Month: March 2007

Our favourite Interior Designer: Jacqueline Morabito

Jacqueline Morabito is without a doubt one of the most talented French Interior Designer & Architect and Elodie & I have always been huge fans of her simple, contemporary, minimalist style which she often mixed beautifully with vintage pieces. Below are pictures of a house she designed in the south of France (in the heart of an oak grove) now on the market…in case you were looking for a beautiful French home to live in happy ever after. Morabito’s style hugely influenced us when we designed the BODIE and FOU website and put together the first collection….In fact, she is one of the few persons I would love to http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

EASY LIVING: roll up roll up

Our Red Leaves blind is featuring in Easy Living this month and they’ve just asked us to send them another design for their Summer issue, which is pretty cool….And two of my favourite US blogs: Decor8 and Apartment Therapy have also posted them so thanks for this! We have received a lot of enquiries from customers interested in these designs made to order so I’m pleased to inform you that the designers can make them to order. Email us your size requirements & quantity and we will get a quote for you but if your window is less than 1 m wide, the blinds on BODIE and FOU are easy to cut and adjust. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Loving Danish Designs: Part 3: Birgit Oestergaard

I discovered Birgit Østergaard 2 years ago at Maison & Objet in Paris where I go regularly to outsource innovative, unique designs for BODIE and FOU and Wheredidyoubuythat.comI fell in love with her lighting designs made of sailcloth on the spot so I was really pleased that she let BODIE and FOU introduce all her lighting designs online!Birgit is an artist and the aesthetic expression is crucial to her work. The sculptural idea for the sailcloth series came to life at an exhibition at the art museum in Aarhus in 1999.What set her designs apart is that her amazing lights can evolve in your home as this unique piece of art in constant development and as the owner of one of her pieces, you actually take part in the design process and form your own luminous sculpture to create a contemporary piece of art. There aren’t necessarily the most affordable lights but you get more than just a light, you get a piece of Birgit’s Art and I find her designs inspired by Nordic’s natural …

Loving Danish Designs: Part 2: Louise Campbell

Louise Campbell is probably one of Denmark’s hottest talents. I really love the feminine lines of the Prince Chair (first picture) produced by Danish company Hay. Apartment Therapy explains how Campbell came to design it. I also love the funky side of her ‘Hello Gorgeous’ mirror…..wouldn’t you feel on top of the word each morning if you had a mirror like this at home…. I had previously posted pictures of her studio but ufortunately Campbell website has now be revamped and the photos of her studio are no longer available…shame. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Happy customer

We received a lovely email from a customer on Saturday….She wrote: “I placed an order with you yesterday afternoon – and it arrived this morning at 8am! Thank you – what fantastic service. (You are my new secret weapon for all sorts of gifts, a hit every time.)” It always feels good to make our customers happy and satisfied but it was also very nice that this kind lady took the time to write to us. So if you have had a particularly good or bad experience, do not hesitate to contact us as your comments and suggestions can only help us to get better and provide you with better services. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs