Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Chic Reads: LONNY magazine

The New York Times Style section has a story this week on LONNY, an online shelter magazine started by a former editor at now defunct Domino magazine. LONNY aims to fill in the void left by the closure of magazines like Domino, House & Garden and Metropolitan Home. The first issue came out in October. Its online platform is fascinating as it allows the reader to flick through the pages as if one were reading a magazine. The photos are crisp and fresh and the layouts are clean and easy on the eyes. The browser also allows the reader to zoom in and out of the pages and it can also provide links to suppliers and sources.

Below are snaps of the current issue. For more photos check out LONNY

Thursday, June 10, 2010

At Ralph's

With his legionnaire award, Ralph Lauren opened a new store in Paris' Left Bank on boulevard Saint Germain, housing all of his clothing lines plus a restaurant called Ralph's.

The al fresco dining area reminds has the feel of Ralph Lauren's current home collection with its use of nautical stripes and varying shades of blue.

I love the Mediterranean blue color of these double doors

The decor inside the restaurant echo another theme that Lauren likes to exploit - hunting.

Photos: Elle Decor Italia

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Summer's Here

And we have three Elle Decor June issues to prove it. It seems like the magazine's US, Italian and German edition all had a consensus to show al fresco dining setting on their covers this month. What could be more lovely on a summer's day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chic Report

A Swiss magazine commissioned me to write a feature story on luxury brands that originated in Asia and whether the label Made in China is losing its reputation as inferior quality. The issue is out this month and here is the piece and the cover of the magazine. Click on the images to enlarge.