Wednesday 26 March 2014

Shop Watch: Bonjour

I've brought you some flowers, to say hello.


Bonjour, music to my ears.

Have you heard? The ever-so talented French stylist Anne Millet has opened an online shop, as beautiful and creative as her colorful, inspiring blog.  


Woven kids' chairs, poetic pillows, panties made from vintage hankies... colour, colour, colour. 
I love it all, each and every print, pattern and detail. 
Can someone shrink my feet so I can wear those fantastic Bensimon shoes this Summer? Please???

Bonjour !
One of the nicest words in the French language.  

 It makes me smile.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

The Little Things #2

Bonjour !

The Little Things...
Yes, I think I'm going to make this a regular feature.

I am forever inspired by the internet. I come across so many beautiful images, products and moments each week, and a handful always stay with me. It might be just a colour, a texture, an atmosphere. I want to put them in a special place, go back and take a peek. Little things I love, quite simply.

Let's keep them here, shall we?

Thank you for the inspiration:

 - I love this series of photos of By Spielplatz's table from the beautiful OPomme blog.
- It's been a while since I visited Bellalulu on etsy - I wasn't disappointed.
- Essimar is one of my all-time favourite paper artists - the La Luna card is gorgeous!
- Remember Melissa Castrillon's work discovered a long time ago? 

Monday 24 March 2014

D for Debesy's Denim

Bonjour !

Happy Colour My Monday!

I have so much to share with you all this week, it's going to be a goodie, you'll see! Spring has sprung, the birds are a-singing, the trees are a-blossoming and the internet is teeming with amazing finds...

I'd like to kick of with Debesy's brand new Denim Collection because, well, it's such fun! Some of you may remember my Handmade Charlotte post about those very huggable bunny pillows. Debesy is a new Baltic design platform founded by young designer Agnė Adukevičiūtė, based in Vilnius, Lithuania. All of Agné's toys and home decor items are handmade, minimalist and playful. 

Watch out for her new range over on etsy, and make sure to follow her on pinterest and facebook too - The kind of creative kids' design I love!

Photography: Šarūnė Zurba

Thursday 20 March 2014

A Blue Note

Happy Spring!

I'd like to celebrate the new season with a small moodboard curated from Plumes & Feathers. It's Tumblr Thursday, and although I said I'd be sharing other people's collections I am sneaking in a few recent faves from my own this week... cheeky!


Thanks for the inspiration:
(images from top left to bottom right, all links in plumes & feathers)

- Bob Marley via SealMaiden
- Kacper Kowalski / The Hollow Square
- Via Brown Dress With White Spots (original source?)
- Leaf Light by aravis121 on Flickr.


Wednesday 19 March 2014

High Five #86

I've been spending quite a bit of time down under recently, well virtually at least. Many of you will already be familiar with Sydney-based JoyJoie's fabulous secret hideaway tepee range which won the Australian Craft Award for Toys last year. If you aren't, you're in for a treat! (sit down for 5 mins with a drink, there are lots of lovely models to peruse!).

Today I'm giving a big High Five to JoyJoie's other fun products, available on etsy and several stores in Australia. Suzy clearly loves designing for kids. Bright mushroom floor cushions and animal footprint stepping stones - that's a happy combination any any child's room. Take a peek, you'll see 

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Just Three

Just three
From B&C...

Bread and Circuses, such a nice name for an etsy shop
Full of whimsical, colourful art.

One to watch perhaps if you are looking for something a little different for a modern kid's room, or creative home!

Monday 17 March 2014

The Little Things

I'm back!
A full week off with my family, a luxury, I have to say.
A week to take our time, potter, work on the house, read, dance, run, garden, decorate... just appreciate the little things.

I needed a break, we all did. Five years online was starting to take its toll on my family, so thank you for being so patient.

Thank you for following me elsewhere, too. I am amazed by your enthusiasm and loyalty over on pinterest, where I have now reached over 125,000 followers, and my new tumblr plumes & feathers, which is growing in popularity each day.

Merci !

I seem to be saying this a lot lately, but oh my, the weather is glorious here in the south of France. Have we skipped a season? I could have sworn it felt like Summer out there just now. I am happy, rested and refreshed. Ready to start this new week with a few Little Things that I loved while I was away.

Bonne semaine !

Thanks for the inspiration:

 - White and blue bear pillow by Ava&Yves on dawanda - so nice!
- Watch out for Dunnock & Teal's lovely wall stickers - I love their debut Thumbelina set.
- Junko Nakamura's new book "Quand Il Pleut" comes out in France on 20th March.
- Love this free bunny bag pattern download from uber-talented Lieschen Mueller
- Sophia203 make pretty Indian-inspired accessories for kids that can also be used as decoration. I look forward to seeing their website soon.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Miss Kickcan Is My Name

Just in case you're wondering where an earth I am...
It's half-term here in the south of France, and we are all enjoying a two-week break at home.
The weather is glorious, almost summer-like some days.
You can see what we're up to on Instagram.

Thursday 6 March 2014

Georges, Oh Georges!


Georges, oh Georges...
Ever since I saw your new collection I've been dreaming of tipees in the garden. And our living room.
OK, I know Miles turns 9 in a couple of weeks, but I'm a great believer in Morris' "beautiful and useful" in the home. Beautiful, they are. Handdyed in soft inviting shades, made with love, stitch by stitch, I know I could find a use for them too...

Then there's "coeur", a poetical hanging storage nest crafted from vintage linen, and "esté", perfect bedding and rugs in grey. Or those cushions, Jonnie. And that wall hanging... need I say more?

George's new e-shop is everything I love.

Time to treat myself? Mmm...