Amandine Alessandra
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Something different


Last weekend I was invited by chic online collective PAD Lifestyle to visit them at luxury lifestyle showcase Elite London at the Rizon-Jet Biggin Hill airport. Private jets and classic vintage cars are not quite my usual gig but it felt a bit like a holiday away from it all — I salute you reader who knows what half-term means — and if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you’ll have noticed that I’m a sucker for design fairs.

Based in Edinburgh, PAD sources and curates home and fashion brands from around the world; more recently they’ve also started providing a consultancy service for interiors projects, with success. It was hard to believe how much they had managed to fit in this island of textures and cosiness in the middle of an otherwise particularly polished, on the verge of cold, showcase, as you’d expect from a luxury display in an airport.

In their small but super chic living room you could try to resist stroking Bloomingville Tibetan lambskin cushions resting on Jonathan Adler grey Herringbone peruvian rug and Milano Wingback chairs (PAD is the UK official retailer for Jonathan Adler), smell a Tom Dixon Air scent candle or a Neom Happiness diffuser, chuckle at tongue-in-cheek Pols Potten ceramics bringing touches of humour to the display, like the Hiding Lady lamp (even the shade is made of fine white porcelain!) or the Undressed tea set, designed by Esther Hörchner. Can’t wait for a chance to use some of these as props in a shoot sometimes soon.