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The House of Games

Let’s be daring, transgressive. This Fall Vincent Grégoire for the Agence Nelly Rodi was inspired by the notion of game and fantasy in a new play-influenced creative approach.

Enter the game…

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Florine Asch, Doyenne of the Bespoke Greeting Card

Whimsical Christmas scenes of yore come to life in French illustrator Florine Asch’s magical bespoke greeting cards, from Father Christmas pulling up to the Ritz in his curvaceous R-shaped sleigh, gifts spilling as he slams on the reindeer brakes, to a uniformed teddy bear perched atop a gift box beside a roaring log fire. 

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The New Craftsmen – Luxury Now

London’s position as one of the largest luxury markets in the world affords those of us who live and work within the industry an opportunity to watch it evolve, and to ask, as the V&A did with one of this year’s exhibitions: ‘What is luxury?’ 

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EL Wrap - PAD London

Each October, London's Berkeley Square becomes a mecca for designers, artists, and major collectors, its position elevated beyond the ordinary by the arrival of the French fair PAD (Pavilion of Art and Design), which is timed to coincide with Frieze and Frieze Masters.

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London Design Festival Wrap

“The more virtual we are, the more we crave physical” — Ilse Crawford

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An antiques dealer by trade, Florence Lopez is also known for her extraordinary sense of interior design, dreaming up unique universes where wall colours, textiles, antique objects and furniture play off each other to create an energy of their own.

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At Home with Florence Lopez

With her petite stature and rare eye for colour, materials and design, Florence Lopez is an uncaged exotic bird in the closed world of antiques. When in 1992 she left her position at Jacques Garcia’s interior design agency to open up her own by-appointment antiques space in a modernist artist’s atelier in a rooftop apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés (accessible by a higgledy-piggledy narrow flight of stairs) many took the idea as completely harebrained. But Florence, who found there was “a magic to this place,” stuck to her guns. “I’m a nonconformist and the fact that anyone who takes an appointment with me is willing to walk up those four flights of stairs is already a sign that they, too, are nonconformist, they have a lively sense of curiosity.”

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A+B KASHA, The Luxury Parisian pied à terre specialist

Making a house a home is not such an easy task, especially for newly weds, as it means marrying space, furniture, art, wedding kits etc. along with meaningful and often personal memories. We thus reached out to luxury pied-à-terre specialist A+B Kasha for their take on an “ideal” checklist to help newly weds choosing a future home.

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To sleep, to dream, to love... We spend more than half our lives in our bedrooms. it is our most private space in which to relax, reflect and replenish. It is in our bedrooms that we express and discover our most intimate and sensual aspects of ourselves.

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