Month: September 2014

#MTBAMS POP-UP MARKET | AMSTERDAM

Do you live in Amsterdam or nearby?! If you do, I have some great news!BODIE and FOU is coming to Amsterdam next Saturday and I really hope you can come and see us at the Meet the Blogger pop-up market (#MTBAMS) where we will be selling the BODIE and FOU prints. I’m very excited by this trip!Amsterdam is a city I love and my 3 days there are going to be packed with very inspiring, creative events to attend, design & fashion shops to visit and people to catch up with.I have been kindly invited by VT Wonen magazine to attend the Meet the Blogger conference next Saturday and I’m pleased to say that, while I’m there, we will also have a stand at #MTBAMS selling the BODIE and FOU printsMeet the Blogger pop-up market (#MTBAMS) has curated a great selection of shops and independent designers and our prints will be available at a special price! So make sure you come and pay us a visit!! Location: Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51, 1092 AA AmsterdamDate: Saturday 4th OctoberTimes: 9.30am to 5.30pmPayment: cash onlyIf …

Flatsharing: my fav’ affordable styling tips to create a happy place

When Myrooms asked me to come up with a selection of decoration tips to create a home from home when flat sharing, I jumped at the opportunity because I’ve always been a firm believer that money doesn’t equal style…or taste for that matter and that you actually don’t need a massive budget to make a room looking really nice.

Would you paint your housefront in dark colour?

Most of us wouldn’t think twice about buying a piece of dark clothing.Personally I love wearing black during the winter. My new Winter coat IS black and I’ve just treated myself with this B&W jumper but would you paint your whole housefront in black? We did… and I can’t tell you how happy I am we took the jump. I think it’s an easy call to paint a modern building standing in the middle of nowhere in dark colours or in the middle of nature (we did it for our tree house in France) – a black cube will always stand out and looks beautifully striking.Painting a traditional British Victorian house was a little bit more challenging. First, there aren’t many residential homes painted totally in dark colours so it was hard to see an example of what it could look like. Second, we were very keen to modernise our home while respecting the character and period features of the building. In the end, we painted everything in Railings by Farrow & Ball except the inside of the …

MONDAY’S MUST-HAVES

… a great workplace that inspires you… a positive attitude (life is too short!)… this YSL bag!and the coolest outfit to rock the week… 1. New-York print, Family Hearts print | 2. Quote | 3. Mytheresa | 4. Biker jeans, star jumper Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

MUTED SHADES TO EMBRACE AUTUMN

I wanted to show you these throws in beautiful muted colours but first, I have a question for you… Does it bother you when I blog about new products we have in the shop? I’m asking this because I initially started blogging 7 years ago to… promote the shop but very quickly my blog became something else…Suddenly it became this kind of creative outlet where I had compulsively share the things that I found beautiful and that inspired me.My mum always told me “keep your life private”, “don’t mix business and pleasure”, “don’t share your life with people you don’t know…”, “keep your distance with staff” (this last one makes me cringe!)…well obviously I didn’t listen to any of that and I’m cool with it.If I had listened to everything people said to me, I don’t think I would have achieved half of the things I did, let alone started my buisness. Sometimes, you have to follow your own guts and go with YOUR flow.Back to the subject of my question, I’m asking this because after 9 …

FARROW & BALL NEW WALLPAPERS COLLECTION 2014

A few weeks ago, I attended the launch of the new Farrow & Ball wallpapers collection (out now) and what a visual treat this was… This new Farrow & Ball collection is inspired by traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Each wallpaper is made by artisan using Farrow & Ball paints traditionally printed onto painted ground papers. This process creates a uniquely textured appearance that enhances the natural forms in the designs…it’s beautiful. This new collection includes four designs. Read on…

The Bulb lamp by Mark Eden Schooley | LIGHTING

Born in the US and living in Paris, Mark Eden Schooley is a talented Photographer, Designer, and a Globetrotter… He started his career in Paris with one of my favourite designers Nelson Sepuvelda for Bloom magazine, the magazine launched by trends forecaster Li Edelkoort and now regularly shoots for the likes of Elle Decoration, Bloom, Elle Decor. In the recent years, both Mark Eden Schooley and Nelson Sepuvelda collaborated with Dutch company Ay Illuminate, to design an amazing collection of lights inspired by nature. Our best-selling Z1 pendant light is one of them… -“We believe that local handicraft carries the genes of cultural identity”- Travelling to Asia and Africa, they worked closely with local people to bring together local handicrafts and skills from different cultures. Each light is handmade, unique and a symbol of cultural identity. In a word, where we constantly hear about major brands producing their lines in factories in Asia to the detriment of the workers’ well-being, it’s reassuring to see that some brands have still some integrity.  Yes the lamps are expensive but they are handmade (not by a 5 …

Leather trousers I outfit perfection

There was a very good (and rare) interview of Emmanuelle Alt in Stella magazine recently and this photo where she looked amazing, wearing leather trousers.As I bought myself a pair, I’ve put together a list of the 10 coolest leather trousers out there just for you. 1/ I’m loving these Oak with zip details leather sweat pants from Liberty. Sadly I know they wouldn’t suit my figure, however they would be perfect for my friend Catherine who is tall and wear leather trousers and red lipstick like a fashion icon.2/ These from Mango, have a similar cut and are a lot more affordable.2/ The ones I really want are these Liv leather leggings, which are made of soft stretch leather and would look very chic with any of my linen t-shirts from Zara.3/ If you’re slim, these Acne black skinny leather trousers are the way to go.4/ If you are super slim, try these J.Brand super skinny leather trousers.5/ More into style and comfort, check out the Aldrige leather trousers from Baukjen (30% OFF)6/ Go wild and make a statement with these …