This Insta-Famous Designer’s Signature Lipstick Reminds Her of Her Favorite Material
Plus India Mahdavi’s “tried-and-true” paint-color trio.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:19 AM
Welcome to 10 Things, where we ask our favorite creatives and tastemakers to share what brings joy to their lives (because it might enhance yours, too). India Mahdavi, the Tehran-born, Paris-based architect and designer, has a thing for ROYGBIV. Known for her brightly hued and oft-Instagrammed projects like the Gallery at Sketch in London, Mahdavi is gearing up for another spectrum-spanning moment next March: the release of her first book, a retrospective of her colorful career. Here, she shares the 10 things that make her happy, from Domino’s Fall Style issue.
After discovering Alberto Sorbelli’s work, I was immediately struck by his ambiguous visions of flowers, so hybrid they could be mistaken for strange creatures.
I can’t get enough of the view from my kitchen window. The company Le Vert a Soi created a Persian garden with jasmine, pomegranates, and geraniums that reminds me of paradise.
The new showroom at 29 Rue de Bellechasse—a volumetric canvas where I can experiment and explore in three dimensions.
This elegant electric Moustache bicycle is my loyal companion on numerous imaginary journeys during lockdown.
Part of why I love this Chanel lipstick is because it’s from the Velvet collection, and velvet has always been one of my favorite materials. It captures and reflects light in a unique way.
Bugs is a childhood buddy. I bought him at the Paul Bert Serpette flea market on a rainy Sunday, and he has had a special place in my bedroom ever since. His little face melts my heart.
The mid-heel height of these Prada sandals makes for the perfect balance between comfort and style.
The paint palette I conceived for Atelier Mériguet-Carrère is tried-and-true: I have used these hues, full of light and softness, in many of my signature projects.
This brass piece, which I purchased from an antiques dealer in Los Angeles, serves as a constant reminder that asking questions is sometimes more important than having answers.
A fair-trade embroidered cushion from my collection with Monoprix brings all the good fall vibes.