Month: June 2011

Do you know what you’re doing?

Tomorrow night, Mila will perform in the Chiswick Theatre Arts’s Annual Show: Annie. As the dress I ordered for her hasn’t arrived yet, I was sewing the back of her old pink Fairy dress because Lucas destroyed the tutu and now we can see her bum…Mila (looking at me sewing) “Maman, do you know what you are doing?”Me: “umm….yes I think so“Mila: “OK, well that’s good then”Pffu…lucky it is then! I like how serene this looks and which can be easily achieved at home…paint floorboards in black, source an old piece of wood, use these stone hooks on the walls et voila! House designed by Whiting Architects Demain soir, Mila va jouer dans le spectacle annuel du Chiswick Theatre Arts: Annie. Comme la robe que je lui ai commande n’est pas encore arrivee, hier soir, j’ai cousu le derriere de sa robe parce que Lucas a massacre le tutu et maintenant on voit les fesses de Mila.Mila (qui me regarde coudre) “Maman, est ce que tu sais ce que tu fais?”Me: “umm….oui je crois“Mila: “OK, …

House swap anyone??

I’m embracing the concept of house swap…Our Summer house is rented out the whole Summer until 3rd September and with the launch of the first BODIE and FOU mail order catalogue, I can really go away in September so if anyone has a nice family home in the South of France…and I mean down south where the Sun is, we will be happy to do a house swap either in our house in the Bay of Arcachon when its available (or this one for 6 people which is available in July) or with our London home (although this one is still a labour of love in the making!).I really love this house in Nimes which belongs to designer Myriam Balaÿ Devidal. Love the joyful mix of picture frames on the wall, the walls left as they are after taking the wallpaper off, the white bedroom with the mezzanine (…a dream), the bold wallpaper, the Bookshelf wallpaper next to a real bookshelf and the sense of space, freedom and happiness….and I love Myriam’s lamps!Can I come, …

I love this!

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. It has been a little bit busy these last 2 weeks working on our catalogue. I need a little break here but this cheered me up…How cute is this?? Our customer’s baby daughter in Portugal climbing our white ball chair* Thanks Ana for this wonderful image! Update:Talking of getting cheered up…What about this lovely email I got on Tumblr! one word: WOW! Actually 4 more…Thank you very much! (C) Ana F Louro *back in stock this week http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

We have a new fridge!

We have a new fridge…It’s huge, kiwi (i.e. New-Zealand brand), fabulous. It was delivered before Mila’s birthday party yesterday morning and she was SO excited by it that I told her it was her birthday present….Mwouahahahah Nous avons un nouveau frigo…Il est enorme, kiwi (je veux dire une marque neo-zelandaise), superbe. Il a ete livre juste avant la fete de Mila hier matin et elle etait TELLEMENT excitee que je lui ai dis que c’etait son cadeau d’anniversair….Mwouahahahah http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Trop cute!

Mila’s Mustache birthday party was a success…photos to follow…I’m dead. Have a great weekend (C)Image by Anna Kaminska La fete Moustache de Mila fut un succes…photos suivre…Je suis morte. Passez un bon weekend http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

I love what I do…

Frankly….at the moment, between finally working with her, doing more thing with them, having fun with him and preparing some cool things with them, I’m truly loving my job and it’s not over because we are going to bring in some really really cool designers from all over the world for our first mail order catalogue! Via tdc Franchement….en ce moment, entre enfin pouvoir travailler avec elle, faire plus de trucs avec eux, m’eclater avec lui et bosser sur des trucs vraiment sympas avec eux, j’adore vraiment mon boulot et ce n’est pas fini parce que nous sommes en train de travailler avec des designers super talentueux du monde entier pour notre premier catalogue! http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Wallpaper “Cahier d’ecriture”

My latest coup de coeur is this Cahier d’ecriture wallpaper. I met the designer Genevieve at the party organised by Paumes for the launch of London Family Style in which Genevieve and I both featured. As we got talking in French (she is Swiss), she was telling me about the new wallpaper she was working on and without having seen anything, I had the feeling that I would like it. That was back in September 2010…Fast-forward 10 months later and here we go! Genevieve’s wallpaper is ready! She found a supplier that could finally do it on a durable, washable material and the result is fantastic and pretty much what I had in mind! Guts feelings huh!So, I’m very happy to add this to our collection of wallpapers which are great to create feature walls because I really like how this wallpaper creates a feature on top of the stairs, or a cupboard and makes something visually more interesting without being overpowering.I also love the retro look of these letters. My mum has a few …

Dads are the original hipsters…

Sophie showed us the very cool Dads are the original hipsters on Tumblr which I LUVV!You can basically submit pictures of your Dad when he was a super Dude and if your photo is accepted, it will get published in the Dads are the original hipsters book.Love the concept, love the retro photos, love seeing Dads in the 60s and 70s which, let’s face it, are the funniest ones!I have a few photos of my Dad with a mustache in the 70s that would meet the brief! I may dig them out when I’m off to France in July to shoot our catalogue ;-)And..errm it’s Father’s Day in the UK on Sunday….so if you haven’t got anything YET for your Super Dude Dad, go here or call us, we/I may stay a bit later on Friday if you want to collect your orders from our Chiswick offices. Sophie nous a montre le tres cool Dads are the original hipsters sur Tumblr et j’A-DO-RE ! Vous pouvez soumettre des photos de votre pere quand il etait …