SWEET SURPRISES

15 Dec

The holiday season is coming soon and I’d like to treat my friends and family with surprises. However the end of year is always busy and I wish I had more time to find the perfect gift.

You may be running out of time like me; therefore here are some inspirations for the design lovers around you:
* for a cosy home: geometric blanket by Pia Wallén and wire basket by Ferm Living
* for a little break: design teapot by Marimekko
* for an urban feel: London poster by Artilleriet
* for a nature getaway: Hide and Seek – The architecture of cabins and hide-outs book by GestaltenWishlistPictures via 1, 2, 3 and 4

NORDIC NEW-NESS

8 Dec

Just North of Copenhagen, the Shop of the New opened earlier this year in Hellerup. This Danish design shop showcases a collection of furniture, home accessories and graphic prints. Selected by the partners of Københavns Møbelsnedkeri among others, these high-quality products combine good materials and classic design.

In the Nordic spirit, simplicity and functionality will never go out of fashion.

Definitely some timeless basics to place under the Christmas tree.TheShopOfTheNew4

TheShopOfTheNew1Photography by The Shop of the New with thanks

THE SHOP OF THE NEW – 
Strandvejen 213,
 2900 Hellerup – Denmark

TWINKLE LIGHTS

3 Dec

It’s time to light it up! To brighten the winter evenings, hints of light are highly needed. In small touches, they warm up the atmosphere and get us in the holiday spirit.

Even though I tend to keep this mood lighting through the year – adapting it to the season -, it always feels more special during dark December. Make it cosy to enjoy the last month of the year.

Let it shine !

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POP-UP CORNER

28 Nov

This weekend, it is all about shopping in a fun and unexpected atmosphere. Indeed, the POP-UP Corner is taking over the MAMCO – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva – for a weekend. I like to remember that I used to take art history classes in this impressive building, and it is actually a perfect space for all kind of discoveries and experiences: from spotting new talents to detox workshops.Page-1-object-37Even before the doors open, I am happy to present you a new label to discover during the weekend: HJEM. The founder, Emma Richmond, takes her inspiration from the beauty of the Alps to create functional yet beautiful home accessories. These daily basics successfully combine aesthetics, simplicity and sustainable design. I especially like the black and white landscape of the cushions and the graphic pattern of the tea towels. For sure, some of those will be in my Christmas basket this year. Happy shopping to you !DSCF6462b

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DSCF7536Photography via Pop-up corner (1) and Hjem (2,3,4) with thanks

NORDIC HOME OFFICES

24 Nov

Working as freelancer since a few months, I need to rethink my workspace at home and organise this new office, where I will spend time preparing creative moodboards, writing or planning different projects.

As usual, my preference goes for minimalist and sleek Scandinavian design. While the space should remain clutter-free, it also has to be adaptable. Ensuring great flexibility, a shelf by String furniture perfectly matches that need. To enlighten it, a designer piece will definitely trigger creative inspiration, that is why I have picked the iconic Drop Chair by Arne Jacobsen, my favourite one.

I am looking forward to sharing the result with you when it is ready. In the meantime, I wish you a sweet Monday!HomeOffice-Deskwinter

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BLICKFANG ZÜRICH 2014

22 Nov

As each year, I’m heading to Blickfang Zürich for my annual pilgrimage. In a lively atmosphere, I like to discover upcoming designers and their latest creations.

Here is a sneak preview to start with. Don’t forget to follow my instagram account or facebook page to get the latest news live from Zürich.

Under the label Klybeck, Baptise Ducommun carefully selects raw material to produce quality furniture. Choosing clean lines, he has designed this elegant wooden clothes rack that I completely fall for.Blickfang_klybeckAnna Badur plays with the natural elements. Inspired by Nordic sea, she has created “Stirring Seas“ wallpaper for Antropologie and a new textile collection “Drawn by nature”.Blickfang_anna_badur_for_anthropologieSoeder* offers a large selection of high-quality basics combining aesthetics and sustainability. While its name recalls the Southern island of Stockholm, Scandinavian philosophy is also respected: refined design for functional products. I definitely recommend having a look at the shop in Ankerstrasse 124 – 8004 Zürich.Blickfang_soederIf you are in Zürich, run to the Kongresshaus and enjoy an inspiring weekend.

Photography via Blickfang with thanks

PATTERN STORY

17 Nov

Let’s start the week with a new visual story.

Made of ceramic or porcelain, black and white tiles subtly dress up minimalist interiors. Whether discrete or bold, those patterns bring graphic accents to floors and walls. Carefully selected, the creative pieces play with volume and space to add character to each room.

A work of art in its own right… to enjoy everyday !PatternStory-1

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