the french quarter

“For their first US outpost, Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki, creators of the hybrid music and fashion label Kitsuné, chose to drop their bags at the new Nomad hotel. With the opening of the boutique (not to mention a much raved-about restaurant), the hotel has converted a lonely corner of Broadway to a white-hot destination for shopping.        

More than its size, Maison Kitsuné wows with its Parisian splendor — parquet floors, polished marble, elaborate moldings — courtesy of the imagination of designer Anna Vignale and the New York architecture firm TBD. Its a continuation of the Francophile feel of the hotel, with interiors by Jacques García and art curated by Be-Poles. 

Ah yes, and the clothing. The clothing! The house label is marked by a rather lithe-looking fox on the move — kitsuné is Japanese for fox — and is nothing if not obsessive when it comes to detail (which shoppers should expect to see reflected on the price tag): cashmere is from Scotland, denim from Japan, and cotton from Oxford. Alongside is a display of friends of the Kitsuné family: Michel Vivien, Monocle, Aesop, J.M. Weston. And this shopping experience comes with one of the best soundtracks in town. Loaëc, ex-manager of Daft Punk, flaunts his talent for uncovering fresh talent — Dwntwn, Childish Gambino, Heartsrevolution, etc — on the Kitsuné America compilation. Rock on.” Tablethotels.com

Maison Kitsuné, New York, 1170 Broadway, New York

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inspired by: jamie blakeys house

Jamie Blakey, Australian fashion designer/founder of One Teaspoon, show’s us her family home which features a simple colour scheme and a treasure-trove of quirky vintage knick-knacks.

“I love the idea of adding softness to a hard space – lots of rugs, cushions and throws,” she says. “Mirrors are my new favourite thing. They’re not just for opening up a space, but for bouncing off different views – like bringing the outside in.

“I’ve found most of my favourite homewares on eBay – I love one-off pieces. Things don’t have to be expensive to be beautiful. And they mean more when you’ve put a bit of love into them.” shoptilyoudrop.com.au

Another interesting interview with the designer found here, on daily imprint.

nightnight xx

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