In the name of PINK

The restaurant Sketch in London was redecorated by the Iranian architect and interior designer India Mahdavi in June 2014 and it’s all about Pink !

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I know it’s not exactly new, but Sketch is such a surprising place that I wanted to share it with you anyway. It it is the paradise for design and art lovers as well as foodies and India Mahdavi has the ability to sprinkle magic where ever she goes…

It is a monochromatic interior, strikingly simple, with powder pink walls and velvet-covered custom-made furniture and an art installation (a backdrop of 239 works) with new works by British artist  David Shrigley. It is a playful contrast between his works and the classical bourgeois side of the restaurant. There is a definite feeling of drama and elegance.

Restaurant Sketch London

Restaurant Sketch London

The work will comprise new ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall featuring Shrigley’s distinctive mordant drawings and texts. Shrigley’s plate design reflects the restaurant’s location in the West End of London.

Restaurant Sketch London

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Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

Florist Simone Gooch

I came come across the images of Sydney florist, Simone Gooch on London Design Festival this year. She’s the founder of the shop Fjura (flower in Maltese) that was established in 2005 in Sydney and moved to London in 2015.

Gooch favors minimalism in her own work. “I think it’s nice to keep it quite simple” she says of her often single-bloom, sculptural creations.

These are just a few of the stunning floral arrangements captured on Fjura’s Instagram.

Ecological Christmas Wrapping

What about an ecological christmas wrapping this year ! This year I decided to collect a variety of creative, more sustainable ways to wrap your gifts. Some are recycled, some are reuseable, but all will allow you to enjoy a holiday that’s filled with fun and beauty, not waste.

Here are some ideas, for gift-givers with a conscience ,that are both ecological and beautiful !

Why not learn more about furoshiki—the Japanese art of fabric gift wrapping.

 

Let’s be Eco friendly and Stylish this year 2015 !

Art Basel Miami 2015

Here’s my selection from the latest edition of Art Basel Miami !

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Alexander Gray Associates – Hassan Sharif – Ladies and Gentlemen 2014

 

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David Zwirner NY/London – Oscar Murillo – 3/4 coco -coco 2013-15

 

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Philip Slein Gallery – Tim McFarlane – An Adjustment of Means 2013

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Kamel Mennour – Pier Paolo Calzolari – Untitled 1983

 

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Gallery Sensei – Francis Simeni – Lady

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Blum and Poe – Galleries Ha Chonghyn Conjunction 77-8 – 1977

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