Month: November 2011

In the shop this week: The Old Oak’s Last Dream print by Missemai

Five years ago, out of the blue, Mia-Louise, the designer behind Missemai, emailed me to ask whether I would be interested in having her handmade prints on BODIE and FOU. I opened the attachments and felt in love with the delicate drawings and amount of details found in each of her prints. They were the first series of art prints we had in our collection which has grown a lot and has now gorgeous B&W art prints, prints for children, to say I love you, etc…. The Old Oak’s Last Dream art print was an instant success and still is at Christmas time because of their wintery theme but also during the Summer as a beautiful, wedding gift. Over a series of four handmade black & white illustrations, MisseMai Prints depict with beautiful details and attention, the enchanting story of friendship and the mesmerizing world of little angels, luxurious flowers, beautiful birds and other magical creatures, based on the story of The Snow Queen. Capturing the dramatic feelings found in Fairy Tales, from magical creatures …

Black & White

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Weekend styling

I love simple things at home, things that don’t shout, objects that are beautiful and have integrity like these wooden bowls I found at the Columbia Road flower market…and I love white at home.  I think it comes from the need to feel that I’m in my own little bubble when I’m à la maison, like I’m on holidays, surrounded by people and things I love. I’ve always loved the simplicity of these handmade, white ceramic decorations and used the Ex-voto one on our workspace shot for the catalogue.The cross below has been on our mantelpiece in the lounge for a while, waiting for me to be added onto our family moodboard but as I’m looking at the shots below we took over the weekend, I think it would actually look great on a typeface background like the paper bag from MERCI and of course, they can be temporarily used on the Christmas tree. PS: the book below was from the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition last year where I took Mila.   Photo: François Kong …

You are loved…

This year, I had two massive coup de coeur and I cant tell you how happy I am to have both of them as part of our collection because they are the kind of designs that I find hugely inspiring and beautiful. The first one was the the Pigmée collection (and if you haven’t seen this post, please read to understand how special this collection is) and the second one was the beautiful wall stickers by Shanna Murray, whose work was on my radar since last year so it makes me really happy to work with her this year.  So this morning, I’ve finally put the ‘You are loved’ wall sticker on Mila’s grey wall (painted with down pipe by Farrow & Ball) and found the perfect place for this beautiful, handmade garland by Pigmee. I can’t tell you how beautiful everything look, it just changed the whole atmosphere in Mila’s room… And of course, she is totally in love with her Pigmee and now wants the medium she is holding and a large one …

Batgirl with Feathers…

Ouiiiiii, the Feathers print and Batgirl print are back in stock and we even have a few of the Batgirl in gold…I’m going to try to take more photos over the weekend. In the meantime, here are a few photos to show you how they look in my home or chez two of my favourite blogs…. (C) 1 & 2 Chez Moi |  2 Chez Weekday Carnival | 3 Chez Vosges Paris http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

In the shop this week: the leather shopper bag

I raved about this bag several times since Elodie and I found it during my last Parisian trip and I will keep going on about it because I absolutely love it! As a regular air traveler who somehow manages to pack light (clothes wise) but not so light (on the techie side), I have been longing for a large, spacious bag that could fit everything too fragile or valuable to be stored in my check-in luggage.My hand luggage basics often include: my laptop, camera, i-phone, urbanears headphones and La Trop or mini sac (if I manage to squeeze my La Trop in my checked-luggage) + if I’m lucky, I will get a few bits & bobs that a 6 years old will throw in the mix…Yes there is the ugly wheelie suitcase solution but it’s not me. I much prefer having a big, fashion bag on my shoulder and this one ticks all the boxes.Simple, practical and beautiful, this leather shopper bag embodies the Parisian style ofEmmanuelle Alt, Editor of the French VOGUE and the …

THE FEATHERS PRINT

Here is one of the shots I styled over the weekend featuring the Feathers print and the beautiful Cluster light by Kathleen Hills, I have in my bedroom. (C) François Kong Styling: Karine Kong http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs