DESIGN MEETS BEAUTY
New York’s Malin + Goetz is the aesthete’s skincare brand of choice. A focus on organic healing ingredients comes from co-founder Matthew Malin, who struggled with over-the-counter lotions for his eczema, while the design kudos is thanks to his other half, Andrew Goetz, who used to work for Vitra. Now it has opened not one, but two stores in London. Located in Islington’s Upper Street and Covent Garden’s cobbled Monmouth Street, both are in Victorian buildings that have been beautifully converted by British architects Jonathan Tuckey Design. The Islington store (above right) has an Edwardian apothecary étagére cabinet. Monmouth Street (above left) is more minimal, with plywood walls. 6 Monmouth Street, London WC2; 146 Upper Street, London N1 (malinandgoetz.com).