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.
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.
- Leather belt Alvaro – 265 euros
- Handcrafted sunglasses Saint Rita Parlor – 275 dollars
- ‘Made in Paris’ organic tee shirt Philippe Gaber – 65 euros
- ‘High roller’ leather notebook Smythson – 44 euros
- Clubmaster chronographe watch Briston Watches – 235 euros
- Poplin boxer shorts Clémence de Gabriac – 39 euros
- ‘Made in Paris’ organic sweater Philippe Gaber - 89 euros
- Linen and cotton shorts Incotex – 205 euros
- Two-pack cotton handkerchiefs Derek Rose – 27 euros
- ‘Petit Standard’ jeans APC - 174 euros
- Weekender bag WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie – 290 euros
- Derby shine Common Projects – 420 euros
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.
At 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.
This 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.
- Sweatshirt 100 year plan Brooklyn Circus – 84 euros
- French cartable L’excellent Miniséri – 266 euros
- Knitted tie Pearl Fabliot – 35 euros
- Wood sunglasses Cognac Waiting For The Sun – 140 euros
- 38 mm watch Jack Spade – 328 dollars
- White shirt 1940s Our Legacy – 124 euros
- Panama straw hat Lanvin – 252 euros
- Lucky charm bracelet The Heart of Influence – 23 euros
- Green leather brogue Sanders – 332 euros
- Hand painted belt Jack Spade – 165 dollars
- Cotton canvas chinos WTAPS - 269 euros
- Tee shirt Bigger splash Sergeant Cotton – 35 euros