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Hand drawn whimsical wallpapers
“Everything is a canvas,” says fashion illustrator Carly Kuhn, whose playful doodling and minimalist outline designs have featured in prints, magazines and, most recently, an outdoor mural in the Row shopping district in downtown Washington. downtown Los Angeles. “I love the different personality my art can take on when applied to a new space.” Kuhn credits her love of improvisation and people-watching to her previous stints as a television producer and aspiring sketch comedian. She would “create little moments on the page” in her spare time — the wobbling of a turtleneck, a pair of skimpy brogues, the pattern of a woman’s dress — and post them to her Instagram account, The cartorialist, alongside a mood board of influences like vintage beauty adverts and storybook character Eloise. Kuhn’s big breakthrough came in 2014, when a serendipitous new post by Sarah Jessica Parker went viral, attracting collaborations with brands like Prada and Oscar de la Renta. This month, she’s launching interior design studio, The Cartelier, with a collection of wallpapers featuring dainty shoes, occasional chairs, red lips, cocktail glasses or palm trees rendered in charming hand-drawn imperfections; textiles will be added later this year. Said Kuhn, “The idea is that I walked in and scribbled on your walls.” From $90/meter, lecartelier.com.
There’s a power that comes with wearing a suit that suits your body and your tastes, as designer and editor Ash Owens observed while apprenticed under Rocco Ciccarelli, the famed Queens tailor who cut Thom Browne’s first shrunken set over two decades ago.. Yet it wasn’t until the advent of Owens’ gender that they fully understood the ability of clothing to bring out deeply felt identities. “The costume was such a transformative thing that really allowed me to have confidence in myself – and to show myself,” they say. Owens intends to make this personalized experience more accessible and economical with a new clothing line, Suited Atelier. In addition to boxy button-down shirts and painstakingly handmade ensembles, which Owens has privately fashioned for clients since 2019 (famous house DJ Honey Dijon is an avid), the brand lets shoppers customize any of its pre-made and timeless costumes by selecting details like button placement and sleeve length. They come in limited-run colorways and traceable fabrics: a chalk gray pinstripe suit is made from recycled wool passed down from an Italian factory, while a sleek brown kilt can be worn over trousers or only. Owens also hopes the elimination of binary sizing will facilitate better conversations about fit, form and, ultimately, emotion. “I want to know more about what people want To feel in their clothes,” they say. Suits from $1,498, suitatelier.com.
A place to slip on Turkish slippers
Manhattan-based entrepreneur Mickey Ashmore of footwear, leather goods and accessories brand Sabah has been refining and expanding his dynamic interpretations of traditional Turkish slippers since he started the company nearly a decade ago. years after living in Istanbul. Now he’s bringing that sense of experimentation to a New York landmark, Sabah House, in one of NoHo’s historic brick buildings, Bleecker Street. Here he’ll sell his own shoes, board games and other products (including those of select manufacturers and partners) in a beautiful space outfitted with imported vintage Turkish rugs, a mosaic bar and plenty of warm oak shelves and benches. crafted by a family of Cape Cod carpenters. Ashmore, who loves to entertain guests and friends, aims to create a friendly spirit in the shop by offering visitors tea, wine or just a place to relax while trying on classic leather slippers or one of the many upcoming collaborations. The latest, available in May, is a shoe designed with textile artist Laris Alara Kilimci of Istanbul-based studio LAR, her geometrically shaped and brightly colored fabrics forming the upper. While Sabah still manufactures many of its items in Turkey, Ashmore recently expanded production to El Paso, Texas, and will be able to fill that spot with even more limited-edition pairs. sabah.am
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An exhibition on the magical roots of surrealism
At the start of the Second World War, the famous art patron Peggy Guggenheim decided to buy a work a day, including many surrealist artists such as René Magritte and Max Ernst (whom she married). His collection is the starting point for a new exhibition on surrealism at his eponymous museum in Venice, where co-curator Gražina Subelytė’s years of research into key artists’ interest in magic and the occult have led to the singular perspective of the exhibition. Mystical figures and symbols appear in iconic paintings like “The Philosopher’s Stone” by Victor Brauner (1940) and “Uranium and Atomica Melancholica Idyll” by Salvador Dalí.” (1945), as well as a bizarre portrayal of Ernst as a split-tailed shaman by Leonora Carrington, who studied witchcraft; relevant sources and projects are offered, such as the original 1948 edition of Kurt Seligmann’s history of the occult, “The Mirror of Magic”, and several playing cards, also used for tarot readings , from a handcrafted game in the 1940s. The first large-scale spectacle of its kind, the exhibition is actually the latest in the resurgence of surrealism in the cultural field, the parade of the Autumn 2022 by Schiaparelli at a popular exhibition at the Met which has just arrived at the Tate Modern in London. Like a century ago, interest in the movement represents an understandable reaction to destabilizing times. “Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity” is on view until September 26 at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, guggenheim-venice.it.
As important as the Jardin des Plantes has always been to travelers to Paris, the surrounding neighborhood is remarkably limited in its selection of quality hotels. That changed with the opening this month of the 44-room Hotel Orphee, a seventh property of Orso, the Paris hotel collection of husband-wife duo Louis and Anouk Solanet. The couple have earned a reputation for bringing in different creative talents for each property and letting their visions run wild. for Orphée, it was Eloise Bosredon, the French architect-designer behind the Levantine pastry shop Maison Aleph and Kinasé, a Japanese sake shop. “We liked that Eloïse didn’t work on many hotel projects and wasn’t conditioned by the constraints that can often come with them,” says Anouk. Bosredon has skillfully balanced the property’s 19th-century bones with a penchant for modernism: Art Deco shapes on headboards and hallway rugs, as well as arched doorways and an earth-tone palette, are signature strong, while some rooms contain Okoume wood storage units that channel Le Corbusier’s Cabanon. There’s no on-site restaurant, but the lower level will soon bring attractive substitutes: a hammam on one side and an intimate lounge on the other, outfitted with plush couches, dim lighting, and a sharp selection of cocktails and snacks. Rooms starting around $140, hotelorphee.com.
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