Wednesday, July 31, 2013

BeoPlay A9 by Oivind Alexander Slaatto for Bang and Olufsen

How beautiful is this speaker? It couldn't be simpler and more perfect! 
BeoPlay A9 is a digital loudspeaker by Bang and Olufsen with impressive stereo sound performance in one single unit designed as a cool piece of furniture. It offers wireless streaming via AirPlay and DLNA, can be placed either; standing on the floor or hanging discretely on the wall with its bracket.
Design by Øivind Alexander Slaatto, it can be chosen with beech, oak or teak legs and silver, red, green, brown or black cover colors. The price is ...I can't read it! (try here)

BeoPlay A9 at ISaloni 2013, Milano

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Styling and Still lifes : Faceted Beads

I told you yesterday that I bought some faceted beads. well I'm mixing colors to get some necklaces for next winter. I think they're great weared with wool sweaters. In the meantime, they inspired me some still life with the help of Instagram.
Styling and Photos by me.

Monday, July 29, 2013

My Summer Shopping - Something frilly

Zara Cotton Slubber Sweater - try here for stock clearance

Cotton Pois Printed Top - S.Ambrogio Market

I'm always happy when it's sales time because I can have a look around and discover 'little tresures'. Do I sound like Gollum? Well my husband think it and gets bored (and boring) while he doesn't even seem to find anything worth reading to wait for me. But we know that getting what we want is worth fighting! :) Anyway, I'm so proud of my shopping that I disperately need to share it. This is the first part!

Silver Cuff  

Strass that I'm using to make necklaces, I will show you next days! - S.Ambrogio Market

Friday, July 26, 2013

Rossignoli Milano - Italian Bikes

Four models of Rossignoli collection

Located in Corso Garibaldi, Rossignoli was established in Milan in 1900.
Made by Italian craftsmen, Rossignoli bicycles comply to the values of quality and respect for traditions. These values together with elegance and classic taste are the hearth of Rossignoli's collection. You can visit the Officina to choose one of their original model, to rent one, to repair yours, to look for unthinkable accessories or to meet bikelovers.
This family run Officina is an authentique piece of history of the town.



During Fuorisalone 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kaamos - The Hut, Finland

Kaamos prototypes at SaloneSatellite, Milan, 2013
The Hut is the last collection of Kaamos drawing from Finnish log cabin culture and including lamps, a carpet, containers, acoustic panels and tabeltop products. The  prototypes presented at SaloneSatellite, Milan, 2013 are build on a new interpretation of the traditional log cabin, where people used to gather to spend time, tell stories, and enjoy a cup of coffee. 

Kaamos is a collective of designers from Finland. Their designs are greatly inspired by Finnish culture and traditional production processes. "We aim to produce innovative products to create a convenient, enjoyable and interesting living environment, without forgetting local and ecological values. We appreciate authentic materials, and we are not afraid to use and combine them in experimental or imaginative ways. Our product prototypes have been created in co-operation with Finnish artisans, but our products are also suitable for industrial serial production."

Letters, font blocks by Erik Bertell + Linja, Pendant lamp by Matti Syrjälä

Tatti, Containers by Katriina Nuutinen

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Marie-Hélène de Taillac's places

New York Appartment (AD june 2013)

New York Appartment - Bathroom

Paris Appartment (from NYTimes)

Paris Appartment (from NYTimes)
Le Gout and/or the style of Marie-Hélène de Taillac is immediately recognizable in every space - store or house - she live in, from Paris, to Tokyo, to New York.
After starting her career in fashion and working in London for 14 years, Marie-Hélène decided to return to her first love: gemstones and color. Rediscovering Indian traditional methods dating back to the maharajahs, she begun her collections working with some of the finest artisans in India.
Have a look at her website here (don't miss the MHT Care Book - I love the idea and the graphic design!)

Paris Store in rue de Tournon

Paris Store

Marie-Hélène de Taillac by Jean Philippe Delhomme
Marie-Hélène de Taillac's Website Graphic Design

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

A morning coffee in the Orticoltura Gardens

The Caffetteria in Giardino dell'Orticoltura is very quiet in the morning. It's the ideal place to read your book sitting in the shade. Every late evening there's a different music live performance.
More here

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stayin Alive

If reading the title of this post, you were hoping to find something about the 70s'  Bee Gees' song, try here
Have a nice we :-) 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Vitra's open call: Dream up your home office and win !

Draw, knead or tinker your dream home office. Send a picture before 2 September 2013 to  The best 10 pictures will be  posted for public voting in an app on Vitra's facebook fan page. The three most liked pics will win Vitra's home office furnitures. Wow!

Home Desk by George Nelson, 1958
Jill by Alfredo Häberli, 2011
Photographer: Florian Böhm

Physix by Alberto Meda, 2012
Photographer: Florian Böhm

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Villa Ingrid Marie in Arild, Sweden

Previously known as 'Villa Ingrid Marie' this beautiful 1970′s property located in Arild, Sweden, is now the house of the designer Marie Olsson Nylander and her husband. Marie has styled the interiors for several pubblications.

More on Valvet, Afflante, Vintageholic

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Design Forum Finland's Young Designer of the Year Prize of 2013 : Mari Isopahkala and Iina Vuorivirta

ALTAI - Modern Nordic crystal glass series

JAM - table and pendant light - photo by Chikako Harada

Design Forum Finland is the promotion organization of Finnish design. The Young Designer of the Year Prize was instituted in 2000 and is now being awarded for the twelfth time.
The 2013 edition has awarded the work of designers Mari Isopahkala (born 1978) and Iina Vuorivirta (born 1988).
The prize is supported by Attorneys-at-Law Heinonen Ltd, deko and Bacardi-Martini Finland.

ALTAI - Modern Nordic crystal series - plates & small bowls - with the ceramic of Sami Ruotsalainen

KONKKARONKKA cutlery series for Marimekko

Mari Isopahkala and Iina Vuorivirta

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

MoodBoard 40: My Auntie Mame

MoodBoard 40: Auntie Mame

I'm lucky, I have a sort of Auntie Mame. She was the one who was always looking at the irrilevant side of life and sometimes it's a helping attitude:-) She will be 92 in a couple of weeks and she's always busy with the ideal skirt lenghts! My present for her her next birthday will be the book of Patrick Dennis and a dinner out even if I know she'd prefer an iphone (I don't have the budget) or a pair of heels (she has too many of them and she's already too dangerous). 
Have you read the book of Patrick Dennis? What do you think of it?
Tell me below or on facebook, I would like your opinion!

01: Prosecco mixed berry floats from Bakers Royale | 02: Korres Jasmine Lip Butter | 03: Auntie Mame ; an irreverent escapade by Patrick Dennis | 04: Lanvin Pleated silk-blend tulle dress (look for something similar in vintage shops) | 05: Bobby Brown Beach Body Oil | 06Wooden Waves iPhone Cases from Uncovet (20 $).


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