Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bensimon Gallery

After clothing and home decor collections with his parisian store Home Autour du Monde, Serge Bensimon has opened in the fall a gallery.  
The place is intended to promote design and decoration artists who "sublime creations and modernize the wood, ceramics, crystal of craftsmanship, unique pieces and small series that run around nature. A kind of arts and crafts of modern times ", he explains this month to French Elle Decoration magazine.
The collection rotates every three months so feel free to visit and come back! 

His next project? Why not decorate a hotel or design a green house... we can not wait!
Bensimon gallery, 111 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

Thursday, January 28, 2010

French decoration shows in Paris

End of January were held in Paris Playtime and Maison et Objet decoration shows launching new 2010 trends for our interiors.
At Playtime, dedicated to the world of the children, the ethnic chic, ecological and multiplication of new french brands trends were still valid.
I admired it on the blogosphere and identified, in particular, stands from two little brands
Noix de coc' and les petites emplettes. Their collections offer bedding linens and supplies for kids small rooms. A playful, fresh, bright and colorful 2010 collection for Noix de coc and spontaneous, authentic and natural for Les petites emplettes.
The exhibition demonstrated once again that the decoration for kids grows from year to year and left the pink and blue layettes aside for brightful universe now.

The "path of influence" of the Maison et Objet fair was cut  in three stages: "transculturation," "cooperative," "Hybrid".
For Elizabeth Leriche, Director of her own style office, member of the Maison et Objet Observatory and interrogated by the blog of the show, the mix of cultures was noticeable this year, " with collections resulting from an exchange between western designers and craftsmen, including bringing African culture and know-how. Like the collection of Tord Boontje in collaboration with Senegalese craftsmen for the company Moroso.

"The design of this collection, in which other designers have participated, is certainly European, but the forms are inspired by African culture as textiles. The same goes with the chair by Konstantin Grcic, which uses the expertise of master craftsmen and bamboo and enriches their experience. There is a real exchange",
underlines Elizabeth Leriche ... and impressed we are by the result!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Promising invitations

Next week in Paris will open one of the largest gatherings of French designs in decoration: the Maison et Objet fair, followed the next weekend by the Playtime exhibition dedicated to the world of the child.

The French brands often compete with their great ideas for the installation of their stands, the exhibition of their collection ...  

This year the beauty of their work is already in the invitations and give particular desire to explore their new collections. 
Thanks to Polder-April showers we are traveling in their bucolic pictures, Atelier LZC make us discover their new colorful patterns, Minilabo has made a little theater with one on their felt doll .. and the little new ones, Georges et Rosalie and Lale will show collections which sound very promising... perhaps soon on Comptoir d'enfance.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Decorative drops

In few weeks spring is coming and will bring its drops and clouds. But we will be prepared because they already are at home.
 Mademoiselle sous la pluie from Blanca Gomez is walking on the walls. The nimbus lamp from PA design gives a fairy lighting in the rooms.

 The little drops, the mobiles and cushions clouds from Nur Gallery add a poetic touch to our interior.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fine little ideas

Elisabeth lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is a photographer and shares a studio with artists Camilla Engman and Studio Violet.
You can also find her work over at Lula.

Her blog Fine little days "is very much about appreciating everyday life. But also about eye candy in different forms," as she defines it.

For her children, Tovalisa, 11 and Otto, 8 she has created a poetic atmosphere. Enjoy this travel in a swedish interior! I especially like the two bookshelves transformed in a doll house and a candy house !