Summer Whites

Simple, clean and chic – white is always in fashion. Bringing light to any space, the ILINKA Collection Summer Whites Collection of bed, bath and table linen is classic and timeless…

 

ILINKA Collection Summer Whites Bedding with Lace Detail ILINKA Collection Summer Whites Bedding with Lace Detail
Chloe Spring/Summer 2015 Chloe Spring/Summer 2015
Andalusia, Spain Andalusia, Spain
Marella Agnelli at the Villar Perosa, Turin, Italy Marella Agnelli at the Villar Perosa, Turin, Italy
Sporty Whites Sporty Whites
Sheer White Sheer White
ILINKA Collection White Bath Towels ILINKA Collection White Bath Towels
Kate Moss Kate Moss
Surf White Surf White
ILINKA Collection Embroidered Napkin ILINKA Collection Embroidered Napkin
ILINKA Collection Summer Whites Table Linen ILINKA Collection Summer Whites Table Linen
Marylin in Bed Marylin in Bed
Priscilla Presley in The Keys Priscilla Presley in The Keys
All White Bedroom All White Bedroom

Reservation in the Garden….

With the Chelsea Flower show in full bloom, let’s look at garden dining at it’s best…

Tassel Canopy Garden Dining Tassel Canopy Garden Dining
Ralph's in Paris Ralph's in Paris
Garden Party Attire, Vogue, 1926 Garden Party Attire, Vogue, 1926
English Manor House Garden English Manor House Garden
Duke Gardens, 1966 Duke Gardens, 1966
Séricourt Garden, France Séricourt Garden, France
Garden Dining, Casa Vogue Garden Dining, Casa Vogue
Outdoor Dining Room Outdoor Dining Room
Terrace Dining Terrace Dining
Terrace Dining, Vogue Terrace Dining, Vogue
Home Delicate Restaurant, Milan Home Delicate Restaurant, Milan
Vogue, June 1960 Vogue, June 1960
Lenotre Garden in Gourdon, France Lenotre Garden in Gourdon, France
Lauren Santo Domingo's Paris Terrace Lauren Santo Domingo's Paris Terrace
Jacques Grange's Country House, France Jacques Grange's Country House, France
Cecil Beaton, Vogue September 1968 Cecil Beaton, Vogue September 1968
Outdoor Dining Room in a Courtyard Grotto Outdoor Dining Room in a Courtyard Grotto
AD Dining AD Dining
Donna Allegra Caracciolo do Castagneto in Rome, 1967 Donna Allegra Caracciolo do Castagneto in Rome, 1967

Marc du Plantier

He was a philosopher, mathematician, interior designer, furniture designer, entertainer, world traveller, painter…and the list goes on. A man wise beyond his years (b. 1901) who created designs that exceeded the trends and styles of his day. His use of materials and visionary eye for design allowed him to create cherished interior designs that are yet to be rivalled. Sotheby’s is currently offering a glimpse into a private collection of many of his best furniture pieces. We feel inspired…

A Plantier Interior A Plantier Interior
Candelabras, 1961 Candelabras, 1961
Iron Chair Detail Iron Chair Detail
Lamp, 1955 Lamp, 1955
Table, 1936 Table, 1936
Bronze Console Table with White Marble Top Bronze Console Table with White Marble Top
'Egyptian' Metal Double Bed with Silk Upholstered Headboard, 1939 'Egyptian' Metal Double Bed with Silk Upholstered Headboard, 1939
Cabinet Cabinet
Consule Table Detail Consule Table Detail
Shelves Shelves
Iron Chairs Iron Chairs
Iron Floor Lamp with Crystals Iron Floor Lamp with Crystals
Iron Floor Lamp with Malachite and Rose Quartz, 1950 Iron Floor Lamp with Malachite and Rose Quartz, 1950
Lamps Lamps
Tapestry based on his Drawings Tapestry based on his Drawings
Wrought Iron and Travertine Pedestals, 1930s Wrought Iron and Travertine Pedestals, 1930s
One of Plantier's first commissions 'in exile', Madrid, 1940 One of Plantier's first commissions 'in exile', Madrid, 1940

Chelsea Flower

It’s Chelsea Flower Show time and we are feeling florally inspired!  On our summer wish list of course we want ILINKA Collection floral embroidered table linens and a Hiroyuki Arakawa photograph from Saffron Interior Arts #inlove #flowerpower…

ILINKA Collection Hand Embroidered Tablecloth ILINKA Collection Hand Embroidered Tablecloth
Bouquet of Flowers, Odilon Redon, 1905 Bouquet of Flowers, Odilon Redon, 1905
Hiroyuki Arakawa, White Flowers Series, 'Submerged with Life No. 1' Hiroyuki Arakawa, White Flowers Series, 'Submerged with Life No. 1'
ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Napkin ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Napkin
Tulipa by Horticultural Art Tulipa by Horticultural Art
Flowerworks, by Sarah Illenberger Flowerworks, by Sarah Illenberger
ILINKA Collection Napkin ILINKA Collection Napkin
Matisse Matisse
Irving Penn Irving Penn
Hiroyuki Arakawa, White-Flowers Series, 'Tanpopo with Dew' Hiroyuki Arakawa, White-Flowers Series, 'Tanpopo with Dew'

YSL Love

YSL Love Card

YSL made his coveted LOVE cards for close friends and clients each New Year from 1970 through 2007. The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech where YSL once lived, has a collection of LOVE posters on display and sells the full LOVE postcard set. For those of you with no Moroccan travel plans in the near future, but are in love with these beautiful designs as much as we are – there is still hope for getting your hands on them! Mandy from the blog Why Morocco can send them to you upon request. Just spreading the love…

Sail Away

Dreaming of a sailing adventure with monogrammed IC beach towels in tow…#let’sgo!

Dalida, 1965 Dalida, 1965
Marella Agnelli and Princess Pignatelli, 1962 Marella Agnelli and Princess Pignatelli, 1962
Grace Kelly Grace Kelly
The Kennedy's The Kennedy's
Raquel Welch Raquel Welch
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood
The Kennedy's The Kennedy's
French Sailor Florence Arthaud, 1982 French Sailor Florence Arthaud, 1982
Bridget Bardot Bridget Bardot
Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper, 1930 Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper, 1930
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1967 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1967
Errol Flynn, 1941 Errol Flynn, 1941
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1944 Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1944
Greta Garbo, 1932 Greta Garbo, 1932

5 de mayo

We felt inspired this cinco de mayo to create a collection of embroidered napkins inspired by the Otomi embroidery from Mexico. The use of bold colours, animals and flowers creates a beautiful embroidered story for the table. See our Mexican mood board below…

ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins ILINKA Collection 5 de mayo Linen Napkins
Mexico Art & Life, January 1938 Mexico Art & Life, January 1938
5 de Mayo table set with ILINKA Collection Linens 5 de Mayo table set with ILINKA Collection Linens
Hermes Scarf crafted by Otomi Embroiderers Hermes Scarf crafted by Otomi Embroiderers
Oaxaca Market, Mexico Oaxaca Market, Mexico
Oaxacan Mexican Embroidery Oaxacan Mexican Embroidery
Olli Lounger Embroidered by Otomi Embroiderers Olli Lounger Embroidered by Otomi Embroiderers
Mexican Inspired Tablescape Mexican Inspired Tablescape
Otomi Embroidery Otomi Embroidery
Otomi Headboard Otomi Headboard
Otomi Sign Otomi Sign
Painting by Diego Rivera Painting by Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo 1939 Frida Kahlo 1939

Seeing Stars

Is it just us or are we seeing stars everywhere?

Cher, 1969 Cher, 1969
Anjelica Huston & friend, Vogue Paris, 1971 Anjelica Huston & friend, Vogue Paris, 1971
Supernova Trestle Table Supernova Trestle Table
Stella McCartney Floor Lamp Stella McCartney Floor Lamp
Saint Laurent Star Ankle Boots and Sneakers Saint Laurent Star Ankle Boots and Sneakers
Star Ceiling Star Ceiling
'The Stars' Book Cover 'The Stars' Book Cover
ILINKA Collection Star Embroidery ILINKA Collection Star Embroidery
Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl, 1941 Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl, 1941
Valentino Spring 2015 Valentino Spring 2015
Indian Sandstone Carved Door Face Indian Sandstone Carved Door Face
Nancy Beaton as a Shooting Star for the Galaxy Ball, shot by Cecil Beaton, 1929 Nancy Beaton as a Shooting Star for the Galaxy Ball, shot by Cecil Beaton, 1929
Star Studded Fire Screen by Del Williams Star Studded Fire Screen by Del Williams
VEOIR Body & Art Issue VEOIR Body & Art Issue
Saint Laurent Saint Laurent
Stars Living Room Design, Better Homes and Gardens, 1957 Stars Living Room Design, Better Homes and Gardens, 1957
Vintage Sign Vintage Sign

Surf’s Up

After a recent trip to California, we were inspired by the relaxed, ‘no worries’ surf culture that influences fashion, interiors and an overall lifestyle we wanted to know more about…

‘Wave-Sliding’ (the original name for surfing) was born in Hawaii long ago when the ancient Hawaiians believed the sea reflected emotions. They prayed and performed rituals to please the sea so it would provide surfable waves. The sport was created to keep the Hawaiian chiefs in top physical condition to compete against each other for money, status and even romance.

It was first brought to California in the early 1900s by a Hawaiian native and taken internationally to Australia by Duke Kahanamoku, who is one of the most important people in surf history. Surfing was popularised in the 1950s by films like Gidget, Endless Summer, Muscle Beach Party, and Big Wednesday.

In 1952, Jack O’neill invented the wetsuit opening the sport to cold waters, and offered the first beachside board rental at his surf shop in Santa Cruz, California, which was the beginning of a huge surf empire. Shortly after in 1960, Surfer Magazine was founded by John Severson who’s recently published book entitled ‘SURF‘, chronicles his life covering the sport and makes for a cool coffee table addition.

And now all we need to do is learn how to surf?! At least we have our ‘Aloha’ ILINKA Collection beach towel sorted …Shaka!

Surf Spot, New Zealand Surf Spot, New Zealand
Bear Surfboard, Established 1978 Bear Surfboard, Established 1978
O'Neill's first Surf Shop - Santa Cruz, California O'Neill's first Surf Shop - Santa Cruz, California
Lisa Marie Fernandez Neoprene Swimsuit Lisa Marie Fernandez Neoprene Swimsuit
'Big Wednesday' Movie Poster, 1978 'Big Wednesday' Movie Poster, 1978
Cindy Crawford in Elle wearing Ocean Pacific, January 1989 Cindy Crawford in Elle wearing Ocean Pacific, January 1989
Cynthia Rowley Neoprene Wetsuit Cynthia Rowley Neoprene Wetsuit
Duke Kahanamoku Duke Kahanamoku
ILINKA Collection 'Aloha' Beach Towel ILINKA Collection 'Aloha' Beach Towel
California Banner by Horstmann Uniform Company, 1893 California Banner by Horstmann Uniform Company, 1893
John Severson, Founder of Surfer Magazine John Severson, Founder of Surfer Magazine
John Severson's SURF John Severson's SURF
Vintage Surfboard, 1970s Vintage Surfboard, 1970s
'The Fantastic Plastic Machine' Movie Poster, 1969 'The Fantastic Plastic Machine' Movie Poster, 1969
'Muscle Beach Party' Movie Poster, 1964 'Muscle Beach Party' Movie Poster, 1964
One-of-a-kind Surfboard by Z Boys Creator Skip Engblom One-of-a-kind Surfboard by Z Boys Creator Skip Engblom
Richard Christiansen's Montauk Beach House, Vogue Living Richard Christiansen's Montauk Beach House, Vogue Living
Vintage Surfboard Wall Sconces, 1stdibs.com Vintage Surfboard Wall Sconces, 1stdibs.com
Sandra Dee as Gidget, 1959 Sandra Dee as Gidget, 1959
Surfer Magazine Surfer Magazine
'The Endless Summer' Movie Poster, 1966 'The Endless Summer' Movie Poster, 1966
Vintage Bear Surfboard Vintage Bear Surfboard
Richard Christiansen's Montauk Beach House, Vogue Living Richard Christiansen's Montauk Beach House, Vogue Living
Shaka Shaka