, from The Barking Wall’ by Brendan George Ko

 

Scandinavian Christmas Inspiration.

Christmas is just around the corner so I couldn’t resist sharing a little more festive  inspiration with you today.  Why don’t you add a little Scandinavian magic to your Christmas season this year !

Keep in mind that minimalism is the motto of Scandinavian Christmas. Here are some stunning ideas to get inspired !

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Sarvisalo, A Contemporary Art Hot Spot

Sarvisalo really caught my eye ! Anita and Poju Zabludowicz, are, through their collection, putting this tiny Finnish island on the map. They have been collecting art since 1994 and today, they own around 6,000 pieces by 600 young and emerging artists, with whom they collaborate on exhibitions, residencies and commissions in Sarvisalo, London and Las Vegas.

The Zabludowiczs’ homes on Sarvisalo comprise Suvinkunta, a cluster of houses and workshops acting as the hub for the residency; Herman’s, a 17th century manor house and “art barn” in the island’s main village of Härkäpää; and the Carpenter’s House, which offers further workshops and secondary buildings.

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Anita Zabludowicz in front of Richard Wood’s Stone Clad Cottage (Bredvik), Sarvisalo, Finland. Picture – David Bebber

Since 2010 Zabludowicz Collection has initiated an international residency programme for invited artists on the island of Sarvisalo in Loviisa, Finland.The residency programme offers an open-ended and discursive environment for the production of art. Artists and practitioners from many disciplines spend up to a month researching and working on the island, sometimes producing works that remain in situ, or using the time to develop future projects and collaborations.

The Zabs, as insiders refer to them, occupy an unusual niche in the art world, given their focus on emerging and midcareer artists. “They really support artists before they break through,” says curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. “It’s a form of patronage.”

“Their openings attract a very young crowd that you don’t see at every other opening; there’s this informality,” says their friend Simon de Pury, the former chairman of the auction house Phillips de Pury & Company. “

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Nicolas Deshayes, Keith Tyson, Caragh Thuring, Erin and Sam Falls, Poju and Anita Zabludowicz, and Olafur Eliasson 
and his daughter Alma, with Schieleren (Smears), 2010, by Franz West.

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Stella Hamberg in the forest at Suvikunta, with her Berserker 1, 2007. Photography by Jason Schmidt

 

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Adam McEwen’s Hare Swing, 2009. Photography by Jason Schmidt

For more Information : http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/  &  https://vimeo.com/47161217

 

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Church of living.

You have to see this fantastic project in Utrecht by Zecc Architecten. An old Catholic church is transformed into a stylish family residence and the interior is absolutely stunning !

Zecc sought to preserve the building’s historic façade while transforming the open interior into a cozy modern living space. Zecc’s conversion keeps the classic elements of the church in tact while creating an extremely modern residence within. The gorgeous space could even be converted back into a church in the future !

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New York City Girl.

Just back from the incredible city that never sleeps ! My first time in NYC was a total success, I mean what a city. I will share some of the highlights from the trip with you here.

We were obviously in NYC to set up the exhibit ‘Memory&Future Future&Memory’  featuring works by Firouz FarmanFarmaian and Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar at the Shirin Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibition curated by Janet Rady, explores two Iranian artists’ different interpretations of memory and the past.

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Firouz FarmanFarmaian / Shirin Gallery

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Firouz FarmanFarmaian / Shirin Gallery

Chelsea has the highest concentration of art galleries I’ve ever seen ! Apart from our exhibit we had time to visit some very cool galleries such as Taymour Grahne, Gagosian and the David Zwirner galleries to name a few. You could spend entire days scouting the New York art scene it’s so diverse !

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Oscar Murillo / David Zwirner

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Richard Serra / Gagosian

We decided to stay in Queens, one of the most multi cultural places on earth. You could discover food from a different country every day and it’s a quite tranquil place to live in, making a nice difference from the hectic ambiance of Manhattan.

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Street Cars / Queens

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Junction Boulevard / Queens

For thrift stores you need to check out Bushwick where all cool, cheap and alternative stores are. I completely fell in love with this area; full of artist studios, street art, tags, rundown brick buildings and shopping. If you need a break, check out the diner Tina’s Place, an institution in Bushwick, open all day. We loved it there and the staff was just fantastic. We will be back !

 

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Thrift store ‘Beacon’s Closet’ / Bushwick

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Tina’s Place / Bushwick

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For thrifts stores in Bushwick : Beacon’s Closet / Fox & Fawn / LTrain Vintage / “COLLECTIONS”

Fall Inspired Interiors

I put together my little list of fall interiors that I think will get us all inspired by the new season and in a state of mind for cooler temperatures and a new seasonal color palette.

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As you probably noticed, my list turns very much around the tones and shades of blue, green and grey. Those are all cold colors and that’s what I like having around me and they are colors I feel good around. Make your own inspirational list at home, you might like warm colors or maybe even neutrals. Share your list with me, I cannot wait to see what kind of inspiration you have found for your new fall home !