Monocle: A lifestyle magazine with all-around experience

Like you, we’re always on the look-out for intriguing new reads in the design, art and lifestyle world, especially if they make reading easy and fun and offer a global perspective. We just came across an innovative publication that offers just that: Monocle!

A peek into their current issue:

Monocle is an interesting fusion brand that offers an all around experience, from print publications (some of them in collaboration with the top design publication house Gestalten), sleek quick video previews, subscriber events, a shop, cafés, even an online radio station! This year they also inaugurated a “Quality of Life Conference” in Lisbon, with international panellists and an audience of 180 readers from around the globe, bound to take place again in 2016.

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Everything Monocle releases is beautifully done, by designers, for designers. What else is there to wish for? Enjoy!

New York Fashionweek Spring Summer 2016 – first favorites

If you haven’t had time to stay current on the happenings on New York runways these days, we’re here to share some of our current favorites with you from NYFW Spring 2016! As always, of course, it’s hard to choose… we love everything what we’re seeing just sooo much!

Jeremy Scott dazzles with bold colors and patterns inspired by the sixties:

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Diesel entices with intricate patterns, bold asymmetries, and snazzy details:

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We love Delpozo’s Spring collection too, just look at these sculptural creations and geometrical arrangement of lines and shapes…  – what eye candy!

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What are your current favorites? What trend directions from Spring 2016 inspire you most?

It Don’t Mean A Thing – Swiss Fashion Shoot in RUNWAY USA

A few weeks ago, an exciting cross-Atlantic fashion shoot collaboration took place with lots of fashion industry talent from Switzerland, including fashion photographer Marie-Louise Cadosch and Lilith Amrad, a teacher at the Hair & Makeup Artist School The Circus, Zurich. It was published in RUNWAY USA Summer 2015. What a gorgeous 1940ies inspired shoot! And we love the sass and fun factor in the storytelling!

Big congrats to the Swiss photo shoot team, great work!

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The shoot:

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They also made a fun fashion video!

It Don’t Mean a Thing from Marie-Louise Cadosch Photography on Vimeo.

We’re looking forward to seeing more fashion talent and photo shoots from Switzerland in the future!

CREATIVE TEAM: Photographer: Marie-Louise Cadosch | Photographer Assist.: John Flury | Stylist: Claudia Bonorand represented by Style Agent | Makeup & Hair: Lilith Amrad @ Style Agent Gretel/Kevin Murphy | Makeup & Hair Assist.: Vanessa Cisullo | Model: Zosia Prominska @ Scout Model Agency | Dj crazy original | Location: Tram Museum Zurich | Pastry Chef: Xuan-Minh Fritschy from minh cakes | Camera & Post: Gian Marc Cadosch | Music by ProleteR | B-Cam: Richard Buchecker | Light & SFX by John Flury | Location Manager: Sarah Lüssi | Location Assistance: Philipp Bosshard | Driver: Hans Rindlisbacher

Must-see Vogue 2015 Art Exhibition in Madrid: Like a Painting

For all art and fashion lovers who still have a bit of pocket money left for a city trip this year, consider packing your bags for Madrid. Right now.

The MUSEO THYSSEN is drawing fashion insiders and art enthusiasts from around the world to marvel at a highly promising glimpse into Vogue’s history of artful photography, which often fuses fashion with inspirations from the art world. One of the many reasons why we love Vogue! A glimpse into the exhibition:

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 The exhibition is open until October 12 2015, and reservations are recommended. Learn more here at the museum’s website to secure your spot! Enjoy!

Have an inspired week everyone!

Cruise & Resort 2016 trend inspiration: architecture

When art meets fashion… we fall in love. Check out these beautiful architectural trend inspirations in next year’s Cruise and Resort collections! Wouldn’t you love to collaborate on a photo shoot with some of these pieces?

dion-lee-resort-2016-2Dion Lee Resort 2016 – see full collection here

issey-miyake-cruise-2016-Issey Miyake Cruise 2016 – see full collection here

louis-vuitton-cruise-2016-palm-springsLouis Vuitton Cruise 2016 – see more here on now fashion

y-s-by-yohji-yamamoto-ready-to-wear-resort-2016Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto Ready To Wear Resort 2016 – see the full collection here

Zuhair Murad Resort 2016Zuhair Murad Resort 2016 (images via now fashion) – read a collection review on here

Which ones are your favorites?

London for Art & Architecture lovers: how to plan your trip

The art and architecture lovers among us love city hopping, naturally. The more unique the finds, the more exciting it gets. The farther away from the beaten path, the better. Right? Here’s a gem for your next London visit if you’re particularly drawn to the field of architecture: use the London Architecture Diary and spice up your stay with architecture lover exhibitions, installations, talks & debates, conferences, film screenings, walks & tours to your personal gusto.


We also love the boutique tour company “Art History UK“, which makes travel feel like you’re back in design college: you get an enticing glimpse into Art History, packaged in private, personalized or public tours on location of the world’s most intriguing architecture and art exhibits London has to offer.

From diving into the background of Caravaggio’s controversial times while studying his stunning Renaissance oeuvre at the National Gallery, to discovering hidden street-art talent in a graffiti tour through the East End, or a saucy private tour into Soho spiced up with juicy stories from the present and past, your creative side will find plenty of ways to re-fuel your imagination and inspiration.




What would you love to do and explore? Where will your next city trip lead you?

Happy planning, guys! Stay inspired!

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