1. Colour: Green, especially lime green, is an obsession for at least five years now. My kitchen (see the previous post for a photograph, you can see the green wall of my kitchen behind the shoes) and bedroom walls, various home objects, many of my clothes - latest acquisition are my All Star shoes (Chucks) in army green.
2. The Eames lounge chair - I posted before about this, it will haunt me until I get my hands on one (maybe even after I ever do).
3. 50's & 60's Scandinavian furniture - the absolute must for a well designed space. Timeless, elegant, simple, comfortable. What more can one ask for?
4. Alexander McQueen - for me the best fashion designer working today. I wait breathlessly for each new collection of his. The rest of the pack follows.
5. Calvin Klein ads, shot by Bruce Weber. The best ones out there since the late 70s.
6. Christy Turlington - my inspiration and favourite model.
7. Bottega Veneta - Tomas Meier is doing amazing things with this label, from bags to dresses to anything: the modern classics.
8. Sterling silver rings for men - best hand decoration out there.
9. Steven Klein. I do not think I have seen any photos taken by him that I did not like. Ever.
10. Dave McKean. The best illustrator out there. Period.
11. Frank Lloyd Wright. Most of his work is still relevant, his buildings are still talked about, the Guggenheim in NY is still the most beautiful museum out there.
12. Karim Rashid - I'm obsessed with his choice of colours, materials, organic forms. And of course his chess and backgammon sets are gracing my home (along with his dish rack!)
13. Eiko Ishioka. The genius of set and costume design. Her work is rare and exquisite, blending ancient Japanese tradition with modern sensibilities and historical references. You all remember her costumes for Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula.
14. Apple products. Enough said.
15. Fabien Baron. Master art director, he has worked for so many iconic brands that you get dizzy just reading his cv.
16. Marimekko bags. I own one. Sadly only one.
17. Versace from early 80s till early 90s. Everyone wanted to dress and be like the models in his ads (male or female).
18. Texture in fabrics. I love rugged, torn, fuzzy, intricate woven fabrics for clothing and furniture alike.
19. Modern design. Need I say Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe once more?
20. Photographers David Seidner and Herb Ritts. They are no longer with us, but their images are for me unforgettable. David made his subjects look as if they posed for Sergeant, while Herb made his look like Olympian Gods.
Record sleeve - Olivia Newton-John by Herb Ritts