I have a confession: I have always been mad about grey. Hence I found this entry about how to choose the right shade of grey paint on madaboutthehouse.com very edifying and thought I would share it with you. Here are some examples of variations of grey. For the full article and advice on how to work with grey, see choosing the right shade of grey paint. Advertisements
Harmony. Serenity. Beauty. These are the words that are coming to my mind during this virtual visit of talented architect Joseph Dirand ‘s flat in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This beautiful flat located in an hotel particulier in Paris has been beautifully refurbished by the architect who restored original features, giving this space a timeless yet contemporary feel thanks to the choice of furniture, colours and materials. Superbe. via AD Magazine, Le Luxe minimal selon Joseph Dirand, article by Sophie Pinet.
We all be prejudiced against any material produced and/or sourced from China and sometimes, we should not. Tù Textiles is a design company, founded by an American architect and Australian designer, both based in Beijing, which demonstrates that the Chinese textile industry is able to supply material produced in a way which is both environmentally and socially responsible. That is for the philosophy. As for the result, judge by yourself: I find these cushions made of 100% organic cotton, reproducing […]
I came across Marie Daâge beautiful hand painted tableware. This fine porcelain de Limoges has this timeless elegance which conveys a delicate sense of abundance and warmth. Have a look at the “horizon” collection. This will definitely add an exquisite christmassy feel to your table…. and well I can only adhere to creations which contributes to preserve and perpetuate traditional crafts…. To have a glance on how beautiful and magical refined craftsmanship can be, click on this link.
Marset is a Spanish based light manufacturer. I could have said lamps manufacturer, but actually light is what Marset is about really, in the sense of creating an atmosphere. Marset team designs and manufactures all of its products. Here is my favourite one: the Scotch Club Lamp.
Hartô is a French design brand and young designers studio, created in 2011. Hartô launched its first collection in September 2013. Its products are designed in-house by a team of designers and produced in France or Europe by small factories and workshop where manual work is at the heart of the production process. Hence clever design and attention to details which results in beautiful products with high quality standards. Have a look and if you happen to be in Paris, […]
Whether on a courtyard (if you are lucky enough to live somewhere south and dry, at least during part of the year) or in a living room, I find these wool beanbags and rugs to be just perfect. Designed by the Spanish born London based designer Hector Serrano and produced by the Spanish company Gandia Blasco, they will give a warm and refreshing feeling to any space. I don’t know about you, but personally, I can smell mint tea just by […]
I love rugs and runners. They change the atmosphere of a space. But there are some areas of your home where they are more likely to get stained, say in a kitchen, beneath a dining table, in a hallway or if you have children around. Here come scandinavian plastic rugs. I do not want to get too practical but the fact that most of them are machine washable is definitely a plus to me. Here are some nice examples. See […]
Given that we are heading towards November, which is never good news for me as I know I will be craving light for several months, I thought I would cheer up by sharing a post on a wonderful place somewhere south. Here are some pictures (via ADMagazine) of the house of Consuelo Castiglioni, the brilliant and creative founder of the brand Marni. This place has this sort of effortless chic with a hippie twist together with the scents of the […]
Washi paper is used in Japan since the 16th century as wrapping paper as well as a material for writings and paints as it is very strong and does not easily tear. Though very hard-wearing, it is also very delicate and subtle which makes it a very interesting material. You might have come across washi paper tape, which is perfect to stick images on a wall, for example above a working desk, as it comes in all colours and patterns […]
Washi paper is used in Japan since the 16th century as wrapping paper as well as material for writings and paints as it is very strong and does not easily tear. Though very hard-wearing, it is also very delicate and subtle which makes it a very interesting material. Kamihimo are long strings made out of this washi paper. Sandra Clodion, a French artisan trained in upholstery, discovered kamihimo during Maison&Objets in 2008. She was looking for raw material to use […]
I would recommend to go to the flagship store of the “Compagnie Francaise de L’Orient et de la Chine” (CFOC) in Boulevard Haussmann, Paris. The shop has been newly redesign by Sarah Lavoine as well as the YOKO exquisite restaurant (book your lunch in advance). From September 2nd 2013 to November 9, 2013, it will be exhibiting work from Hiroko Takahashi which mixes tradition and provocation. The kimonos and fabrics are incredibly delicate, using the finest and most traditional craftsmanship, […]
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