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The BODIE and FOU SS/2013 catalogue has landed!

I’m proud to say that our latest catalogue has landed on our UK customers’ doorsteps today!  If you haven’t received a copy you can request one here before we run out. This means that I can finally show you the inspiring workspace I styled in our new offices and which is one of my favourite ones.  Doesn’t this KNOT chair look amazing!? The white table is also new and can double-up as a desk or dining table and I love these Bamboo lamps and this natural basket which is fast-becoming our best-seller! Well I love everything about our new collection… I’m beaming with proud and I wish I could jump with joy but after a week fighting the flu and then a viral stomach bug, I can hardly stand up which is hugely frustrating but I really hope you will enjoy it.  Please let me know….It’s always very rewarding to get your feedback xoxo http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

Latest styling job | B&W workspace

First of all, a BIG thank you for all your messages and chats on Twitter and Instagram when I was ill these last few days. Being sick is incredibly boring and it was a lot more entertaining to chat to some of you rather than be alone in bed (there is so much TV one can watch in one day!). I’m still not 100% and woke up last night at 3am, then 5am and 6am so I doubt I’ll be very alert today but I’ll try. The second image is the one I initially styled for the workspace spread of our new SS/2013 catalogue (out next Friday) to show you how you can create a nice, inspiring monochrome home office easily (see get the look below).In the end we didn’t use it. I wanted our new catalogue to be even more beautiful and inspiring than the previous ones and this shot didn’t have enough of a WOW factor for me.I felt it was again a monochrome theme like the one I had styled for the previous catalogue (photo 3) …

Latest styling work | Birthday girl | Bikram Yoga

I’m really pleased to say that our SS/2013 catalogue is almost finished. The files are going to the printer  on Tuesday evening and if you have requested a copy or receive the previous issues in the past, our gorgeous catalogue will land on your doorstep on 19/04/2014. To be honest, I think this is our best catalogue EVER!  I don’t say this lightly because when it comes to BODIE and FOU, I’m a perfectionist but out of all the catalogues we’ve produced including our first one which received an ECMOD Award, this is my favourite! There isn’t a spread (double-page) I don’t like and I’m hugely proud of what our team has achieved with that baby! The photos above are from the //NATURALS collection I styled and photographed with  Francois. I don’t know if you remember but after losing my two beloved grand-mothers in a very short time at the end of last year, this year, the only thing I wanted was for life in general to be more gentle and kind to everyone and I really …

PR & Marketing Assistant Internship at BODIE and FOU

BODIE and FOU is looking for an amazing, creative, organised student to join our team for 2 weeks in April and assist us on various PR and Marketing projects including organising a press launch for the launch of our SS/2013 catalogue.  – You must be enthusiastic, have excellent writing/typing skills, be organized and able to prioritize,– You must also be reliable, honest and a good team player as we are a small team and we like working with cool, nice people.You won’t make coffee at our place (well you can make your own if you want one, we have a great kitchen next to the office) but this internship is about real work, real projects and real experience.Location: Position based in Acton (W3 7QS) Monday to Friday: 10-5pmAvailable from 2rd to 14th April (TBC)Unfortunately this is an unpaid gig but you’ll still get something really nice from us at the end of your internship To apply:If you are interested, please email your CV and your covering letter/portfolio explaining how you could make a difference to our hard-working team …

My style, that daybed, our office move….

I’m so happy to have found this gorgeous photos on Temp*files. It is exactly what I had in mind for the vintage army bed I got from one of my sponsors Chez Les Voisins last summer for our holiday home in France .Between wallpapering our bedroom and well..enjoying our holidays at the beach, I didn’t get around to take decent photos, well not as good the one Claude took on Temp*files anyway, so this one is perfect. I spotted two of them in Isabel Marant’s flat in Paris on Refinery29, mine will end up either in Mila’s room or in our tree house for afternoon naps up in the air.On a completely different subject, we found new offices for BODIE and FOU!!!!Thanks to Viktoria who reads this blog and is a regular customer of BODIE and FOU (thank you so much Viktoria!), we are moving in with Bombay Duck in Acton. So this is the perfect time to put all these inspiring workspaces I collected on Pinterest or the ones I wrote about here including Isabel Marant’s workspace to good use and come up with something really nice. Our new offices are gorgeous – think original …

Good things to come your way….

We’re launching a brand new website today.It’s truly gorgeous!However it means that until all the new files are transferred, you may be unable to place an order online so if your order is urgent, feel free to call us on 0208 450 5600.The (new & improved!) BODIE and FOU site will be up & running around lunch time. http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/UxVs

BODIE and FOU Interview in the Lifestyle Editor

My interview in The Lifestyle Editor

I had the chance to be interviewed by Stephanie Bateman Sweet,  renowned Stylist and Author for THE LIFESTYLE EDITOR I HEART WORK  Who are you: Karine Candice Köng What is your work: Founder and Creative Director (with my sister, Elodie) of award-winning online concept store BODIE and FOU and professional blogger. What is your website: www.bodieandfou.com Describe your work in 5 words? Inspiring, challenging, rewarding, fun and busy. What is the first thing you do when you get to work? Chat with my team, check my emails and drink water. I aim to drink 2 litres a day, and starting first thing in the morning helps me to ensure I get through it. It just sets the tone for a healthy day, “Mens sana in corpore sano.” Why do you love what you do? I love the freedom and creativity it gives me, discovering new designers, meeting inspiring, creative people and share their work with customers who love what we find. What can’t you work without? My iMac and my team. I am surrounded by great people who love what they do – …

One gorgeous new print and new hair…

It’s not very often that I post images of myself (like never!) but yesterday we had a photoshoot + interview in my home for The Scotland on Sunday magazine (which will get featured this weekend) so I went to the ‘haircoiffeur’ (hairdresser) as Mila says.Once the photoshoot was over with Debra Hurford Brown, the photographer sent by the newspaper, Francois and I carrying on styling the new BODIE and FOU collection which includes this gorgeous SMALL TALK print I took home and he also took a few portraits of me while the blow-dry was still looking good… The print is by One Must Dash, a creative label set up by two talented Swedish girls: Anki Josefsson & Anneli Sandström who made a gorgeous collection of prints exclusively available for BODIE and FOU. I hope you’ll love this one as much as I do.Ce n’est pas très souvent que je partage des photos de moi (genre jamais!) mais hier, il y a eu un photoshoot chez moi + interview pour The Scotland on Sunday magazine (l’article va paraitre ce weekend) et donc je suis allée …