Glossy Covers: Inside Out's Winter Brights

Glossy Covers: Inside Out's Winter Brights

United Nations? How timely. GWAS is having a particularly humanitarian day. The ultra-bright cover of Inside Out's July/August issue is an import from Italy: it features the home of Patrizia Moroso, who collaborated with her Spanish friend Patricia Urquiola on the design, inspired in part by Uluru! Also this issue is "Dutch design power couple Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings" who, says editor Richard Waller, have a thing for neon colours and geometric shapes.

Waller also had the pleasure of meeting 85-year-old Giovanna Govoni Salvadore on his travels after the Milan International Furniture Fair (full report starting page 49). Her memoir, My Dolce Vita, has just been published. "Prior to taking on the role of public relations director for Villa d'Este 45 years ago, she was Italy's first female public relations executive," writes Waller.

Brisbane jewellery designer Chelsea de Luca's stunning home is enough to make a girl weep; interior designers Lorena Selvatico and Alexandra Morris have a new stationery business called Two Little Birds; Brisbane artist Adam Lester adds "anthropomorphic imperfection to inanimate objects"; Pure and General shop owner Linda Gregoriou poses with her puppy dog; and glossy lady-of-the-moment Pia Jane Bijkerk takes us travelling through her book.

New Yorker sisters Hollister, 32, and Porter, 28, Hovey (cool names!) invite us inside their amazing Brooklyn apartment starting page 118. Their mother, Lana, who died in 2002, was an editor at Mademoiselle in the '70s; their father a gold-mining magnate. They could be modern-day Bouvier sisters with their heirlooms and taxidermy and books and antique things cramming every inch of space, though it does look wonderfully romantic. "We sat down and said, 'Look, this is out of control: there's no more wall space, we've got to stop.' And then we saw the Highland Bull the next day and bought it immediately," says Hollister.

On that note, stay tuned for Amy Choi's Revival column, 'Avoiding Temptation'.

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