Notebook pages

Here are my latest finds and news from fashion, style, design, film and beautiful living.

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• “A piece of jewellery should be a symbol of love. It should enhance and move with the body so that it blends with you. It must not overwhelm, but enhance you. This is why it must be timeless” – Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe (1927-2004)

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about Swedish jewellery designer Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe. She has had a huge influence on both Swedish and Danish modern design ever since she started selling her minimalist silver pieces, which echoed the flow of water and relented to the body’s contours. She would visit the high-end hotels in Paris and look for artists like Picasso and celebrities to get down in the lobby so she could show them her collections. Her most iconic pieces are the Dew Drop earrings and necklaces and the revolutionary bangle-watch, “The Vivianna/Open Watch”, she designed for the world-renowned Danish brand Georg Jensen, for which she began to work exclusively in 1969. In the reference book Twentieth Century Jewelry she was described by Barbara Cartlidge as a “milestone in the history of modern jewelry.”

• Classic Hollywood Style, by Caroline Young, looks at the costumes of more than 30 films from the 1920s to the 1960s
• Christmas decorations: handmade paper trees
• Interview: Anna Wintour warms up about her father, theatre, and the future stars of fashion
• A lovely talk with Jude Law on film, photography and art
• Pärlans Konfektyr, a candy shop in Stockholm, where everything is made by hand, cut by hand and packed by hand
• A wonderful Czech tradition for December
• Easy hors d’oeuvres for the holiday menu

photos and quote: Georg Jensen


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