The Curators: Caroline Ventura on Calliope NYC & Her West Village Gems

It takes more than great product to make an impact in today’s retail landscape. Caroline and Michael Ventura are partners in life and co-founders of West Village design store Calliope NYC. The Ventura’s love the treasure hunt concept, brought to life in-store with pieces sought from their travels around the world. The store stocks a […]

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The Curators: Coming Soon New York ’s Helena Barquet & Fabiana Faria on LES for the Creative Set

(This article by Jenny Nguyen first appeared in Soon Is Today) At the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown, somewhere along the hip end of Orchard Street is Coming Soon New York – A different kind of gift and interiors shop where co-owners Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria have injected their own kooky-cool […]

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The Editors: Ala CHAMP Magazine ’s Joanna & Monique Kawecki Find a Global Perspective in Tokyo & London


True champions of creative culture, twin sisters Joanna & Monique Kawecki are the founding editors of Ala CHAMP Magazine one of the edgiest publications sitting on newsstands right now. Here at Melting Butter, we see Champ Magazine as the essential culture handbook for curious global creatives who make it their business to know about what’s […]

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The Curators: The Kinfolk Home Designer, Charlotte Heal’s London

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Charlotte Heal runs her eponymous design studio in North London. Best known for her work on The Kinfolk Home book and for redesigning the cult magazine Kinfolk, Charlotte’s considered and intelligent approach is clearly reflected in the work she does, which has a refreshingly clean aesthetic, anchored by a resounding depth that ensures her work […]

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The Editors: i-D’s Lynette Nylander on Fashion & London

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It’s 9am on a Monday morning when I call Lynette Nylander in London. She’s been watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and is getting ready for work, styling an outfit around a new Vetements jacket. She’s the deputy editor of i-D, the seminal British magazine that has been at the forefront of fashion, art, music and contemporary […]

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The Editors: Rosa Park on Why Cereal Magazine Calls Bath, England Home

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Ethereal and striking are unmistakable hallmarks of Cereal Magazine. Founders Rosa Park and Rich Stapleton have created a cultural icon with their poised, trademark white-washed images, and their thoughtful stories. No other magazine represents the generational shift towards aesthetically driven content better than Cereal. We had the honour to chat with Rosa about the majesty […]

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The Curators: East L.A. With Naomi Wilding & Anthony Cran of Wilding Cran Gallery

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“We’re thinking about putting on an annual exhibition where we invite a group of artists from another city to L.A. and see how it informs their practice”, Naomi and Anthony disclose in their enviable art-filled office as gallery dog Lou circles the desks. “It would be very relevant at this moment in time when there’s […]

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The Curators: Broached Commissions’ Lou Weis on rethinking Australia’s cultural aesthetic

Australia’s aesthetic identity has at times been defined by its imperial British heritage (at best) or an insipid form of exoticism (at worst). More recently, however, the island nation’s isolation from the international design scene has been inspiring a new generation of Australian creatives to use design to delve into Australia’s historical and cultural identity; […]

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The Editors: Vancouver with Inventory Magazine’s Ryan Willms

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While the idea of cataloging items, in theory, seems like a wearisome act, Inventory is anything but. In 2006, Victoria native Ryan Willms began his foray into the online realm and started h(y)r collective, a blog which he used as a means to build a body of copywriting work and chronicle the things he admired. Three […]

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The Curators: Depart Foundation ’s Valeria Sorci on culture & La Dolce Vita in LA

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On welcoming me into her West Hollywood home, it’s clear Valeria Sorci has acclimatised effortlessly to her new Los Angeles lifestyle. Relocating with her husband and two children from Rome a year ago to the beautiful Baxter-Hodiak House – designed by architect John Lautner for the actress, Anne Baxter – Sorci has embraced the ‘LA’ […]

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