Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction : An Inspiration Blog about art/design/home decor

21 avril 2013

Spring is finally here: a wishlist for me and my new rental. (Part I : a new perfume for me).

Hello Lovelies, So yes, i recently mentioned that i had moved to a (slightly) bigger and (much) better place. Nown wnat do I do next? How do i decorate the place so it feel like home? I have started a pinterest board for random stuff i want/need for me and my new rental. I also have a secret board for my Sppring 2013 Wishlist. Finally, i have a board dedicated to finding the perfect pendant/chandelier for my high-ceilings living-room. One of my fave (and affordable) option is this chandelier by Habitat: This move has been quite... [Lire la suite]
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19 avril 2013

Hello Design Enthusiasts!

Hello Lovelies! I know, I know, it's been like forever. I've been busy with my creative life at my new blog "TeaButterfly". But... I still love design, and beauty, and architecture and stunning home decor. So here goes: I just found out yesterday about a gorgeous home that is exactly the same size as my aprtment. It is real perfection. IMHO. I promise I will post pictures and info about it in my next blog post. But for now, I need to rant a bit, I mean I want to warn you guys about a really UNcool site that calls himself "The Cool... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2009

Classics The French Way

Hello Lovelies! photo source : 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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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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24 août 2009

Tea With Amy Butler

The fantastic designer Amy Butler has a new line of rugs, inspired by her famous textile, recently released. Tea (or is it coffee?) is included in her always beautiful and inspiring lifestyle photographs. Check it out! To view an awesome slideshow of all her rugs see here : And... enjoy! Beautymist
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18 août 2009

Packaging Design at Its Best

Hello Lovelies ! Photo credit: knoend I love it when the packaging is the product! This is just such a brilliant idea... Check it out here. Think about it and... enjoy! Beautymist.
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13 août 2009

Mingei : Japanese Folk Arts

Since I missed the exhibition "l'esprit MINGEI" in the quai Branly Museum in Paris last year, I was intrigued to know what it was all about... I'm a fan of Japan and its arts, both traditional and modern. And then I inherited a book from a dear friend, called "The Folk Arts of Japan", with an introduction of the founder of the concept of Mingei Art, Yanagi Soetsu, who turned out to be the founder of the Mingei movement! By Googling around a bit, I stumbled upon a Mingei Art Museum... online. This is the site... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2009

Short Ceramics Class

hello lovelies, I'm having an intensive 3-days' Ceramics Class this week, so will be away for a little while.Hopefully, i'm going to make more ceramic goodness like this gingko leaves box : Ceramics and photo by Beautymist I also love to make flat tiles and to carve patterns onto them, like dandelions and other wild herbs... This is a scanned image of my tiles. Ceramics and image by Beautymist While I'm away, why don't you browse my previous classes outcome? Enjoy,Beautymist
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19 mai 2009

Tea With Anna Spiro

her house tour @ AT LA : her beautiful blog : Absolutely Beautiful Things (ABT) her custom cushions : her designs @ Black + SpiroI love everything about Anna! enjoy! -Beautymist.
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07 avril 2009

Emery et Cie

Hello, Remember my little teaser? Well it is a wrought iron door (above) with a wonderful, oh-so-spring motif of birds on it, by Emery et Cie. Agnès Emery founded her company, Emery et cie, in Belgium. Over the years, and through working with skillful artisans+, she has gathered quite a lot to offer, from wallpaper, to paint, to Moroccan ceramics, to wrought iron hardware, to fabric and clothes, lighting, rugs and tableware... Almost anything for the home. And i forgot the furniture dept, too! Don't miss her website,... [Lire la suite]
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