Living Etc Nov-2018

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome to the world of

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3 min
editor’s office

Since its launch in 1998, Livingetc has been all about championing the new and the innovative alongside the established. This is what first drew me to the magazine as a consumer, and why I feel privileged to be editing it now. We look to push our readers to be braver, bolder, cooler. Take the house features in this issue. Interior designer Lucinda Loya’s Kentucky mansion (page 112) is rebellious, maximalist to the extreme, while stylist Susy Parker’s standout renovation in Devon (page 138) brings Dalston edge to a trad country pad. We are passionate about this kind of fresh thinking. It’s with this spirit in mind that I’d like to pay tribute to Ruth Aram, a leading light of our industry who sadly passed away this September after a battle with…

5 min
story corner

Hear phrases such as Mythical Land, Over the Moon and Travellers Tales and you’d be forgiven for thinking we were referring to a fantasy saga series rather than a collection of fabrics and wallpapers. Such is the imaginative quality of Kit Kemp and Andrew Martin’s latest collaborative efforts. ‘The process started when Kit stumbled upon tapestries from the 15th and 16th centuries,’ Andrew Martin founder Martin Waller told Livingetc. ‘She was fascinated to see magical creatures hiding under hedgerows and behind leaves. We wanted to give the designs new life in a contemporary world.’ Mission accomplished. The collection comprises motifs printed and woven onto linen, viscose and cotton to create a world filled with unicorns, mystical birds and orange-hued sunsets. Sublime. TRAY CHIC Spiritualists claim agate boasts healing properties that cleanse the…

5 min

TABLE TALK Italian heavyweight Porada turns 70 this year and is marking the milestone with a swish capsule collection of solid ash tables, designed by Sweden-raised, Brit stalwart Staffan Tollgard. He tells us more about the archipelago range… HOW DID YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH PORADA COME ABOUT? We’ve been big fans of the brand’s craftsmanship for years, so when we had a Scandi project that needed Italian flair, it made perfect sense. I’ve always been impressed by how, evenwith the scale of their production, their workshop never feels like a factory. I knew they would do it well and they did not disappoint. TELL US ABOUT THE MAIN INSPIRATIONS FOR THE CAPSULE COLLECTION? It started life in my head as ‘the artisancollection’ – aseries of hard-working, everyday staples that would be elegantly expressed by Porada. once…

1 min
beet red

Freshly plucked from the vegetable patch, this piercing crimson hue with purple undertones made its mark on the autumn/winter runways, with MaxMara biker jackets to leather knee-high boots at Giambattista Valli and asymmetrical knits at Prabal Gurung. Teetering on raspberry and stopping just short of burgundy, this shade is a one-stop ticket to instant, autumnal-feel interiors – see sofa Workshop’s velvet Eden snuggler and Audenza’s Tibetan sheepskin accessories for soft-to-touch pieces that are easy on the eye. and for an allotment-inspired hue with a groovier edge, check out Verner Panton’s 1968 Flowerpot pendant… Use the Ownable app to buy now Download the app to buy with ownable…

1 min
op art

If you thought the monochrome trend was a one-trick pony, think again; the classic two-tone is being taken to dizzying new heights this autumn with a throwback to the Op Art movement of the Sixties. Taking its cues from artists Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely, designs are set to disorientate with abstract patterns, punchy geometrics and trompe-l’oeil effects. Dazzling the FROW, Jonathan Anderson brought rock ’n’ roll edge to the winter coat with zigzagging stripes at Loewe. Every bit as mind-bending, the delicate lines on West Elm’s Optic Lines rug appear to almost vibrate across its surface. Stuck in a decorating rut? Time to change your perspective. Use the Ownable app to buy now Download the app to buy with ownable…