Apr

10

{ ephermal delight }

By Brit

If you are in Paris this weekend, don’t miss the pop-up store of Monoprix in the Marais with unique creations of the French artist Marion Lesage which are actually on sale in its stores. Until 12th April 2015 this ephemeral shop shows the ethnically  inspired creations of Marion Lesage which consists of tableware, napkins, cushions, lanterns, notebooks etc. and also invites visitors  for printing workshops. You can also admire an exhibition of the artist in the basement and taste delicious tarts of the famous Rose Bakery in a little corner café.
marion_LesagePop-up store Monoprix, 23 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris

Apr

6

{ hoppy easter }

By Brit

Wishing you a happy Easter !!!
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Apr

2

{ eggy }

By Brit

Some wonderful Easter inspirations.
easter_eggsPhotos via Pinterest

Mar

14

{ nygårdsanna }

By Brit

Do you know the lovely Swedish clothing brand nygårdsanna ? I discovered the brand a few years ago during a stay in Sweden and fell in love. I love their concept, pure and simple clothes in a range of colours that is inspired by nature. nygårdsanna only uses natural materials and handicraft skills of the highest quality. Their clothes are understated and should never outshine the wearer with the belief that no garment is complete until someone wears it – until it belongs to someone. Garments are made to be used, to become worn, to acquire a patina and also to be repaired. Also the clothes suit different body shapes and are designed to be combinable. Although they are completely different, there is a clear line of thinking that links them. Swedish photographer Carl Bengtsson perfectly captured the spirit of the brand, his pictures are dreamy and daring, showing poetry and pensiveness with a precise eye for what’s trendy.nygardsannA few weeks ago nygårdsanna opened its online store and is finally available in Europe. To celebrate this opening the brand is offering an organic cotton bag for 5 of my readers. The paint print on the bag is showing an unshaped square with the text “you always fit in somewhere”, the device of Nygårds Anna. If you would like to get one of these beautiful bags, please leave a comment. The winner will be drawn on 31st March and notified by email. Also, nygårdsanna is offering a discount of 15% for one purchase at its online store until 31st March for My Black Book readers with the promo code “welcome“. Good luck !

Feb

13

{ cook & eat }

By Brit

Lovely ceramics to enjoy fantastic food.
style_indicatorPhotos via Style Indicator
Ceramics from July Adrichem, Caroline Swift, Marité Acosta

Feb

4

{ fringed }

By Brit

Wonderful creme fringed creations with that cozy winter feeling.
fingedPhotos via Style Indicator

Jan

28

{ ceramics with wiggly drawings }

By Brit

I absolutely fell in love with the amazing ceramics of Brooklyn-based artist Paula Greif. Paula’s namesake ceramics line was conceived when the former art director decided to remake everything in her kitchen with her own hands – inspired by American stoneware bottles and Mexican folk pottery, each piece is unique and resonates with Paula’s tenacious and instinctual approach to creating.
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Jan

7

{ strange & storytelling creatures }

By Brit

Inspired by nature and British folklore, Mr Finch creates strange and magical creatures out of of upcycled material:  Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures to have. His creations are part whimsy part true to form, all hand stitched with intricate detailing and made for people who are also a little lost, found and forgotten…
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Dec

31

{ happy new year }

By Brit

Happy New Year !!!
new_yearOriginal photo from Ruffled

Dec

29

{ between the years }

By Brit

I love this time of year, the time between Christmas and New Year that Norwegians call Romjul. These days are some form of strange vortex where even time itself seems to be operating at a different yet contemplative pace. Something special and magical is in the air. Can you feel it ?
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