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Archive for July, 2011

Crafty Smiths in Sydney should pop along to the Powerhouse Museum this weekend for the launch of Love Lace (30 July 2011–April 2012), a quirky 130-strong exhibition of lace-inspired artworks, with nary a doily or wedding dress in sight (well, maybe just one or two). Curator Lindie Ward has stretched the definition of lace to […]

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Hotel of the week: Blakes Hotel

Friday, July 29th, 2011

This week, we’ve mainly been wishing we were interior designers, and had the house to prove it. In the meantime, we must make do with sourcing tips from trusted talent like Anouska Hempel and co, and bedding down in temples to grand design, such as Blakes Hotel – London’s first (and finest?) boutique hotel… Style […]

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Our resident TuneSmith Rob Wood has his head in the clouds this month, and come over all ‘chillwave’ and’ nu-folk’. Whatever you call them, though, they’re still great tunes… ALBUM OF THE MONTH Within and Without by Washed Out When? On the runway Why? It’s perfect soundtrack for jetting off for adventure Forget any debate […]

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The Smiths’ SoHo soirée

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

A party in a boutique that sells luxury lingerie and instruments of pleasure? Mais oui, mes amis. This summer, the Smiths jumped into bed with Kiki de Montparnasse for a love-in over our France guidebook… Now a word on ‘party pages’. Hate ’em? Or love ’em? At Smith HQ, we’re ambivalent here about those photo spreads […]

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The original Mr & Mrs Smith (aka Smith co-founders CEO James and CTO Tamara) are fresh off the plane after visit to Asia and reporting back from action with a mini city guide listing five things to love about Singapore… 1 THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL’S ROOFTOP POOL (above) Complete with hidden-away infinity Jacuzzis, a designer […]

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Appy now? The Smiths on your iPhone

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

UPDATE, April 4, 2014 — Download the new Mr & Mrs Smith app from iTunes here. What fits in your pocket, takes you to exciting places, is gorgeous to look at and is chock-full of sexy? The Mr & Mrs Smith iPhone app, of course. It’s been a long time coming, but hey, we’re perfectionists, […]

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With the State of Design Festival currently serving up a stylish smorgasbord of events in Melbourne until 31 July, we’re celebrating the best design stores in town. Our top tip for a one-stop shop is fast-gentrifying Gertrude Street in inner-city north’s grunge-cool Fitzroy, the ideal stamping ground for local or visiting design fans alike. You’ll […]

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With summer dresses and shorts being hastily recovered from the back of our wardrobes, the spa is calling: our need of beauty-boosting treatments has never been greater. Today’s hotel of the week must make us confident enough to bare almost-but-not-quite all. Step up ABaC Restaurant & Hotel in Barcelona, which is more than happy to […]

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This week, we’re delighted to bring you a guest post from Julia Reed – the shopping guru, travel addict and creative director of luxury lifestyle site Taigan and its online magazine, Fetch. She truffles through the best of Stateside cities’ boutiques, food halls and artisan markets to bring back super-stylish address tips (and sometimes further […]

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Enjoy a big short-break adventure, combining hip, historic city stay with chic country escape. This month’s double-destination mini-vacation prescribes a crammer course in Massachusetts’ cultural capital, followed by a dose of fresh air in leafy New England… Compact cornerstone of American history, Boston promises remarkable architecture, exciting dining and an arty atmosphere. Pack comfy shoes […]

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