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02 novembre 2009

Winter Mosaic Monday

Hello Lovelies! I'm experiencing (annoying, of course) tech problems with both computer and scanner. And even my iphone camera is behaving badly... So here comes a Winter Mosaic, made from my flickr faves, to set you in a nice cozy mood... 1. matchstick skiers, 2. bubbles, 3. white on white, 4. tag teapot, 5. Kerri & Kenneth - invite detail, 6. maple As always, enjoy! -Beautymist.
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01 novembre 2009

A Day in The City

Hello Lovelies! Lyon and the river Saône. I had to spend a day in Lyon, France for, let's say, business stuff. But my business meeting was short (and pleasant) and so i had time and was in the mood for visiting the city for the first time, and also visiting a museum or two... Here's the ticket to the "Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs". Promising, isn't it? Here you can see the old pavement of the inside of the Museum, set in a beautiful, luxury "hôtel particulier", and me getting prepared with... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2009

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday!

Hello Lovelies! Have a swell week-end and warm yourself up watching this great photo by hijiriK, via the sfgirlbybay blog. Also, have a great Halloween night! I'm wearing a black moth-eaten sweater right now to feel in the mood, and I bought decorative, (non-edible) squashes for the home. Spooky! enjoy! Beautymist.
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29 octobre 2009

Nicola Cerini's Designs

Nicola Cerini's Designs ; The "Seed Pod" Design Rug I love those lifestyle shot featuring Nicola Cerini's rugs (sold only in Australia, alas...) Don't you love them too ?Beautymist
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28 octobre 2009

Tea (and bugs) with the Caravan

hello Lovelies! I found out about the great store, online or not, named "Caravan", through the clever Victoria and her sfgirlbybay blog. Here are a few of its tea-related items. Beautiful and sweet, aren't they? Now, they hold something that is NOT for the weak-hearted, but that with my love for bugs I really want, is a set of bugs magnets for the fridge! Hooray! enjoy! -Beautymist
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27 octobre 2009

I want/need to "winterize" my home

photo from Holly from the decor8 blog has a wonderful post about "Fall: How to Cozy Up Your Home", a very thorough review of how to "winterize" your interior, and go from summery feel to that cozy, warm feel for winter. This is how my living-room looks like in summer : I'll add pics of my own to tell you what I do to prepare for Fall and Winter time! When nature starts to look like this: image source unknown. please contact me if you are the author! Or even this amazingly beautiful... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2009

Beautiful Type by Jessica H.

Hello!   love Jessica's project! She's a designer and typographer, and offers a daily cap, or "illustrative initial" (like the "I" at the beginning of this sentence) everyday. And she kindly shares her efforts with her readers. Check out "Daily Drop Cap"! ebsite : enjoy! -Beautymist
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24 octobre 2009

My Apologies to John Hopper

Hello, (image from The textile blog, via Apartment Therapy) I've been blogging about Neville Tricket lately and somehow mixed him up with another wonderful man, called John Hopper.How did that happen? Well, they both share a great love for art for instance, they have both wonderful Flickr photostreams, BUT John Hopper is the one with a strong love for textiles and a very organized blog and photostream about the subject. The man is good, believe me, and he's been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, right here. Here is where... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2009

Oh, and A Happy, Happy Friday!

image source unknown. please contact me if you are the author! Have a happy Friday. This week-end, go gather beautiful fall leaves and make art from them!enjoy!-Beautymist.
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21 octobre 2009

My Calendar for 2010

calendar vignette by unknown source. Please let me know if you are the author! 'Tis calendar season! calendar vignette by Holly Becker fro the decor8 blog Looking for a nice calendar for you desk, kitchen, office, or any other room? Check out the decor8 and the poppytalk blogs. They have done very thorough calendar round-ups. So I won't do it here. My purpose here is only to praise the work of Anna Cote's. I love her prints and desk calendars, and it's the second year in a a row that I buy hers, from her "Modern Printed... [Lire la suite]
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