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LE MILE .selected *strangelove NYC


LE MILE .selected *strangelove NYC


 

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june 019
written Hannah Rose Prendergast


The New York-based fragrance brand strangelove nyc prides itself on their unique blend of natural ingredients with the ability to provoke the senses, awaken emotions, and linger there with profound effect.


FOUNDED IN
2013 BY
ELIZABETH GAYNES,

strangelove nyc is passionate about creating highly concentrated, complex fragrances using rare ingredients chosen for their historical properties and sustainably sourced from around the world.

The collection is comprised of four distinct scents—deadofnight, meltmyheart, silencethesea, and lostinflowers—in both an eau de parfum and pure perfume oil format. Each bottle is crafted from the finest French glass and topped with a custom 24 karat gold-plated cap inspired by the ‘golden ratio.’

The brand’s first and most seductive scent, deadofnight, is made from the precious aromatic wood resin, oud. To balance out its aphrodisiac effects are Damask Rose, natural violet leaves, vanilla balsam, sandalwood, amber, and musk. This one is made for the risk takers and the unabashedly indulgent.


meltmyheart is an opulent oriental that owes its warmth to pure orris butter. Oud, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, a hint of absinthe, and French sage boost spirits while purified ginger, mandarin, and dark chocolate complete the adoring scent. This one is made for the hopeful romantics and those bonded for eternity.

silencethesea uses pure ambergris to conjure marine life mysteries and gets its leathery edge from black oud and blue chamomile as well as gentle notes of natural narcissus, tuberose absolute, and mimosa place. Freshened with white truffle and purified angelica, this one is for those who love to make waves.


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production le mile studios

https://strangelovenyc.com


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LE MILE .selected *Jeroboam Paris Perfume


LE MILE .selected *Jeroboam Paris Perfume


 

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may 019


In the beginning there was ORIGINO. Invented by the independent perfumer Vanina Muracciole, ORIGINO is a base composed of a cocktail of musks. This “ball of musks”, concentrated into a perfume extract, marks nothing less than a new beginning.

Jeroboam Paris  Perfume BOAH

Jeroboam Paris
Perfume BOAH


PERFUME IS A
WEAPON FOR
THOSE WHO KNOW
HOW TO USE IT.

For François Hénin, the founder of Jovoy perfumes and boutiques, it is the origin for creating a new olfactory universe: “What was nothing more than a creative olfactory exploration, a game between Vanina and me, led to the genesis of a completely new brand.” Very quickly, the pieces of the puzzle fell into place; at first it was similar to a word game, in the form of advertising slogans.

For François Hénin, the decision to offer perfume in its purest expression came naturally. There is something noble about an extract: it is tailor-made to leave a memorable impression in its wake. This makes it the ideal concentration for those possessed of a flirtatious, provocative nature and strong character, for they understand that perfume is a weapon.

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LE MILE .selected *FREITAG


LE MILE .selected *FREITAG


 

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artist TAGEN DONOVAN
may 019


Back in the 90s, digital designers and brothers Markus + Daniel Freitag were looking for a functional, water-resistent and robust backpack to hold their graphic works. By seeing the heavy multicolored trucks that rumbled infront of their apartment, they got inspired and created a bag from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes, and car seat belts.

R516  Freitag >> Travel Bags >> HILTEN

R516
Freitag >> Travel Bags >> HILTEN

The Freitag
backpacks were
born, taking their
shape in the living
room of their
apartment in Zurich.

Each one recycled their unique Freitag bag. The idea grew and became a great success. Nowadays, the products of Freitag are available in twelve F-Stores as well as at hundreds of resellers around the globe. Also, customers can order one of the over 5000 unique products from the online store presenting an extensive selection of colors, models, and texture. Markus + Daniel still conceive and oversee each new model through the series production by being the Creative Directors of Freitag.


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.selected *AIGNER Enlightenment Fall Winter 2019 Collection


.selected *AIGNER Enlightenment Fall Winter 2019 Collection


 

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april 019


Knowledge, freedom and happiness - moving away from the darkness of the Middle Ages to look towards a bright future based on progress. These were the core ideas of the Age of Enlightenment which AIGNER reinterprets through a fascinating mix of clean and cool shapes, with contrasting rich details, decorations and layered textures.

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One of the main signature elements in the collection is the pansy pattern which breaks away from rational clean lines infusing romanticism in its many interpretations such as the embroidered tulle overalls, long feminine dresses and big-volume pants. Elaborate pearl embroidery embellishes overalls while the discreet elegance of the logo shows in its printed, devorè and degradè versions.

Outerwear garments range from aviator shearling jackets, puffer coats and jackets where cashmere meets nappa leather. From enveloping woollen capes to plush Grandad jackets and tartans, patterns linger on in check silk crepe de chine dresses in ‘Dark Mauve’ and ‘Deep Blue’ shades.

Designs and layers are at play in the silhouettes of big-volume pants, kimonos and long silk and bison-brown leather dresses with edgy shiny-matte detailing. A luxurious touch is added to the outfits through the presence of contrasting details: metallic drawstrings gather volumes together while shimmery metals and golden lurex yarns are juxtaposed to colourful mirror effects and iridescent touches.

Alongside the horse’s head, a new element establishes itself as a real distinguishing feature in the collection: the screw stud, a heritage from the brand‘s longstanding racing history.

The core colours of the collection, such as ‘Night Grey’, ‘Dark Mauve’, ‘Shadow Grey’ and ‘Light Mauve’, are deliberately subtle and muted so as to radiate refinement and class, while shades like ‘Bison Brown’, ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Green’ follow in the “New- Heritage” trend contributing to making prints, details and effects stand out..


https://www.aignermunich.com


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LE MILE .selected *Amanwella Sri Lanka


LE MILE .selected *Amanwella Sri Lanka


 

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march 019
written Alban E. Smajli

Distinct Contemporary Design

Amanwella ́s setting is a scenic country standout arranged on a hillside above a pristine curved bay shared with fishermen and their jewel-hued boats. 

 
ground plan, Amanwella Ocean Suite  (c) Tim Jahn, le mile studios

ground plan, Amanwella Ocean Suite
(c) Tim Jahn, le mile studios

 

This contemporary all-suite complex touts 30 spacious, calming, and uncluttered villas that are constructed from timber, stone, and local clay tiles. To the west, wild palm trees sway in the wind above a sandy grove backed by thick tumbling vegetation while to the east, great boulders seal the shoreline. Sri Lanka ́s Buddhist temples and impossibly green tea plantations make this island one seriously photogenic place that acts as a melting pot for landscapes, cultures, animals, and activities. Whether you ́re up for the scenic railway travels, wildlife safaris, hiking different world-heritage destinations, or simply traveling the island for leisure, Sri Lanka fulfills every traveler ́s desire. 

The Amanwella luxury resort is situated on Sri Lanka ́s sun-baked south coast on the sleepy fishing town of Tangalle and is the perfect hideaway and home base to explore all that Sri Lanka has to offer. The resort is fabulous with the little touches: large tropical fruit bowls, pretty frangipani blooms, delicious and freshly baked coconut cookies, high quality publications that showcase all the destinations AMAN serves, and gifts for their guests to make their stay meaningful. 

King-size beds belong in airy rooms with high wooden ceilings while floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows and tropical-inspired sliding wooden doors on either side let the sunshine and the sound of the waves pour in the interior. Details unique to the resort include quasi-modern massive living rooms with dark kithul wood furnishings and a taupe colour scheme. There is no television in any of the suites, instead there is an undiluted view on the 800-metre beachfront and coconut grove to enjoy from the terrace while being serenaded by the sounds of peacocks as the refreshing breeze brushes your skin. The bathroom is a vast space with a large free-standing tub, a separate tropical shower, and thanks to the sliding doors, it even provides direct access to the pool for spontaneous dips that comes with a day bed for afternoon naps. 

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Amanwella has embraced a stripped back aesthetic that lets the idyllic surroundings take centre stage. A perfect place for meditation, morning yoga lessons, or a daily cup of black tea are what Sri Lanka is famous for. Inspired by the celebrated Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, the resort flows effortlessly within its environment, keeping their guests’ experience as original and authentic as possible. Also, the properties blend seamlessly with the surroundings to maintain balance and harmony. The hue of the exterior walls perfectly matches the sand encompassing the resort and the simplicity of its streamlined design all transition harmoniously within the open airy spaces. Kerry Hill found inspiration in sharp angles and almost-monumental proportions from past century architecture. The lines of design exude very strong modernist influences. 

The main restaurant is a simple pavilion-style linear building, located just above the resorts ́ 47-metre-long infinity pool and adjacent to the bar with outdoor seating and sweeping views. It basks in heavenly sunset panoramas during dinner time and proffers an international fusion menu that combines fine dining and focuses on Mediterranean and Asian cuisine with plenty of traditional Sri Lankan dishes like egg hoppers or curries.

The sheets of glass on the facade of the bar next to the restaurant reflect the tropical sky and strong sun on the outside and ensure a great view from the inside. 

The resort allows its guests to unplug and try out Ayurveda experiences, relax on sun loungers on the outdoor banquette, and dine privately on the al-fresco culinary treatments. Its pace is seductively slow and invites everyone who is searching for comfortable and peaceful moments to observe the waves of the turquoise Indian Ocean.

The Amanwella is an unadulterated island-paradise bliss. 
 

https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanwella

 

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LE MILE .selected *M C K N G B R D


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march 019

Designed in Denmark, hand-made in LA
Introducing MCKNGBRD— iPad cases that are protective, versatile and beautiful.

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In a world that often moves too fast, with too many things that become disposable too quickly, we wanted to make a personal tech accessory with quality and substance. A MCKNGBRD iPad case is a long-term companion, designed with rigorous functionality and impeccable style, to have and to hold. 

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Elegant enough for the boardroom and rugged enough for a casual hike, every single component of our products has been designed with obsessive attention to detail by Danish product designer Sebastian Holmbäck in collaboration with luxury accessories designer Jocelyn Mason. The cases are made of fine Italian leather, which only gets more beautiful as the case ages and develops a patina. All products are handcrafted in our small LA factory by experienced craftsmen who have spent decades honing their skills.

The intelligent and resourceful mockingbird serves as a symbolic muse for the brand. The mockingbird’s unique ability to mimic the sounds of its environment makes it one of nature’s most skilled adopters. Our goal is to make products that are similarly ingenious and versatile.


see the collection
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LE MILE .selected *Niyama Private Islands Maldives


LE MILE .selected *Niyama Private Islands Maldives


 

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march 019
written Alban E. Smajli

NATURE´S PLAYGROUND:

During a scenic 45-minute seaplane transfer from Malé to the Dhaalu Atoll, we enjoyed a breathtaking aerial view of the turquoise Indian Ocean with hundreds of sandbars and green islands. We arrived at the jetty of the resort where we were welcomed by our attentive and cheerful thakaru Ting. Niyama Private Islands is spread out over two isles - “Play” and “Chill” - and filled with thousands of different-sized coconut palm trees that rustle in the wind. The first thing that strikes one upon arrival is the infinite peace that makes you feel as if you were in your very own tropical paradise.

ground plan, Niyama Beach Pool Villa  (c) Tim Jahn, le mile studios

ground plan, Niyama Beach Pool Villa
(c) Tim Jahn, le mile studios

It is this special feeling, according to Niyama ́s Cluster Director of PR & Communication, Deveekaa Nijhawan, that makes the island perfect for tourists who want to escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday life, whether they ́re with their families, on a surfing trip, or simply looking for leisure and pleasure and a bit of what Niyama bills as their ‘nature ́s playground.’

Spacious and elegant high wooden ceiling villas are built over the water or come with direct beach access. The Beach Pool Villas are our top pick and come equipped with enormous beds. A pool in the suite ́s private garden is perfect for a dip at midnight and there is a tropical outdoor rain shower and huge ceramic bathtub to bathe under the starry sky. On the outdoor deck, you can enjoy the view of endless blues and heavenly sunsets. The islands are eco-friendly and provide their guests with bicycles to bike to places like SURF SHACK for some Sundowners before enjoying the breezy ride back to their villas.

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It ́s still a mystery to us how you can have the highest standard of privacy and peace even though there are 134 studios on the two islands. You rarely see other guests cycling through the labyrinths full of coconut trees, ferns and other tropical plants or on the epic wooden bridge that connects the Play and Chill. However, Niyama can be as peaceful and quiet or as busy and active as each guest desires. No matter if you are looking for adventure, relaxation, romance, surfing, or exclusive dining, Niyama offers tropical-island chic at its finest. It has something for everyone: speed boating to find spinner dolphins and flying fishes, one-on-one surfing lessons and scuba diving to spot turtles and reef sharks, and hopping on a boatbus that brings you to SUBSIX, a restaurant six metres below the water. The restaurant turned nightclub comes highly recommended for its top-notch local lobster set menu with champagne while dining in the company of stingrays, snappers, and sharks that pass by your table.

And for those who are looking to get a gym session in, check out PUMP or ACTIVE where you can play pool, air-tennis, regular tennis, or badminton. It’s safe to say that there is plenty to do here!

The setting boasts an impressive number of culinary attractions to dine. There ́s the Maldives-only Afro-Latin restaurant named TRIBAL that combines fine dining with cuisines from Africa, Central, and South America. Then the atmospheric three-top Asian restaurant, NEST, is six metres above ground amongst Banyan trees and showcases a fantastic teppanyaki-style experience to the tune of tropical birds. On the ground, there ́s a garden that bears extra hot Maldivian chillies, fresh coriander, watermelon, and salads. Local fishermen also bring their daily catch of yellowfin tuna or mahi mahi.

The Niyama Private Islands is an absolute sensation with its postcard perfect rustling palm trees and white sand refreshed by the palest turquoise that the Indian Ocean has to offer.
 

https://www.niyama.com/

 

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LE MILE .selected presents College x Aries Arise: The Penny Loafer.


LE MILE .selected presents College x Aries Arise: The Penny Loafer.


 

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july 018

College:

An institution of higher learning, the place to go to earna bachelor’s degree. And College is also the name of thefootwear brand which has the coolest take on that all-time collegiate classic: the penny loafer. Just recently, iconic loafers brand College (founded in the 50s) and the London-based avantgarde streetwear-imbued brand Aries have teamed up for an exclusive collaboration.

 
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Penny loafers are a global phenomenon, owing their origins to American Indian moccasins, and further linked to the comfortable leather shoes worn by Norwegian fisherman in the early twentieth century. These were adapted by Americanshoemakers in the mid 1930’s, and loafers quickly became the fashion footwear standard on college campuses across the nation.

It wasn’t only students who wore penny loafers. Everyone did –from Grace Kelly to James Dean, Paul Newman or J.F.K., preppies and nerds alike, the girl next door, the boy down the road, in the country or the city. Their appeal remained steadyand broad through the 1960’s, and has periodically resurgedever since.

The latest revival was in the 80’s, when youth subcultures theworld over adopted the hitherto establishment preppy look, injecting it with a touch of wit and irony in the process. College was very much on the scene when the Italian Paninaro movement took hold, and fashion obsessed youth gave the Americana look a special Italian twist. 

Today, College brand loafers take the look to a new style pitch. Bold. Sophisticated. Playful. Smart.

And most definitely NOW. For s+s018, take your pick between pitch black, radiant white or bright red leather College loafers, made in Italy and impeccably detailed with zig zag edging at the top of the vamp, along the heel seams, and at the sides of the pennyloafer’s signature feature: the strip of leather across the instep,with its cut-out slit to hold a coin. 

Or make your mark in Antick Cross College loafers, a big graphic X in a contrasting color splashed across the front, be it white on black or red, or red or black on white. The two-tone story continues with Antick Stripe, where white loafers have been boldly road-striped in black or red, while fans of theunderstated will fall for Antick Stripe Black/Black’s almosthidden fashion accent.

 

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LE MILE .selected presents objects from the &tradition collection 2018.


LE MILE .selected presents objects from the &tradition collection 2018.


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may 2018




 

As the name suggests, &tradition believes firmly in the talent and vision of past designers. The studio also believes in the celebration of new designers who are forging their own paths to become the avant-garde designers of the future. 

 
rug_ The Moor, AP5–AP8 by All The Way To Paris

rug_ The Moor, AP5–AP8 by All The Way To Paris

 

This Danish studio has curated a collection of work that spans an incredible timeline of talented designers. One of the masters &tradition boasts is the Moor rug by design studio All the way to Paris. Inspired by the vast, heather-covered hills in the countryside of their native Scandinavia, The Moor rugs capture the ambience of the landscape. “This collection of rugs focuses on texture, shape and depth of colour – not patterns,” explains Founders and Partners Tanja Vibe and Petra Olsson Gendt. “Our intention with the rugs is to gather a room together both emotionally and aesthetically. To create a feeling of closeness and to somehow ‘ground’ the room.”  

Located on the castle grounds of Copenhagen's Kastellet overlooking the waterfront promenade that is home to the Little Mermaid, The Langelinie Pavilion stands with a resilient spirit. The first Pavilion chair was built in 1885. The second was built in 1902 for the Royal Danish Yacht Club but was sadly destroyed during World War II. The current Pavilion was built 1958 by architect couple Eva and Niels Koppel in homage to modernism. Echoing its own ability to endure is the Pavilion chair by Norwegian design firm Andersen & Voll, established black in 2009 by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll.  

"Anderssen & Voll succeeded in embracing the technology of modernism without being limited to its often rigid functional doctrine. By making both the veneer seat and back curved, they pushed technology to the limit. Available with or without armrests in a choice of wood veneer with versions in textile or leather, the look remains light. It's a chair you wouldn't expect to be this elegant designed to stand the test of time." says Martin Kornbek Hansen, founder of &tradition.  

The FlowerPot Lamps became synonymous with the Flower Power movement from the late 60´. Reecting a break from convention to embrace a more open, modern mentality that promoted peace and harmony. Such was the mindset of their designer, Verner Panton. One of the most forward-thinking talents of his time. The lamp’s simple design consisting of two semi-circle spheres facing each other is not only an icon of that era, the FlowerPot Lamps remain equally as appealing to new generations. Especially in the new series of colours launched by &tradition. 

The Fly Series by Space Copenhagen is a lounge collection made up of two sofas, an armchair, two tables and a pouf. Pushing the idea of lounging to its fullest, Fly is a series that allows the user to sit, lie, rest, and relax. Unlike many of the sofas and easy chairs in Scandinavian design history, Fly does not impose any particular posture onto the sitter. The seat itself is optimised for comfort, with loose cushions for the back that can be arranged according to the user’s own needs. 

The products prove their timelessness and worth, being both desirable and stylish all these years later; true legacies.

chair_ Pavilion by Anderssen & Voll
lighting_ Flowerpot by Verner Panton
sofa_ Fly Sofa with side tables by Space Copenhagen

credits_ all illustrations done by savignacillustrations 
Benjamin Savignac

www.andtradition.com

 

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