31.10.14

WHITE, NEW CONCEPT STORE IN PARIS



White is a concept store located in Paris, where they sell and expose young designers from different backgrounds who all share the white and innovative spirit. You can find unique pieces, protoypes, limited editions illustrators, designers, artists, photographers, etc ... ALL WHITE. 

30.10.14

LIVING THE FRENCH COUNTRY LIFE



I came across this blog this summer and what a pleasant surprise, I absolutely adore it and I could spend hours looking at those amazing pictures.
Also, it helps, that my mother does live just in the Medoc where this family moved a few years ago. Those pictures really show the beauty and richness of this amazing area. Vive la France ! :)

24.10.14

MID CENTURY BEAUTIFUL LA HOME




They are some houses, in which you feel immediately at home. In Silverlake ( neighbourhood of LA), stylist Jessica de Ruiter and sculptor-designer Jed Lind updated a 1950s gem into a bright family oasis. The house was originally designed in 1953 for an artist.
For this couple, the renovation of the structure was definitely a bigger project than they had anticipated.
They used warm woods, Moroccan rugs, kilims from Woven Accents and vintage Ikat pillows to soften and contrast sharper angles. Modern, eclectic and fashionable. Style crush !!

22.10.14

INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS / MAKERS / ARTISTS WANTED


MAKERS OF DESIGN (MOD) will be launched soon ! 


We are looking and selecting Independent Designers, Makers, and Artists to sell via our online platform. 

MOD is a new marketplace powered by a global community of Independent Designers, Artists and Makers.  

We offer various categories such as: INTERIOR ( FURNITURE, HOME ACCESSORIES, LIGHTING…) JEWELERY, CHILDREN ( FASHION, FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES, TOYS…) , FASHION (ACCESSORIES….) 

Our sellers are passionate about their craft and endlessly creative.  They come from France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, USA, Switzerland, Belgium.

It's a place where our customers can buy the most curated, beautiful , unique, good quality, inspiring products and discover true talents.



When you buy from MOD, you're supporting an individual seller who manages the creation process from conception, right through to packaging and shipping the product to your doorstep

We are proud to be a marketplace that stays true to the definition of handcrafted, where products are handmade and produced locally. No mass factory allowed on our site ! :)

IF YOU ARE A MAKER OR YOU WANT TO RECOMMEND A DESIGNER FRIEND, FAMILY, CONTACT THAT YOU THINK MIGHT INTEREST US,  PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP OR GIVE THEM OUR EMAIL: tellusyourstory@makersofdesign.com 

WE CAN´T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU ! XX

20.10.14

BEVERLY HILLS IN LONDON




India Mahdavi redecorate the 'Sketch ' restaurant in London : pink, pink and more dusty pink. A monochromatic and relaxing with velvet touches many curves and brass interior with Beverly Hills feel. The whole space is grounded by glorious chevron-patterned and multi-coloured tiles on the floor (very Missoni, no ? ) and check the majestic glass dome above.
Very classic, simple and bourgeois design. Almost like in La Durée Shop ! We love ! 

15.10.14

ELEGANT PENTHOUSE IN STOCKHOLM



Today, we are sharing this fabulous apartment in Stockholm found on Emma's design blog.
The house was built in 1912.  This unique 159 sqm penthouse was designed by Koncept Stockholm, the same firm that stands behind successes like Story Hoteland Scandic Grand Central. We love the elegance of neutral colours, the height, the magnificent views and the confortable living areas.

13.10.14

BEAUTIFUL SHOOT IN AUSTRALIA


On this blog, we love Australia,  we love beautiful, we love family and we  love the beach ! :) This photoshoot is with the Australian model Gemma Ward and  her lovely daughter Naia for the Aussie Brand Country Road

11.9.14

NORDIC MINIMALISM IN SOUTHERN FRANCE




This holiday home looks very French yet its has touch Northern touch. After spending  many years in the south of France on where this nordic couple spent their holidays, they found this dream house in Vence .
After an extensive renovation, the family now has a home where Southern French ambient meets Nordic minimalism exquisitely.

8.9.14

NEW ONLINE SHOP FOR EMERGING DESIGNERS !

Dearest Readers and Unique Design Addicts,

EXCITING NEWS !!  We will be launching MAKERS OF DESIGN very soon !!  

A new place to find emerging designers and shop their unique and beautiful products curated by MOD ! 
We live in a world of mass-produced, perfectly uniform objects. But for some of us, beauty lies in the exquisite imperfections and inherent uniqueness of the handcrafted piece.
MAKERS OF DESIGN brings together an expertly curated selection of furniture, home decoration, furniture, kids, jewelry and Art by exceptionally gifted artisans and designers from across the globe.
At MOD, our mission is to support and celebrate emerging independent designers by helping them gain exposure to a broad audience at no cost. 
We seek to reinforce the Maker´s freedom to create with integrity and individuality, values we consider fundamental to the crafting of a truly alluring object.
MOD encourages sustainable design, and supports local communities and artisanal craftsmanship.
Each purchase at our online shop contributes to the future hours of experimentation, frustration and joy that inevitably go into the making of a new design.
We welcome you to MOD, a window on the dazzling world of contemporary independent design and  the story of its talented makers.
Do you want to receive some news and be updated on our launch date ? 
Receive our newsletter here !   We can´t wait to send you more information ! 
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STAY UNIQUE!  ♡



28.8.14

ART SPOTTING : Beautiful imaginary landscapes



We spotted this beautiful artwork ! These images can almost be mistaken for close-ups of Arctic caves, crashing waves or aerials of icy mountains from Norway..  These abstract pictures would look fabulous on a wall too, don´t you think ?  Can you guess what they are ?


19.8.14

A STYLISH SHELTER IN MENORCA


In a privileged location-above a cliff, with the Mediterranean in the background, this house called "es Bunker" which was built in 1976 by architect Quico Moll Minorcan is where a family lives and undertook a reform but kept the charm  and essence of the original house. 

The transformation was subtle and respectful, maintaining a balance between aesthetics and comfort, and prioritizing the use of finishes and materials. The original layout and vaulted roofs of housing remained intact, although they changed the uses of space. 

Since it is a building with many qualities, decor and finishes have been directed to keep the Menorcan style.​ The climate and light have conditioned the choice of colors. All ranges of white paint or textile, natural tones of the stone, creating a pleasant and chill atmosphere. Another Minorcan home that we love here !



14.8.14

Tropical Paradise


This is one of those houses that you can't stop to look at... and fall in love again and again....
Is it the amazing landscaping, gorgeous views, fabulous swimming pool, beautiful interior design and furnishings ? 
Or just that you don't want SUMMER to stop.... Check this tropical house and get a taste of paradise !

28.7.14

The best way to start summer....




I hope you are enjoying your summer ! :)
We are now in the beautiful city of Rome.... The delicious food,  amazing wines, historic sites, the charming streets....
But this is where we started our summer a few weeks ago with  amazing  friends, on the beautiful island of Ibiza... Let me share a few snapshots with you...

This house named Can Acabe is located in Can Furnet, one of the island‘s most prestigious residential area, with magnificent sea views. Only five minutes to Ibiza town, Talamanca beach and the lively Marina Botafoch. Definitely one of the perfect locations on the island. 
This house has so much to offer in style, polished concrete flooring, natural stone pebbled walls, rustic four posted beds, modern design, Oriental and Moroccan art and antics. The ethnic, contemporan and vintage mix is what make these home so stylish on this island. 
Are you a big fan of this magic island too ?   Check more posts on Ibiza here !




21.7.14

The Tides - Modern Elegance in Miami


Located right on the beach, but on a much quieter section of bustling Ocean Drive, The Tides, iconic Art Deco hotel (and now the flagship for a new resort brand), renovated in 2007 by the Viceroy Hotel Group using the talents of US designer Kelly Wearstler, known for ultra-glam hotels like the Viceroy Palm Springs seem the perfect place to stay during a trip to Miami.

She created a spalike oasis, using again her signature Hollywood Regency glitz for a more beach side look. Inside is all modern elegance: White driftwood sculptures sit atop mirrored Deco credenzas, touch of gold, and pastel colours, and faux-zebra rugs cover pale travertine floors. All rooms have oceanfront views. Beautiful setting.


18.7.14

Hotel Particulier Luxembourg - Paris

This family lived in London and, for the children to have a French education, wanted to return to Paris. They first got wind of a house with a garden, near the Luxembourg, and a young couple of architects and decorators, Line Fontana and David Fagard Workshop L + D, whom had already teamed with the notorious architect Jean Nouvel. 
Built in 1718, this was the refuge of the architect Lepas-Dubuisson, designer of several mansions of aristocratic Faubourg Saint-Germain. This home, over time, became a school at the end of the last century,now regaining its primary function: to be a family home. 
Everything was distorted, except façades and stairway, fortunately classified: the house had been painted bright colors and seemed small and dark; continuity between parts no longer existed, and the garden was abandoned.  It took the talent of two architects to restructure this five floors house with a dependency added in the nineteenth century in the garden and bring it back to its 18th century splendour.  Fabuleux ! 






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