ELLE DECOR Jan/Feb 2019

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10 Números

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1 min.
benjamin reynaert

Market Editor “Every January I love going to Déco Off, the international fabric-and-decoration market in Paris. This year, I’m looking forward to squeezing in some art, shopping, and a little café-sitting, too.” CHAMPAGNE GOBLETS “Sieger by Fürstenberg’s cheeky 24-karat-gold goblets to the rescue for ringing in the new year with loved ones.” $812 for four. artedona.com MUSÉE GUSTAVE MOREAU “With more than 4,000 drawings and paintings, Moreau’s house-and-studio museum in Paris brings new meaning to the term gallery wall.” musee-moreau.fr THE ROW WOOL COAT “This double-breasted camel number from the first men’s collection by the Row will keep me warm between meetings this winter.” $4,250. mrporter.com…

1 min.
elizabeth angell

Digital Director “I’m one of those people who gets bored at the beach, so in January I dream of great skiing followed by a fireside evening, a delicious meal, and a good book.” FLESH LIPCOLOR “My rule with lipstick is to pick a matte shade in the brightest red, orange, or pink you can find—and wear it with total confidence.” $20. ulta.com THE WHITE HART INN “A cozy winter getaway near the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Eat in the Tap Room, which feels like a real English pub, and buy one of everything from the shop.” Rooms from $255 a night. whitehartinn.com GUCCI LOAFERS “Against all my better instincts, Gucci has made me love whimsy. These give instant personality—I know lots of people who could use a pair.” $795. bergdorfgoodman.com…

2 min.
editor’s letter

IN NOVEMBER, I was sitting with my friends Caitlin and Samuel Dowe-Sandes in Marrakech, in their exquisitely tiled home, eating raisin toast with foie gras (Caitlin makes the best). The duo, whose homes have been publ ished in ELLE DECOR since they started their design line Popham, recently refurbished another house in the medina, which they use as a showcase for their line of furnishings and rugs, Popham+. You can check out all the glory on page 78 (you’re welcome, Pinterest). Being an expat isn’t always easy—especially an American one, and most especially in the times we’re living in (I should know—I’ve done extensive stints in France and Qatar). Over the last 12 years, Caitlin, Samuel, and their precocious seven-year-old daughter, Georgina, have witnessed the rapid international expansion that has occurred…

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EMILY EVANS EERDMANS Writer, In Memoriam, p. 28 HQ: New York City Collector advice: “Buy what you love—and get the real deal, not just a giclée print or a reproduction of an 18th-century chair.” RAFFAELLA VIGNATELLI Designer, “Fendi’s Casa,” p. 64 HQ: Forlì, Italy DAY JOB: Creating furniture collections with “a strong character and Italian dimension.” ELORA HARDY Designer, “Bali Wood,” p. 70 HQ: Bali FUN FACT: Hardy designed prints for Donna Karan before returning home to Bali, where she builds bamboo homes and resorts. SEAN MYERS Photographer, “Zen Palettes,” p. 94 HQ: London RISKIEST BUSINESS: A recent shoot in minus-22 degree weather in Iceland with only four hours of daylight. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Designer, Showcase, p. 46 HQ: Paris KNOWN FOR: Beautiful shoes bearing his signature bright red soles. HOW IT ALL BEGAN: “I painted the black sole of a prototype shoe with an assistant’s red nail polish. I thought,…

3 min.
in memoriam

THIS FALL, THE DESIGN WORLD lost a member of its royal family: H.R.H. the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta. Mario possessed an incredible drive and passion that made him one of the first celebrities in the field. He astonished many by running his business virtually singlehandedly and, in later years, by his resilience in bouncing back from various ailments. His last moments were peaceful as a few of us gathered around him in the intensive-care unit, the sounds of Peggy Lee, Blossom Dearie, and his latest favorite, Melody Gardot, emanating from an iPhone speaker. The next day, as I was hit by the absoluteness of his loss—there would be no more phone calls, no more jokey e-mails—I found great comfort in the outpouring of admiration from his legions of fans. It…

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WHAT TO SEE, READ, AND DO RIGHT NOW ON VIEW Latin Lines There’s certainly no shortage of architects working today, but those with a unique perspective can be harder to find. Then you discover Freddy Mamani, whose psychedelic neo-Andean buildings have been popping up around El Alto, Bolivia (left). You can’t look at this photograph, currently on display in the exhibition “Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” (through February 24), at Fondation Cartier in Paris, and not be inspired by the imaginative work of this former bricklayer–turned–civil engineer. For this 250-piece survey of Latin American art, architecture, and design, Mamani also created a multicolored ballroom that harks to his South American heritage (by way of Vegas). It makes us want to go straight to the Andes to behold his wildly inventive, geometric worlds…