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.
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!
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.
So this was the first year that I was actually able to make the journey to the world's yearly design Mecca that is Milan Design Week. I had a week full of of new friendships, overload of new up and coming designer discoveries, serendipitous meetings with so many from the design community face-to-face for the first time, a little bit of mischief and a belly absolutely stuffed with incredible italian food and wine all week long.
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!
Yota Kakuda's recent interior architecture design for Japanese pastry shop chain 'Bake Cheese Tart' immediately caught our attention with it's colourful, 1980's Miami beach sunset-esque, ombre gradient.