Thursday, June 4, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Reading List…Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II

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It’s so odd that when I flip through a book like this, Antiques In Italian Interiors Vol II, I get lost in imagining what it must have been like to actually live in these spaces.

 

I don’t get so caught up in the chair designs or the frescos on the wall, but instead I think, how fun it must have been to create a space like this.

 

And unlike modern design which is so minimalist right now, I love the mix of colors and texture and pattern. It really is an education in truly beautiful design. Design for no other effect than beauty and to make a great impression on the viewer. There’s very little “form follows function” in this book and a lot of “bella figura,” (beautiful shape).

 

When I go to Florence this month I hope to meet with Mario Ciampi, maybe he’ll have a few interesting stories from photos in this book.

 

 

Book Details:

Antiques In Italian Interiors Volume II

By Roberto Valeriani

Photographs by Mario Ciampi

Published by Verba Volant Ltd.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On the Street…Essex St., New York

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street….Lafayette St., New York

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

On the Street…Grand St., New York

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Monday, June 1, 2015

On the Street…Lafayette St., New York

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Friday, May 29, 2015

On the Street…Mott St., New York

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Sartorialist X Tod’s

TodsScott_0376I find the best collaborations are always with the companies I know best, and that I personally wear myself. Tod’s is a perfect example of this.

 

I’ve worn Tod’s boots across the streets and sidewalks of the world, and with the introduction of the Marlin, I hope to add a few boardwalks and boats with a few villas scattered in-between.TodsGiovanni8B1133

As you’ll see in the following set of images, I’m not alone. Tod’s gave me a chance to capture some of my friends and acquaintances across a two month period to try and understand how they personally epitomize the expanding concept of international Italian style.

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 Click here to see more shots on the Tod’s Website

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On the Street…Crosby St., New York

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On the Street…Thirteenth St., New York

 

This is the second time I’ve run into Arpana on the streets of New York, but the first time was quite awhile ago (when she was wearing a giant fur coat so I didn’t recognize her). Once she reminded me of the location, I remembered the shot immediately.

 

As we were chatting I mentioned how cute her necklace was. She was very happy to tell me it was her own design and that she’s selling these necklaces on her Instagram @Arpanaraya and that 20% of the proceeds from the sales are going to help the earthquake victims in Nepal, where she is from.