We talk to Kelly Croteau of Maison Plage about The Pleasure of Leisure, daydreaming, the pandemic and our collaboration with Milou Neelen of Hôtel Magique.
Read the full conversation here
Maison Plage is an ode to the meeting of unlikely things—images, artefacts, artworks, ideas—and to the transportive possibilities revealed when they’re collaged. (Its name translates, quite literally, to house and beach, suggesting both French grandeur and the American coast.)
Since its founding in 2019 by Kelly Croteau, it’s become a destination for those seeking rare, out of print, and new books, especially those relating to fashion, art, design and photography—from the avant-garde to the natural world. Each book is hand-selected by Croteau, who travels widely to source them. Custom sets—containing three volumes that interact in unexpected ways—are also available, tailored to the interests and pleasures of the recipient. Maison Plage also consults with private individuals, stores and brands, curating bespoke collections and reference libraries.
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