Month: May 2011

Don’t you think social media made you more creative?

While building my Pinterest folder searching for inspiring ideas for my home and our first mail order catalogue, I came across these beautiful images taken by Lars Botten.It may take a few years before I take nice shots like this but I realized this afternoon that I’m looking at photography, fashion and creative inspiration in a complete different way than I used to, let’s say before starting blogging.Nowadays, I will look at the light of a photo or the stylism, I will try to imagine how I could replicate a similar atmosphere or setting in my own photos.I think that even if some still think that social media a fad – although I think its more down to the fact that something better comes along on the market like Pinterest and we just move on with the next best thing because it’s quicker and easier to use – blogging, facebook, Tumblr and now Pinterest have made us all a lot more creative and have made us better at writing, sewing, styling or taking photography, whatever …

Father’s Day moodboard {By Aurora}

I’m SU-PER excited about our UK Bank Holidays weekend starting tonight because I have plans you see, DIY, creative plans!I’m planning to paint our bathroom to cover the wall which blue like these (gorgeous on plates but a bit too 80s for my taste in a bathroom), style the cupboard I painted last weekend with blackboard paint, go to the Flower market in Columbia Road to get an Olive tree for our front door and take photos of Mila for her Birthday invitation because that’s it, we’ve decided on the theme…. It won’t be an Ugly Betty party but an Old Men pool party with kids having mustache, hats, braces etc…and of course catch up with friends.And frankly given the awful weather we are having, it will be nice to just potter around the house.In the meantime, I leave you with this beautiful Father’s Day inspired moodboard because the big day pour les papas is on 19th June and if you’re looking for something special, you know that here we have only very special things! …

Mia and her blog…

A little bit of link love to finish the day….Mia and her blog Some Kind of Wonderful…full of goodies. Have a nice evening.I feel like pasta with salmon and creme fraiche tonight…What about you? Via here Un petit lien sympa pour finir la journee….Mia et son blog Some Kind of Wonderful…plein de jolies choses. Passez une bonne soiree J’ai envie de pates au saumon et a la creme fraiche ce soir…Et vous? http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

My home in France {The Kitchen}

Despite all the photoshoots (here and here and there), I’ve never managed to have a shot that was showing the three pendant lights by Kathleen Hills I hung in the kitchen of our holidays home….until my brother took this photo.So from left to right, you can see the Star pendant light, the Cone pendant light and the Large pendant light.The Screen poster on the release figures of Trainspotting is from my days working at Universal Pictures International and the Kitchen units are from our Swedish friends. Malgre tous les photoshoots (ici et ici et la), je n’ai jamais pu avoir une photo de la cuisine montrant les trois suspensions de Kathleen Hills que j’avais accroche dans la cuisine de notre maison de vacances….jusqu’a ce que mon frere prene cette photo. Donc de gauche a droite, vous pouvez voir la Star pendant light, la Cone pendant light et la Large pendant light. Le poster Screen poster avec les ventes du film Trainspotting est un souvenir de ma vie anterieur chez Universal Pictures International et les unites …

Beautiful wooden desk

I have spent the morning drooling over House Doctor catalogue, ordering more goodies for our shop (tough job huh!) and of course! re-ordering this light…but today I’m really in love with this beautiful, wooden desk that a customer asked us to add to our collection.I like how the three drawers come in three different colours. It’s little detail like this that I love and make our collection a bit more special….I thinkTalking of which, since last night, we had an unusual amount of orders from Australia and I was wondering if anyone knew if we had been featured in a blog or in the press….Jeska told me on twitter that one of her friends from Australia had facebooked this bag onto her page…Gosh I love social media! It’s such a nice, happy way to share creative, beautiful things!xoxo J’ai passe la matinee a ‘baver’ sur le catalogue de House Doctor, a commander des nouveaux objets super sympas pour le magasin (mon boulot est un enfer huh!) et bien sur! a re-commander cette lampe…mais aujourd’hui, j’ai …

Black kitchen units

via Tant Johanna I keep collecting images of kitchen with white units…different styles…a bit Deli looking, a bit industrial, often contemporary but always white and BAM! I see the above and I’m thinking..umm…black units, how you doin’? http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Sunday inspiration/DIY project

So back home, instead of painting our bathroom as I had planned, I painted the cupboard under our stairs with blackboard paint and I love the result! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs