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Living Etc - - HOMES / ETC -

Gabriel, what’s your desert is­land disc? Erykah Badu’s World­wide Un­der­ground.

A per­fect groove for all oc­ca­sions.

If you were a mode of trans­port…? I’d be a train from the golden age of first-class rail travel. Chic with plenty to see.

Pens and pen­cils or a com­puter? Both, for dif­fer­ent rea­sons. Broad strokes on pa­per, de­tails on the com­puter.

A new tal­ent you would like? Tap danc­ing – mostly so I could pre­tend to be as smooth as Sammy Davis Jr.

Do you have a fail-safe recipe? I make a great soft-boiled egg.

Favourite place for brunch in New York? The Odeon in Tribeca – it’s old-style

New York with great food.


A Cloud light by Ap­pa­ra­tus takes cen­tre stage, while a brass ram’s head and more vin­tage finds add to the eclec­tic vibe. Get the look Find a sim­i­lar side ta­ble at Graham and Green. For sim­i­lar cowhide rugs, check out Rock­ett St Ge­orge.


‘The tiles are orig­i­nal, but we changed the van­ity and de­signed the medicine cab­i­net our­selves,’ says Gabriel. ‘The lights ei­ther side of it were the first pro­to­types for our best­selling Van­ity Sconce light – we wanted flat­ter­ing light­ing in here.’

Get the look For a sim­i­lar van­ity unit, try West One Bath­rooms.

‘The pro­por­tions of the space here were new to us – what lights do you have in rooms with 12ft ceil­ings?’

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