Friday, 10 September 2010

For your nose only

Luxury is no longer in your face and over the top bling-bling. Real luxury is something you don’t find on each corner. But you can find it in Le Labo. This übercool brand offers high-end fragrances for very picky noses. The perfumes are so ”one of a kind” that the stores around the world each have their own unique scents. Even if you are not buying you should pop by to look at the cool shops decorated with romantic, old factory interior. The London shop is just off the great shopping and restaurant street Marylebone High Street, which just keeps becoming better and better. In New York you can find Le Labo in Elizabeth Street in NoLiTa – also surrounded with great shopping.
I can’t mention all the location. But it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the Paris shop is located in Colette – the queen of cool concept stores.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

A trip back in time

Haven't forgotten about my holiday and my promise about sharing some of the interesting things I came across. Although it doesn't take long to be back in the daily hustle and bustle.
Well I know you are not likely to be in the little Danish town Braedstrup, Jutland, that often. But if you happen to be and are interested in interior vintage from the 50s, 60s and 70s you should check out a very amazing garage sale.
It is like going back in time. The owner Sune has collected so much nostalgic stuff from Panton lamps to flowery duvet covers that I for a moment thought I was about to go camping in the early seventies.
My visit to the garage sparked so many memories about my childhood... well the pictures sort of speak for themselves.

It is kitsch, cool, great design finds and best of all much cheeper than if you went into a similar shop in Copenhagen or New York.

Retro Garagen, Søgade 22, Brædstrup, tel. + 45 75782266

Open: Saturday and sunday 11-15
(or call Sune to make an appointment)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Dolls in wolves clothes

Well, that was a long holiday. Hope you had a good one. I certainly did and I came across some interesting places I would love to share. Some cool art in the South of France and a to die for collection of 50s and 60s interior stuff in a garage in a tiny town in Denmark.
I will come back to that.
But now I am just so excited to be back in London and thinking about this month, which will be all about design and art, when the London Design Festival kicks off.
First thing on my agenda is an extremely exciting exhibition "In Wolves Clothing: Re-imagining the Doll" opening at the Shop on 1-9 Bruton Place this week.
Fashion photographer Nick Knight, designer duo Viktor & Rolf, Laurie Simmons and Peter Jensen and the Danish artist Lone Sigurdsson will be showing.
She is making some fascinating sculptures and works closely with fashion and has sculptured dolls and dresses for the designer Hussein Chalayan.
I am looking forward to meeting these dolls in wolves clothes, Barbie and Rubbish Finger Puppets.

9th of September - 30th October