MID CENTURY

FRENCH CONNECTION

THIS 19TH CENTURY APARTMENT IN LYON, FRANCE, HAS ME COMPLETELY CAPTIVATED THIS WEEK. COMBINING MID-CENTURY ELEMENTS WITH MODERN ART AND RUSTIC EMBELLISHMENTS, INTERIOR DESIGNERS PIERRE EMMANUEL MARTIN AND STEPHANE GAROTIN OF MAISON HAND, HAVE CREATED A CURRENT AND RELEVANT SPACE WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE INTEGRITY NOR HISTORY OF THIS 164 YEAR OLD STRUCTURE. 

PHOTOS BY FELIX FOREST FOR VOGUE

WINTRY MIX

THE RECENT BLIZZARD LEFT MYSELF AND MANY EAST COASt RESIDENTS HIBERNATING FOR THE BETTER PART OF A WEEKEND, WHICH GAVE ME PLENTY OF TIME TO COMB THE VAST INTERWEB FOR INTERIORS WORTHY OF BEING SNOWED IN. EACH SPACE EMBODIES A SENSE OF CALM, WARMTH, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENGAGEMENT. 

ENTRANCE SONG

AN ENTRYWAY SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO READING THE SYNOPSIS OF A THRILLER. LAYERS UPON LAYERS OF STYLE, TEXTURE, INTRIGUE, AND REFLECTIVITY THAT ONLY DRAW YOU FURTHER INTO THAT PARTICULAR WORLD. THESE JEWEL BOX ENTRYWAYS LEAVE ME WANTING TO PEEK AROUND THE CORNER AND DISCOVER WHAT TREASURES MAY LIE AHEAD.  

EAMES REINVENTED

IT'S BEEN 65 YEARS SINCE CHARLES AND RAY EAMES RELEASED THE ORIGINAL MOLDED FIBERGLASS CHAIR, WHICH WAS LATER DISCONTINUED BECAUSE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE FROM FIBERGLASS PRODUCTION. IN 2001, HERMAN MILLER RELEASED A REVAMPED VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGN, WHICH FABRICATED THE CHAIRS FROM RECYCLABLE POLYPROPYLENE INSTEAD OF FIBERGLASS, MAKING THE HIGH END ERGONOMIC CHAIRS ACCESSIBLE TO EAMES FANS AROUND THE WORLD.