Vogue Living September - October 2016

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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Alicia Sciberras “Everything starts with a good mood board,” says the stylist who worked on our Kitchen + Bathrooms ‘Hot List’ (page 201). The shoot was very hands-on and that’s just the way Sciberras likes it. “My Fine Arts degree in sculpture pulled through with the goods.” The Sydney-based stylist has worked on titles such as Champ, Inside Out and Habitus and she is inspired by travel, as she says that different cultural experiences recharge her creative juices. James Tolich The photographer of our Kitchens + Bathrooms ‘Hot List’ (page 201) says the best things about this shoot were “creative freedom and working with stylist Alicia Sciberras”. And what inspires the Sydney-based Kiwi? “Things I see around me… light that turns the mundane into the sublime.” Alexandra Gordon “The house has a wonderful feel and…

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online now…

BOOK SMART Se the most beautiful and cleverly designed libraries to grace the pages of Vogue Living. VOGUELIVING.COM. AU/INTERIORS In all its glory After a four-year renovation costing $590 million, the Ritz Paris hotel* has reopened. Be transported to the lavish rooms (above) of this and other design-driven hotels in the City of Light. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/TRAVEL*Ritz Paris is available to book through Leading Hotels of the World. lhw.com/hotel/Ritz-Paris-Paris-France Sit tall You can’t go wrong with a kitchen stool that is as practical as it is pretty, such as the Gam Fratesi ‘Beetle’ stool for Gubi (above), from $1500, Cult. cultdesign.com.auVOGUELIVING.COM.AU/DESIGN A BIG DEAL IN THE BIG APPLE Take a tour of this pre-war industrial-themed apartment in the heart of New York (above) by boutique interior design firm P&T Interiors. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/INTERIORS Step inside homes and workspaces with interiors inspired by flowers…

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editor’s letter

We’re living through troubled times and it would be naive to consider the world our playground as once we could. Current events and recent history have rendered so many places off-limits or at best ill-advised for travellers. Yet I still believe in the transformative power of travel. The cities and countries, landscapes and cultures I’ve had the good fortune to experience feel like the backdrop to my life. More than 30 years on, I can precisely recall the smell of diesel and wood smoke as our truck rattled through the Burmese night; taste the vanilla in my first butter-yellow New York corn muffin; hear the shrill ululations of a wedding celebration in a Cairo bazaar. The instinct to enrich and enlarge our lives through travel runs deep and I hope…

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beyond the blue horizon

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sitting pretty

Studio Twocan CREATIVE STUDIO “The Bouroullec brothers have produced a timeless piece with integrity and longevity, and this is something we strive for in our work. Our intent is to inject an unusual twist with our signature material, cement. This will intensify the industrial aesthetic, adding a sense of weight to the delicate design.” Australian retailer Cult invited 16 local creatives to reimagine the wrought-iron-framed chair dreamed up by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Italian brand Magis, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. Here, some of the chosen designers share their ideas. Tracey Deep SCULPTOR “I’m inspired by the shape and lines of the ‘Officina’ chair. I would transform it by adding texture with the right recycled materials. I always find the magical, playful and whimsical more important for work. It gives soul…

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generation next

Ten emerging Australian designers took part in a discussion with Vogue Living — in conjunction with Lexus Next, a platform that supports the future of design — on what it means to be a designer in Australia today. Hosted by VL’s editor-in-chief Neale Whitaker, creative director Jack Milenkovic and Melbourne editor Annemarie Kiely, the event was held at the Dolphin Hotel in Sydney’s Surry Hills, amid a new interior designed by George Livissianis. Travelling from around Australia to participate in the Lexus Future forum, the designers were invited to submit a concept for the global 2017 Lexus Design Award. It’s the first step in a journey that may take one of them to Tokyo and then potentially to Milan, where a winner will be declared in April 2017. Rachel Vosila DESIGN STUDIO:…