Photographer, videographer and artist Magdalena Wosinska was born near Krakow, Poland before her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was 9 years old. She picked up her first camera at 14 and so began an instant love affair that blossomed into a successful career (Wosinska has self published several art photography books and has built up an impressive portfolio of commercial work for publications such as Vogue and the New York Times and brands including Mercedes Benz and Urban Outfitters).
Known for her unique style that captures a youthful energy, spontaneity and authentic sense of fun, she shoots all the time, carrying a camera on her shoulder and preferring to be part of the moment, placing her lens in the middle of it all. Wosinska splits her time between her historic – and painstakingly restored – 1911 hunting lodge home in Highland Park and her latest renovation project, an adobe house in Pioneertown near Joshua Tree. “It has been an amazing process,” she says. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes and really started to master patience with this house.” Here she shows off Flaneur’s Tricolor Tie Dye collection and talks design inspiration.
Who are your favorite photographers?
Where do you find inspiration for your design aesthetic?
I travel the world for work so I get to see a lot of things. I’m in love with the Amangiri Hotel in Utah. That place has been a huge inspiration to me.
How would you define your interior design style?
Simple, minimal, monochromatic and clean.
What’s the last thing you bought for your home?
A small table from Bolivia to serve tea.
What’s your favorite room in your house?
The master bedroom. It has so much natural light and looks over the mountains.
If you were a color, which one would you be and why?
I would be off white, I like simple clean things but I also don’t want anything to stark so if I stained myself while drinking tea, it would not be as noticeable.
Do you have a bedtime or morning ritual?
I don’t have a bedtime routine but I do oil pulling every day as my morning ritual.
What do you do to relax?
Ceramics is my peace. Sitting in silence with clay in the hands is my favorite thing. It’s grounding and allows me to let go emotionally of any burdens.
What’s on your bedside table?
I don’t have one! It’s built into the wall.
Where is your dream travel destination?
Or Use what inspires you to curate a design aesthetic
Visit the Color House