Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction : An Inspiration Blog about art/design/decoration

15 mai 2007

designs from "atelier LZC"

This is one of my favorite design team in France: three very talented designers! They are very well known for their silkscreened teatowels - beautiful patterns. It was the first time I thought of teatowels as... art! I'll let the images speak for themselves... Above: a couple of designs for silkscreened teatowels (2003) They also create wall decals and stickers. ... Coasters made of silkprinted piece of grey slate : and even crazy mirrors! There is really something happy and fresh about... [Lire la suite]
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13 mai 2007

Anha, lovely Anha designs.

"Anha" is a pair of talented designers working in France. She is from Vietnamese descent and her designs have a delicate Oriental feel to them, while he's an American, and brings the sleek chic side and names their products after Tribeca or Chelsea. They have a fashion range as well as a design one for the home.                 I love the modern twist brought to traditional Oriental lacquered objects: great combo!  I especially like their... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2007

super cute!

hello cute hedgehog... what are you doing on my design blog? well beside from being super cute, this hedgehog shares a small but cleverly arranged space with a cat (!) and Brandy, the human owner here. I love Brandy's place in Chicago... check it out! The Chicago Reader has issued a nice piece on 8 stylish small places and urban dwellings of the area. Brandy's place is part of that interesting article. AT reported about it, too, so I guess it means it's a must-read or... browse. Beautymist.
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03 mai 2007

Li Edelkoort's 50 faves.

Li is a designer, a trend chaser (or forecaaster), and a style guru. She's a great inspiration to us all design addicts. For more info, you can also check out Li's website. Or read her interview with DesignBoom. Today I just want to share with you 50 trends/faves of hers, dating back to the '90s, and compare with what's happening today on the design scene... Click on the image to see it bigger and read the text... I really like the last two on her list. ;-) Beautymist. source : from "ELLE decorationUK... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2007

FFF mosaics

hello, I love playing around with my flickr faves and pairing them...here are a few i did during the last couple weeks, while i was ill and not so in the mood for blogging (my apologies)... ENJOY !   1. Canto do Brasil, 2. 6_dec06.jpg 1. Untitled, 2. autumns child 1. inside the envelope, 2. pink polka dots 1. wtj yellow, 2. La trembleuse 1. Drippin., 2. neighbour's pride "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." — Kahlil Gibran Beautymist.
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21 avril 2007

happy Week end!

"The beauty of life, is that you don't have to be modernly beautiful to live it." — C. S. Lewis 1. Joyeuse..., 2. One, 3. . To Put It Simply . So... I was really feeling really ill yesterday so you're getting the (now) usual "Friday Flickr Fix" only today. Sorry! enjoy it anyway... Beautymist. PS: the red-and-white FFF I posted on the pool last week was chosen on the blog to represent "FFF week VII" - yeah!
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14 avril 2007

Week-end in green and red

hello, for those of you who wondered where i've been and why i haven't blogged more around here, well I have a colorful answer. My days have simply been filled with green and red! Green is for my little succulents (new baby ones), and my cup  of green tea (actually it's sage in that China cup) while red is for the red lipstick I just bought myself today. Green is beautiful, but I was in need of some vibrant red too. Big kisses to all of you...Mwah !!! And see you soon here, whatever the color or mood i'm in... ... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2007

MCM deco

hi, Marie Claire Maison is a wonderful decor magazine, and a nice website, too.  here are three examples of photos of rooms they published and that I like, each room being very different in mood from the others. If you don't read French, just ignore the text ! La chambre version vert anis "Teintes anisées et décor masculin d'une belle simplicité s'accordent et se complètent dans cette chambre pour évoquer l'ambiance des colonies et des voyages au bout du monde." Le lit à baldaquin "Khamsa",... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2007

An avid movie goer

hello and happy easter everyone ! Today I'm not going to tell you about egg hunts nor even bunnies but about movies.Yes, I love to go to "a theatre near you", and I see a lot of films. I just saw "Curse of the Golden Flower" - not that I'm convinced that this is truly the translation of the Chinese title : "Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia" -This is an amazing film, with incredible settings (the Forbidden City under the T'ang Dynasty), amazing costumes but what struck me most is a lovely young... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2007

let's have fun with Amy Burhoe's designs!

                                         After some sleek minimalist posts, let's have some fun with Amy Burhoe designs! A bit kitsch, very colorful ! Just like Victoria (from sfgirlbybay) said the other day : "A little kitsch never hurt anyone!".... Beautyymist. links :Amy : http://www.amyburhoe.com/Victoria : http://sfgirlbybay.blogspot.com/ Keywords : craft, jewelry... [Lire la suite]
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