Month: October 2010

Happy thoughts for the weekend…

What are you up to this weekend? On Sunday, we’re having a Halloween BBQ at home with friends (remember…I share my live with a New-Zealander so it’s BBQ all year long!). I don’t know how it happened, I started easy on this H thing and suddenly ending up buying costumes for the whole family. Mila & Lucas our dog will be dressed as skeletons, Steve as Werewolf and me as Batgirl…not sure photos will follow…Mila’s friends are coming around in the afternoon to carve some pumpkins to create masterpieces like last year and then we will go around the block for tricks or treats. This week, I Hallo-loved-ween… This photo Viola’s Halloween party these Halloween tiny prints these chalkboard pumpkins and beautiful black feather wreath via PoppyTalk these craft project to make Halloween pencil toppers these useful links from Martha to download pumpkin-carving templates and to carve a pumpkin and this trip to a Pumpkin patch Have a great weekend but stay tuned because there is more fabulous and inspiring Halloween-themed posts today coming up! …

I like this…

Sorry guys, I’m posting this as a memento for myself because my computer is SO slow, I need to throw away some stuff and I want to keep this in mind because I like the look of the storage boxes on the right hand side with the brown labels. I think they sell similar boxes at Ikea. I also love the moody mood board on the left which is quite dramatic with its B&W images. Something like this would be fab for a home office http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Halloween photoshoot sneakpeek

We had so much fun shooting a couple of gorgeous five years old today, trying on over 15 different outfits…skeleton, witch, princess, werewolf and lots of masks, glasses and hats. The girls were fantastic, so fun and imaginative…They were coming up with all sorts of ideas and funny faces…and look how the small size of the STAR t-shirt looks cool on them! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Espresso Cafe in Manhattan

Espresso Cafe in Manhattan

Located on Madison Avenue in New-York, the Espresso Cafe was designed by Nema Workshop, a team of Architects & Designers who specialize in creating conceptually innovative spaces. I initially thought the walls were covered by wallpaper but in fact, the walls are covered with tiles printed with sepia-tones photos of books. It gives the room an Inception-esque or Alice in Wonderland-esque sense (depending on your film references) that the room has suddenly been turned upside down. What do you think? Pretty visually impressive, isn’t it!?

I love this…last one for the day :-)

but I had to post it otherwise I will spend hours trying to remember where I saw it! I love how the mix of big letters and wobbly picture frames make this kitchen looking…well like a real home rather than a shot from a magazine. A demain!Via Little Blue Deer http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I like this…

In fact…I love how this whole dark, industrial look is softened by the reclaimed wood separation. I was planning to paint our bathroom in grey (soft grey says Steve…) to take it out of its 80s time zone and I think it’s a good example for a revamp.Sur ce mes petits, I wish you a lovely evening! (C) Bathroom from Paula Leen. See the rest of her home here http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Happy thoughts for the weekend…

What are you up to this weekend? Tomorrow, I’m off to an 8K run with my friend Melinda, then I will take Mila to the cinema (we do this regularly for some ‘maman/mila’ time and it’s really good fun), then I will check if these are as good as they look. In the evening, we’ll go to a party on King’s Road to waive goodbye to some dear friends who are re-locating to Singapore and Sunday, it’s Mila who has a B’day party to attend…celle de Clemence This week, I loved…. my friend Garth who is running the New York Marathon to raise 10,000USD for neurofibromatosis. Please help if you can (select GBR if you’re in the UK)… These little garlands by Cinqmai Dando…too cute!! (via Kayatine) and here is link to make your own this photo competition organised by VOGUE this book by Fifi Lapin and these DIY tricks from Design Sponge and I’m very happy that they won Best Indie/Alternative video, totally deserved! Have a wonderful weekend! (c) Image Ida Kristen via No …

Blue house in France

I know some of you may have seen these pictures before (and for those who haven’t, you will find various links from different mags above under My Home but Photographer Michael Paul did such a fantastic job that Home Beautiful Australia decided to feature them over 10 pages…and I love how the magazine lay out the pages.After all it’s the Summer on the other side of the pond so we can all hang on onto Summer memories a bit…Personally I love this shot of Mimi on the beach holding her father’s hand and I was about to write that my Dad would be proud of seeing the tree hut he made out of bamboos but actually no – knowing my dad, he wouldn’t care :-)Feel free to ask me any questions about it if you can’t read the article…I could write a bible about this house ;-) http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs