One of my new year's resolutions this year was to set aside time more time to head out of town and into the hills at the weekend. It's something I used to do often in my 20s when I was a keen climber, but seem to have found less and less time for over the past few years. With this resolution came the realisation that the old walking boots and rain jacket I used to wear (circa 2000) really no longer cut it, so I've been on the hunt for some new outdoor wear. And I think I may have found my new raincoat.
Describing his work as still life photography in the broadest sense of the word, Antwerp based photographer Frederik Vercruysse has powerfully documented the minimalistic home of architects Bram Seghers and Inge Buyse in 'Portrait of a House'.
Design Hunter has always reflected my love of understated, modern, enduring design, and one of the brands I've long admired, although amazingly I don't think I've ever featured them before, is Muji. I can often be found jotting down scribblings in their kraft notebooks and over the years I've accumulated a large collection of their acrylic storage boxes which I use to keep my jewellery, make-up, beauty products and various other things in order. So when I was offered a first look at their new shelving collection I jumped at the chance to style a few of the pieces for today's post.
Kelly Hoppen has collaborated with Australian brand Apaiser on a new luxury bathroom collection with soft lines and a sculptural, Zen-like feel.
Inspired by the ceremony and ritual of eastern bathing traditions, the collection includes: Harmony, a layered design inspired by the petals of a lotus flower; Origami, a fluted design that takes its name from the intricate Japanese art of paper folding; and Bande which is based on the Obi, a sash used in traditional Japanese dress.
Launching in the UK this month Apaiser have previously created opulent bathing solutions for high-end projects around the world, including the London Edition and Corinthia hotels, the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney and the Park Hyatt New York.