Vogue Living January/February 2021

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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Oddur Thorisson PHOTOGRAPHER Icelandic photographer Oddur Thorisson was perfectly placed to shoot designer Collette Dinnigan’s apartment in Rome (page 63). Currently living in Turin with his wife Mimi — author of the new book, Old World Italian: Recipes And Secrets From Our Travels In Italy (he took the photos, of course) — their children and a menagerie of pets, Thorisson admits he’s lucky to be able to live in Italy, a country which has inspired him for decades. “Turin is a greatly underrated jewel of a city that has precious few tourists, great food culture and the best wines in Italy,” he says. “It’s a majestic city fit for a king.” He describes his creative process thus: “Fate and chance are my masters — make sure that a few necessary elements are…

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take the tour

With her background in film informing her IDIOSYNCRATIC AND INSTINCTUAL approach to interiors, designer Sandra Benhamou is a master of mixing styles and textures to create LAYERS OF INTRIGUE. In her latest project, the design of a three-bedroom family duplex in Paris, she used TYPES OF TIMBER, interspersed with glass and travertine, to create a warm and MULTIDIMENSIONAL mood. Find this beautiful home, and many more local and international house tours at VOGUELIVING.COM.AU Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living @VogueLiving vogueliving.com.au…

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editor’s letter

Summer is here at last and, with the festive season upon us, I feel a little more joyful as we say farewell to a year that the world will definitely never forget. A new year brings with it reflection on the past 12 months and anticipation for the next 12. This issue of Vogue Living sets an optimistic tone for 2021, bringing a sense of hope, fun and solace, welcoming you into a world of beautiful, soulful design. We have the most breathtaking holiday retreats to escape and delve into, from an incredible coastal home in Noosa inspired by the work of architect Geoffrey Bawa (page 148) — an open space that perfectly fuses indoor with outdoor living — to the most fabulous haute-bohemian Mykonos abode, owned by Australian-born designer and…

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by the seaside

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the cat’s pyjamas

That a jeweller famous for its Panthère cat motif places a sense of curiosity at the heart of its enduring success is of little surprise. “Curiosity is considered in essence a key quality,” says Pierre Rainero, image, style and heritage director for Cartier, from his offiffice in Paris. “We are sensitive to everything that goes on around us — movies, TV, architecture… curiosity is a value that we cultivate and encourage.” It’s a quality that’s driven innovation throughout Cartier’s 173-year history. Celebrated for its fifine jewellery and watches — the Cartier Santos-Dumont, created in 1904, is credited as being the world’s fifirst pilot watch — Cartier is also defifined by a tradition of refifined everyday objects. “Cartier was born as a jeweller but in 1847 when it was founded, it was…