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

26 novembre 2009

Made in France : Lily Latifi

Hello Lovelies, Lily Latifi is a wonderful textile designer. I've noticed her work a few years back, when she was just a young designer, in the "Beginner"s Pages" of the Marie-Claire Maison magazine. Now her range is full blown and has delicate patterns, each available in no less than 97 (!) colors in most cases. Sliding felt curtain in "Victoria" pattern. You will find in her Parisian shop shades, curtains, "Japanese" sliding shades, carpets and felt rugs, along with foam side tables and... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2009

Great Etsy Finds & Etching

Hello Lovelies, A beautiful address rubber stamp by "foryoo" on Etsy. I ordered one with my own name and address. I've been doing quite a lot of Etsy shopping for this upcoming Christmas and the parcels have started to arrive. I'm thrilled with the good quality and the great prices I find at my fave sellers' shops!Some of them include Anna Cote, who makes beautiful gocco-printed calendars, Sandy from the foryoo shop, from which I ordered a Unique Tree Custom Rubber Address Stamp, Pearl who runs the Maya&Ruhi shop and... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2009

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday!

Hello Lovelies! skillful art of the display and photo by Heather Smith Jones F.decorate(_ge('photo_notes'), F._photo_notes).notes_go_go_go(4087541783, 'http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/4087541783_20a416b7f2_t.jpg', '3.1444'); Sheena's lovely Fall view from above.. check out her lovely blog: www.isawtoday.blogspot.com You may have noticed by now that Fall is my favorite season... ;-) Above are a few of the Fall images I heart the most on flickr. Remember to click on the links to see the original images real up personal... [Lire la suite]
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19 novembre 2009

Sneak Peek : at Jessica's

I love Jessica's work as a typographer and graphic designer. Here are some photos (by Annie Werbler ) from her vermilion (scarlet) home (via Apartment Therapy). The poster behind her sofa is by calligrapher Seb Lester and can be seen real big on my flickr photostream, right here. Enjoy the whole house tour! -Beautymist
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18 novembre 2009

The Art of Collecting

hello! Love to collect similar items? Group them in bunches and learn the beautiful art of the display. Here are a few examples, including mine. This post is inspired today by the Flickr group "Poppytalk Collectors". First, a lovely example by Sarah Ahearn: I also love these Venetian vases, by Stephen Tuck: And finally, my books about tea: Enjoy! _Beautymist.
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17 novembre 2009

Today I Dig...

Today I really dig this page torn from "Maison Magazine", september/october 2009 issue : It is Karen Monny's living-room. She's a stylist, and it shows! enjoy!-Beautymist
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16 novembre 2009

Classics The French Way

Hello Lovelies! photo source : www.livredepoche.com You've all heard about the lovely cloth-bound Penguin classics designed by the talented coralie bickford-smith (see design*sponge here for full coverage).Now today are issued a limited edition for Christmas of international classics translated into French, set in a beautiful cardboard box with a pocket book inside, together with a matching bookmark. All this goodness for only 6 euros! Here is Zweig's "Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme", for instance (I just... [Lire la suite]
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13 novembre 2009

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday!

Hello Lovelies! Have an exquisitely elegant weekend, with Deb McLean photos (as seen above, via the decor8 blog). See you Monday ! -Beautymist
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12 novembre 2009

Kamal Wrapping Sheets

Hello again! Kamal's gift wrapping sheets have beautiful patterns, all simple yet effective and beautiful!I just bought a copy of "Lotta's Printing Studio" (after reading an enthusiastic article about it on the decor8 blog), and I plan to use Kamal's designs as an inspiration. I'll probably buy some of Kamal's good stuff anyway. A mix of the two! (via design*sponge) enjoy! -Beautymist
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11 novembre 2009

Opposites Attract!

Hello lovelies, photo credit : see below. Today i feel like ranting a bit (sorry!) about reconciling the feminine and the masculine sides in me, design-wise, especially in the bedroom! As you may already know, I love what can be called "masculine flair", dark woods, deep brown and charcoal grey... picture found here But then there's of course a feminine side in me, who loves white floors, Scandinavian design, and the style of sfgirlbybay! So how do I reconcile the two in the bedroom? While browsing indierocket's... [Lire la suite]
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