{far and away}

I’ve mentioned before that I love the eclectic, well-travelled look that develops over time with new journeys and adventures and growing collections of souvenirs and artifacts from far-off places. It’s a look that brings out one’s personality in the form of things collected, and has been labelled globe-trotting chic. {I always find it somewhat humorous when things that are a given officially become a style.}

By far my favourite incorporation of this design aesthetic are these 1920’s Japanese silk panels, found in Paris’ Clignancourt markets, in this Parisian apartment (above).

The style has also made its way into public spaces, including Ivanka Trump’s Madison Avenue boutique (above, from an earlier post), and David Collins‘ fantastic “Victoriana meets the Far East” work at The Artesian Bar at the The Langham Hotel in London (below).

Global chic was also a recurring theme on the runways, as seen here in Jean Paul Gaultier’s spicy Spring styles.

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Another favourite is this traditional Indian Mango wood dresser (above), overlaid with hand-carved metal foil, reminiscent of the inlaid chest of drawers from an earlier post.

{las alamandas}

{images: top – living etc.; all other images from marie claire maison}