• Palette of the week: Gold

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 1 Comment



    Warm and glamorous, gold has caught our eye this week. We’ve taken inspiration from the faded grandeur of Harlequin‘s Leonida collection, above, which uses gold sparingly to great effect (Akoa wallpaper £75 per roll). Alternatively, add high drama with Porta Romana‘s new Luca chandelier, or Jonathan Adler’s unashamedly bling-tastic Hans Hourglass side table. For a gold standard dining table, John Lewis‘ napkin rings add all the impact without the expense (£3.50).

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    Places & Spaces: Stuttgart City Library

    by  • October 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    6266956013_1fdd153701_oWe might have a gallery called The White Cube here in London, but it was totally trumped as most minimalist, box-like public space when Life.Style.Etc came across the Stuttgart City Library. Designed by Japanese firm Yi Architects, its dimensions are gargantuan – each side of the concrete structure stretches to 45 metres. Most impressive is the Gallery hall, a five-storey space wrapped with a shell of books – the only flash of colour in the all-white room. We love the Escher-like staircases that spiral up the void.

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