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Friends of Milou Milou — Jessica Hemmings, Photographer and Stylist

Friends of Milou Milou — Jessica Hemmings, Photographer and Stylist

Our friend and collaborator, Jessica Hemmings, is a still life stylist and photographer based in New Zealand, she has a background in sculpture and an appreciation for the simple minutiae of her environment. Read on for a selection of her work with Milou Milou and a look into her rituals, routines and appreciations.   MM: How do you begin and end your days?  JH: Our days begin with hearing babbles from our one year old talking away and then calling out to us. He cuddles with us for five minutes, rifles through his books that we keep by the bed and then...

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FRIENDS OF MILOU MILOU - JEAN-MARIE SPENCER

FRIENDS OF MILOU MILOU - JEAN-MARIE SPENCER

Jean is one of those incredibly productive humans that makes you wonder how they possibly get everything done. She's also innately calm, and prefers to laugh than cry. A long time friend of Milou Milou, she is endlessly inspiring, graceful and refined in aesthetic, and has moved into a punchy part of her career with a personal commitment to diversity, leadership and entrepreneurship. Tell us a little about yourself, your architectural practice and work — Among other things, I am an associate architect at WOWOWA. I wish I had a clear and concise bio for you, but my path to architecture...

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MILOU MILOU Delfina Carmona

FRIENDS OF MILOU MILOU - DELFINA CARMONA, BUENOS AIRES

Delfina Carmona’s shadow play and penchant for primary colours in her work made her a natural partner for MILOU MILOU. Delfi shot our linen at home in Buenos Aires apartment in August, 2020. We built Delfi's set using KAAN, JIM and a crisp white flat sheet to offset the opposing block shades. The duvet is a single tone orange, and pillowcases in full JIM and KAAN, as well as one set in two tone KAAN and JIM to maximise texture.       Images by Delfina Carmona and MILOU MILOU.  

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Light Falls House: A Rebirth Through Light

Light Falls House: A Rebirth Through Light

From a dim and cramped Victorian building to a contemporary home overflowing with light and fluidity, Light Falls House is a captivating build that poignantly showcases the power of natural light. FLOW Architecture and Magrits faced many challenges restoring the 1851 four-story building located in the Abingdon Conservation Area in Kensington, London. They not only had to completely revamp the dark and compartmentalised space into a home that would fulfil the owner’s contemporary needs—no easy task on its own— but the dwelling was also subject to numerous planning restrictions thanks to its historical status. Namely, the exterior of the home...

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Urban Lofts: Adaptive Re-use Architecture and Small Living

Urban Lofts: Adaptive Re-use Architecture and Small Living

Is adaptive reuse architecture paired with small living what we need to stall climate change? It just might be—and the Urban Lofts are the perfect example. From outdated office spaces to 48 high-end compact apartments, the Urban Lofts located in Amsterdam showcase an innovative design that effortlessly blends the past and present. This revamp highlights the building’s original structure by showcasing areas of raw concrete, while also infusing warmth and contemporary appeal with wood accents and refined finishings. The results? A home with both industrial charm and a luxurious aesthetic.While not technically considered a “tiny” space, the 129m2 lofts provide...

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Colour Psychology: Yellow Unmellow

Colour Psychology: Yellow Unmellow

When used in interiors, the colour yellow offers potent contrast and a playful aesthetic that works in tandem with spaces that crave positive energy, elevated enthusiasm, and a touch of warmth. Here's what else you should know about this sunny hue. Meaning of the Colour Yellow Yellow is both commandeering and energetic, and colour psychology shows that people tend to associate it with words like optimistic, bright, bold, happy, warm, friendly, and expressive. Yellow is the colour of the third chakra, known as the solar plexus or Manipura, and this chakra, sitting below the ribs but above the navel, is...

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