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Another stunning Parisian apartment

I don’t know much about this amazing home except that it belongs to Anne Geistdorfer, it was designed by Double G, it’s located in the St Honore district in Paris, it’s 150sqm and . . . that it is gorgeous.

My favourite elements are those incredible blue and white tiles in the bathroom and the living room with its worn kilm, beautifully arranged bookshelves and wire chairs which logic dictates should be uncomfortable, but are really inviting. What do you like the most about this home?

Images via afflante


A hint of the things to come

2012 will see some changes at urban kaleidoscope. I am really excited and can’t wait to launch my new site and share the posts I have planned. There is going to be a whole lot more original content and photographs of inspiring, albeit unknown, places and spaces.

To kick start the year and to give you a hint of the things to come here are some photos of my place. Here’s the place near our front door where we leave things (I won’t refer to it as a landing strip a la apartment therapy, as in Australia that means something very different). There’s no room in our entrance for any furniture, so this nook is the hallway substitute and one of the first things you see when you come to visit.

The walnut cabinet my husband found in an op-shop as a student, the blue glass vase is Ikea, the smoky 1970s jug is from eBay, the long white glass vase my best friend gave me when my son was born, the mirror is from an antique shop in Sydney, the musk single stem Venetian vase belonged to my grandmother, the plastic 1970s lamp my grandfather, a stack of Wallpaper City Guides, the small ceramic owl was given to my husband on the occasion of a significant birthday, my sunglasses, pink peonies from my favourite florist, Flowers Vasette and finally, my treasured teal note book made from recycled paper and leather by Paperthinks.

photos Kate Challis; copyright urban kaleidoscope

“When a woman smiles”

French fashion label, Vionnet was founded in 1912 by Madeleine Vionnet on the principle of rejecting corsets and restrictive clothing. Known as the “Queen of the bias cut”  Madame Vionnet passionately believed in clothes that accentuated the natural curves of a woman’s body.

While Madame Vionnet died some 30 years ago, one month short of her 100th birthday, her label is flourishing producing beautifully cut pieces from stunning fabrics which remain true to her dictum that  ”when a woman smiles, then her dress should smile too.” Now that’s a woman after my own heart.

I’d be smiling if I were wearing any of these pieces from Vionnet’s 2011 and 2012 collections.

Moody and marvellous

Loving these three moody eclectic spaces.

Check out the peacock perched on top of the teal fridge . . . kinda crazy in a fabulous way.

living etc

Country Living via Haute Mama’s Favourites

Daun Curry via small shop studio