hey guys, how’s your day going? we’re in full swing chez nous. tomorrow we’re heading out to the maison objet for opening day. our client has arrived and will be shopping for her store so it will be fun with miles and miles of eye candy. i got a press pass so i’ll take lots of pics and hope to share them, at least a little each day. till then i’m trying to keep up with packing and before these goodies got bubbled and boxed i thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of some of the stuff for the OKL sale coming up in november. claudia’s finds are a great addition and made me see think about the women who really started the trends we still follow today! anyway it’s back to le bubble! have a great nuit!
hi guys, ca va? all’s well here, just a lot going on. whenever i get back to blogging it seems like i’m still at the tip of the iceberg of the maison objet recap but there was just so much! still, i’m determined to go thru it. so in keeping it organized, tonight’s post covers a couple favorite categories starting with porcelain.
there was a lot of white and cream, i was drawn to how much of it was handmade, with uneven glazes, really tactile and wanting to be held.
simplicity; porcelain ceramic, white glazed pots that look like cans
lace pressed into the clay decorating edges of dishes and cups
super delicate and original.
i’m in love with french wood floors so it was great to see traditional styles able to be installed easily with big wooden floor tiles.
different finishes. some are salvaged from old floors and reclaimed wood, making each one unique.
and mixing woods
floors really set the tone.
there were lots of nods to the past in hardware and details. these too were hand forged and were really special and unique.
these little hand made birch nightstand cabinets had clustered gem handles made of coral and amethyst.
lighting was simple, also with a handmade feel
not too serious
don’t get me started on the wall art! ok well i better go, i have to be out tomorrow at the crack of dawn.
when i get back i may just wrap up the rest of this show and put er to bed! till then, sweet dreams and enjoy your night!
hey guys, happy friday! i’m blogging in the middle of the day, woo hoo! my goal is to tackle the rest of the show in paris. there was so much, mon dieu!
today i’m going thru the textiles. here’s a recap of some of my favorite things in the bedding department~
for me it was a study in simplicity and all the details that go into making it seem so simple.
smocking, hand stitching, classic design, natural fibers and mixing materials were what i seemed to gravitate to.
uneven smocking, tiny details
one side cotton velvet and the other linen
classic stitches, hand sewn and raw edges
linen comforter with hand-stitched silk velvet edge
silk and linen comforters
hand stitched cotton toile quilt
ditzy french florals
exacting hand sewn edges on linen scallops
stiff raw linen scallops
italian hand knotted fringe
linen by the yard
vintage linen was available too
unfinished edges on raw linen ruffles
bright colors, ancient patterns from tibet, the himalayas, polynesian islands and india.
these blankets were one of a kind and and i kept finding them throughout the show. i’m only realizing now how much i wanted so many of them!
happy, deconsttucted and playful
and the details were simply marvelous! ok well i better get going, more soon! have a great weekend!
allo cheries, how’s life? seems like forever since i’ve been able to sit back and enjoy blogging. seems no matter how much i tried to keep up with work while i was away, it was just impossible. toss in a couple deadlines for articles and it’s a recipe for vegging instead of blogging.
still, i wanted to get back to the dang maison et objet show recap. if i don’t do it now i never will. i’ve seen the photos a million times but you haven’t. so i hope you enjoy another day of trends. are you over it yet? there’s still more!
i hoped to have the links up but still have not busted in to the stack of cards and papers but i promise i will. till then, some trends!
meshy chain curtains
green walls for indoor rooms
indoor vertical gardens in pockets
oversized. natural. dramatic
something about houndstooth
was in the air
and lots of linen
authentic, intricate tiles
byzantine, moroccan, pompeiian designs
ok well that’s officially it for tonite. i could go on but i’ll finish up tomorrow with textiles and handmade accessories and stuff. good night!
hi everyone. how’s everything? all’s well here. but i do miss my paris markets.
i’ve been holding back for weeks on posting maison et objet coverage and now i can finally share it! i’m not used to censoring myself and by writing and taking pics for a team of pros like lonny’s made me have to focus and compartmentalize things.
my usual m.o. is to take tons of pics and keep them on external hard drives and in forgotten folders. but no more! with my trusty newfound organization underway, i can happily say here’s the first installment:
maison et objet, paris 2011: upholstery trends
mixing textures and contrasting fabric on sides and top, herringbone wool fabric, two types of piping
super-soft but durable linen as upholstery, contrasting armrests, cotton rope piping
box mattress seats and cushions, small graphic prints, moderne furniture
traditional techniques, durable materials like burlap
linen with a hint of metallic, pink ribbon under nailheads
edged in ribbon trim and covered-button nail heads
contrasting covered buttons in velvet
suit fabrics on sofas mixed with piped removable seat covers
cozy is key stripes=cozy
what’s underneath is just as important. traditional french furniture making allows freedom for anyone to design a chair
classic styles offer endless versatility
everything ready to be upholstered, timeless shapes, deco club chair
bright lacquer chair frames
hi gloss edges in bold colors
contrasting edges, fabric on furniture, black and white check
ameythst linen, pink satin ribbon
navy and gray velvet chair. turquoise piping, vibrant velvets, quilting on cushions
a nod to art nouveau. contrast is the last word!
hope you enjoyed it! more tomorrow, bonne nuit!
hi guys, it’s the second installment of my report of the trends at the maison et objet last week in paris. i hope you enjoy it and if so please let me know, cause without your comments, my joie de vivre is gone and i just can’t go on!
bonsoir guys, ça va? it’s 1:00 am and i have an early morning at the fleas again. before i turned in i wanted to finish my obsession at the show for the bright colors. i’m trying not to post too much from the show with a piece coming out next week, but i just can’t help it, i want to share it now!
amazing that as garish as it can get, you can still find these brights in nature.
i’ll get to labeling and linking soon. tonight it’s dreamland or bust!
bon journee guys, i’m off to meet clients and friends at the flea this weekend but didn’t want the show to go by without giving a little review of what was there. i’m putting together something much more complete but today it’s just a bit of what struck me as one of the strongest elements and that was color. i’ll come back and label things after the markets cause i don’t want to be the one who’s late so better dash. til then, enjoy a splash of color and more soon!
i’ll post the artist’s link when i come back from dinner!
hey guys ~ i’ve been pretty bad about blogging but finally have what’s due turned in for the most part. i’ve been catching up on work and organizing the photos, a job in itself!
i wish i could post right now but i have to head out. by the by, last night we hit a super funny french theater act en anglais. we laughted our arses off! how to become parisian in on hour
so i’m getting foot tapping cause the sun is shining…
two pics by the theater for good measure…i detest graffiti but can’t help but shoot it when it see it~