A List of Useful Recommendations — June
1. Notable interiors photographer François Halard has released a beautiful book of polaroids, entitled 56 Days in Arles. A delicately composed visual diary of time spent living with objects in confinement at Halard’s hôtel particulier.
2. A new Charlotte Perriand show opens on Saturday at the Design Museum. Subtitled ‘The Modern Life’, the exhibit tells the story of how this woman subtly changed what our lives look like forever. Win a pair of tickets with Patter!
3. Our Danish friends at Tekla have released a super cute collection of mini-me sleepwear and bathrobes for kids. The oversized fits are perfect for little people to grow into.
4. Herlum make natural hand wash products inspired by founder Isadora Belfort’s childhood in Latin America. The tropical scents use repurposed floral waste from the perfume-making process, and fully recycled packaging that will elevate any domestic sink.
5. Arket’s latest soft swimwear range is composed from used plastic bottles and recycled polyester yarn. Elegant necklines are most desirable in gentle yellow, with enough style appeal to wear in (and out of) the water.
6. Melon and strawberry soft serve sorbet is on the menu at Leila’s Shop and well worth the trip. Just double check the opening times.
7. Offsite.Studio is a multidisciplinary studio focused on dynamic artist collaborations. Their latest show in Los Angeles is entitled Sized: An exhibition and platform of works for the home and life. Pieces on show span an interesting line up of 40 creatives including Vanessa Beecroft, Tiwa Select & Permanent Collection.
8. If heading to Portobello Market for a Friday morning vintage haul, we recommend a coffee stop at Skye Gyngell’s new farm shop Spring-to-Go on Ledbury Road. Expect elegant provisions, fresh tulips, sugary buns and natural cordials on ice.
9. UK band Sault are a compelling collective of mystery musicians, no photos, no interviews, no live shows. A few of our favourite tracks feature on some recent Patter Playlists. Sault have just announced a new album called Nine, released next week on salt.global for 99 days only.
10. The 2021 Serpentine Pavilion opened this month, designed by architectural practice Counterspace and directed by Sumayya Vally. The design is based on past and present places of meeting, and the sense of belonging those spaces offer within London’s diverse neighbourhoods. The public pavilion (free to visit) pays homage to the scarcity of such places, that hold and connect communities together.
Ellie Hay is founder and creative director of Patter. She has written for publications including AnOther.com, T Magazine and Dazed Digital as well as lecturing at London College of Fashion.