Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tabletop Pretty: Voyage en Ikat by Hermès
I first fell in love with Hermès as a senior in college, when I visited Paris over spring break. I was somehow lucky enough to be able to visit the company's museum, which is as close to a "secret" museum as it gets (open by invitation only, not advertised to the public, aka the height of coolness for an art, history, and culture nerd like me). The museum houses artifacts and original products from the company's storied history, from its origins as a luxury saddle maker in the 1800s to the global apparel and accessories behemoth it is today.
Aside from the brand's Birkin bags (which, *sigh*, someday) and classic silk scarves, I most love their china collections. It's hard to beat this collection (which now comes in gold?!?!), but this Voyage en Ikat range might just come close. I love the bright jewel tones, which are a nice change from my everyday whites and platinum. Even a set of the smaller plates would be a nice addition to punch up simple table setting. Here's to hoping that I'll see a few of these pieces under the tree in a few months (*hint hint* husband man), if I can hold out that long!