Monday, 1 November 2010

Vogue Living Nov/Dec 2010 Issue - Part One

Vogue Living Nov/Dec 2010
I'm going through a bit of a bug/insect phase at the moment, so the latest advertisement from Osborne & Little sates my appetite not only for all things bugs/insects but also fabulous textiles.

Blog doyenne Anna Spiro of the blog absolutely beautiful things features as the headline story for VL's Pavement article. The story unveils Anna's new look for her fabulous interiors store, Black + Spiro.

American tableware brand Ink Dish has enlisted the amazing design skills of LA tattoo artist Paul Timman to produce his gorgeous artwork onto fine porcelain. Timman's first collection features swimming koi & cherry blossoms. There are currently three designs by Paul available with a new collection to be released on the 31st December 2010. I'd love to have some of these in my china collection.

A feature story on the amazing $3 million restoration of painter Lord Frederic Leighton's London home. The breathtaking 'Arab Hall' required approximately 4000 sheets of 22-carat gold leaf as part of its' restoration! I love all the Moorish design influence & am glad to see something so magnificent returned to its' former glory for all to enjoy.

Wow, this issue of Vogue Living contains some amazing homes. I have only chosen to feature some but that does not mean that those not featured are not equally worthy. The below home belongs to artist Ron Dowd & his partner Amand Gruhn. The tiny 1930s Deco apartment has been cleverly reconfigured by architect Scott Weston to maximise the 48 square metres of space available.

One of the pages from VL's Design feature below includes a simulation of American artist Ned Kahn's installation for the carpark at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Airport. The artwork is a shimmering eight storey kinetic facade featuring 250,000 suspended aluminium panels & is due for completion next year.

Below is the cover home of this month's issue. It belongs to design consultant Stephan Hamel & is located in Tuscany, Italy. Vibrant colour & diverse textures abound in this weekender. Numerous pieces from Italian furniture company Edra populate the spaces as this is where Hamel worked for 14 years.

Stay tuned for part two of my look at Vogue Living's Nov/Dec 2010 issue.
Vogue Living Nov/Dec 2010 issue out now.

Sandy K
[all above images impatiently scanned and collaged by Sandy K]
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