Month: June 2014

Life with Mila…never boring, always happy

I think/hope her bedroom (our loft conversion) will be finished this week.We had to do some photos over the weekend for Real Living Australia magazine and here are a few I took of Mila with my iphone when we were done. It’s a bit grainy but I love them. She has so much happy energy… Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

K Desk by Rafa-Kids

As our loft conversion is nearly finished (I think our beautiful floorboards are being laid and the walls painted next week ), I’m really excited to start thinking how I’m going to decorate Mila‘s room. Once thing that I’m really looking forward to add to her new room, is this gorgeous K Desk by Rafa-Kids. I think it will look stunning on the black floorboards.It’s a beautiful, simple design, the way I like things and I know she will love using masking tapes to create hew own little moodboard.The minx is growing fast. This afternoon alone, she organised her own playdate with her friend and got Linda, our au-pair (who I took to Bikram yoga yesterday at 6.30am and almost died on the spot ;-) to call us to let us know. A part of me is proud of the independent person she is. At the end of the day, that’s what the kiwi and I tried to instill in her these past few years, yet I can’t help wondering if she does this at 9, what on …

Our holiday home in Boligdrom magazine

I ‘m very excited to have our holidays home in France featured in Norwegian magazine Boligdrom and looking at the pictures makes me want to go back. The pictures were taken by Michael Paul who also shot our home in London before the renovations.

WHITES 08 | 2014

I’m seriously craving for some sun & beach time, aren’t you? 1. Obessive Collectors | 2. Photography Margaux Roy | 3. Quote The windows of our loft conversion were fitted yesterday and…WOW! It looks better than I expected. The light and feel in this room are just amazing.Who knew what heliophilia meant!? Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

The AA Butterfly chair (aka BKF chair)

One of my favourite piece of design, is the iconic and legendary AA Butterfly chair (aka the BFK chair). It is beautifully designed, simple, minimal but also very comfortable. Sadly there is a lot of copies available and at the end of the day, it is a matter of personal choice and budget. I’m not passing judgment :-) but personally, when it comes to design, I’d rather wait until I can afford the real deal or source a vintage one. This one is a re-edition in full respect of the spirit and quality of the original 1938 model. The AA Butterfly chair was originally designed in 1938 by Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan  Kurchan. Three young Designers who worked with the pioneer of modern architecture: Le Corbusier, in the thirties. After they went back to Buenos Aires, they formed the “Grupo Austral” and in 1938, created the now famous 197 model that became broadly known as the Butterfly or BFK chair and has been part of the permanent collection at the MoMa Museum in New-York since …

MONDAY’S MUST-HAVE…IN B&W

Short and sweet because my back is hurting like hell and I’m close to tears1/ These boots from Hush (spotted with that dress).2/ This top from Mango. I’m actually wearing it today…3/ Our Love, Life & Family print4/ and this look because it exudes Summer, holidays, doing nothing and I could do with a bit of that. Have a nice evening. Bises Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat… http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Happy Father’s Day

I love this photo of Steve and Mila taken in Waihi Beach (New-Zealand) during our last holidays.It is totally out of focus yet it is one of my favourite photos. There is so much happiness in it and these two love each other very very much… Funny…when Steve and I were dating a century ago, it wasn’t always a walk in the park. He wasn’t sure he would be a good father (I knew he would be) yet he has turned out to be the most wonderful and amazing dad to Mila.He is incredibly hands on and do lots of things with her at weekends. He is always there to support her (and me), to encourage her to try things, to be adventurous, to expand her world and not let fear driving her choices. He is a fantastic cook. He will make her porridge or scrambled eggs to die for before she goes to school.My dad was great too but we’ve lost the close connection we had…Nothing specific to blame, just Life…health issues, losing his …

10 things you need to create an inspiring workspace

Creating inspiring workspaces is one of my favourite things… I simply can’t function properly in a working space that doesn’t inspire me, it’s just simple as that! We are very lucky now that our offices are actually based in a beautiful, industrial space where I could easily move in and turn it into a loft (if that was ever an option) but it wasn’t always the case. The first years of running the business, we had some pretty shitty workspaces with no heat etc. and the only way I found myself coping with my surrounding environments was to create a little, inspiring corner to focus on. So here are a few of my tips which you could put into practice this weekend or next week. 1/ Find yourself a wall And use it as your blank canvas to create a moodboard, a backdrop that will inspire you. Facing a wall may be seen as not very social (but who cares!?), it’s about creating your own little corner of inspiration so when you turn around to …