Marine Edith Crosta studied Fine Arts in Bordeaux, France, before moving to London over a decade ago. Crosta Smith Gallery was born from a collaboration between Marine and her partner, Daniel Smith, in 2018.
Léa Ginac is a French designer based in Nice, whose body of work ranges from furniture and lighting to ceramic vases and objects. Following in the footsteps of her father, she started working as an antique dealer while designing pieces on the side.
We discovered Mario through the 20th-Century pieces he sources and shares on his Instagram account @mkardana_. You’ll find everything from furniture and artworks to vases and objets. Mario recently set up shop on Hackney Road, as part of a community of eagle-eyed collectors and design aesthetes sharing unique ways to decorate space. Mario inherited the collecting gene from his father, and now has his own van which he hopes to take overseas later this year for international sourcing trips. In the meantime, we catch up on other items that Mario collects...
Remember that Be a Lady video narrated by Cynthia Nixon that went viral last year? Or the iconic shot of Rachel McAdams styled with breast pumps? Both were brilliantly masterminded by Alicia Lombardini and Claire Rothstein of GIRLS.GIRLS.GIRLS. We sat down with style director and personal stylist Alicia Lombardini to discuss everything from furniture to IVF.