When Thomas Rook stumbled across an original 1901 tenement apartment in Berlin, with all of its original details and features intact, he knew he was destined to make it his own. The German stylist has always been inspired by cultural history, which explains his knack for restoration and incorporation of old world objects and furniture. However, nothing here is too precious – his use of bright color, bold wallpaper and quirky decor makes it feel modern and relaxed . . . a perfect balance.
Are you guys starting to notice a theme this week? Clearly, I’m jonesing for warmer temperatures and the release of Lisa Marie Fernandez‘s latest swimwear collection has me seriously considering my summer travel plans. The Mira one piece, my personal favorite, is now available in a vibrant marigold hue and mini black and white polka dot print. A double ruffle has been added in the Sabine, which makes it an even chicer beach to street look. And new smocked silhouettes, in bubble gum pink and black crepe, are adorably delicate. I want it all, vamos a la playa!
Pack your bags, we’re going to Brazil. Casa Tiba to be exact. This sweet little house, just paces from the beaches of Trancoso, once belonged to master ceramist João José Calazans. In 2010, retired French expatriate Thierry Moriceau purchased the workshop and restored it while preserving its Bahian craftsmanship. It’s the type of house that might encourage you to leave your worries at the door and to embrace the simple life. Just what a need . . .
It was the exaggerated proportions of the female figure that first drew me to one of Isabelle Feliu‘s illustrations. Then after exploring the Oslo based artists’ work further, I was enamored – strong, diverse and confident women donning Gucci, Monse, Vivetta, Marni and Dolce & Gabbana in the tropics . . . yes! What a beautiful portrayal of womanhood.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about my own personal style, it’s that the most simple things can feel the most special. This is why I’m smitten with Masscob, a label based in a small Spanish coastal town, La Coruña. Designers and partners Marga Massanet and Jacobo Cobián created their brand on a commitment to reviving artisanal values and maintaining quality, first and foremost. A Victorian inspired cotton blouse features such delicate guipure lace detailing, that it might as well be claim to be vintage. Linen dresses, dyed in natural earthy tones, are lightweight, comfortable and timeless. Simple. Beautiful.