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Whimsical Christmas scenes of yore come to life in French illustrator Florine Asch’s magical bespoke greeting cards, from Father Christmas pulling up to the Ritz in his curvaceous R-shaped sleigh, gifts spilling as he slams on the reindeer brakes, to a uniformed teddy bear perched atop a gift box beside a roaring log fire.
Each October, London's Berkeley Square becomes a mecca for designers, artists, and major collectors, its position elevated beyond the ordinary by the arrival of the French fair PAD (Pavilion of Art and Design), which is timed to coincide with Frieze and Frieze Masters.
With her petite stature and rare eye for colour, materials and design, Florence Lopez is an uncaged exotic bird in the closed world of antiques. When in 1992 she left her position at Jacques Garcia’s interior design agency to open up her own by-appointment antiques space in a modernist artist’s atelier in a rooftop apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés (accessible by a higgledy-piggledy narrow flight of stairs) many took the idea as completely harebrained. But Florence, who found there was “a magic to this place,” stuck to her guns. “I’m a nonconformist and the fact that anyone who takes an appointment with me is willing to walk up those four flights of stairs is already a sign that they, too, are nonconformist, they have a lively sense of curiosity.”
Making a house a home is not such an easy task, especially for newly weds, as it means marrying space, furniture, art, wedding kits etc. along with meaningful and often personal memories. We thus reached out to luxury pied-à-terre specialist A+B Kasha for their take on an “ideal” checklist to help newly weds choosing a future home.