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A mover and shaker in Moscow's thriving contemporary art world, Dasha Zhukova has been on the move since she founded the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in 2008. With a gleaming new structure in Moscow's Gorky Park, designed by Rem Koolhaas, Garage has made its mark on the contemporary art scene with a series of international exhibitions including Louise Bourgeois and an upcoming triennial exhibition devoted to Russian art.
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everything is possible and
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Following on the success of his latest bohemian chic Brasserie Barbes, Pierre Moussie and his wife Elodie have unveiled a discreet and under the radar find. A stone's throw from the Petit Saint Martin Theatre, Hotel Providence is a labor of love. Recently named # 2 on the top ten list of Paris Hotels by Conde Nast, this gem is located on a charming cobbled street next to the bohemian and trendy area of the canal Saint Martin and the Marais. It is a lively neighborhood with a wide choice of cafés, restaurants and original boutiques.
Tangier…made an international zone in 1923, for thirty years the party never ended in a city of controversy, spies, bohemians, intrigue, and glamour made famous by the likes of Barbara Hutton, Yves St. Laurent, the Rolling Stones, and William Burroughs.
After losing some its luster over the last decade, Tangier is back as the go-to-destination of designers and eccentrics seeking an authentic experience. Despite all of the changes to this exotic port city, it still manages to retain its authentic flavor without becoming too polished. Renowned Landscape Architect and long-time resident Madison Cox gives us his take on this mysterious and intriguing crossroad on the northern tip of Morocco.
“To get the essence of Tangier, Go to Place du Kasbah which takes you back centuries. But my favorite secret gem is Fondouk Chejra where you will find the textile weavers and scores of beautifully handcrafted blankets and scarves”
- Madison Cox
We meet on a Saturday morning, in front of one of these typical French cafés that smell of warm bread and pot-au-feu near the Musée Picasso. We take refuge inside in front of a “petit crème” before the lunchtime clatter begins. We were lucky to catch this top-notch personality of the design world, Eugeni Quitllet, elected Designer of the Year 2016 by Maison&Objet, in between flights.
Her book Sandra Nunnerley Interiors published by Powerhouse Books confirmed Sandra Nunnerley as a star in the firmament of interior design. Born in New Zealand, established in New York, and a natural globetrotter at heart, Nunnerley brought to the city her very own touch of style and glamour. She has that rare thing, an “eye”, which allows her to bring the best out of any space. With her purist vision of interior architecture, she installs harmonious backgrounds for antique pieces, mixing contemporary furniture and art effortlessly, creating a very distinctive style one could describe as classic with a twist. Here she talks to Esensual Living about her world.