Monday, March 31, 2014

Hotel entry in Florence

I'm particularly attached to old neon signs and I'm loving this entry of an hotel in the centre of Florence, do you?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hygge | what does it mean?

I'm used to connect the word “hygge” to the sense of intimacy and well-being that I first noticed in many north Europe interiors and that I love to create in my spaces but I must say that the meaning of this Danish word is wider. So, I looked on the web and I wrote this list with my faves links:

01 - The Lonely Planet Quote :
The Danes are obsessed with cosiness. All of them. Even the toughest leather-clad biker will recommend a bar based on its ‘hygge‘ factor. In Danish, however, ‘hygge’ means more than just cocoa and tea lights. It’s about a feeling – a sense of warmth and companionship. So, as another long winter waits in the wings, it’s time to get that hygge feeling.
Via Study in Denmark

02 - a little bit of HISTORY of the word:
Hygge didn't originate in the Danish language but in Norwegian, where it meant something like "well-being." It first appeared in Danish writing around the end of the 18th Century and the Danes have embraced it ever since. One good thing about hygge is that you can apply it anywhere.

03 - the SHORTer definition I found is :
'illuminating the soul'

04- the ARCHITECTure  magazine's definition
A home's sense of hygge—that is, the spare but very cozy minimalism epitomized by Danish houses.
Hygge (roughly pronounced hoog-eh) describes the warm, cozy feeling that develops when friends gather in a room with some open flames (candlelight, fireplace), alcohol, and plenty of time to enjoy the experience. There’s an aesthetic component, too—worn wood and strewn (faux) sheepskins help. So do “small things, and blankets” . Though it’s somewhat difficult to define, Danes know it when they see it.
Via Dwell here and here.

05 - To end, take a little time to watch at this two nice VIDEOs:

WHAT IS DANSK HYGGE ? Television serie "Capitain" for DR2 (YouTube)

SO WHAT IS DANISH HYGGE? Via VisitDenmark (YouTube)

Do you know other good links about HYGGE? Suggest them in the comments, I'll be happy to look at them!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Aarstiderne's køkkenhave at Normann Copenhagen

Aarstiderne's køkkenhave is a new book that I'm looking forward to read and experiment with (you know I'm vegetarian and I do love to cook and eat well)
The book - written by the gardener of Aarstiderne Frank van Beek, Chef and co-founder Søren Ejlersen and Jacob Dietz - is a tangible guide on how to grow your own food. The story is told with soil on the hands by a professional and two vegetable enthusiasts. It is crammed with priceless tips, tricks and hard-earned experiences from the garden, flower box and the kitchen. 

Normann Copenhagen and Aarstiderne are throwing a book release for "Aarstiderne's køkkenhave" on 3rd of April (read here). You will meet the three authors of the book and you will "get your hands dirty and get home-grown vegetables on the table with the new book. There will be lots of inspiration on how to grow and cook with homegrown vegetables from your own garden or flower boxes. Meanwhile you can go exploring in the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store and check out the newest trends in home décor and kitchenware. "

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Anne-Julie Aubry | Illustrator

My collection of postcard - Instagram

I got to know the beautiful artwork of Anne-Julie Aubry visiting a bookstore in Aix-en-Provence.  I was fascinated by the whimsical world that she creates - a world that has both a dark side and a childish side. Every illustration is a fairy tail itself.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Creative Family Home in Ystad | Sweden

I love these rooms, the use of wallpaper, the playful side of decoration. It's a family of creatives who lives

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ducky Ducks

Sunday I spent some early morning hours in the park and I met these lovely ducks. I do love when they tip themselves up to dunk their heads underwater.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ikea PS 2014 Collection - preview

These smart design pieces are part - only a part, see them all in the press kit - of the new Ikea PS 2014 collection, availables from next april to next july (it depends on each piece). I suppose that these are my preferred but I will check them personally as soon as they arrive in stock! (a good excuse to visit Ikea next month and again and again;-)
UP: 01: Secretaire by Polish designers Krystian Kowalski, Pawel Jasiewicz and Maja Ganszyniec - 179 euro | 02: Wooden Hangers and Mirror by Tomás Alonso - from 5 to 10 euro  | 03: Storage modules by Tomás Alonso (mint, dark red or white) - 25 euro | 04: Rug by Margrethe Odgaard - 129 euro | 05: Table and bench by Matthias Hahn - 99 and 59 euro.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Johanna's home | Sweden

Johanna Flyckt Gashi - of Vintage - decorated her house in Rydboholm - Sweden

Friday, March 14, 2014

Green Inspiration and easy Diy for the weekend

Sources: 01 (it's not a cactus but real painted stones)| 02 | 03 | 04 (love) | 05 (free printable).

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Styling | Sunflowers Bedroom

I'm working on the interiors of an old terrace house near Florence and this is the main bedroom. Under layers and layers of white painting, I discovered a beautiful sunflower wall made with patterned paint rollers at the beginning of 1900 and I decided to unveil it.
In the pictures: all bed lines (except the blue lines pillow) by La Signoria - Firenze, Eames rocking chair by Vitra, Dalù table lamp by Artemide, round box by Habitat, lime alarm-clock by Trevi, white table (off production) and faux sheepskin by Ikea, big white basket and drapes by Zara Home.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

My new Icons

Thanks to the wonderful work of Carrie - of Carrie loves - here are my new minimal icons. I'm still choosing the color. Please let me know if you prefer these ones or the old ones!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Coblonal Architecture | Blond timber house

The interiors of this ground level house near Barcelona was completly designed by Spanish design studio, Coblonal Architecture using blond timber for all custom-made furniture + design pieces such as Jaime Hayon and Jean Louis Iratzoki chairs,

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Rebirth | Italian Ceramics

I discovered and fell in love with Rebirth ceramics when I was first looking at OdArt collection. I immediately liked the contemporary finishing combined with traditional shapes and I loved it more when I read about their concepts, values and manufacturing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Radicondoli | Tuscany

Radicondoli - near Casole d'Elsa - is a pretty village located in the northern part of the "Metalliferous Hills" in Tuscany. It is rich in history

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fujiyama WishList

Fujiyama wishlist

Not enough of mountains (after last friday diy)? I couldn't ignore these beautiful things inspired to Fujiyama mountain. Beginning with a book dedicated to one of Japan's most beloved artist (including his famous views of Mount Fuji) 01: Hokusai: Prints and Drawings | 02: Isabel Marant Étoile, Kony Fujiyama sweatshirt | 03: Fujiyama soap | 04: Fujiyama yoga mat | 05: "Fujiyama" Linogravure 4 colors on Johannot paper 250 gr. 14 x 16 cm - tirage limité à 5 exemplaires - limited edition06: Keita Suzuki Fujiyama beer glass | 07: Fujiyama Cookies.

...and if you want a desktop wallpaper inspired to Fujiyama, have a look to Japan Traveling Fujiyama Wallpaper


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