May the Rose be with you

As the dull and dreary days of November begin to fall on us, I thought it would be nice to browse through some divine floral creations to cheer us up.

Here are a few of my favorites.

From the rose covered Sanderson swing chair, wedding planner Preston Bailey’s over the top floral centerpieces and Bureau Betak’s divine Christian Dior runway walled creations to the simple English rose garden, how can you not be inspired by such “blooming” talent.

May the rose be with you.

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Fashion Flair

 

Anonymous beautiful faces from around the world with amazing style. Their fashion flair is undeniable. It reminds you how strongly we are inspired by them in the world of fashion.

The styles or the looks that we admire on Paris, London, NY or Milan catwalks simply interpret the fashion flair coming from these different parts of the world.

As the expression goes “The devil is in the detail ” and here the details are paramount: tattoos, patterns, paisley, ornaments, beads, feathers, shells, batik, sheepskin lining, silks, painted faces, layered fabric, mix and match, florals, stripes – the list is endless.

A style is so personal, so defining.

Each of their styles is a feast for the eyes.

The Spanish Touch

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A new dimension was given to the famous design adage « Form Follows Function » when Mercedes and Elena Zubizaretta launched their handbag and travel goods line in 2012.

As experienced travelers, they knew how unpractical carrying bulky handbags or luggage could be. Finding the right sized lightweight bag was not an easy task and finding a nice looking one even harder. So Mercedes seized the opportunity to make herself the very first canvas pouch that she later gifted to her sister Elena. The girls felt there was a niche in the market for lightweight canvas bags, and the Zubi bag was born. Mercedes and Elena have never looked back since.

Born and raised in Madrid the two sisters have combined experiences in Business and in Interior Design. Virtually overnight, they launched Zubi Design which targets the active woman. They keep in mind the woman who travels, who works, who studies or raises a family.

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Learn more about this dynamic duo by clicking on the link :

https://www.yadcheri.com/mercedes-and-elena-zubizaretta

 

Boho Mood

Just to put you into the swing of things, I’ve put together a little assortment expressing my Boho Mood. Today’s first rays of Spring sunshine have boosted my morale and I long to surround myself with lovely accessories reminding me of summer bliss.

I came across some these brands while in Paris at Maison & Objet or simply browsing the net, so let me share with you these little treasures…..

 

 

 

lesantillaises.com : round 100% cotton beach towels

bazarbizar.be : shell covered cross, shell necklace on stand & rattan baskets with shell border

manasainttropez : daisy hippie basket

etincelles : j’adore woven basket with handle

indochineur.com : buffalo horn necklace

mature-hat.com : japanese paper boxed hat

 

 

Wishing you sunshine in your life !

xx

 

Eat your vegetables :VEGEDECO

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VEGEDECO Salad Café, a shop dedicated to vegetable cakes that look stunningly like their sweet counterparts, opened on Tuesday in the city of Nagoya, about 200 miles west of Tokyo.

Mitsuki Moriyasu, a long-time food stylist and yoga instructor,  came up with the idea at the French restaurant that she’s been running in town for 30 years.

VEGEDECO offers a selection of healthy looking, cake-inspired ‘salads’.
Simply, they are nutritional salads disguised as cakes. This takes eating vegetables to another level !

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The secret world of NYC’ undergrounds photographed by Gesche Würfel

In 2010, while apartment-hunting with her husband in upper Manhattan, German photographer Gesche Würfel took on the project of documenting New York’s other underground. Many of the buildings’ superintendents live with their families in these basements.

Wurfel’s project documents how they transformed stark, mostly lightless environments into sanctuaries, with decoration, plants, birdcages, twinkle lights, and murals on the walls. Source : fastcodesign.com

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Poetic Rain Bottle Installation by Nendo for Maison & Objet Paris September 5th – 9th 2014

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Created for the 2014 Fall edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, who asked designers to consider the relationship between language and design, the word rain was chosen for its many nuances in Japanese, a language that has dozens of words for rain depending on the condition and time of day.

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The exhibit consists of 20 clear acrylic bottles lined-up, each containing a different kind of ‘rain’. ‘Kirisame’, ‘biu’ and ‘kosame’ refer to different degrees of fine drizzle, while ‘niwaka-ame’ is a sudden downpour.

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‘Mizore’ is sleet, and a ‘yudachi’ falls in the evening. ‘Kisame’ is rain that drips from the ends of tree branches, and ‘kaiu’ is rain that falls mixed with dust and pollen

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Seasonal rains were also included, from the ‘samidare’ that falls in the spring, to ‘shigure’, rain specific to autumn and winter.

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“By exhibiting twenty different kinds of ‘rain’, we hoped to express Japanese culture’s unique relationship to nature and the depth of this relationship.” says Nendo.

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Taken from MOCOLOCO.COM