aesthetically speaking: seeing swirls

interior design is of course our first love, but we still draw plenty of our inspiration from fashion trends and read our monthly copy of vogue! while this month’s issue had plenty of inspiration, our attention was focused on alexander wang’s debut with balenciaga. of course, already a big deal to begin with, but what really caught our eye was that his debut collection was inspired by marbled patterns. the use of  marbleized patterns has been interpreted as a tribute to the monolithic legacy of the house, and the recognized sculptural quality of balenciaga’s clothing. wang himself described the use of marble as a static contrast, such as statues, to the forward swung movement of balenciaga’s clothing. it was first shown in a backless dress which poured open from either side revealing a marblesque lining. then in full printed blazers, dresses, fur jackets, and even lace pants. it was all incredible.

 

alexander wang for balenciaga

alexander wang for balenciaga

alexander wang for balenciaga fall 2013 via style style.com

this debut brought us right back to our love of marble inspired design in the home, of course! while this trend was popularized earlier this year in design, and frankly we’ve always been fans, we found ourselves reliving the excitement of its popularity all over again! we began pulling up some of our favorite marbled pieces and swooning again over marbleized wallcoverings. i mean, we had not fully let go of this trend anyways, but now we had a valid excuse to be a little more excited about it again! we have rounded up some of our favorite marble inspired pieces for the home in case, like us, you’ve suddenly got the urge to add some swirl to a room!

1. rudyard kipling book and bj bjornson book

2. marble print silk pillow cover

3. sage green marble wallcovering

4. emerald green divided serving tray

5. yellow and grey washi tape

6. dark blue marbleized lucite tray

art house: candida höfner

the summer issue of soho’s house magazine featured the incredible german photographer, candida höfer. her technical approach to photographing public space produces silently powerful and awe inspiring images. the mere thought of an empty library or theater is a bit eerie, while also very exciting and intriguing. her photographs provoke the exact feelings you would experience if you walked into said empty public space. the straight on angles are so structured and clean that you are able to absorb every bit of the space. you are able to appreciate the backdrop, the deep history in the magnificent architecture surrounding this seemingly endless array of books, holding even more history. every layer is exposed in all its beauty for you to admire at your own pace, without worry of the space being interrupted. the empty theater photographs give the average person a real glimpse from the stage, imagining all of those seats filled, everyone under one roof, again surrounded with so much history and making their own history. she has even photographed the louvre museum in paris void of visitors. while, even if you never had the opportunity to make it to the louvre, you are able to feel the grandeur of not only the eminent art that is present, but the details of the building itself. you may catch yourself saying aloud ‘wow’ as if you just walked through the front doors.

trinity college library in dublin via web odysseum

chateau de versailles III via artcat

teatro alla scala milaon via johnen galerie

masonic temple in philadelphia IV via museo magazine

musee du louvre paris VII via museo magazine

musee du louvre paris IX via museo magazine

las vegas market: style scouting seminar

i hope to see all of you at the las vegas market at the end of the month! i have teamed up with luxe interiors + design editor, mallory evans, to discuss the all new ‘c-one floor’ at this summer’s market. we will share with you our favorite new trends and some of our go-to shops and showrooms for accessories. stick around after the discussion for a signing of vintage remix!

you can find us in the surya seminar room c444 on tuesday, july 30th at 3:00pm!

hot off the press: home of molly sims and scott stuber

we are so grateful that one of our favorite projects has been featured on one of our new favorite blogs! the beautiful home of molly sims and husband, scott stuber, was truly an enjoyable project for us and we are so happy they love it as much as we do! we are even more excited that domaine home decided to feature their home today for all of you to see!

we are giving you a sneak peak here, but please stop on over at domaine home for the full story and many more amazing photos! great big thank you to domaine home and molly sims!

all photos via domaine home