Today I am so pleased to present you the brand I teamed up with for today’s window. The brand is called Fog Linen Work and I have been a very big fan for years.
The designer behind the brand is called Yumiko Sekine. Her brand is mainly famous for beautiful linen, that are produced in Lithuania.
Her first collection started with only seven items. Now after ten years, Fog Linen Work produces a large line of linen products for the home and linen clothing.
You can see some of her products here.
My favourite one is not a linen product, but it is this beautiful metallic crown in the middle, and I am so happy you can win it today on my instagram
it’s already day three of my calendar and today I have invited Marina to participate.
les petites chineries
Martina is an interior designer but also passionate about junk hunting and she really has an incredible eye. Here are a couple of the things you can find on her site. I love everything in her selection.
I am very much in love with the pink vase you can work today on my instagram https://www.instagram.com/madame_love/.
good luck and see you tomorrow for the new window.
I am glad I went live yesterday with my floral advent calendar. It was so exciting, preparing it and it is great now to find the way back to the blog.
Today's brand is called Sobomarket and is run by the talented Mathilde.
SoBomarket is the contraction of South Bombay (a bit as we have SoPi in Paris for South Pigalle) and is the starting point of the brand created by Mathilde where she can mix her passions for interior and travel.
As soon as she can, Mathilde travels the world, and sells the products she brings back from her travel to India or Marokko.
Until the end of december she is not only selling online but also in a pop store, 14 rue du Chateau d'Eau in Paris - until the 3rd with lusaluso under the name un si beau voyage, and afterwards until december 31 with la seinographe
Here are a few pictures of the copper vase that can be won on my instagram today.
Hello everyone, I am starting my floral advent calendar today and I have a lot of surprises for you.
I have teamed up with fantastic flower and plant shops in Paris, but also for the non Parisian, you will be able to win floral prints from very talented photographers, some vases and also some floral and green books.
The first window in my floral calendar is the flower shop of one of my favourite florist in Paris - Thierry Feret, also known as titi la tige. If you follow my blog, you have probably already seen this article about flowered by I wrote last year. His bouquets are very colourful are recognisable at first sight. I am so happy he is opening the calendar and that you can win one of his marvellous wreaths. I wish you all a very good luck.
Flowered by Thierry Feret
37 rue de Chabrol
I am back on the blog today, after a long silence.
But there is something I would like to show you today.
I have the chance to live in a very lively and bursting with creativity neighborhood of Paris :
The 10th disctrict. A lot of creatives live here, a lot of ateliers and workshops have chosen this still kind of "affordable" (if that word can be at all applied to Paris) area of the city. Yesterday during my lunch break I paid a visit to the lovely atelier of graphic designer Alexandra Bruel who created the brand Papermint a year ago.
All the wallpapers are designed and printed in the workshop in Paris.
They have many different designs such as the flamingo (which the little miss would love) but also some more classical ones in the style of the 20's such as this one called Han'i, which I really love in that colour combination.
I really like the one with the paris buildings and little shop fronts in the most charming streets of Paris such as the rue Sainte Marthe on the picture.
One of the particularities of Papermint is that you have 2 different ranges : GAMME ATELIER and GAMME EDITION ROULEAU.
The GAMME ATELIER is a fully customizable range which is printed on demand in the workshop - you can customized the size and also the colour.
The GAMME EDITION ROULEAU are some more standard editions that are already printed and stocked at the workshop.
The wallpaper come also in many different finish quality from fully washable and waterproof (ideal for a bathroom or kitchen) to more standard ones. Some of them already have the glue at the back and you only need to humidify them to install them and some are fully repositionable.
They also produced stickers such as the moon, that as been designed with Lisa Gachet from Make My Lemonade.
I used the moon for a set design I made last year for "La joie des fleurs" :
and I can confirm it is very easy to reposition the sticker.
For the time being the website is only in French but can ship internationaly and from what I have heard, the international website is coming soon!
I wish you all a great day and looking forward to hear if you like French wallpaper and would consider it for your home!
I have been living in the centre of Paris for about a year now and I am still on the hunt for new and old flower shops that are spread over the city.
Today I would like to introduce you to one of my fav. A shop with a lot of atmosphere and flair.
The flower shop is called "flowered by" and his run by the talented and lovely florist, antiques dealer, curiosity lover Thierry Feret. He started is new carreer as a florist five years ago after having worked in many of the greatest restaurants in Paris. His shop is an explosion of colours inspired by India and Mexico and reflects a lot of joy. I loved talking with him today about his late passion for flowers, and about how much he likes it despite the hard work and the many hours spent in the shop and bying the flowers at the flower market of Rungis.
He also shared a little secret with me : He made the flowers that Christine and the queens is holding on the cover of her album Chaleur Humaine. How cool is that.
We both decided to organise a little give away for my readers on my Instagram @madame_love . If you leave a comment under my post, you and the person you tag, can winn a very special Christmas wreath made by Thierry.
Long time no see. As I have no other valid excuse than "life" and instragram for being silent here, I will not try to invent one.
I have started a new series of floral pictures in front of my black wall in my Parisian flat, that I call the black wall series. You can see them all on Instagram under the hashtag #theblackwallseries.
I enjoy doing it so much that I wanted to share it with you here. I will be posting more of them soon. You can also see some on my portfolio.
It´s starting to feel a bit weird to have been living in France for a while and still be writing this blog in English.
I have taken a big decision today and starting today, I will write my blogposts both in English and French. I will start with the French version, and you will find the English one further down.
Bonjour à tous,
Voilà ça y est, cela fait plus d'un an que nous vivons en France et j'ai décidé de me lancer et d'écrire mon blog en français. Aujourd'hui, je souhaite vous parler d'un nouveau service de vente en ligne de fleurs fraiches qui s'appelle Bergamotte (avec deux t). Leur atelier n'est pas loin de chez moi et j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir leur rendre une petite visite il y a quelques jours.
Leur concept est très simple et révolutionne les codes de la livraison de fleurs coupées type interfolia. Il tient en ces quelques mots:
"La livraison express de bouquets de fleur de qualité"
Des bouquets simples, élégants et dans l'air du temps à envoyer après un diner ou à une amie pour son anniversaire. Les bouquets, à partir de 29,90 € sont livrés en 2 heures à Paris et en 24h partout en France. Ils utilisent les fleurs que j'affectionne : renoncules, anémones, oeillets, roses branchues, de la camomille, des chardons et bien-sûr, encore et toujours de l'eucalyptus !
Je vous recommande vivement ces jolis bouquets qui outre leur beauté ont aussi la particularité de se conserver très longtemps et d'être très joliment emballés.
Pour en savoir plus sur Bergamotte, je vous laisse découvrir cette petite vidéo.
Bonne journée à tous, Elodie
Today I would like to introduce you a new start-up: the lovely online French flower delivery service called Bergamotte. I was lucky enough to visit their Parisian atelier a few days ago and it was just lovely.
Their concept is very simple: They deliver quality flowers within 2 hours in Paris in within 24 hours in the rest of France. This trend of new, more modern and up to date online flower delivery service is blooming throughout Europe at the moment. They tend to break the rules of classical floristry with the continuous trips to the whole sale flower markets at 4 in the morning. They are very agile with the management of their stocks and buy their flowers directly from the producers. I like Bloomydays in Germany or floom in the UK.
I am testing the light in my new flat with a little winter bouquet I made during the week-end.
I like the combination of anemone and mimosa very much and feel very happy and refresh to play with my camera and my flowers again.
Very much looking forward to spring.
Have a great day,