Passementerie, the decorative use of trims made from gimp, cord, beads, braids, etc. Sounds simple doesn’t it. Not when you linger over these images from Spina Design. In their own words “A vibrant and dynamic duo, who have revolutionised the perception of accessories and the detailing in interior design. Using radically different mixtures of hard and soft materials together, they add precious materials and objects to their designs, not seen before in the accessory world. They have revived the ancient craft of passementerie to a new level gaining the respect as a new art form.” Their work is a feast for the eyes.
The latest issue of Australian magazine Inside Out features the amazing getaway of Londoner Emma Wilson in the Moroccan coastal city of Essaouira. A harmonious blend of traditional Moroccan and international style Dar Beida is another home I love. Check out the website for more images of this exotic house.
So you have a hallway. And you have some art. How about hanging your art in your hallway? Hallways don’t just have to be pass-throughs from one room to another – why not make it into your own little art gallery? Here are some examples to get you thinking of the potential of your own bland, boring hallways that are screaming for a little attention.
More Philippe Starck. This time chandeliers. Mr. Starck has a serious, SERIOUS thing for chandeliers – and it seems the bigger the better. So enjoy a little chandelier porn.
All images from Philippe Starck