Monogrammed Spaces

Monogramming isn’t just for linens + stationery…

Bar Luce, designed by Wes Anderson Bar Luce, designed by Wes Anderson
Wool on Burlap, 1868, American Folk Art Museum Wool on Burlap, 1868, American Folk Art Museum
Club Monaco 5th Ave Store Club Monaco 5th Ave Store
Vintage Floor Tiles Vintage Floor Tiles
Madeline Castaing Madeline Castaing
Headboard from the Marie Antoinette Film Headboard from the Marie Antoinette Film
Monogrammed Door, Argentina Monogrammed Door, Argentina
Monogrammed Luggage Table Monogrammed Luggage Table
The Gramercy Park Hotel The Gramercy Park Hotel
Versailles Gate Versailles Gate
Woven Textile, Finland, 1925 Woven Textile, Finland, 1925
Renee de Bourbon, Duchess of Lorraine left her mark on the tile of the Chapter House Renee de Bourbon, Duchess of Lorraine left her mark on the tile of the Chapter House

Dinner with Jackson Pollock

Our desire to splatter paint an IC white linen tablecloth is strong – just waiting for a client’s request! In the meantime we are enjoying the recently published, ‘Dinner with Jackson Pollock’. Full of handwritten recipes by Jackson; his artist wife, Lee Krasner; and many other close friends and family of the artist – it gives an insightful look into Pollock’s life and home. And, it inspired our visual mood board for dinner with JP…

'Dinner with Jackson Pollock', published by Assouline in February, 2015 'Dinner with Jackson Pollock', published by Assouline in February, 2015
Pollock in his Studio Pollock in his Studio
Glass with Splattered Gold Leaf Glass with Splattered Gold Leaf
Stefan Bishop Bronze Cocktail Table Stefan Bishop Bronze Cocktail Table
Maison Margiela Paint Splatter Pouch Maison Margiela Paint Splatter Pouch
Kartell Louis Ghost Chair by Phillippe Starck Kartell Louis Ghost Chair by Phillippe Starck
Floor Boards from Pollock's Home Floor Boards from Pollock's Home
Halston, 1969, The Goldstein Museum of Design Halston, 1969, The Goldstein Museum of Design
Isaac Mizrahi Splatter Area Rug Isaac Mizrahi Splatter Area Rug
JP Inspired Plates JP Inspired Plates

Crayfish Party Checklist

If you are Swedish or know a Swede, in August it’s Crayfish Party time. This involves many key components:

1. EAT Crayfish (see a special recipe from Stockholm based Eriksberg’s Chef, John Hertz)
Cook to a full boil:
5 cups water
1/2 cup course salt
1/2 cup beer
2 suger cubes
Lots of crown dill, this is the most import part. Crown dill when dill goes into bloom (its the flowers of the dill plant)
Cook the crayfish for 10 mins
Remove crayfish after 10 mins and place them into ice bath to let them cool
Take the cooking liquid and let it cool off completely, then place the crayfish back in the cooled liquid
Place them in the refrigerator till being served
Serve the crayfish at room temp
*Recipe for 20 crayfish and will keep for at least a week in the refrigerator

2. DRINK Snaps – the strong liquor of choice ‘sipped’ (this is a very important tip) after singing…

3. SING Swedish drinking songs

4. WEAR Party Hats – might look cheesy but they are a must

5. USE Lots and lots of NAPKINS – we love our IC colour bordered monogrammed linen ones!

6. PARTY!

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Proper English Summer

Pastel Roses, White Linens, Vintage China and Wellies – Welcome to an English Summer…

Rita Konig's Bedroom Rita Konig's Bedroom
Caka a la Fleur Caka a la Fleur
Martha Ward Martha Ward
Juliska Whites Juliska Whites
English Countryside Tiled Bathroom English Countryside Tiled Bathroom
Alice Temperley;s Dining Room, Cricket Court, Somerset Alice Temperley;s Dining Room, Cricket Court, Somerset
ILINKA Collection Summer White Table Linens ILINKA Collection Summer White Table Linens
Summer Whites and Vintage Silver Summer Whites and Vintage Silver
Astier de Villate Milky Whites Astier de Villate Milky Whites
VSF Florist design inspired by English Gardens for Vogue VSF Florist design inspired by English Gardens for Vogue
English Countryside Scene English Countryside Scene
Georgia May Jagger by Venetia Scott Georgia May Jagger by Venetia Scott
Michele Aragon Dinnerware Michele Aragon Dinnerware
Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Sussex, 1969 Glyndebourne Opera Festival in Sussex, 1969
English Manor House, Bowood English Manor House, Bowood

Treasures by Axel

It is worth every plane, train and automobile ride to Axel Vervoordt’s studio outside Antwerp where you are immersed in his perfectly designed world.

Axel began his calling as a young boy collecting unique pieces while traveling with his father. Overtime, people admired his discoveries and began asking to buy items from his thoughtfully curated collection. Today, he has an interior design empire and aesthetic completely his own.

The stunning showroom is located on 3 floors in a large warehouse with a view of Axel V designed lofts, where every detail was designed by him. His ‘cabinet of curiosities’ fills two rooms with untouched (he does not believe in restoring the pieces he finds so they maintain their original character) antiques collected during his travels. There are rooms full of Axel-picked art, photography and of course his beautifully designed furniture.

Some images from a recent visit by Kelley Scofield…

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Pool Service

When lounging by the pool this summer we’d like it to look a little like this…

Poolscape Poolscape
Palm Beach poolside Palm Beach poolside
David Hockney Painting the Swimming Pool David Hockney Painting the Swimming Pool
ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins
Southampton Lunch with Aerin Lauder Southampton Lunch with Aerin Lauder
Floral Pool Floral Pool
Stefania di Petrillo, Variopinte Enamelware Plates Stefania di Petrillo, Variopinte Enamelware Plates
ILINKA Collection 'Endless Summer' Towel ILINKA Collection 'Endless Summer' Towel
Laura Bailey's Pool, Vogue, May 2015 Laura Bailey's Pool, Vogue, May 2015
Pool Party, designed by Fiona Leahy Pool Party, designed by Fiona Leahy
Mario Luca Giusti Tumblers Mario Luca Giusti Tumblers
Poolside Cocktails Poolside Cocktails
Moroccan Poolscape, Elle Decor Moroccan Poolscape, Elle Decor
Svenskt Tenn Hawaii tray Svenskt Tenn Hawaii tray
David Bailey, 1970s David Bailey, 1970s
Pool Party with Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, October 1973, Vogue UK Pool Party with Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton, October 1973, Vogue UK
Jane Birkin, 1960s Jane Birkin, 1960s
Poolside Party, Aaron Slims Poolside Party, Aaron Slims
Pool Bag Pool Bag

Dreaming of Palazzo Margherita…

“The Palazzo Margherita for me is a dream come true. Its magical gardens, the family gathering in the magnificent salon for whatever purpose; celebrations, intimate teas or evenings of films. It is a painted palace with frescoes on its ceilings and walls, palatial rooms with countless details, modern in terms of its systems, music and cinema available like hot and cold water; yet the patina of its epoch is preserved, and when the children are there, delight is everywhere.” – Francis Ford Coppola

Dream Here: Palazzo Margherita

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Parisian Moments

Paris walks on summer days are full of inspirational eye candy. Some of our moments from a lovely stroll in the city of lights…

Library walls at Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Library walls at Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain Book from Sonia Rykiel in Saint Germain
Cafe La Palette in Saint Germain Cafe La Palette in Saint Germain
Escalators at the Bon Marche Escalators at the Bon Marche
Sweet Vintage Book shop in Saint Germain Sweet Vintage Book shop in Saint Germain
A screen in the Dries Van Noten shop A screen in the Dries Van Noten shop
Carpet and Footstool at the Dries Van Noten shop Carpet and Footstool at the Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
The Dries Van Noten shop The Dries Van Noten shop
Woven Basket at Dior Home Woven Basket at Dior Home
Pierre Frey Tray Pierre Frey Tray
Table top at Louis Vuitton Table top at Louis Vuitton
Yves Klein table at Louis Vuitton Yves Klein table at Louis Vuitton
Michele Aragon Glassware and Ceramics Michele Aragon Glassware and Ceramics
Michele Aragon Plates Michele Aragon Plates
Michele Aragon Ceramics Michele Aragon Ceramics
Michele Aragon Ceramics Michele Aragon Ceramics
Graffiti Van in Paris Graffiti Van in Paris
Window Room in Paris Window Room in Paris
Street Art in Paris Street Art in Paris
Street Art in Paris Street Art in Paris