Month: December 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Bonjour! I hope you’re well. I’m so excited it’s the end of the year and I have now 2 weeks to chill out completely. Bliss…Francois and I have got two more days styling & shooting our new SS 2013 linen collection then I will log off completely from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and will step away from my computer for the next weeks.Before going, I just wanted to wish you a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family and a very Happy New Year and thank you for your support, comments, presence and friendship. It has been a challenging year but not as bad as some had been in the past and I’m very much looking forward to starting 2013 with new creative projects.The January sales will go live in the boutique this afternoon but all orders placed between and the new year will be shipped on 04th January when we re-open for our business.Before going, I just wanted to show you my inspiration for our diner table this year.See you next year! Bises (C) Vt wonen http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

A sneak-peek of the House Doctor collection on BODIE and FOU

I’m SO excited…A few weeks ago, Sophie & I started working on the BODIE and FOU SS/2013 collection and mail order catalogue* and both are going to be very beautiful and very inspiring! I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful things I’ve found but we need to style/shoot first and I also need to go to Paris in Jan. to finish sourcing everything I want.In the meantime, I thought it would be a nice way of ending, what has been a very busy year, with a little sneak-peek of the House Doctor goodies we will have in our 2013 collection.The great news is that our lovely Have a seat stool will be available in light grey (you can pre-order it now) and this beautiful FORM table will be on display in our new showroom at the end of January.I have been lusting after these metal suitcases for a kids bedroom for a while so I’m glad to see them in nice soft hues. *make sure you request a copy here http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

5 ways with the iconic ball chair | stylish, modern design for the home

We are running a fantastic offer* in the boutique offering 20% OFF the iconic Ball chair and if you live in the UK or Europe, all the orders placed over the weekend will be shipped on Monday with a guaranteed delivery before Christmas (shipping to France, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg is only £18 and £24 to Denmark)I have two of the white one at home and I love them. It’s a great, versatile piece of design which you can use indoor or outdoor and they also make great gift for teens who want a cool, modern bedroom. Meg Matthews got the fuschia ball chair for her home… *offer ends on Sunday midnight 1. Photography: François Kong | Styling: Karine Kong | 2. (on mantelpiece) Milk table lamp | (on the wall) Batgirl print, Bat print,  washi masking tapes, white ball chair (C) Image by MILK magazine shot in my home | 3. Image by customer Ana Flouro | 4. Photography: Adrian Briscoe, Styling: Harriet Patterson for Living Etc | 5. Meg Matthews’ home shot for Living Etc Nous avons une super offre* dans la boutique avec une offre de …

MiH | Made in Heaven jeans

Francois (my brother/photographer who has shot the last three BODIE and FOU mail order catalogue and who incidentally got two of his recent shots featured as full page in The Simple Things magazine and Baby&Me magazine) was telling me he had been contacted by MiH Jeans to shoot their offices.Do you know about them? Sophie did…and told me that their jeans collection was available from Net-a-Porter so I checked them out…and wondered where on earth I had been all these years…Well for starters, their jeans are worn by Sienna Miller, SJP, Jessica Alba, Katie Holmes – but they are also regularly featured in VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, GLAMOUR etc Anyway, I disgress…I wanted to tell you about MiH‘s story because I think it’s a very cool story.Chloe runs MiH now.In the 70s, her dad launched the Jean Machine stores (another iconic jeans brand – obviously I’m out of my depth there but I love what I’m discovering) and her godfather launched Made in Heaven in 1969*. Chloe’s dad starting his business after buying a van full of old denims …

Italian kitchen envy

I spotted this beautiful kitchen in MILK magazine and I really love it. I can’t work out if the massive black block hides some cupboards (can’t see the hob either) but it looks beautiful and striking and if I had the right space in mine, I would have loved the beautiful wall light by Jean Prouve, which you can see on the wall.If you are aiming for a similar look on a budget, the pipe lamp and this New-York black & copper light are great alternatives. J’ai trouvé cette cuisine magnifique dans MILK magazine bet je l’adore. Je n’arrive pas à voir si le gros block noir cache des placards (je ne vois pas ou est la gazinière également) mais c’est vraiment très beau et du plus bel effet. Si j’avais l’espace, j’aurais ajouté cette magnifique lampe de Jean Prouvé à ma liste pour le Père Noel (le mien est très branché design) mais si vous souhaitez obtenir un look similaire à moindre frais, la lampe pipe lamp et cette lampe New-York noir & laiton sont de très chouettes options.(C) Milk magazine – Photo Gianni Basso http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

A dream white loft… | inspiring interiors

I’m not saying this lightly. I first fell in love with Roxane Beïs‘s home when it got featured in Marie-Claire Maison in Sept. ’07 and I still have a copy of the mag in our holiday home in France.The page below plays a big part in my kitchen master plan mood board and you may remember that it was part of the mood board I made when I styled the workspace shot for our first mail order catalogue.After talking about Xmas wish-list with my sister over the weekend, I spent a fair amount of time trying to find (again!) where one could purchase this Dadasi carafe designed by Nelson Sepulveda on my wish-list since 2008 and I came across this other article featured on Cote MaisonBeautiful home isn’t it?? It reminds me of the style of the two ladies I admire the most Jacqueline Morabito and Paola Navone Et je ne dis pas cela juste comme ca. Je suis tombée amoureuse du loft de Roxane Beïs la première fois que je l’ai vu publié dans le Marie-Claire Maison en Septembre 2007 et j’ai toujours une copie …

BODIE and FOU Voted Best Interior Shops by ELLE DECORATION NORWAY

Trop coooool!!!!I’ve just found out that BODIE and FOU have been voted Best Interior Shops by ELLE DECORATION NORWAYI always get super excited when we get featured in Elle Decoration Norway because… well, it’s Elle Deco (!!) and secondly because my great grand-father was Norwegian.At least it was the story that my dad told me until I was 16 “your grand-dad was a sailor, blabla…Köng comes from Koening meaning King, blablabla” and in fact, knowing that the Viking spirit was running in my blood gave me some kind of pride and a great answer to all the stupid boys at school who thought they were hilarious when they were calling me King-Kong.And then at the age of 16, my dad told me that actually he wasn’t sure and my great grand-dad may have been from Switzerland….What!? So not only I’m no longer the daughter of a Viking but now it seems that the grand-dad was a bit of slapper with wives in every port from Norway to Switzerland…great!To this day, I have no idea where the …

On my Christmas wish list is…

On my wish-list this year are…– a baby– The CANON EOS 5D Mak III but I’ll settle for the Mak II if I have to :-)– This white Dadasi carafe designed by Nelson Sepuvelda for Belart Industries– A yearly subscription to MILK DECORATION but they don’t done one :-(– A new iPhone 5– Soft PJs from Hush (I’m so rockn’ roll…Look, they are beautiful, comfy, soft and it’s winter time!)– What Katie Ate‘s first book – sadly only released in Australia and New-Zealand, the only year we don’t go there– this KitchenAid mixer (let’s go crazy!! I’ve just managed to cook my soft boiled egg properly…)– and this fabulous fair garland from Chez Les Voisins which is very similar to the one below and I’m in love with it.What’s on yours? Photo: vtwonen http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs