Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Modern Magic at Versailles by Olafar Elliasson

Whilst we are dreaming about 17th century Versailles – something entirely magical is happening in 21st century Versailles. Each year the Palace (of Versailles) holds an exhibition on its grounds by a major contemporary artist – this year Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson – best known for bringing a colossal sun into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for […] Read more…

Paris Design Week September 2013: What I Saw

The crisp month of September kicks off a busy and inspiring season for the design industry with Paris being everyone’s first port of call. The city is host to Europe’s largest homeware exhibition, Maison et Objet  which is a showcase for launches from new brands and the industry’s key players. In turn the city’s galleries and boutiques […] Read more…

A Visit to Merci

Hello! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I just got back from a research trip to Paris and was catching up. This trip was to research vintage markets in Paris but I was most excited to visit Merci the conceptual homestore for the first time… The courtyard was so pretty with a cute red Fiat parked […] Read more…

In the Name of the Rose

Since yesterday was such a glorious day in London – I thought I’d kick off with the promise of summers ahead with a much needed post on flowers! From what I’ve gathered, flowers are a part of everyday life in France. You will find a florist on most street corners and next to essential stalls […] Read more…

La Mer De Famille

A shop like this makes you realise that fairytales are inspired by reality. This gorgeous, vintage ‘La Mere de Famille’ sweet shop is Paris institution, was founded in 1761 and is known as the oldest confectioner in Paris. Each and every corner is packed with treats and it offers over 1,200 references of sweets: chocolates, […] Read more…

Yes please Chez Bogato!

I am restraining myself from inserting exclamations at the end of each sentence of this post… How unbelievably adorable is this Patisserie in Paris? Clearly aimed at children Chez Bogato is every child’s ultimate dream [and every adult’s too I would imagine]. Everything here is beautiful, delicious and amusing. Dog bone biscuits are displayed atop […] Read more…

Sweet Paree

Love these outtake images of Paris by stylist Pia Bijkerk from her book ‘Paris Made by Hand’ about shops and boutiques around Paris. So atmospheric. Courtesy of SfGirlBay Read more…

Parisienne Whites

Oh i am desperate to visit beautiful and quirky ceramic boutique Astier de Villiate in Rue Saint-Honore, Paris! The shop and its interiors just look so inspirational, i love their wall display… Read more…

Divine Inspiration

I haven’t quite figured out what Robert Stadler’s profession is as yet (his accomplishments are numerous and varied) but this is one of the most inspirational and quietly spiritual installations i have ever seen. The installation was created in the Saint-Paul Saint-Louis church in Paris during the annual Nuit -Blanche all-night festival in October. The […] Read more…