Shopping Find: Lonely Auckland

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Located in the historic Hayes Building on Teed Street is Lonely Auckland. This second flagship store of the cult brand and apparel label opened in late 2016 and presents an exploration of the layers of intimacy.  Unlike most other stores with window displays, Lonely Auckland boasts a wall of pink plaster – piquing the curiosity […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Casa Mãe Lagos

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Situated beside the 16th century city walls of Lagos, Portugal, lies Casa Mãe, the passion project of friends and former neighbours Veronique Polaert and Christian Kraus. The new hotel, completed in 2017, offers rooms and bungalows in a sleek, sensitively designed new building and a restored 19th century house. Every element of the design expresses […]

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The Curators: Droog Design Studio’s Amsterdam

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Based in Amsterdam, Droog is an anti-disciplinary design studio, driven by the endless curiosity and know-how of its original founders Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker. Ramakers’ background as an art and design critic, art historian, curator and lecturer pairs perfectly with Bakker’s industrial design knowledge and passion for good design. The pioneering spirit of Droog […]

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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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Concept Store Find: Maison Assouline London

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Maison Assouline London is a rare find, a jewel box in which to appreciate art, beauty and fine living –not surprising when you consider the pedigree from which Assouline Publishing was born. In 1994 Martine and Prosper Assouline decided to dedicate a book to La Colombe d’Or, the legendary hotel in Saint Paul de Vence, […]

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Cool Store Find: Workshop Living Brighton

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Offering a rigorously edited product mix that includes the kind of lifestyle ephemera my dreams of domestic bliss are built on – earthenware tea strainers, birch handle dough scrapers, ox bone chutney spoons and delicate bonsai scissors –  Workshop Living Brighton is a general store for modern times. Owners Jayson and Ryan aren’t swayed by consumer trends, […]

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Shopping Find: Tokyobike London

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We love a Lekker, svelte Danish Sögreni and homegrown Temple Cycle, but a lightweight city cycle from Tokyobike’s Hoxton workshop is the newest find on our rack. Blending Japanese minimalism with urban-pedalling practicality (derrière-cradling seats, an easy-to-tote steel frame, smaller wheels for agile manoeuvring) – Tokyobike’s ‘Tokyo Slow’ philosophy places comfort over speed, the journey before the destination. At Tokyobike‘s […]

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Cool Store Find: Native & Co London

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Only few steps away from the hustle and bustle of Notting Hill, you can’t help but surrender to the serenity Native & Co oozes from the moment you enter. Founded by Taiwanese born Sharon Jo-Yung Hung and British-Japanese Chris Yoshiro Green, the shop specialises in locally sourced homeware by small suppliers and specialist workshops in Japan […]

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Cool Shop Find: Totokaelo NYC

Nestled in a lofty and cavernous space, Seattle-based clothing retailer Totokaelo in Soho is the newest destination for the aesthetically-minded. Totokaelo opened its doors on Crosby Street in September 2015, expanding its multi-brand curation of apparel and goods to New York City. The Totokaelo Soho store features a soaring atrium, winding steps, and crisp, white […]

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Cool Shop Find: The New Craftsmen London

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What does it mean to be British? A good question to mull over while browsing the delightful wares at The New Craftsmen London, where ‘British-ness’ isn’t about politics or nationalism, but a connection to a culture and sense of place evoked by traditional crafts and materials from all corners of the British Isles. With a […]

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