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26 mars 2010

Soft Grey Finds

photo: backgroud of "Little Circus" shop. They're soft, they're grey, they're simple, and they're made in France (or Europe). photo by ***Some soft grey blogs and/or sites to visit: & comme du coton & photo of a Paris apartment by Minh Ngo @ taverne-agency (see link below); Enjoy the links!-Beautymist
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22 janvier 2010

I'm Back from Paris!

Hello Lovelies, photo by me Beautymist. After a little vacation in Paris, I'm finally back!!!You can see some of the pics I took during this Paris stay here at my Flickr photostream... Enjoy and see you Monday with new lovelineliness. Beautymist.
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02 décembre 2009

Interior Decorator: Jean Charles Gibert

Hello, Today i want to tell you about a French Interior Decorator whose work I appreciate a lot: Jean Charles Gibert. While I'm away preparing this post, you can check his web site : I will soon add here torn pages from the following French magazine featuring Gibert's work: "journal de la maison" (déc '09 jan '10 issue). -Beautymist
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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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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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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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11 septembre 2009

A long week in Paris.

louvre night, originally uploaded by Andy Watson1. Hello friends, both old and new, Starting today, I’ll be off for a long week in Paris. I'll be back with plenty of Parisian booty on Monday, the 21st. See ya! -Beautymist.
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11 août 2009

Introducing Robert le Héros' designs

Hello lovelies! Today I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful world of pattern design of French compagny called "Robert le héros". About: Go visit their Flickr photostream and their website for more patterns and info! Below are samples of their patterns, as I collected them over the years, ranging from the 80's to today! '08 Stationery for Quo Vadis: Bed linens in the 1980's: for La Redoute: Summer 2007 collection. Bed linens: and curtains: detail from 2008 collection As always, ... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2009

A Quick Note about Paris

hello all, I have updated my "fave walk in Paris" with photos and scans! Enjoy!-Beautymist.
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15 avril 2009

Back from Babylon!

This image was taken (by me) at "Café Danton" in the "Carrefour de l'Odéon" square, in Paris. First let me tell you how glad I am to be back. Yes, Paris was amazing, the weather was so fair and all. But I'm a little Dorothy: "There's no place like home!" Stay tuned for my account on my lil Paris-cum-Brittany vacation! I'll write soon! Entrance to a Babylonian Palace... ;-) Beautymist.
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