Friday, January 25, 2013

The perfect mix in Brooklyn Heights

Here's another gorgeous home with high ceilings and ornate detailing.  I love the herringbone floors and gorgeous chandeliers mixed with casual styling, modern pieces and little splashes of colour.

This gorgeous Brooklyn Heights home was recently photographed by Line Klein for Danish RUM magazine.

Above images from Line Klein

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Voici un autre magnifique maison avec de hauts plafonds et des détails ornementaux.  J'aime le plancher à chevrons et lustres magnifiques mélangés avec un style décontracté, des pièces modernes et de petites quantités de couleur.

Cette magnifique maison de Brooklyn Heights a été photographié par Line Klein pour le magazine danois RUM.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oroton by The Coveteur

Australian accessories brand Oroton has teamed up with The Coveteur for its latest advertising campaign.  This first shoot is in the home of Stephanie LaCava.  I love this style of photojournalism, where fashion meets interior design.  I also love those black suede bow slingbacks with snakeskin heels.

Above images from Oroton

Saturday, January 19, 2013

We're heading back to Tokyo

Our flights are booked and our accommodation chosen.  We're heading back to Tokyo (we've already been twice) for nine days in March.  We're also spending a couple of days in Osaka this time around.  Time to start planning our itinerary.  According to Kate Spade's Tokyo city guide, this is what I should be looking to pack... hmmm, not very helpful... maybe the shoulder bag and coin purse.  Japan has a very cash-based economy, do not expect to be able to pay for everything by card.
  
So far our itinerary includes a fancy dress birthday party (the reason for our trip) at Gonpachi in Tokyo.  This restaurant was Quentin Tarantino's inspiration for the set in which Uma Thurman's character takes on the 'Crazy 88' in Kill Bill.  We have eaten here before and the food is very good.  Tokyo is possibly the only city in the world where I wouldn't feel uncomfortable walking around in dress up.  With Harajuku girls, cosplay and maid cafés... dressing up is almost a national pastime in Japan.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A perfect Parisian home

The lovely details in this Parisian home are similar to those in my last fashion post; the herringbone timber floors and the ornate white walls.  I might change some of the artwork and the accent colours in the bedroom, but aside from that, this apartment is pretty much perfectly styled for me and I would happily move in tomorrow.  It's an added bonus that it's in my favourite city in the world: Paris.

Above images from Afflante
 
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I'm off to work now... I'll translate the post tonight.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chloé Pre Autumn/Winter 2013

Again the setting caught my eye before the clothing did... seriously, look at those floors, the wall panelling and that gorgeous chandelier.  I am loving the structured shapes and all the black and white in Chloé's Pre Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.
 
Above images from Vogue France

En Français:

Encore une fois le cadre a attiré mon attention avant la mode... sérieux, regardez ces étages, le lambris et lustre magnifique.  Je suis amoureuse des formes structurées et tout le noir et blanc de Chloé Pré-Collection Automne-Hiver 2013.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lovely details in Malmö, Sweden

This bright apartment is in Malmö, Sweden.  I love the parquetry floors and the gorgeous detail in the ceilings.

The dining table is lovely...

 
...and so is the idea of stacking shoe boxes as a bedside table.


But my favourite feature is the combined home office and closet space.  What a dream.  I would feel so inspired to create something beautiful working in a room surrounded by all my lovely clothes, shoes and accessories.  Isn't the Elfa wardrobe system magnificent?

 
En Français:

Cet appartement lumineux est à Malmö, en Suède.  J'aime les planchers parqueterie et le détail magnifique dans les plafonds.

La table à manger est belle...

...les boîtes à chaussures empilées comme une table de chevet sont également belles.

Mais ma chambre préférée est le bureau à domicile combiné et l'espace dressing.  Qu'est-ce un rêve.  Je me sens inspiré pour créer quelque chose de beau de travail dans une salle entourée de tous mes beaux vêtements, chaussures et accessoires.  N'est-ce pas le système de garde-robe Elfa magnifique?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Emilio Pucci Pre Autumn/Winter 2013

The fabulously ornate mirror caught my eye before the clothing did, but I love these pieces from Emilio Pucci's Pre Autumn/Winter 2013 collection.  In particular the cape in the first image and the dress and shoes in the third last image.

Above images from Vogue France

En Français:

Le miroir orné attiré mon attention avant la mode, mais j'adore ces articles de Emilio Pucci Pré-Collection Automne-Hiver 2013.  En particulier, la cape dans la première image et la robe et les chaussures dans la sixième image.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Marcel Christ, Photographer

I love these colourful photographic artworks by Dutch photographer Marcel Christ.  Occasionally I discover a painting that I love, but I mostly prefer the clarity of photography and print... maybe it's the perfectionist in me.

Above images by Marcel Christ

I would love a huge print of one of these photographs to add a statement splash of colour to my gallery white walls.

En Français:

J'aime ces oeuvres photographiques colorées par le photographe hollandais Marcel Christ.  De temps en temps je découvre une peinture que j'aime, mais je préfère la plupart du temps la clarté de la photographie et d'impression... c'est peut-être le perfectionniste en moi.

J'aimerais une impression grand d'une de ces photos pour mes murs blancs.