Month: June 2011

Do you know what you’re doing?

Tomorrow night, Mila will perform in the Chiswick Theatre Arts’s Annual Show: Annie. As the dress I ordered for her hasn’t arrived yet, I was sewing the back of her old pink Fairy dress because Lucas destroyed the tutu and now we can see her bum…Mila (looking at me sewing) “Maman, do you know what you are doing?”Me: “umm….yes I think so“Mila: “OK, well that’s good then”Pffu…lucky it is then! I like how serene this looks and which can be easily achieved at home…paint floorboards in black, source an old piece of wood, use these stone hooks on the walls et voila! House designed by Whiting Architects Demain soir, Mila va jouer dans le spectacle annuel du Chiswick Theatre Arts: Annie. Comme la robe que je lui ai commande n’est pas encore arrivee, hier soir, j’ai cousu le derriere de sa robe parce que Lucas a massacre le tutu et maintenant on voit les fesses de Mila.Mila (qui me regarde coudre) “Maman, est ce que tu sais ce que tu fais?”Me: “umm….oui je crois“Mila: “OK, …

House swap anyone??

I’m embracing the concept of house swap…Our Summer house is rented out the whole Summer until 3rd September and with the launch of the first BODIE and FOU mail order catalogue, I can really go away in September so if anyone has a nice family home in the South of France…and I mean down south where the Sun is, we will be happy to do a house swap either in our house in the Bay of Arcachon when its available (or this one for 6 people which is available in July) or with our London home (although this one is still a labour of love in the making!).I really love this house in Nimes which belongs to designer Myriam Balaÿ Devidal. Love the joyful mix of picture frames on the wall, the walls left as they are after taking the wallpaper off, the white bedroom with the mezzanine (…a dream), the bold wallpaper, the Bookshelf wallpaper next to a real bookshelf and the sense of space, freedom and happiness….and I love Myriam’s lamps!Can I come, …

I love this!

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. It has been a little bit busy these last 2 weeks working on our catalogue. I need a little break here but this cheered me up…How cute is this?? Our customer’s baby daughter in Portugal climbing our white ball chair* Thanks Ana for this wonderful image! Update:Talking of getting cheered up…What about this lovely email I got on Tumblr! one word: WOW! Actually 4 more…Thank you very much! (C) Ana F Louro *back in stock this week http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I want!

Once I’ve decided which one I want between the yellow, the leopard or the red that arrives next week, I’ll get back to you!The yellow is made of super soft leather…honestly it feels better than chocolate! The leopard would look very sexy for this winter. I’m waiting to see the red (love this picture of Jocelyn here!) http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

We have a new fridge!

We have a new fridge…It’s huge, kiwi (i.e. New-Zealand brand), fabulous. It was delivered before Mila’s birthday party yesterday morning and she was SO excited by it that I told her it was her birthday present….Mwouahahahah Nous avons un nouveau frigo…Il est enorme, kiwi (je veux dire une marque neo-zelandaise), superbe. Il a ete livre juste avant la fete de Mila hier matin et elle etait TELLEMENT excitee que je lui ai dis que c’etait son cadeau d’anniversair….Mwouahahahah http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Trop cute!

Mila’s Mustache birthday party was a success…photos to follow…I’m dead. Have a great weekend (C)Image by Anna Kaminska La fete Moustache de Mila fut un succes…photos suivre…Je suis morte. Passez un bon weekend http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I love what I do…

Frankly….at the moment, between finally working with her, doing more thing with them, having fun with him and preparing some cool things with them, I’m truly loving my job and it’s not over because we are going to bring in some really really cool designers from all over the world for our first mail order catalogue! Via tdc Franchement….en ce moment, entre enfin pouvoir travailler avec elle, faire plus de trucs avec eux, m’eclater avec lui et bosser sur des trucs vraiment sympas avec eux, j’adore vraiment mon boulot et ce n’est pas fini parce que nous sommes en train de travailler avec des designers super talentueux du monde entier pour notre premier catalogue! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Wallpaper “Cahier d’ecriture”

My latest coup de coeur is this Cahier d’ecriture wallpaper. I met the designer Genevieve at the party organised by Paumes for the launch of London Family Style in which Genevieve and I both featured. As we got talking in French (she is Swiss), she was telling me about the new wallpaper she was working on and without having seen anything, I had the feeling that I would like it. That was back in September 2010…Fast-forward 10 months later and here we go! Genevieve’s wallpaper is ready! She found a supplier that could finally do it on a durable, washable material and the result is fantastic and pretty much what I had in mind! Guts feelings huh!So, I’m very happy to add this to our collection of wallpapers which are great to create feature walls because I really like how this wallpaper creates a feature on top of the stairs, or a cupboard and makes something visually more interesting without being overpowering.I also love the retro look of these letters. My mum has a few …