Monday, October 31, 2011


Please, give me a good bed, a delicious coffee and a functional workplace...

Fighting Breast Cancer With Bread

Love it!!!

Kohberg (the largest manufacturer of bread in Denmark) for Danish Cancer Society’s annual event to fight breast cancer | Design by Envision.


Chalkboard Wine Glasses

With these Chalkboard Wine Glasses, you'll never lose track of your glass ever again!!
And the best part is that they are easy to make, so no wasting money on fancy glassware!
Here's how you can make them!


Happy Halloween

Check out this Face Zipper Costume! Awesome, easy to make and definitely does the job!Smart!

Happy Halloween people!


Montre Post It

Wristwatch die-cut Post-Its. Designed by Doriane Favre.


Steve Jobs Out Of 3750 Apples

Well, this was pretty much expected but still cool! Steve Jobs’ portrait made out of 3750 real apples, by Olivier Lefebvre. 



Ok, Im all for brands and what not but OH MY GOD!!! Get a grip people!!! Oh well, regardless of what I think, Im sure these will be a hit!!!!

Brandages creates these bandages obviously inspired by luxury fashion brands, from Chanel to Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. Currently sold only on online Japanese lifestyle store Sugoi Life.

Knock yourselves out!!!


They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated By Artists Around the World

I have just received an awesome copy of the superb They Draw & Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated By Artists Around the World book. I would personally like to thank Nate and Salli for sending me the copy :)

The book is just incredible!

Blending their passion for art and cooking, brother-sister team Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell started the innovative food blog “They Draw & Cook” bringing recipes to life through illustrations submitted by users who hail from countries all over the world. Their goal was to turn food into art and art into food, and their experiment rapidly became an online sensation.

Now with the book, cooking has never been more fun!

This new cookbook features the best of the blog’s international recipes, which are guaranteed to inspire creativity through the richness, humor, and quality of every artistically rendered dish as it springs off the page and into your kitchen.

Contributors to They Draw & Cook range from professional illustrators to ad-hoc doodlers to talented beginners. You can even submit your own.

Recipes from They Draw & Cook include the Starving Artist Goo-lash (A.K.A. poverty casserole), Top Model Salad along with many other creative concoctions! From appetizers, to desserts, you'll find it all!

Get your discounted book for $12.49 only, for a limited time only!
Definitley worth the price!


collections : getting in the spirit...

...with oranges and blacks for Halloween. They look pretty stylin' together.

1. ATB Tourist bicycle: Holiday ($3200), 2. Piccolo Pieni Kukkaro ($16), 3. Eames House Bird ($210), 4. Tokyo Bay Picadilly Orange Watch ($65.99), 5. Cast Iron Owl Bottle Opener ($15), 6. Meg Plate by Donna Wilson ($34), 7. Pantone Orange 021 Small Notebook (£8.50), 8. dot punch orange runner ($19.95), 9. Ampersand Giclee Print ($15), 10. Bellocq Earl Grey Tea ($36), 11. Le Creuset 1.8-Quart Whistling Teakettle in Flame ($74.95), and 12. Egg Egg Eggcup ($13)

thought of the day : it's here!

"Happy Halloween," a handmade holiday banner from Katherine Kiyoko. Ah, my favorite holiday has arrived! ($5, on sale)

Monday Mix : Dark wall love

In love with these dark colored walls spotted lately here and there. What a dramatic effect these give to a room! Love, love these...

Sources: 1. 2. 3. 4. 56

Monday quote!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

eye candy {neutrals refined}

Yes, neutrals again, but these spaces are some of the best I have seen recently - they are sophisticated, refined and the styling is impeccable...
(via rozanne jackson)

My new house

The interior work is a long process that takes a lot of time .....
The last 4-6 weeks we have begun to complete the interior walls and ceilings, as well as the painter has begun with its work.
The plumber and electrician are also in place.
The entire ventilation system is almost in place.
Can I hope to move in for Christmas, I do not know ......
You and I just have to wait and see:)

Friday, October 28, 2011


Wishing you a great weekend! We'll be celebrating Halloween with the girls this weekend - Maya as Bat Woman, Ines as Lady Gaga, hmmm... Have a fabulous one - and easy on the fructose my dear! Xo, Si-

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Advertise on FrenchByDesign!

Ta-daa! So excited to share this big step with you! FrenchByDesign is finally opening up to sponsorship! After many requests for ads on the blog, I took a long time deciding, and I am finally saying yes! I promise that the content and quality of posting will not change a bit... a.k.a no posts about how wonderful the sponsors items are if I don't really truly mean it! ;-)

So if you have a shop, a business or a blog to promote and if you like the personality of this blog, then we're meant for each other! Shoot me a note through the contact form or directly through the "advertise" button, I will give you all the blog specs, traffic stats, world map coverage and price sheet options available. Xo, Si-


Thursday, October 27, 2011

flickr photo of the day : bow ties.

"forage bow tie display" by paper pastries. (See also: blog, shop & Forage)

it's a fact..

...that I really want this antique wall chart hanging in my home. Such a masterful falcon- too bad it's completely out of my budget. Sorry, beautiful. ($295)

lovely lighting + unexpected butcher block tops

 I have spent more time conceptualizing my ideal kitchen than I have any other room in a the house. I add items to my list of essentials for this dream kitchen almost every day and today I am adding the unexpected use of a butcher block top and industrial lighting...
(rooms via style at home and nuevo estilo)

New IKEA blog

Here I am on my way to Oslo, to take part in the launch of IKEA's new blog ...." Livet hjemme"
In the picture you see my new leather bracelet I bought in Amsterdam, love the orange cross, which is sewn into the skin.

Blogging on the launch....

Photo:Design Shimmer
Now the Norwegians got their IKEA blog too, and I'm so lucky to be a part of the editorial board of the Norwegian blogWe promise lots of inspiration and home furnishings, I look forward to continuing. Here are some photo from the launch that I was able to snap