Vogue Living May - June 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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Kasia Gatkowska A long-time resident of Amsterdam, Polish-born interiors photographer and former designer Gatkowska loves what she does. “Every location I work on feels like a clean slate,” she says. The story on Jean-Philippe Demeyer’s Belgian home (page 114) was particularly inspiring: “When I arrived at the location, a moated medieval manor close to Bruges, I felt transported in time. I was charmed by the way Demeyer had transformed the place into a contemporary (and bit eccentric) house without destroying the soul of it.” John Laurie As an international photographer who regularly crosses the globe to capture lifestyle shots for high-profile magazines, Melbourne-based Laurie was thrilled to only cross town to shoot Sonia Payes for ‘Face Value’ (page 64) and the profile on Elise Cakebread (page 73). “Meeting the two artists was great,”…

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KEEP IT COOL Embrace the impending winter and discover how to redecorate with colours and textures that add warmth during the chillier months. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/INTERIORS Factory setting Take a look inside a massive former silkworm factory converted into a serene and stylish publishing office and home by Italian design maven Paola Navone. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/INTERIORS The very best in design, interiors, travel, arts and entertaining every day of the year. Personalisation is the ultimate in luxury. We’ve chosen the most stylish monogrammed products for you and your home. VOGUELIVING.COM.AU/DESIGN from top: Matouk ‘Mirasol Sham Pillow’, $213, from Neiman Marcus; Mark & Graham ‘James’ leather grooming pouch, $139. BASIC INSTINCTS SYDNEY CHEF MARK BEST SHARES ELEGANT RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLE INGREDIENTS — INCLUDING THREE WAYS TO TRANSFORM THE HUMBLE QUINCE (PICTURED), FROM HIS NEW BOOK, BEST KITCHEN BASICS.…

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editor’s letter

Almost two decades ago, as a freelance writer living in London, I travelled to Australia to produce features for a British interiors publication. Working with legendary photographer Geoff Lung, we shot the Sydney home of gallerist Sarah Cottier and her husband, Ashley Barber, also a photographer. Geoff and I were captivated by the couple’s young daughter, Ruby, and took several portraits. One of those, of Ruby peering cheekily from behind a hot pink gerbera flower, made it to the cover of the esteemed British magazine. There’s a lovely continuity in the fact that these days Ruby Barber is a successful florist, based in Berlin and profiled in this issue (page 89). I like to think that gerbera was a portent of things to come. There’s similar serendipity in Jason Mowen’s profile…

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animal instinct

Cassina ‘Rio’ table by CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, $22,710, from Cult. STEPHEN ORMANDY sculpture from Olsen Irwin. Volcanic jar, $90, ‘Earth’ bowls, from $90 each, and liquid pebble ornaments in brass, from $80 each; all from DINOSAUR DESIGNS. Details, last pages. STYLING ASSISTANTS: ANNA DELPRAT, RORY CARTER…

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dream weavers

THE PARIS WINTER WEATHER may be dreary, but inside the Pierre Frey Tissus Inspirés (Inspired Fabrics) exhibition, the atmosphere is anything but dull. Displayed on the first floor of the Musée des Arts décoratifs during Maison & Objet, 80 years’ worth of fabric and wallpaper designs from the prestigious fabric house dazzles the eye with a wild array of colour and pattern. Lush jungle flora collides with graphic ellipses; naïve 1950s prints — from schools of fish to baskets of overflowing fruit — team with wild animal prints; and quirkily illustrated motifs of tea cups, feathers and vintage-style winter skiers look right at home alongside a luxurious jacquard of Aboriginal artist Gracie Morton Ngale’s Bush Plum Dreaming. “We’re very eclectic,” says Pierre Frey Junior, grandson of the original founder. “It’s what…

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it’s a keeper

PURE AND SIMPLE The innovative bin emptying mechanism drives out collected dust and debris with the push of the button, so there’s no need to get your hands dirty. As an added bonus, the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball’s bin capacity is 33 per cent larger than that of the previous generation of Dyson Cinetic barrel vacuums, which means even less work for you. SMOOTH MOVES Engineered to have a single stable resting point and low centre of gravity, the vacuums can right themselves if they fall over. The use of the ball instead of wheels means they can also turn on the spot and roll smoothly around furniture and other obstacles. POWER PLAY The use of Cinetic science, Dyson’s unique cyclone technology, means you get a highly efficient machine that never loses suction – and…