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When Ilona Hamer isn’t designing collections for Matteau, the minimalist resortwear line that she launched with her sister in 2015, or traversing the globe to style campaigns for Chanel and Frame, the Australian creative consultant and Unconditional co-founder can be found at her beachside home outside of Los Angeles. Here, Hamer shares the timeless essentials she turns to again and again



Striped Cotton-Jersey Top

“The Breton everyone needs. It was based on one my father bought in the south of France in the early 70s. I never leave on a trip without it. It’s one of our best-selling styles for a reason.”

Lucien Clergue



“I am a big admirer of Lucien Clergue’s nudes and love that he also took so many iconic images of Picasso. I am a big believer in working with friends to create the best work. This has been on my coffee table since it came out.”

Diptyque Paris


La Droguerie Candle

“I’m constantly burning candles, incense, or palo santo. ‘Always be burning’ is my motto when in any space. Diptyque’s basil scent is so fresh and green, and it’s great for pre/post-cooking to neutralize the room.”



Il Conico Kettle

“I have tried many kettles, but this one is my absolute favorite. It looks great on the stovetop and, because of the conical design, boils very quickly.”

Vintner’s Daughter


Active Botanical Serum

“I am on what feels like my 100th bottle of this serum. It’s almost all that I use. Simple and effective. Just how I like everything in life!”


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Bolga Floor Basket

“I recently got these handmade baskets from Ghana to use as laundry baskets and couldn’t love them more. They make the laundry process all the more enjoyable—and they double as carry baskets for picnics at the beach as well.”

Paye & Baker


Rare Ilonka Karasz Tea Pot

“I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago and now start everyday with tea. I treated myself to an Ilonka Karasz teapot to make the experience all the more enjoyable. I love the sweet wooden handle and the Deco lines. I always think about who else enjoyed tea from it in the past.”



Earl Grey Loose Tea Tins

“My parents drank this tea every morning and now I do too. It has become the standard to which all earl grey teas are compared. For me, it is the perfect mix of floral and bitter.”

Louis Vuitton


1998 Pre-Owned Monogram Keepall 55

“The ultimate travel bag I take everywhere with me. I bought it vintage so I can really treat it mean while traveling without any guilt.”

Arnolfo di Cambio


Smoke Water Glasses By Joe Colombo, Set of 2

“I have a set of these at home and I love the weight. A conversation starter every time. I serve Negronis in them.”

Rene Malaval


Radar Chairs, Set of Two

“We are renovating our first house by the beach and just got a Rene Malaval table and chairs for outside. With fresh renovations it’s nice to have some character to complement and bring life to the space. I can’t live without a little outdoor oasis to enjoy the sunshine and a cup of tea.”



54mm Oval Sunglasses

“These sunglasses remind me of something Catherine Deneuve would have worn. Slightly modern but totally vintage and with the darkest lens to stay incognito when you need to!”

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