Sunday, October 31, 2010


I know, I know, today is Monday... but I am going to try a new strategy here : the Coué method. I will repeat this message as many times as needed all day today... I have a feeling it might work, si , si , really!
I'll let you know tomorrow!
Happy Monday everyone!

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Slow design

Lovely handcraft Christmas inspiration from

Bridges of Paris

Paris may be the city of lights but is also a city of bridges.
One of the best ways to explore the city is to walk along the river. The bridges provide excellent viewpoints to see the monuments of the town.
Some of the bridges themselves have become tourist attractions!
I guess this makes the bridges happy? This statues smile is broader than a mile.
I'm heading to Barcelona later this week with friends for a wedding so travel has been on my mind lately. I've been revisiting my photos from Paris last year; So much beauty that I had to share it with you here today.
Even something as simple as a light post can become a work of art.
Enjoy your Halloween weekend, everyone!


Cable holders in the form of biscuits! Cute!

Check it out.


Equilibrium Bookcase

Malagana Design’s Equilibrium Bookcase consists of 5 separate cantilevered modules that can be configured at single angled points. It holds more than 120 lbs and disassembles without tools.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have a scary and spooky Halloween week end - and go easy on the kids' candies [I myself have a rule that on such specific occasion calories just do not count - but let's not push our luck!] ;-)
Have a fabulous week end! I'll see you back on Monday! Xo, Si-
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Halloween Mad Scientist Wine Labels via Martha Stewart

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A sheep barn in Luberon

In Luberon, a French region known for its gorgeous scenic landscapes, Valerie fell in love with an abandoned sheep barn and remodeled it into a serene haven, mixing styles and eras.  Look at these wrought iron windows and doors and, oh la la, this staircase... C'est beau!

{photos Christophe Rouffion}

Max Ernst lived here

Paris is a city of history. Plaques on nearly every house list famous occupants and you obtain quite the lesson just walking down the street. I wonder if anyone but tourists pay any attention to these signs.
One day while sightseeing we came upon this very grand house with lovely wooden gates and a plaque bearing the name of the artist Max Ernst.
It was in this house in Paris that he lived the remainder of his life after returning to France and where he passed away in 1976.
I love these courtyard type houses which are found all throughout the city. Gates and walls provide an outdoor room to seperate their occupants from the city, sort of like a foyer in an apartment.
There are many ways to live comfortably in the midst of a city through good planning and this just is one of them!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Henri Del Olmo

Henri Del Olmo is a photographer who works for many architecture, travel and interior magazines, among which my favorite French magazine, Cote Sud. His defined style brings a French touch to interior and travel photography.

{Via Cote Sud & Volpe Images}