Month: May 2011

Don’t you think social media made you more creative?

While building my Pinterest folder searching for inspiring ideas for my home and our first mail order catalogue, I came across these beautiful images taken by Lars Botten.It may take a few years before I take nice shots like this but I realized this afternoon that I’m looking at photography, fashion and creative inspiration in a complete different way than I used to, let’s say before starting blogging.Nowadays, I will look at the light of a photo or the stylism, I will try to imagine how I could replicate a similar atmosphere or setting in my own photos.I think that even if some still think that social media a fad – although I think its more down to the fact that something better comes along on the market like Pinterest and we just move on with the next best thing because it’s quicker and easier to use – blogging, facebook, Tumblr and now Pinterest have made us all a lot more creative and have made us better at writing, sewing, styling or taking photography, whatever …

My home in France {The Kitchen}

Despite all the photoshoots (here and here and there), I’ve never managed to have a shot that was showing the three pendant lights by Kathleen Hills I hung in the kitchen of our holidays home….until my brother took this photo.So from left to right, you can see the Star pendant light, the Cone pendant light and the Large pendant light.The Screen poster on the release figures of Trainspotting is from my days working at Universal Pictures International and the Kitchen units are from our Swedish friends. Malgre tous les photoshoots (ici et ici et la), je n’ai jamais pu avoir une photo de la cuisine montrant les trois suspensions de Kathleen Hills que j’avais accroche dans la cuisine de notre maison de vacances….jusqu’a ce que mon frere prene cette photo. Donc de gauche a droite, vous pouvez voir la Star pendant light, la Cone pendant light et la Large pendant light. Le poster Screen poster avec les ventes du film Trainspotting est un souvenir de ma vie anterieur chez Universal Pictures International et les unites …

Beautiful wooden desk

I have spent the morning drooling over House Doctor catalogue, ordering more goodies for our shop (tough job huh!) and of course! re-ordering this light…but today I’m really in love with this beautiful, wooden desk that a customer asked us to add to our collection.I like how the three drawers come in three different colours. It’s little detail like this that I love and make our collection a bit more special….I thinkTalking of which, since last night, we had an unusual amount of orders from Australia and I was wondering if anyone knew if we had been featured in a blog or in the press….Jeska told me on twitter that one of her friends from Australia had facebooked this bag onto her page…Gosh I love social media! It’s such a nice, happy way to share creative, beautiful things!xoxo J’ai passe la matinee a ‘baver’ sur le catalogue de House Doctor, a commander des nouveaux objets super sympas pour le magasin (mon boulot est un enfer huh!) et bien sur! a re-commander cette lampe…mais aujourd’hui, j’ai …

Black kitchen units

via Tant Johanna I keep collecting images of kitchen with white units…different styles…a bit Deli looking, a bit industrial, often contemporary but always white and BAM! I see the above and I’m thinking..umm…black units, how you doin’?

Sunday inspiration/DIY project

So back home, instead of painting our bathroom as I had planned, I painted the cupboard under our stairs with blackboard paint and I love the result!

We’re 6 years old this month….

As I mentioned early this week, Elodie and I launched BODIE and FOU 2 weeks before I gave birth so our concept store is also 6 years old this month!To reflect the changes in our company, in our collection and a bit of our “Frenchness” (if there is such a word), we’ve treated ourselves to a new strapline. Design, fashion, inspiration….Une facon de voir la vie* Well, there is the new strapline and drinks on Friday for our team to celebrate!We hope you like it! Comme je disais en debut de semaine, Elodie et moi avons lance BODIE and FOU 2 semaines avant que j’accouche alors notre concept store a aussi 6 ans ce mois-ci! Et pour refleter les changements dans notre petite entreprise, notre collection et un peu de notre “Frenchness” (si ce mot existe), on s’est fait un peu plaisir avec une nouvelle accroche. Design, fashion, inspiration….Une facon de voir la vie* Bon, il y a l’accroche et puis un pot Vendredi pour feter ca avec notre equipe ! We hope you like …

I like this!

I’m still wondering what I should do with my stairs now that I’ve taken the carpet off. Should I leave them raw and paint each side white like these or paint everything in white…The jury is still out and until I’ve made up my mind, they will stay as they are….looking very very industrial but I like how simple and contemporary these black stairs look. (C) no idea, sorry! Je suis toujours en train de me demander ce que je vais faire avec mon escalier maintenant que j’ai enleve la moquette. Est ce que je devrais les laisser brut et peindre chaque cote de la marche en blanc comme ceux-ci ou peindre tout en blanc…Pour longtemps, je n’en sais rien et tant que je n’ai pas pris ma decision, ils resteront brut, tres brut limite industriel mais j’aime beaucoup le look simple et contemporain de ces escaliers noirs.