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Miscellanea

Sélection culturelle, gourmande, astuces d’initiés et adresses pointues pour un automne insulaire.

Bulles en briques

Toronto You almost feel as though you shouldn’t touch them: placed in the bathroom, these bars of soap rise up like delicate little sculptures. Inspired by the traditional Korean baths, they’re made using natural ingredients: black sesame, roast barley, coal and rice milk to purify, hydrate and exfoliate.

SAVONS BINU BINU

www.binu-binu.com

Du rêve aux clichés

Heidelberg / Berlin In Palm Springs, California’s jet-set paradise, Nancy Baron photographed domestic interiors, from celebrity houses to trailer homes, and captured the cheerful modernity of this settlement gleaming in the sun. The American Dream lives on.

PALM SPRINGS. THE GOOD LIFE GOES ON

Kehrer Verlag.
www.kehrerverlag.com

Aux rayons grecs

Greece As with wine, first inspect honey’s appearance: is it amber, clear or opaque? Then assess the smell: caramel, pine nuts or gingerbread? The three nectars unearthed by Grégory and Pierre-Julien Chantzios for their Greek deli, Kalios, lend themselves well to this game.

MIELS KALIOS

Fleurs sauvages, pin et fleurs sauvages & pin.
www.mykalios.com

Monsieur Saint Laurent

Yves Saint-Laurent designed so many thingsthe Le Smoking tuxedo suit for women, the “safari jacket,” for starters. Yet YSL, crazy about Mondrian but insecure, would love to have designed jeans. Seattle pays tribute.

YVES SAINT LAURENT: THE PERFECTION OF STYLE

Du 11.10 au 8.01. 1300 First Avenue.
www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Un grand bol de vert

Tokyo / Paris Matcha tea is now so common in cuisine, flavoring madeleines and desserts, that it is easy to forget that it’s also great when steeped in water at 80°C. Before opening Kusmi Tea®’s floral box, however, make sure there are no drafts: the powder is so fine it could fly away in green clouds.

THÉ MATCHA

www.kusmitea.com

Bien en vue

New York Moscot is still looking good at the age of 101. The brand’s glasses have survived over time thanks to their retro style with a touch of quirkiness, bringing out the best in faces. Still located in the same New York neighborhood, the store displays models that veer between discreetness and ostentation.

LUNETTES MOSCOT

www.moscot.com

Vague de fraîcheur

New York Little waves that refresh, a spray that caresses, leaving a gentle mist: the various successive actions of this delicate soft lotion leave your skin glowing. This light version of Crème de la Mer is a minor miracle.

ÉMULSION RÉGÉNÉRATION INTENSE

La Mer.
www.cremedelamer.fr

Laines insulaires

Buenos Aires Tufted by hand then sculpted with scissors by Alexandra Kehayoglou, this pastizal (prairie) made out of scrap wool from the family carpet factory speaks of her Argentine childhood, concern for the planet and roots.

TAPIS VÉGÉTAL PASTIZAL HUMAN NATURE

Pièce unique.
www.alexkeha.com

© Courtesy Binu Binu - Nancy Baron - Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, photo : Alexandre Guirkinger - Mathieu Martin Delacroix

© Marc Rosaz - Moscot - Alexandra Kehayoglou, photo : Francisco Nocito - Mathieu Martin Delacroix

The Japanese archipelago is celebrating the composer Toru Takemitsu, who went in search of a “sea of tonality.”

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