When I set out to create the Le Masculin Féminin brand, my vision was to one day curate a broad offering of fashion, décor, homeware, art, photography, other accessories, and even experiences. The idea was to seek out unique things or, better yet, create unique things that embodied the ethos of Le MF: masculine, feminine, simple, understated, structured but with some curve, beautiful, modern, and quietly confident. But reality strikes and I haven't managed to get past my first attempt at t-shirts and sweaters yet. Whenever I visit cities like Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Barcelona and most recently Bangkok, I agonise over the way in which retail is able to operate in those economies.
Fortunately, my ever-evolving creative career (and my calling in life being to travel) continues to keep me in the company of beautiful and unique things but I never stop dreaming of more and more and more.
I fantasise in pictures and here are some that I've seen and loved...
The ferm living Desert Lounge Chair is crafted from a tubular powder-coated steel frame and a woven textile seat made from 53 recycled plastic bottles.
Ultra Lounge Erode by Jan Vogelpoel. A Mid-Century inspired statement piece with a raw gritty texture.
Flowerpot VP3, Verner Panton. 1969. The Flowerpot lamp by &Tradition became synonymous with the Flower Power movement from the late 60s. Reflecting a break from convention to embrace a more open, modern mentality that promoted peace and harmony. Such was the mindset of its designer, Verner Panton. One of the most forward-thinking talents of his time.