Month: February 2012

Make things happen

My blog post for Interiors UK is live. I hope this helps a few of you who run a business… Image via Pinterest http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

A glimpse from our weekend styling

We have recently received the most beautiful linen collection…. The kind of washed linen I have been searching for a while and finally found during my last trip in France… At the moment,  François and I are going through the process of styling and shooting everything for the Summer brochure but I really wish I had a shop to show you everything… Everything is so stunning, soft and tactile and I’m totally in love with the hues of dark grey, sky grey, blue grey and vintage pink we’ve received.  Here is a glimpse of the kids linen apron in sky grey behind the handmade doll Pigmée…but there will be gorgeous aprons for adults too, linen scarves and bed linens for everybody.  Be prepared to have your bedrooms moving onto the next level of gorgeousness :-) Photo: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong Nous avons récemment reçu une magnifique collection en lin de linge pour la maison…Le genre de Lin lavé que je cherche depuis des années et que j’ai enfin trouvé lors de mon dernier voyage en France… Pour l’instant,  François et moi sommes en …

Spring is SO around the corner

Last night we came back from a wonderful week of skiing. The snow was fab, the weather was very sunny and we all look like pandas now but I’m feeling incredibly energized and while I was away, the blog was listed Top 10 French Inspired Style & Design blogs by Stacey Lindsay, a correspondent for RemodelistaThis morning, I’m going to pop in the office to pick up some of the gorgeous linens we received and have an inspiring styling/shooting day with François. Amazing how just one yellow item makes you crave for Spring. I so want a yellow pair of trousers! Have a wonderful Sunday! 1. Marjon Vorstin 2. Weekday Carnival (Batgirl print from here) 3. Via Sarah Klassen http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Our home in London {the Koushi lamp}

About two years ago, I fell madly in love with the Koushi lamp which was on display at concept store MERCI in Paris. The Koushi lamp was designed by Mark Eden Schooley, who is not only a talented designer but an inspiring photographer.By the time I came back to Paris a few months later, all the Koushis had gone from MERCI. I tried to source it to add them onto our collection of lighting on BODIE and FOU but got nowhere. I contacted Ay Illuminate in the Netherlands as they produced a very similar lamp designed by Nelson Sepudelva but it turns out that these lamps were too fragile for mail order. I couldn’t find it anywhere in the UK and in the end, I managed to find some at Serendipity, another nice concept store for kids in Paris. Unfortunately, the size I wanted, had to be made to order and after two years of searching high and low, in the end I decided to make our own. Steve made the frame and I sewed a light and beautiful fabric onto the wire frame. Out …

SS/12 BODIE and FOU brochure – sneak peek

Here is a sneak-peek of the forthcoming the SS/12 BODIE and FOU brochure (you can request the current Winter catalogue or a copy of the forthcoming one here).I’m so excited by our new collection and I really can’t wait to show you the rest of what we have coming for this summer. I think the BAU pendant light below is stunning and although the Familia mugs are not new, I’ve always loved their organic shape.During my last trip to France, I finally found THE collection of gorgeous and soft bed linens in washed linen I have been looking for years and also some beautiful bed linens with stars for children…just magical! We’re planning to shoot them in 2 weeks once we have received some stock and samples.When it comes to styling, I have to say, I’m hugely enjoying the creative process. I still have a lot to learn to become a great stylist. I’m….(for the time being)….pathetically slow and thanks god, I’m not paid by the hour to do this but I’m having a ball.The only thing is that now I have to …

Facebook Weekend Offer: get 25% OFF…

I’m loving this House Doctor DK shot…so yummy… and our inspiration for our first Facebook Weekend Offer This weekend, you can get an exclusive 25% OFF on House Doctor DK delicatessen range. Wishing you a nice weekend ♥ * Offer applies to jars of pesto and tapenade, while stock lasts. Offer ends on Monday 13/02/2012 http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

♥♥♥ Facebook love

Wow…we’ve reached 3845 fans today ♥♥♥ Thank you very much for all your support. Aurora was telling me that when she joined our little team in April last year, we had about 800 fans, Such a nice growth for a small business like us. I used to love the interaction on Twitter but since we launched our Facebook page, I much prefer the interaction on Facebook, at least we can share images and I love being able to connect with everyone on Facebook plus I made some many nice friends as well, it’s definitively worth it!So 155 fans to go and we will offer 20% OFF to everyone on everything at BODIE and FOU when we reach 4000 fans! Have a great day Handmade garland by Pigmée | Shanna Murray wall sticker | Handmade doll by Pigmée http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs