Milk Decoration – Number 26
Milk Decoration is an annually published addendum of MilK, an entire issue dedicated to items and contemporary decor for the home. This publication features offbeat, French style home interiors for the contemporary family, from children's decor to living rooms.
It’s a strange old world! Today antique dealers aren’t just selling rare objects, they are also designing furniture; not satis ed with imagining new fragrances, noses are also creating the bottles to put them in; designers aren’t just creating objects, but works of art; and architects are going one step further too delivering new ways of living, rather than simply designing houses and apartments.
Creative vision is seen as a global affair by this group of avant-garde aesthetes we could perhaps best loosely describe as artists. For them, the creative act can only be envisaged in total freedom. It is radical and modern.
And what better example than architect couple Zoe Chan and Merlin Eayrs on the cover of this issue.
Tired of only being involved with only one part of a project when working for other rms, they have totally transformed their activity by opening their own studio. Now they apply a global outlook, a holistic, made-to-measure take on creativity, thanks to which they can express their trademark love of craftsmanship.
A comprehensive work of art.
— The MilK Decoration team
Design, fashion, exhibitions, new venues, spotlight on the season’s inspirational and comforting news
SIMONE BODMER-TURNER Discover the young ceramicist’s sculptural creations // PHILOLAOS A private visit to the studio of this prolic artist // STUDIO IMA Mexico’s creative avant-garde // STORA SKUGGAN The art of perfumes // STYLE Silhouettes from the 30s meet the collections of two aesthetes // ARCHITECTURE A radical guest-house // DESIGN EWE Studio, tradition meets modernity // COLLECTION Ferm Living
CHAN & EAYRS The architect couple’s latest project // MAGNUS ELEBÄCK The Swedish designer’s cabinet of curiosities // MOKICHI KUMAZAWA Japan, between tradition and collector’s items // ATELIER DU PONT Making the most of space and redefining style in a Parisian apartment // AT FABIO’S A family chalet with raw, monastic charm in the Italian mountains
CITY BREAK Famous for its cobbled streets and lakeside setting, Lausanne is also recognised for its avant-garde contemporary architecture // THE NEW MOUNTAIN HOTELS We head off to France, Switzerland and United States to put the spotlight on hotels that are revisiting the genre // AN ICELANDIC TIME-OUT The Retreat Hotel and Spa offers travellers a moment of respite in harmony with the natural elements
DECORS & STYLE
A WINTRY PALETTE Shopping Smokey charcoal, Faded green Bark