A few days ago, I made my home ready for Christmas. It’s quite mild here in France, no Christmas weather at all but my home is glittering for Christmas in every little corner. So I only have to imagine that it’s cold outside…
Manon Gignoux treasures upcycled fabrics and reinvents them as textile figures, clothes and accessories, raw and fantastic. Simply wonderful!
Came across the lovely shop & blog of Love Warriors. Love Warriors are treasure-hunters travelling the world to find unique items and hidden gems in corners of the world forgotten by others. They create their own design, born to life where recycled materials from demolitions, flooring, boats, doors, glass and oil drums meet fresh linen, supple leather, natural materials like shells & sandstone as well as refined & hand-crafted ceramics.
Have you already felt that first chill in the air that whispers of fall ? I always find it so exciting when summer changes to fall, my favorite season. I am in the mood for changing colors, crisp breezes and comforting food with cozy flavors like homemade pumpkin soup, warm scones and hot apple cider. Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of autumn !
Photos via Pinterest
Today the weather was perfect for a cozy Sunday Crafternoon. I found a stack of old yellowed French books at a local flea market that inspired me to create something original and unique. I love creating with nature elements like driftwood, seashells, pebbles or leaves collected in different natural settings. I have so many of these little treasures tucked all over my home only waiting for being incorporated in a lovely craft project. So I rummaged in my odds and ends craft box and dug out some little driftwood branches, pebbles, lace and wire… No sooner said than done, here are the results.Lace paper pebbles
Bird ornament with kraft paper covered wire
Lavender closet hangings printed with hand crafted feather stamp
***All available in my Etsy Shop***
Jacqueline Fink from Sydney’s Little Dandelion creates the most amazing chunky blankets, shrugs and baskets in pure unspun wool knitted by hand with huge needles. Her work is inspired by the need for sensory feedback and the love of texture and natural fibres. At the heart of Jacqueline’s work is the extreme scale the unspun wool allows her to achieve. Essentially, Little Dandelion is her quiet rebellion against mindless mass production and a loving contribution to a kinder and more conscientious world.
A few weeks ago, the German lifestyle magazine we love living asked me whether I would be interested in a photo shooting of my apartment. What a question, you bet! We love living is one of my favorite magazines sharing the same philosophy of life as me. It’s a real treasure trove of all things beautiful which are part of our everyday life, filled with home sweet home stories of folks like you and me who love their four walls and a huge abundance of creative ideas – simply a lovely inspiration source of happiness. No sooner said than done: A few weeks later, Shanti, one of the wonderful photographers of the magazine came all the way from Copenhagen to spend hours and hours taking pictures of my little cocoon and my tomcat Plume who was the star of the day. It was an exciting experience that I wanted to share with you in this post. If you would like to see more you can read my complete home story in the actual issue of we love living.
we love living, 3/2015
Photos: Shanti Broeng
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.
Pop-up store Monoprix, 23 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris