A little over a month ago The Wall Street Journal featured the home of my all-time favourite clothing designer, Rick Owens. I had to share it because, well, he's a genius, and this home is raw and gritty and dark and a dream space. It's an industrial loft space that was the former French Socialist Party headquarters on the Place du Palais Bourbon, a few blocks south of the Seine in Paris. Rick tore out a bunch of office cubicle, insulation tiles and other gross stuff and left the concrete floors and other elements in their raw form. It's perfectly glunge (glamourous-grunge) which is the term he coined for his style. Alot of the furniture was designed by Rick - like his massive felt-covered plywood bed, and his library features rugs repurposed from surplus military blankets. I just love this man and his creativity. His home may be a bit more unfinished than most people would prefer but wow, the potential!
Now I'm off to scour the internet for deals on his clothing!
Deb of Green Light District emailed me some photos of some new goodies they're getting in next month....
What a cute mini bar! And it doubles as a side table when not used and the 2 sides are up. Gorg solid European oak.
Love this simple desk with clean lines that can also function as an entrance or dressing table.
Cool angles on this desk that is also a classic and timeless.
Check out this campaign chair - an updated version of Ron Thom's chair from several decades ago. (He's an architect who designed Trent University and alot its furniture). The maker of this updated version found one in the trash at Trent and re-created it. It's amazing, and MUCH better than my vintage one from Africa. Note: GLD is the only shop selling this chair.
We have a new advertiser on the blog, and while we try to stay away from blogging products, I had to share this shop with you. Because I want every single item! Fossik is Laura's shop based in Sydney, Australia and she carries the most beautiful vintage Boucherouite rugs from Morocco and new and vintage Kantha quilts from India. These are TO DIE FOR. The colours and patterns are absolutely incredible. I am trying to go with a more neutral house but I would love a black/white/brown room and then have one of those gorg boucherouite rugs o nthe floor as the only source of colour. And the quilts come in bold and neutral colourways so perfect for anyone's taste. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! WANT! WANT! WANT!
***** Thx Laura! 10% discount if you use the code desiretoinspire in the next 48 hours!!! *****