Year: 2011

Handmade Pigmée doll & garland from BODIE and FOU | Life with Mila (funny words from kids) www.karinecandicekong.com

{Life with Mila} We broke up…

A week ago weekend, Mila (6 years old) announced us she was in love with Gabriel. Last night, she showed us a nice drawing of a boy and a girl holding hands… Me: “Is this you and Gabriel?” Mila: “No we broke up” Me: “What?! You broke up?! But you told us you were in love with him over the weekend” Mila: “Yeah but I prefer Christian, he is funnier and he is in the girls’ team“ Gentlemen…if you want to hold onto a girl more than 3 days, be funny! Handmade garland | Handmade Pigmée doll | Bed from Ikea

Weekend styling

I love simple things at home, things that don’t shout, objects that are beautiful and have integrity like these wooden bowls I found at the Columbia Road flower market…and I love white at home. I think it comes from the need to feel that I’m in my own little bubble when I’m at home, surrounded by people and things I love. The cross below has been on our mantelpiece in the lounge for a while, waiting for me to be added to our family mood board. The book below was from the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition last year where I took Mila.

You are loved…

This year, I had two massive coup de coeur and I can’t tell you how happy I am to have both of them as part of our collection. They are the kind of designs that I find hugely inspiring and beautiful. The first one was the Pigmée collection and the second one was the beautiful wall stickers by Shanna Murray, whose work was on my radar since last year so it makes me really happy to work with her this year. So this morning, I’ve finally put the ‘You are loved’ wall sticker on Mila’s grey wall (painted with downpipe by Farrow & Ball) and found the perfect place for this beautiful, handmade garland by Pigmee. I can’t tell you how beautiful everything looks, it just changed the whole atmosphere in Mila’s room… And of course, she is totally in love with her Pigmee and now wants the medium she is holding and a large one for Christmas to have a family which is perfect because I’d rather she has these beautiful, handmade dolls in …

Batgirl with Feathers…

Ouiiiiii, the Feathers print and Batgirl print are back in stock and we even have a few of the Batgirl in gold…I’m going to try to take more photos over the weekend. In the meantime, here are a few photos to show you how they look in my home or chez two of my favourite blogs…. (C) 1 & 2 Chez Moi |  2 Chez Weekday Carnival | 3 Chez Vosges Paris http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

In the shop this week: the leather shopper bag

I raved about this bag several times since Elodie and I found it during my last Parisian trip and I will keep going on about it because I absolutely love it! As a regular air traveler who somehow manages to pack light (clothes wise) but not so light (on the techie side), I have been longing for a large, spacious bag that could fit everything too fragile or valuable to be stored in my check-in luggage.My hand luggage basics often include: my laptop, camera, i-phone, urbanears headphones and La Trop or mini sac (if I manage to squeeze my La Trop in my checked-luggage) + if I’m lucky, I will get a few bits & bobs that a 6 years old will throw in the mix…Yes there is the ugly wheelie suitcase solution but it’s not me. I much prefer having a big, fashion bag on my shoulder and this one ticks all the boxes.Simple, practical and beautiful, this leather shopper bag embodies the Parisian style ofEmmanuelle Alt, Editor of the French VOGUE and the …

THE FEATHERS PRINT

Here is one of the shots I styled over the weekend featuring the Feathers print and the beautiful Cluster light by Kathleen Hills, I have in my bedroom. (C) François Kong Styling: Karine Kong http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs