Entries in vogue living: houses gardens people (2)

Monday
Feb072011

vogue's book of houses, gardens, people



I'm obsessed with vintage design books. Obsessed. Thus, I was thrilled when I found these scans on [Martha Stewart Creative Director] Kevin Sharkey’s blog. The photos are from Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People, the 1968 predecessor of Hamish Bowles' Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People. Shot entirely by Horst, the photography is so rich... I just die! Did I mention that the foreword is by Diana Vreeland, Vogue's then-editor-in-chief? Call me crazy, but I don't think I can rest until I have this on my bookshelf. Ooh, I think I was born in the wrong decade :)


Women wrapped in Pucci.

The home of William S. Paley's stepdaughter.

Horst's home; the screens were gifted to him by Coco Chanel.

Pauline de Rothschild.

The Duchess of Windsor at her home in France.
Monday
Jan182010

hugo guinness


(image courtesy of Lonny Magazine)

I fell in love with the Hugo Guinness artwork hung in the newly-renovated 5th Avenue Kate Spade boutique as featured in the current issue of Lonny Magazine. Naturally, I wanted to find out more about the artist.


(A Hugo Guinness print above Rita Konig's mantel. Photo courtesy of Rita Konig's Inside Out)

A quick google search revealed that the home of Hugo Guinness and his beautiful wife, Elliott Puckette, is featured in one of my all-time favorite books, Vogue Living: House, Gardens, People.


(image courtesy of habitually chic)

"'It's one of my favorite houses anywhere,' the filmmaker Wes Anderson tells me. 'I wanted to film scenes for The Royal Tenenbaums in it, but it is too narrow, so we re-created it a few blocks away. We used elliott's paintings and Hugo's prints and old metal garden furniture with the the paint chipping off, and a washed-out whiteness across the whole place. They both have perfect taste,' Anderson says..." - Daisy Garnett, Vogue Living: Houses Gardens People

Hugo's prints are available for purchase at exclusively at John Derion in New York City. 


(image courtesy of john derian)

(image courtesy of john derian)