Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from LAUsNOTEbook to you!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Snow and Snowflakes | Christmas 2015 Inspiration

01: Macro Photos of Snowflakes by Aaron Burden on Steller | 02: Traditional mulled wine + Christmas snowflakes table decoration by Windmelodie | 03: DIY snow covered pinecones by Ella Claire | 04: from my Everyone needs a little sparkle board on Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas 2015 links I love

I haven't written for a lot of time. Things are changing fast in the last months and I still can't say much because I'm not sure of what is happening. My mum is still in the hospital, I had to let my Lizzy leave and my work is constantly changing. I'm generally not very good to talk about anything, I'm a few words person, you already noticed this, I suppose, but I miss my blog. I did it with love. So, Christmas - my fave time of the year - is really really near and I want to share a little of all the amazing things I found around the web, as the next four Christmas links.
 01: Consider these 4 ways to give back this Holiday by Camille Styles | 02: Plan to Dream big dreams by Nellaino | 03: Words that inspire me - via my Words board on Pinterest | 04: Christmas photo shoot via Hannele's blog.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas 2015 DIY

01: Tabletop ideas for the holidays by Decor8 | 02: Festive wreath making by Freckle and Wulff | 03: Christmas inspiration by Daniella Witte | 04: Scandi Christmas Decors (+ table setting) by Made from Scratch | 05: Iced pine needles by Bo Bedre.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Takayuki Fukada | Grand Prix Winner of IAPLC 2015

The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest 2015 updated the past record by receiving 2,545 entries in total from 69 countries and areas. Takayuki Fukada who is based in Tokyo is the first Japanese champion in 12 years. After the announcement of world rankings, ADAview conducted an interview with him. He talks about the journey to receive the Grand Prix, secrets for creations and his passion for his winning work, “Longing” in his aquarium room.
Source + Interview

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Light in Sant'Antimo | WeekEnd in Tuscany

Last weekend, I visited the Abbazia of Sant'Antimo, near Montalcino (Siena).  Everytime I go there, I'm awed by the natural light that plays inside through the 12th century windows and by the beauty of the naked interiors. As architect, I'll always have a lot to learn from masters of past centuries.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

La joie de vivre | Fonelle inspires

I'm an admirer of the pen of Sophie Fontanel. Her words about Charlie Hebdo and sweet funny people (les gens drôles) are always in my mind and also this time - after the Paris attacks - I don't miss a post from her. I loved to see reactions like the pianist playing in front of Le Bataclan or the humour of John Oliver or to read her own words:
"J'accepte ma tristesse, mais je refuse de me désespérer. Si je me désespère, ces fous auront gagné. Ils ne gagneront pas. It means : Give me art today. Give me beautiful souls. Give me the softest music. Give me "more than life" words. Give me a dancer, open arms. I need this to deal with my sadness. And with barbarism."

"Les musées, les cinémas, les salles de spectacles sont fermés aujourd'hui à Paris. Pour l'art et la nourriture qu'il apporte, il nous reste à fermer les yeux, et à penser à de belles choses, à ce genre de belles choses puissantes et sublimes qui existe en ce monde. Et à se dire que toute force physique n'est pas la destruction, toute détonation n'est pas la destruction. Ça peut être le saut du danseur, le jet de peinture du peintre, le coude en l'air du musicien qui attaque son morceau, le mot qui fait mouche. S'accrocher à cette idée car c'est elle qui aura le dernier mot, justement. Toujours. It means : every museum, every art places are closed in Paris today. So we make our own private museum, just by searching images full of a positive strength. #noureev, for example."

Thank you, Sophie!

Sophie Fontanel Instagram | Twitter | Fonelle Time

Saturday, November 14, 2015

For Paris | Joann Sfar

The great message of Joann Sfar via Instagram after the 13th november. I LOVE life!

Read more: Joann Sfar on Instagram - Article Le Soir

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mini Calendario Italiano | Free Printable 2016 Calendar

My mini calendario Italiano is ready. This time, I wrote it in my mother language - Italian. "Mini" means little in Italian language but it's also the abbrevation for minimal. As past years, it's on one page and without a background- I like to save ink and paper! You can download the pdf file - ready to be to print - here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Surf Snowdonia | Wales

"Picture this. A perfect lozenge-shaped fresh-water lagoon, roughly the size of six football pitches, set in the lush, green Conwy Valley in the lee of the Snowdonia mountains. Now add something entirely unexpected.

Friday, October 2, 2015

October weekend links list

Mira Rai runs and wins - the history of this brave girl from Nepal will soon become a movie

Try this Stuffed Spaghetti Squash recipe (it looks delicious!) by Love and Lemons

Get ready (or dream like me) to visit Hogwarts in the snow!

Frrresh - visual arts magazine - 31 is out on Issuu

More time to read? Learn about the history of Fire escapes in urban America - the thesis presented
by Elizabeth Mary André to The University of Vermont.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Muuto Fall 2015 | The Grain pendant lamp by Jens Fager

GRAIN is a small lamp with plenty of personality. It is perfect for hanging in rows over a bar setting or placed in clusters of multiple lamps to create an alternative light installation over a table.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vincent Munier | Photograph

Vincent Munier is a French photographer specialized in wildlife, often in extreme conditions. He was the special guest of the 5th Mont Blanc Photo Festival, last summer. I was stunned by his work about the Japanese crane - Tancho - on the island of Hokkaido and I discovered his others wonderful works - here.
I have something special with snow!

Sources of photos: 01 | 02

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dismaland for Calais

Reuse: all the timber and fixtures from Dismaland are being sent to the ‘jungle’ refugee camp near Calais to build shelters.

Dismaland was a temporary art project organised by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened 36 days only from august to september 2015. Banksy described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children." More

photo via The Indipendent - Text via Wikipedia.

Friday, September 25, 2015

One-SQM-House | Van Bo Le-Mentzel

Discover Berlin for 1 euro/night in the smallest house in the world. The One-SQM-House is a project initiated by Van Bo Le-Mentzel, a berlin-based architect, in cooperation with BMW Guggenheim LAB, airbnb and eastseven Hostel.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Recently...last summer

Dear friends, I'm sorry if I disappeared but I'm far from home taking care to my mom in a hospital. Now she's getting better and I hope she will be back home soon. I'll get back to my dear notebook as soon as I can.
Up, some happy memories of the beautiful weeks I spent in Haute-Savoie and Geneva last august.  

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Time to go on holiday…although not for long! I'll be going offline until August 28th. But I will be posting on Instagram. I hope you'll enjoy these

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Reform | new cool designs for your Ikea kitchen

Reform has presented three new kitchen designs from three of the most famous architecture

Monday, August 3, 2015

The world of Petite Meller

I'm packing to Megève, and I'm looking forward to live some weeks at a colder temperature:) Getting in the mood for holidays, I was looking for some inspiration to dance and I accidentally discovered the "lil' empire" of Petite Meller -  j'adore

Above, shots from Baby Love  and Backpack videos directed by the architect (and director) A.T.Mann + the mexican photographer Napoleon Habeica.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Orchid Studio, Seattle | First Lamp

Designed by the architecture studio First Lamp, the Orchid Studio is a detached space for a couple needing a place for art and gardening. The studio was designed

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Something frilly | Limited editions summer 2015

Two limited editions launched this july and born from the collaboration between K-WAY + Petit Bateau (01-03) and Diadora HeritageLa MJC + Colette (02-04)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Alex Hotel | Perth

Alex Hotel is a new boutique hotel in the centre of Perth, Australia. I love the cosy relaxed

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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