David Taylor, Object and Furniture Design

David Taylor, Object and Furniture Design

Thoughtful and intelligent in using new techniques and methods on otherwise familiar surfaces,  David has grown to be one of the most exciting designers coming from Sweden in the past few years. Check out his futuristic innovations.

Nature Meets Craft in Tellurico Series 'Visioni Opposte'

Nature Meets Craft in Tellurico Series 'Visioni Opposte'

Juxstaposing materials to present the connection between nature and humanity, Francesco Pace of Tellurico creates a collection of objects that highlights Lebanese history, society, and environment. His stunning work reflects the evolution of our relationships between each other and the world around us. 

Rendez-Vous chez Block Shop

Rendez-Vous chez Block Shop

Starting with producing a handful of block printed scarf designs in 2010, Block Shop has grown into a hugely popular design studio producing wearables and home goods featuring their signature geometric designs, as well as offering workshops for those wanting to learn the block printing process first hand. Read below to learn more about the formation and evolution of Block Shop from my chat with co-founder Hopie Stockman. 

'Italians Do It Better' chez Tuscan Vacation home by Vincenzo de Cotiis

'Italians Do It Better' chez Tuscan Vacation home by Vincenzo de Cotiis

Powerful concrete brutalism is softened with canary yellow velvets in the form of Aldo Morbelli armchairs, dramatic natural light, neoclassical sculptures and couches I could possibly be tempted into selling an organ or two for. Take a look at this stunning vacation getaway in Tuscany, we found on the ever inspiring AD France.

Los Angeles | August

Los Angeles | August

As we approach the end of summer, it's time to make the most of the warm, long days and get out there and enjoy all that LA has to offer. This month's roundup features a few ongoing art events and exhibitions, as well as some extremely talented artists who are helping to make the LA art and design scene one of the most vibrant in the nation. 

Jeroen van de Gruiter, Furniture Design

Jeroen van de Gruiter, Furniture Design

Young Rotterdam based product designer, Jeroen van de Gruiter, seems to find a very fine balance between innovation and beautiful pieces well suited to a gallery or to a home. His thoughtful approach to solid forms and the perfect hue to compliment that, really caught my attention.

Small Homes, Grand Living

Small Homes, Grand Living

Now in my new minuscule oasis, I sit and crack open Gestalten's 'Small Homes, Grand Living' to see if I can get to the bottom of how to make the best of a small living space. Have a peek at the (very) rough new palette I am starting off with and what I plan to apply from the book when redesigning my new home.

chez Dan Brunn

chez Dan Brunn

I’m Julia Haney Montanez, NYC-based interior designer, say hi to_ contributor and Architectural Digest Show producer. Through my work I get to meet a lot of interesting characters, and one of my favorite characters is Dan Brunn, of DB Architecture. Recently, Dan gave me a personal tour of his gut-renovated home in Hancock Park, LA.

Rendez-Vous chez Carly Jo Morgan

Rendez-Vous chez Carly Jo Morgan

I connected with Carly and was lucky enough to pay a visit to her studio and learn a bit more about her process. A truly inspirational creative force, it was exciting to hear about about Carly's vision and her evolution as an artist.

Villa Noailles Design Parade | Kristen's Picks

Villa Noailles Design Parade | Kristen's Picks

This year I wanted to share and shed light on the plethora of design gems from the creative landscape of my adopted home of France. One of the most special events, places and projects in the contemporary creative landscape here in France is - Villa Noailles.

I did a roundup of a few of my favourite finds from this year's Villa Noailles Design Parade. Have a look at my top picks.

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade Hyères and Toulon 2017

Villa Noailles Design Parade is an annual event which consists of two contests for up and coming talent in the realm of design, held between two adjacent seaside cities in the South of France, as well as a series of installations around each city for guests to discover. 

Have a look at what I discovered from each contest and the winners! 

Visual Feast

Visual Feast

Why do us 'curators' choose what we choose to display and share? What makes a great image? In an era full of Instagram photographers (some of which are very talented in their own right) - what truly defines and separates the masters of Still Life Photography? I plopped myself down on an armchair in my cozy staycation room at Le Pigalle, ordered myself a café crème with the iPad in my room and cracked open 'Visual Feast'.

say hi to_ Presents 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition with Atelier Meraki

say hi to_ Presents 'Natural Elements Meet Lustrous Futurism' Exhibition with Atelier Meraki

I am very excited to announce that Atelier Meraki, an amazing cultural institution here in Paris supporting emerging creators, has invited me to curate say hi to_'s first exhibition to celebrate their 2nd anniversary.

May 24th - 28th. Atelier Meraki, Paris, France.