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say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | III. The Artist

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | III. The Artist

Rae, a fine artist, is the opposite of a tortured painter. She grew up in an jovial and affluent African American family in New Orleans and has an sunny optimism not often associated with the stereotype of the struggling emerging artist.

She plans on hosting her annual 'Artists Secret Santa' this year and here are a few of the pieces of her friends she hopes to get her hands on.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | II. The Workaholic

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | II. The Workaholic

Harlow and Jack own a Photo Production Company in Cape Town, South Africa. If you've ever met a photo producer then you know, you don't leave the office before 11pm and oftentimes find yourself on set at the crack of dawn to get the good light.

Have a look at some of the office goodies that Harlow and Jack plan to spoil themselves, I mean each other, with this year.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | I. The Tastemaker

say hi to_ Holiday Guide '17 | I. The Tastemaker

Avid print magazine devourer, 1970's brass, curves, bold colored velvet junkie and futuristic design advocate - Freja, Copenhagen's 'It-Girl' (although she would HATE to be called that) has perfect taste in everything.

Have a look at what this Danish Tastemaker put on her Holiday Wishlist this year!

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

After last year's success with our ten fictional characters from the international say hi to_ community... We bring you a whole new crop of followers - eccentric as ever, and their Holiday Wishlists.

We will launch one gift guide per day starting on November 29th spanning until December 8th.

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.

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Villa Lena

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Villa Lena

I've been hearing about Villa Lena's picturesque retreat and it's renown artist residency for quite some time now. I can only imagine the Italian sun on your back, a fresh wind in your hair, the smell of herbs and cypress trees being the perfect setting to get out of busy city life, take life a bit slower and develop on ideas and collaborative projects. Each year the Villa welcomes a number of selected artists to spend two months at Villa Lena developing their project of choice, where you can also join them for a weekend.

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | IV. Institute de Français

Looking to learn a second language in record breaking time? Search no further! I've found you a hardcore French language bootcamp on the French Riviera, which will have you ordering your café crème en Français and impressing clients in no time.

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

Creative vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | III. Domaine de Boisbuchet

There is one spot in France which is famous for their all-star lineups of, the best of the best, who's who of the design world - giving workshops and that spot is the French Château of Domaine de Boisbuchet. They host a series of small hands-on workshops throughout each summer with some of the hottest contemporary designers. You'll get to have one on one time learning from today's most innovative and sought after talents.

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | II. Made Labs by Formafantasma

Creative Vacations_ European Edition 2017 | II. Made Labs by Formafantasma

So since 2016, Formafantasma has been the head of the design course MAN MADE/Design in Flux with a new University, Made Program, in Sicily, Italy and this summer they have organised 8 days of workshops and lectures around the theme of "Authentic-city".

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

Post Milan: Keeping the Creative Vacations Going This Summer in Europe

I'll be posting my top five summer design plans (in order of when they are happening) throughout this week so keep checking back to get the scoop!

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Creative Vacations_ Europe Edition 2017 | I. Villa Noailles

Villa Noailles Design Parade is held in the South of France between the two picturesque cities of Toulon and Hyères... so not only do you get to see exhibitions from the best up and coming designers and interior designers from throughout France and Europe, but you are surrounded by rich and beautiful French culture and architecture.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | X. The Traveler

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | X. The Traveler

The two strong passions that Samantha and Lotte have in common is for an undying thirst for adventure and technology. Lotte makes concessions for Samantha as long as camping turns into ‘Glamping’ and 8 hour hikes and excursions are followed up by a night under 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and morning facials at the spa. 

See what these wild girls want to share and where they want to go for the holidays this season as we got a glimpse of their Holiday wish lists!

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IX. The Urbanite

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IX. The Urbanite

Manny and Sabrina live in Barcelona and spend their days looking for new up and coming illustrators and print making and of course, skateboarding.

Not getting to escape the city much, they love to surround their home in plants and greenery and inspiring books which celebrate nature. Have a look at what this cool urban couple wants this year for the holidays.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VIII. The Minimalist

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VIII. The Minimalist

Hiroto, a still life photographer from Kyoto, is not a huge fan of colors. He thinks that man can not compete with the vast plethora of hues that nature creates. His favourite textures come from stone, wood and concrete - loving to adorn his home and studio in cedar and marble.

Have a glimpe at the holiday gift guide Aoi, his first assistant, has put together for Hiroto... including a few pieces of clothing she hopes he is generous enough to gift her with this year!

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VII. The Comtesse

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VII. The Comtesse

An aloof, humorous, dare I say, charming American girl who prefers to discuss politics with the boys than shop with the girls, still has a sultry and feminine side. She spends her time between her Design Furniture Magazine and hours pampering in the bathtub and watching Netflix Serial Killer documentaries. 

Let's see what this Yankee Comtesse wants her loyal subjects to gift her during her month long Hannukkah and Christmas festivities.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VI. The Workaholic

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | VI. The Workaholic

This small fireball of energy, with her slicked back hair and brightly coloured suits, runs from the meeting room to business lunches to events, back to the office and loves to adorn her office with fun and sometimes unnecessary things.

Mía, loving luxury and anything playful in nature, shows us what she will buy herself for the holidays this year.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | V. The Philosopher

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | V. The Philosopher

Usually in or around the bed, almost always in his light blue pajamas, with his yellow Canary Tooie, a whiskey which he never actually drinks and a book - Raj is a true blue homebody philosopher. 

Let’s have a look at what this this handsome, anxious intellectual wants his boyfriend to bring back for the holidays this year.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IV. The Tastemaker

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | IV. The Tastemaker

Massimo and Ingrid, known throughout all of the design social circles in Italy as the couple who sets the trends among them all, we’re pleased to have gotten a glimpse at their Christmas list this year.

Have a look at what this fun loving Italian power couple have on their Christmas list.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | III. The Nudist

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | III. The Nudist

Ursula grew up on the outskirts of the black forrest in a free spirited German family spending summers at nudist camps with friends. Feeling more at one with nature - in the nude - she likes to collect reminders of free summers passed, with body celebrating relics throughout her home.

Here is her holiday wishlist, which may come in useful for you if you find yourself shopping for a free spirited nudist in your own entourage.

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | II. The Gourmand

say hi to_ Holiday Guide | II. The Gourmand

Passionate about enjoying food, the kitchen, her French background and at least looking the part of the accomplished chef... we take a glimpse at Mathilde's holiday wishlist - in the event that you have someone similar to shop for this year.