Snickarbacken 7

This week’s interior inspiration is the coffee shop Snickarbacken 7 in Stockholm, photographed by Caroline Kurze for IGNANT. It also serves as an exhibition space and a concept store. Like often in the Swedish capital, it’s spacious, all white and minimalistic. Obviously, I love it! I especially like the balance between the severity of the light walls and waxed floors, and the warmth of the communal tables and dark wood chairs.

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A Simple Black Sweatshirt

I’ve been following Philippe Gaber’s work for several years and it was about time I talked about him on Le club des douze. I’m sensitive to his philosophy (all the fabrics are natural and responsibly sourced, and the garments are all entirely crafted in Paris, at the designer’s workshop on rue Saint Maur). And to his designs as well, of course. They’re classic, simple and timeless.

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Tweed & Gomina

tumblr_n8h4r6Ofub1temb6wo1_1280The streetstyle shot of the week is this young fella photographed in New York by George Elder for the menswear blog Four Pins. I like the retro-classic outfit: Prince of Wales suit, striped knitted tie, pocket square and slicked hair. Warning though: smoking kills!

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Selection #76: 12 Shades of Black

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A Loft in Brooklyn

Last weekend I discovered Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell’s loft in Willimsburg, Brooklyn, photographed by Freunde Von Freunden. A peaceful place in a busy neighborhood, the designer/photographer couple have created such a refreshing living space. They turned the two-floor apartment previously shared by a group of friends into a place that resembles them: cosy and creative. Brick walls, massive windows, wooden furniture and a frenzie of houseplants.

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Miniséri: The French Cartable

tumblr_n863deNeMY1temb6wo1_1280At Le club des douze we’ve always celebrated brands that find inspiration in the past to design modern and timeless pieces. Just like the French bag label Miniséri, launched in 2007 by Céline Basset. The designer re-edits the leather briefcase à la française. And I love it. My favorite bag is L’Excellent, a premium version of the original French cartable from the 1950s, with its unmistakable tuck clasps, and nubuck and vichy lining.

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Urban Safari

tumblr_n81k94RAdc1r7nvcho1_1280This week, my favorite streetstyle outfit is Herman Byström’s (the Swedish blogger behind Sartorial Doctrine, photographed by Robin Håkansson). I love the urban safari style. The linen pants worn without a belt, the army green worker’s jacket elevated thanks to the pocket square, discretly slipped into the chest pocket, and of course, the panama hat.

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Selection #75: Urban Adventures

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