Monday, June 02, 2008

Archive: Delicate Beauty







English stylist Carolyn Quartermaine has an impressive résumé, working regularly with clients such as Louis Vuitton and Donna Karan, all drawn to her distinct romantic vision. Besides designing interiors, Carolyn is also known for her exquisite hand painted fabric collections, rugs, tiles and packaging – and also manages to find the time to occasionally art direct for magazines and private companies, too. Here, in her own London apartment, her eighteenth century influences mix easily with a 1940s-era chandelier or two, a 1960s metal chair, Venetian mirrors, and the odd Saarinen tulip table. The result is a light and very feminine interior that is not without a sense of playfulness. Scanned from a late 90s edition of Marie Claire Maison. (Photography: Guy Bouchet)

Inspiration: Volume 5


Just realized that Inspiration 5, the latest edition of lovely Erin of Design for Mankind's fantastic free monthly, has been out for a few days now. This month's theme is about finding inspiration in nature, and once again it's stunningly good. Rush over here to have a look!

Goodbye, Yves.


A sad day. "Yves Saint Laurent, who exploded on the fashion scene in 1958 as the boy-wonder successor to Christian Dior and endured as one of the best-known and most influential couturiers of the second half of the 20th century, died on June 1 in Paris. He was 71." Read the rest of Anne-Marie Schiro's International Herald Tribune obituary here. (photo: Associated Press)
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