Vogue Living March/April 2018

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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design week

Los Angeles-based artist Geronimo — aka Jihan Zencirli — whose joyous balloon installations will adorn the new Hub Furniture showroom in Abbotsford, is just one of the highlights of Melbourne Design Week. With exhibitions of new works from designers and makers, talks and studio tours taking place at the NGV and partner venues across the city, the week is a celebration of the best of local design and inspirational creatives from around the world. Among the headliners is Open State, a series of tours offering a glimpse at the design process behind leading Victorian businesses, including a meet-and-greet with Rosie the Robot from Australian outdoor furniture specialists, Tait. 15–25 March; designweek.melbourne…

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vogue living.com.au

ONLINE LA CONFIDENTIAL Vogue Living takes a trip through LA for our special issue with guest editor Kelly Wearstler. VIDEO ONLINE NOW ABSTRACT ART Melbourne-based abstract artist Kerry Armstrong has released a new playful, child-like art series titled Paddocks for Ponies. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/ARTS HIGH LIFE Join the party with Vogue Living, from celebrity-packed soirees for Gucci at Art Basel Miami Beach to the latest in luxury living at Melbourne Square. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/EVENTS HERMÈS ATELIER From 8–17 March, 2018, Melbourne will host Hermès at Work — a travelling exhibition celebrating craftsmanship. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/ARTS PALM SPRINGS Touring the Modernist dream homes of Palm Springs? Sunair Casa, in Racquet Club Estates (see Airbnb), is the perfect base. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/TRAVEL VIDEO Watch Sibella Court take you on an intimate tour of her charming apartment in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. FOLLOW US Vogue Living @vogueliving Vogue Living Vogue Living Magazine @VogueLiving EDITED BY LAUREN POWELL AND FRANCESCA WALLACE. PHOTOGRAPHER: ANSON SMART (KELLY WEARSTLER AND…

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guest editor’s letter

I AM LIVING THE DREAM. The LA dream. That is what I say to myself every day. Can there really be this perfect alchemy in one place? From the towering palm trees, azure sky, mountain hiking and stretches of surf and sand to on-fire culture, world-class museums, innovative artists, food wellness and total decadence, this city is so unique and inspiring. It’s a city of passion and exploration. A perfect coming together of history and modernity. An ever-evolving infusion of spirit and place. When Vogue Living invited me to guest-edit an issue about my city — the city I adore so much paired with the magazine I adore so much? — I was thrilled. Thanks to its profiles of new and emerging talent, its pitch-perfect coverage of global culture and…

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editor’s letter

KELLY’S SIGNATURE HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH LA’S RECENT RENAISSANCE AS A DESIGN AND CULTURE CAPTIAL KELLY WEARSTLER IS A ROCK STAR of the design world. Her personal style, product ranges (jewellery — including a new line for Georg Jensen — furniture, accessories, wallpapers and fabrics) and interior projects blend seamlessly, making her signature instantly recognisable and the woman herself a design phenomenon. This signature, and the power of her personal brand, has become synonymous with LA’s recent renaissance as a design and culture capital. From world-class art galleries and a vibrant young art scene to a devoted health and wellness culture, which sometimes appears in stark contrast to its over-the-top decadence, LA is a fascinating place. As in many Australian cities that hug the coast, its people also place great value on…

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ANSON SMART For this Sydney-based photographer, a regular contributor to Vogue Living, shooting our special Los Angeles issue guest-edited by American designer Kelly Wearstler was “a dream come true”. The enormous undertaking required Smart to stick to his tried-and-trusted process of being ultra-prepared for every shoot “so on the day I can relax, enjoy and respond to what happens in front of me”. A bonus was photographing the home of interior designer Brigette Romanek (page 110). “Everyone from The Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded some of my favourite albums there.” TIFFANY BAKKER New York-based Australian writer Bakker had the time of her life this issue, writing all seven of our Los Angeles home stories (starting on page 70) and reporting on San Francisco’s Proper Hotel (page 160). “I loved…

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time travellers