the softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world

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bon soiree everybody~

i feel like i’m just getting back to earth. it was an endless week and tomorrow’s the last day with liz on the shoot. will i be glad to get my life back. we had fun though, of course!

i love the image above cause it shows how little it takes to make a bed inviting. especially with that color combo. a weakness of mine is turquoise and pink.

anyhow, i was tagged by vanya at endless inspiration to do a post on 10 great blogs. i decided to post about them tonight since there’s too much reality going on and blogging is such a retreat. it’s a real escape and such a pleasure when i get the chance to do it. so here are some beautiful blogs i’ve come across in the last day or two when i had a second to answer an email and skim the wave. i hadn’t been to vanya’s blog but it’s one that i’ll be putting on my daily to do list. go if you dare!

the top image and the one below are via this is glamorous. um, yum!

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these are from endless’ blog. what beautiful links and pics to dig into!

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she had me at bonjour…

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somehow i ended up at the deco detective, a blog i’ve loved for a long time but last night got pulled into her amazing archives i’d never seen. blogs like hers really are the new magazine. not to mention resources and well, encyclopedias!

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a comment left by  jennifer led to this adorable slideshow, photographed by

stephanie rausser/ kiki and coco

if you have a moment and want to return to childhood, take a look.

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they’re the sweetest dolls, sort of like the a modern version of the antique boudoir dolls. each one is handmade by jess brown from vintage scraps she finds.

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i fell way in love with this blog when the author left a comment. above is a shot of her laundry. need i say more?

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above, libeco.com via red ticking

below is a talented mother and daughter, the likes of which are rare cause they work together. and do they make wonderful things…

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noel made these books. aren’t they delish? i just love the pic below, also from her blog.

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below is a blog i found thru endless inspirations. what a great idea to record each day. she uses tear sheets to make art instead of filing them away.

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ok well, that’s not 10 but it’s a start. and didn’t want to forget a very happy birthday to my girl, lynn, a great friend and author of a highly addictive blog, paris hotel boutique. here’s to many more darling! all the best to you~

alors, bon nuit et bon weekend tout le monde!

February 27, 2009. Uncategorized. 23 comments.

the fine line of fine arts

carlachair

i got this in my email this morning and it was pure eye candy! (even tho the fur looks real)…

it’s from what i thought was a kooky art gallery-slash- furniture store i stumbled into last october in paris. it’s art and it’s furniture and it’s tres cher.

it got me thinking about furniture as art. it really is such a great canvas, especially if it has classic lines.

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this is another of their designs, tufting with feathers painted on the fabric.

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maybe it’s your cup of tea and maybe not, but it’s a fun way to play with furniture and turn it from trash to treasure as we all so love to do…

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here they lacquered a piece and added a lucite top.

it reminded me of one of my idols, serge olivares. he’s a furniture artist also from paris, with a great sense of humor and style. he makes limited edition chair and tables and uses special details like vintage fur on the bull’s head, and swarovski crystals as embellishments.

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i’ve seen his stuff in paris and in ny, and it’s truly amazing. the loveseat below he made for chantal thomas. i think the key is restraint…

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so anyhow, just a little food for thought, i know you guys see a lot of great furniture out there so keep an eye out for some fixer upers that could become your works of art! xoc

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February 21, 2009. Uncategorized. 21 comments.

random connections

leemiller

bonsir mes amis! hope you’re having a great friday night! i’ve been slacking off a bit tonight and following breadcrumbs…isn’t it amazing what you come across on the net and the way you got there? i can never seem to retrace my steps but tonight i decided to try. i found fantastic photographer, lee miller when i was looking for a book cover.

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turns out she shot the beautiful cover above, featured on stylecourt’s blog

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i was looking for it was cause the safari museum.com contacted me after seeing lynn’s book on my blog, by the same author, osa johnson.

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style court has passion for books and another of her links led me to the selby where i spent way too long.

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i love book collections. they’re such an individual statement and really intimate.

so anyway, that’s about 1/100th of what i’ve seen tonight and i bet your tracks have been pretty magical too! i better get going but just wanted to say hi and sort of recalibrate after a couple hectic days.

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my blog’s always been that kind of r&r for me. i know this was a random post about absolutely nothing but i was having a seinfeild evening, what can i say? there’s so much going on that sometimes it’s almost a meditation to zone out and fly…

bon nuit! xoxoc

February 21, 2009. Uncategorized. 19 comments.

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