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When based in London Linda Borunkai, former Design Director of Soho House, first visited Osborne House, a former 19th-century guest house in an Australian village halfway between Sydney and Canberra, and she was instantly charmed. Even in their overgrown state, she said, the gardens and surrounding forests had an air of romance and discovery in the ancient world. “I got involved as little as possible,” she said of the process of turning the property into an intimate boutique resort. Fifteen unique suites have been created in the main house, and seven cabins are dotted in the surrounding woods. When it comes to the interiors, which include a playroom and a plant-filled spa, the designer’s got a mix of European fabrics and Australian artisans, including local potter Bruce Pryor, who made some of the lighting, and Byron Bay- artist Jay Vasek, who’s Her paintings and murals of feminine forms are inspired throughout the space. The result is that the Cotswolds mansion meets Oz. “I want people to forget they’re in a hotel,” Borunkai says. The food is not bland but delicious, as Chef Segundo Farrell, trained by Argentine barbecue expert Francis Mallmann, usually cooks elements of the dish, such as sauteed cabbage with grapefruit, on an open fire. Rooms start at about $463, osbornhouse.com.au.
Dansk—the American brand of Scandinavian design founded in 1954 by Martha and Ted Nirenberg, a married couple of Copenhagen New Yorkers—may be best known for its Kobenstyle-colored enamels, lids that double as pedestals, and some notable collaborators: Fashion Illustrated Ads Bert Stern; Andy Warhol made marketing materials. Then there’s Danish artist Jens Quistgaard, who has helped Dansk create thousands of iconic mid-century products, many of which have become heirloom collectibles over the past 70 years. Now, some of the most memorable pieces are being brought to life by culinary website Food52, which, following the acquisition of Dansk last year, has begun searching for the best pieces to reproduce from the archives and commissioning contemporary collaborators, including designers Ilse Crawford and John Derian. First, the brand is re-releasing a large version of Quistgaard’s Kobenstyle enamel water jug (available this week in original shades of red, blue, yellow and white) with a retro hourglass shape and braided rattan handle. “The beauty of Dansk’s designs is that they are so timeless,” says Amanda Hesser, founder and CEO of Food52. “Today, there seems to be a lot of things They come to us, but these are things that can stay with people for a long time.” $95, food52.com.
Millennium Greek sandals in the making
For their 10th Anniversary capsule collection, Ancient Greek Sandals founders Christina Martini and Nicholas Minoglu turned to their most reliable source of inspiration: ancient Greek statues. With the help of Paris-based art historian Xenia Ventico, a friend of theirs, they focused on 10 specific works—from the Hellenistic “Winged Triumph of Samothrace,” which can be seen in the Louvre, to the bell-figurine of a female from the late Geometric period. , part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – to create 10 special edition shoe designs. “This is the idea that we felt so passionate about,” Martini says. “And there is a similarity – Greek art can be found in museums everywhere, and our sandals have been worn by women all over the world.” One of the designs is modeled after the Altes Museum’s Berlin Core – a freestanding antique statue of a female figure wearing a pleated cloak – and has embroidered, interlocking and subtly striped belts. Another, referring to the Louvre’s Sphinx, is a red-coloured terracotta vessel dating from the seventh century B.C. featuring a series of reddish ceramic beads made by Elpida Cortese porcelain. But while these works have global appeal, the brand has, as usual, worked with a team of local artisans to bring the collection to life. “We could go elsewhere to make our sandals cheaper, but we think it’s important to stay close to our roots,” Minoglu says. from 365 dollars, old-greek-sandals.com.
Born in Marseille, France, the jewelry designer turned restaurateur, Stephanie Giriboni raised her two children, along with her Algerian-French husband Mohamed Zeven, in Marrakesh for over a decade. It was there, in 2016, that she created La Famille, a charming bohemian vegetarian café in a lush garden surrounded by whitewashed walls hidden within the labyrinth of the medina. When she and her family returned to her home city during the pandemic, she brought the concept with her, and last spring La Famille Marseille appeared in a ground-floor apartment, located in the Quartier des Antiques, with an open kitchen and a small courtyard with a fig tree. The interiors are decorated with antique furniture, potted plants and shelves of lamps in macrame shades. Like the original café, it’s open for lunch (and serves dinner two Saturday evenings a month), and offers a daily changing menu of three or four vegetarian dishes. In Morocco, the recipes are French-inspired, but in the Marseille location, they are typical Mediterranean with a Moroccan twist – pasta served with truffles, dried figs, grilled artichokes and thyme, or pizza with zucchini blossoms and slivers of preserved lemon – a bit like the city itself. A cookbook (in French and English) will be released in July and will be available for purchase in the restaurant. 36 rue Edmond Rostand, Marseille, 011-33-49-15-82-611And the instagram.com/la_famille_marseille.
It only took a year and a half of his life with his new gold doodle, Elvis, before Celine’s creative director, Hedi Slimane, launched a selection of pet accessories. An expansion of the luxury French house’s Maison line of home and travel items, the range includes collars and handles in refined calfskin and canvas, in either brown or black, with the option of metallic studs. Plus, there are single or double-wrapped food and water bowls wrapped in the house’s signature Triomphe print, as well as a rubber toy in the same signature shape. Parents of pets can purchase these accessories to purchase the mystery one in travel bags stamped with the word “dog” or “cat.” The hazel pup who styled the pieces in Celine ads? Nobody but Elvis himself. from $175, celine.com.
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