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

10 février 2010

New Series : Timeless Pieces of Furniture

Hello Lovelies ! I stumbled upon this 2005 (!) catalogue/magazine, and found it's chock full of beautiful images of timeless pieces!So starting today, it will be my little corner of inspiration. You will get to see images, photographs, interiors and vignettes of : Sitting:the armchairthe sofathe chair The piece of furniture:the bookcasethe dresserthe tablethe bed Lighting:lampschandeliers I'll add the links to each category as I go... Hope you'll enjoy this new series! enjoy!-Beautymist.
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05 février 2010

Oh, and happy, happy Friday!

Hello Lovelies! Enjoy your upcoming week-end by giving handmade gifts... Enjoying the winter sun Reading Bruce Mau's sound, good advice about design (and life). credits: all images taken from my own Flickr photostream... Beautymist. PS: looking for a great blog to read? try "the new domestic", it's awesome!
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04 février 2010

6 Bug Prints In A Gift Box... and more!

Hello Lovelies! Forget christmas, forget Valentine's day. They are some things that I just want to be gifted now! So... Gimme gimme gimme some bugs-in-a-box! And if you're not into bugs, try the butterflies series, they're awesome! The two boxes mixed together fit oh-so-well over a big sofa... Also of note on the entomology front, a wonderful house tour-cum-interview of bugheart, of flickr fame. Check it out at the sfgirlbybay blog! enjoy! -Beautymist.
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03 février 2010

Happy Coincidences

Hello lovelies! Today I was thinking about getting this print - and oh coincidence! - miss swiss mentioned it on her blog! Hurry if you wanna get it, the maker has decided to stop its production! So sad... Buy it here. click to enlarge the image - this is the calendar by "Something To See" - read below for more info On a happier note, Mrs "Something to see" of flickr fame has made a wonderful botanic calendar and she now offers very large, high quality images of each month for you to print out! You can... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

Nice Color Combo

Hello Lovelies! I really like the color combo in this house: This is Catherine's place, and you can visit it thoroughly here. Since I love white flowers, like the ones shown above, I love a quite dark background to befit them best. Here we have a touch of (dark) orange and other autumn colors. Love! enjoy! -Beautymist. 
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01 février 2010

Reading Nook Under a Window

Hello lovelies! And... Happy Monday to all of you! Here's the first post of my new mini-series about small space hacks, courtesy of MCM. Click on the pic to view real large and read the caption (in French). The idea here is basically to add a nice lil reading nook under a window, by adding a buit-in bench covered by a strong, dense mattress (Bultex is recommended here). I have a much smaller window, but here is what I've done... Painted the sill white, added a cushion, and during summer days (ahem...) I can open the window... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010


Here a re a few links to faves of mine : laptop decoration by lewas designs. roll and tumble press : lewas designs : Wooden Bowl : a year of favorite things diptychs : Unbelievable Cat-friendly House Design from Japan enjoy!-Beautymist.
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30 janvier 2010

Summing Up The Week

Hello Lovelies! I *did* intend and want to post every day this week but it has been more hectic than I thought. :-(I had to go back and forth by bus (I don't drive) to many places. At least this makes an occasion of taking fun blurry pictures of the countryside, through the bus window. Do you feel the urge and rush? So, that being said, I want, starting this coming Monday, to analyze in-depth 30 tricks for small spaces, courtesy of Marie-Claire Maison magazine. They have just published a booklet on the subject, and I want to... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2010

Tea With Matt Wingfield

Hello Lovelies ! Isn't this print by Matt Wingfield lovely? I just can't have enough of it! It is sweet in so many ways... So... let's have so tea with Matt. It's always tea-time on my blog anyway! lol! enjoy! -Beautymist. found via the print+pattern blog
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26 janvier 2010

Michelle Lives with Art House Tour

Hello! Another AT House Tour not to be missed! I especially loved the art Michelle hung above the couch in the living-room... Amazing, isn't it? Love its soft greys... The art is by Scott Benedict. Here's what Michelle says : "the paintings are by an American artist - Scott Benedict. I bought them about 8 yrs ago from a small chelsea gallery called Zieher Smith They might still be able to find you some of Scott's old work and if not, perhaps you can track Scott down directly on" ... [Lire la suite]
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