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The Best of both Worlds 两全其美的境界

Eve Stambolis (Founder of Good Room Interiors & Fold Screens)

Being a mother and business founder of two companies is like having three full time jobs. Many find it a challenge to operate a business or raise children, but Eve Stambolis is doing both very well, and rather glamorously.

She runs two businesses – Good Room Interiors and Fold Screens, and when at home, raises her two boys.

Good Room Interiors is Eve’s personal project that she founded after graduating from interior design. Fold Screens recently started and is a partnership between Eve’s sister, Grace where they provide beautiful bespoke room dividers as an elegant accessory to a new home.

“It is a very busy time right now as I’m juggling everything with just two hands. But I wouldn’t have it any other way because my family means everything to me and I’m also so thankful that I get to wake up every day and do my work which I love,”
says Eve.

Originally from New Zealand, Eve grew up in a household with her mum who was also an interior designer. When she moved to Melbourne more than 10 years ago, she met her current husband, Luke Stambolis, and they traveled to Europe for his work.

“Europe opened my eyes to such beautiful interior design ideas and it was then when I knew what I wanted to do. I had only worked with my mum and a little bit with a domestic textiles company in New Zealand. Good Room Interiors started after I finished university and it just grew from strength to strength by referrals,” explains Eve.

She is also doing very well in the domestic front with her sons of four and six years. It also helps when her husband is the managing director of Pro Build (Victoria).

“Oh, he is the most interesting person I’ve known, and he’s such a hard working and inspiring person. Luke is also a family man who’s very hard working and has a positive outlook in life. While we both work so well bringing up our family, we’re also very busy and thankfully we have a lot of help,” she says.

When Eve does have some free time, she tries to improve her skills at golf which is a new hobby of hers.

“Luke bought me a golf set and I’m determined to be good at the sport. It does provide a bit of down time,” she says,
with a chuckle.

作为一名母亲和商人,还是两家公司的创始人,拥有3个全职工作,一般人会面临的抉择包括执行业务或养育孩子,对于Eve Stambolis来说并非障碍,她兼顾得面面俱到,如鱼
得水。

她所经营的两家企业 – Good Room Interiors和Fold Screens 纵然正处于业务上升期,但唯有她的家庭时光,完全由两名儿子所占据。

Good Room Interiors 是她在室内设计专业毕业后一手创立。而 Fold Screens 是与她的姐妹Grace合伙经营,她们为每个新居增添雅致、量身打造的配件布置。

“这是最忙碌的时刻,毕竟我只有一双手,但不会出现取代方式,因为家人对我来说意味着一切。每天醒来做着自己热爱的工作,我很
感恩。”

出生于新西兰的家庭,母亲也是一名室内设计师。当Eve在十多年前来到墨尔本,她与现任丈夫Luke Stambolis 相遇,并因为后者的工作一起前往欧洲。

“欧洲多姿多彩的室内设计创意让人眼界大开,也让我坚定发展目标。在这之前我只与母亲在新西兰一家纺织品公司工作。Good Room Interiors 其实是我大学毕业后成立的,随后业务也因口碑传递而壮大。”

在家庭方面,她为分别4岁和6岁的孩子们倾注心力,并且积极协助在Pro Build (维多利亚)公司就职董事经理的丈夫。

“哦,Luke是我见过最有趣的人,非常努力工作和擅长鼓动人心。他也是家庭型的男人,刻苦工作,生活中保持积极态度。虽然我们都忙于工作与支撑家庭,但非常幸运获得许多
帮助。”

Eve目前休闲新嗜好是提升高尔夫球技能。

“Luke给我买了一套高尔夫球配备,我决心攻克这项运动,也多出了点闲暇时刻。”她笑着说。

The Cartier Mansion 旗舰店

Cartier Mansion, the iconic flagship store located on the Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street in New York, is one exquisite piece of real estate bought by Pierre Cartier. After almost a century, this building is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017. As homage to the founding legends of the Mansion, Cartier has recently designed a necklace of natural pearls to celebrate the occasion.

Thierry Despont, the lead architect who led the two and a half-year long historic renovation, infuses seamlessly the grand flair of the past with contemporary work to restore it to its full glory. The pristine rooms that houses Cartier’s jewelry are covered with richly-coloured walls, embroidered fabrics and herringbone wood floors. The new boutique has now expanded from 8,600 square feet on two floors to 44,100 square feet on four floors.

Walk through the rooms to truly experience the new façade of this epic construction while enjoying the beautiful displays of jewelry, watches and accessories. Check out its most popular displays at the Mansion – the 69.42-carat pear-shape diamond – that was purchased by Richard Burton for Elizabeth Taylor.

由Pierre Cartier购置,坐落在纽约最繁华的第五大道与第52街的交界处的Cartier Mansion,如今是Cartier最具代表性的超级旗舰店。经过一个世纪的洗礼,这座建筑将在2017年迎来100周年志庆。为了庆祝这座充满传奇色彩的旗舰店迈入百年历史,Cartier特别设计了一款天然珍珠项链作以纪念。

由Thierry Despont为首的建筑团队,总共耗费了两年六个月时间,将这座标志性建筑重新装潢,同时把现代美学品味融入这座荟萃百年历史的建筑当中,赋予它崭新生命。专门陈列珠宝精品的高级珠宝室,全间装饰以色彩丰富的墙面,精绣面料以及人字形木地板。全新翻新后的旗舰店,从原有面积8,600平方米、两个楼层,扩建至44,100平方米,共四个楼层。
游走在这个散透着奢华与高雅品味的室内空间,欣赏充满艺术性的建筑结构,品味无人与之争锋的高级珠宝,腕表和精品配饰。旗舰店内还陈列了与Cartier Mansion同样备受瞩目的镇店之宝–Richard Burton赠予Elizabeth Taylor的69.42克拉梨形钻石。

Rolls-Royce’s New Addition to the Phantom Zenith Collection 汽车配件精品

It does not seem that Rolls-Royce is slowing down anytime soon as a luxurious brand. Its growth over the years continues to impress with remarkable designs, creating some of the rarest and collectible car accessories to date. One of this rare creation includes a Picnic Hamper for the Phantom Zenith Collection; an addition to Rolls-Royce’s magnificent new Bespoke end-of-the-line Phantom models.

There will only be 50 of these items, featuring the favourite Phantom Drophead Coupé and Phantom Coupé models. Some of the exquisite features include leather and wood interior shelving of the hamper containing lead crystal wine glasses, handmade stainless steel cutlery, napkins embroidered with the Rolls-Royce monogram in Arctic White and a handcrafted American Walnut chopping board.

虽然贵为奢华房车的殿堂级品牌,可是Rolls-Royce并未因此满足而停止前进脚步。秉着不进则退的精神,这些年间它努力不懈地突破自我,一再创造出让人刮目先看的创新设计,打造出具有高度珍藏价值而且与时并进的限量汽车配件。这些在市面上难得一见的收藏品,包括了特别为Phantom Zenith系列打造的超奢华野餐盒箱。

全球限量推出50个的野餐盒箱,在外形设计上继承了Phantom Drophead Coupe与Phantom Coupe的优雅风格。野餐盒箱体由胡桃木和顶级皮革打造,内部置放了水晶杯,手工不锈钢餐具,绣上RR标志的素白餐巾以及手工制美国胡桃木砧板。