As a celebrated stylist, globe-trotter and avid collector, it's no surprise that Sibella Court's latest book, Bowerbird, is one of our favorites. Filled with beautiful imagery and captivating anecdotes, Sibella explains her artful approach to showcasing her beloved collections, which range from portraits of mustached men to loofahs. After spending a decade of her career in New York styling for iconic brands such as Bergdorf Goodman and magazines like Gourmet and Vogue Living, Sibella returned to Australia to launch her retail site, The Society Inc. We caught up with the busy Aussie to inquire about her very favorite things. Keep reading to find out what made the list!
If we weren't already friends with Chloe Warner, she would be at the top of our "To Stalk" list. Her penchant for print-on-print action and unexpected details make her one of our favorite interior designers, while her reliably sophisticated (but never boring) style has made her a client favorite. We called Chloe at the offices of her San Francisco based firm Redmond Aldrich Designs (RAD, for short) to ask her about 10 things she is loving right now. Read on to find out what is making Chloe purr like a kitten these days.
Never mind his polished portfolio — just one look at this dapper designer will sell you on his style credentials. Based in Manhattan, Jon Call is the creative talent behind the budding firm Mr Call Designs. Much like his outfits, his interiors are characterized by refined pieces but always include an element of surprise. His aesthetic appeals to a savvy but hip clientele, ranging from uptowners to Brooklynites. We caught up with him to discuss his essentials — from gray-toned pooches to sports photography.
One look at his interactive website, and you can tell that event designer David Stark has an affinity for slightly off-kilter whimsy. With clients ranging from the New York Metropolitan Opera to Louis Vuitton, David's knack for creating experiential art through well-executed events is appreciated throughout the world. With his newest tome David Stark: The Art of The Party available now for pre-order, we jumped at the chance to chat with him about some of his favorite things.
If Hollister and Porter Hovey aren't on your design radar, they should be. Aside from sharing a spectacular apartment, the sisters also founded Hovey Design, a Brooklyn-based design firm that allows the pair to indulge in their passion for exquisite eccentricities and well-made classics. With a newly launched wallpaper design from Anthropologie, and their first book, Heirloom Modern, being released this Spring and available for preorder now, it's hard to guess what these stylish sisters will do next. We caught up with them to chat about some of their favorite things — from toy soldiers to handbags. Keep reading to discover which essentials they couldn't do without.
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