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5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! 08/05/2015 For more inspiration, read on www.karinecandicekong.com

5 things I want right now!

1/ The AA Butterfly chair is one of my favourite pieces of design after the Paulistano chair. It has such an iconic design legacy and still looks amazingly modern considering it was designed in 1938. 2/Following my post on the Hush beachwear collection, I ordered the Kaftan dress in black to take to France with me next week. I already have this lovely glitter clutch and this military jacket. 3/During summer time, I’m usually more of a Birkenstock kind of girls, but for the sake of showing you different alternatives, I think these leather slides from ATP Atelier are really gorgeous (a pair of K Jacques St Tropez would be great too!). 4/Love this new black rattan clutch from Clare Vivier and of course, if you didn’t buy the La Tropezienne tote bag when we had it in the BODIE and FOU Collection, you should really order one from her site. 5/and I love this Dr Jackson’s 04 coconut melt which I bought a couple of weeks ago. It smells wonderful. I was also recommended this Fig + Arrow facial care kit for skins …

The AA Butterfly chair (aka BKF chair)

One of my favourite piece of design, is the iconic and legendary AA Butterfly chair (aka the BFK chair). It is beautifully designed, simple, minimal but also very comfortable. Sadly there is a lot of copies available and at the end of the day, it is a matter of personal choice and budget. I’m not passing judgment :-) but personally, when it comes to design, I’d rather wait until I can afford the real deal or source a vintage one. This one is a re-edition in full respect of the spirit and quality of the original 1938 model. The AA Butterfly chair was originally designed in 1938 by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan  Kurchan. Three young Designers who worked with the pioneer of modern architecture: Le Corbusier, in the thirties. After they went back to Buenos Aires, they formed the “Grupo Austral” and in 1938, created the now famous 197 model that became broadly known as the Butterfly or BFK chair and has been part of the permanent collection at the MoMa Museum in New-York since …