As for all good things, it took time to have my work corner ready. A few months ago, I was sharing with you some inspiration for home offices and today, I’m glad to show you my new workspace. Continue reading
Take me away to a secret place…
Just a few kilometres outside Lausanne hides an oasis of wonders: le Jardin des Iris de Vullierens. Each year, the garden opens its doors to the public during the flowering season. While the large park offers the perfect setting for a nature retreat, a walk along the flower beds awakes all senses.
In the colourful garden, new sculptures are to be discovered every year. For the 60th anniversary, a special artwork has been commissioned by the Châtelain. Indeed, the Geneva-based scupltor Mireille Fulpius has created “Paradigm”, an architectural wooden labyrinth, for this special occasion. Moreover, the talented and internationally renown artist Beverly Pepper presents for the first time in Switzerland one of her most personal works entitled “My Twist”. Initially created for the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the softly curved sculpture found its place in the middle of a white tulips display where it will stay for the 5 coming weeks. Continue reading
5 years already… It’s celebration time at Kissthedesign gallery!
Led by Corine Stübi and Yanick Fournier, the Lausanne-based gallery proposes since 2010 a carefully selected range of 20th century design furniture and contemporary art creations. Beyond the gallery’s activities, the talented duo also promotes emerging artists and designers.In this space where post-war design heritage meets contemporary culture, we can’t go out of inspiration. Swiss artist Anne Minazio would also agree. Walking the line between art and design, she has created an on-site installation and a ceramic collection recalling the furniture pattern. Extended until May 2nd, her current exhibition “Monochromes & Céramiques N°1” reflects the gallery atmopshere. Indeed, her multidisciplinary work couldn’t match any better the spirit of Kissthedesign. Continue reading
With their well-balanced aesthetics and long-lasting vision, these new comers – that I’ve discovered at Stockholm Furniture Fair – pay tribute to Scandinavian design heritage. Made of durable materials, their geometric selections dress up the interior in an elegant and discreet way, but nevertheless making a statement.
After a few busy weeks, I’m happy to finally give you some insights from my last trip in Iceland. Driving through the Nordic island, I discovered contrasted and breath-taking landscapes, from the beauty of the fjord to the impressive volcanic heritage.
Less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is situated close to Thingvellir National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – within the Golden Circle. Surrounded by the mountainous lava fields, the hotel provides the perfect setting to enjoy nature far away from the bustle of the city.Designed by Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dogg Ingjaldsdottir of Minarc studio, the hotel shows a stunning architecture and leans on sustainable practices to live in harmony with its environment. Large windows enable natural light to come in and enlighten the beautifully styled interior where concrete blends in perfectly with others materials to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.For gourmets, Silfra restaurant proposes a delicious menu composed of farm fresh ingredients. Surprising and tasty, this contemporary Nordic cuisine focuses on local flavour to offer purity, freshness and simplicity.
The W hotel chain has chosen Verbier in the Swiss Alps to open its first alpine retreat. Located a few steps away from the slopes, W Verbier shows a chalet like exterior that perfectly blends in with the alpine surroundings, while inside the lively and festive W spirit takes over. Even in the Alps, design, fashion and music remain the three W favourites. Inspired by the ski trails in the snow, Dutch design firm Concrete successfully brought together the urban cool attitude with the Swiss alpine style. Carefully chosen details and artworks are spread across the resort. Recalling the ski tracks, the work of the tape artist, Buff Diss, adds a graphic touch to the walls and emphasized the laid back atmosphere of the five star hotel. On top, seven Swiss tales such as Heidi and Snow Queen have been reinterpretated by Dutch photographer, Marcel Van Der Vlugt, for W Verbier. Check out the making of here. Continue reading