Month: February 2012

A glimpse from our weekend styling

We have recently received the most beautiful linen collection… The kind of washed linen I have been searching for a while and finally found during my last trip to France… At the moment,  François and I are going through the process of styling and shooting everything for the Summer brochure but I really wish I had a shop to show you everything… Everything is so stunning, soft and tactile and I’m totally in love with the hues of dark grey, sky grey, blue-grey and vintage pink we’ve received. Here is a glimpse of the kids’ linen apron in sky grey behind the handmade doll Pigmée…but there will be gorgeous aprons for adults too, linen scarves and bed linens for everybody.  Be prepared to have your bedrooms moving onto the next level of gorgeousness :-)

SS/12 BODIE and FOU brochure – sneak peek

Here is a sneak-peek of the forthcoming the SS/12 BODIE and FOU brochure (you can request the current Winter catalogue). I’m so excited by our new collection and I really can’t wait to show you the rest of what we have coming for this summer. I think the BAU pendant light below is stunning and although the Familia mugs are not new, I’ve always loved their organic shape. During my last trip to France, I finally found THE collection of gorgeous and soft bed linens in washed linen I have been looking for years and also some beautiful bed linens with stars for children…just magical! We’re planning to shoot them in 2 weeks once we have received some stock and samples. When it comes to styling, I have to say, I’m hugely enjoying the creative process. I still have a lot to learn to become a great stylist. I’m….(for the time being)….pathetically slow and thanks god, I’m not paid by the hour to do this but I’m having a ball. The only thing is that now I have to undo each shot each …

Parma Lilac

This is the calming, minimalist home of Interior Designer of Janie Jackson, who has turned her Notting Hill home into a showroom for her online shop Parma Lilac (one of my favourite online stores)In a few seconds of madness a few years ago, I thought we ought to do the same with BODIE and FOU :-) I liked the idea of having people around….Steve not so much….not that he doesn’t enjoy having people around but having gone through the first year of trading, operating the business from home and having all our stock in every single room of our flat, by the time we moved the business into a warehouse a year later, there was no going back EVER to mixing work and family life to that extend…except when we are shooting our catalogue and talking of which, we’ve started working on the Summer one so if you wish to receive a copy, click here or follow our progress on facebook