Archives mensuelles : mars 2011

i heart portugal

Hello,

I told you i am nostalgic today…So i was looking our last year trips pictures because this year, no vacation is on the sight!Ssniff…

Last year in spring we went to Portugal. First to Lisbon, and then we hired a car to visit the whole country, center, west coast etc…

Here are some of them that i’ve picked. I love to take pictures of facades of houses. Probably it’s a habit coming from my parents which are architects.

There are not so many pictures because i was mostly  filming and taking pictures with my brand new camera which got stolen right after when we got back to Copenhagen!

Enjoy, and visit Portugal if you have the chance, the pastries, the food in general, the music, the old buildings, tiles…laid back people. I loved it.

These are in Coimbra, it’s a smal city with historical sites.

These are from Faro, i like the contrast with the sweet small old houses and the new big ugly buildings. This could been in Turkey aswell.

There are a lot of small houses covered with tiles.

This one below is from the Amazigh Hostel we stayed in Aljezur. We were the only clients, because apparently it’s full in the summer with loads of surfers.

I love the kitchen. The rest is very well done aswell. You can check their site, and see other nice pictures from the spot.

Some other funky tiles from several different places:

Saudade my friends!

muse-en-scene: Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar’s movies’ interiors are all gems of vintage, colourful, tasty design! He even has a quote about his use of decor in his movies:

« I think decor says a lot about someone’s social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work – and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story. »

I think he is doing great work!

Here are some screen shots from « all about my mother »:

The wallpaper on the picture above reminds me of our curtains in the beginning of 80s in turkey 🙂 It was the same pattern but with white-turquoise-dark blue colors 🙂

I don’t know whether it’s a lamp or not but i love this wooden sculpture-like thingie on the left corner (picture above).

And here are some pictures of the « broken embraces »: The pictures are taken from Elle decor and Modernica blogs.



i left my heart in istanbul

Today is my nostalgia day. Duhhh…i miss soooo much my furnitures in turkey…I’ve collected them in years, i put all my passion into finding them, and when it was all like i wanted to, i left Istanbul to live in Paris! This picture was taken 7 years ago, but i still miss my furniture and they are still so « a la mode », Oh la la!

This is my old sleeping room. i am longing for this kilim, those two black plastic chairs, the mirror cube bed side table, my dresser (or do you call it vanity table?)…Well the picture wasn’t taken to publish on an interior design blog, and i painted the walls when i was 14 😉

And in the living room, i have left this awesome vintage black leather sofa which looks like this:

Two other turkish kilims, two perfect vintage credenzas, and much more…

grrrr!!! I feel like i am not complete without all my belongings…I moved too much in 10 years! i even think about buying a van just to bring everything i want from there! I think i can find a brighter idea though! Now if i want to have these kind of things here in France i should probably pay 100 times the price that i’ve paid in turkey at that time. :((((

vanessa bruno’s miracle

Very inspirational video of Vanessa Bruno’s collection with a very inspirational music , with lovely Lou Doillon.

 

 

lampe hallogene

Ok, let’s speak some french in respect to my french name (décologue) and to my geographical being 😉 From now on, i’ll use the turquoise color all the things i write in FR, and black for the english version.

Voila une lampe hallogene en bois que j’ai achete à Emmaus à 5 euros au moment de notre emmenagement à Caen, que j’ai ensuite decoré avec la technique du décollage. A vrai dire, je n’aime pas les lampadaires hallogenes, je les trouve ringards, mais il n’y a rien à leur reprocher pour leur qualite d’eclairage, en plus réglable!

So here is a wood hallo lamp that i picked at Emmaus (charity flea markets in France) for 5 euros in october when we moved in Caen. I decorated it with decollage technique. Frankly speaking, i don’t like halo lamps’ design, i think it’s corny, however, there’s nothing to say about it’s way of lightning which is even adjustable.

 

breath taking locations!

Thanks to Anthology Magazine’s blog, i discovered JJ locations in the UK. They have a huge portfolio of dream houses for photography and film shootings. Here are some of my favourites.

I love the stairs in complete harmony with the building’s exterior.

This house is also to die for especially for the kitchen’s floor tiles, the ceiling and the windows.

I love the shooting pastel colour palette of this one.

I am soooo envious about this one…It’s exacly like in my dreams, a big space where the kitchen communicates with the living room and the dining area, a huge dining table to invite a dozen friends, vintage furnitures…

mirrors are beautiful

Yesterday, i had my day out in the flea markets outside of the town. I saw a beautiful mirror like the oval one on the left side of the picture above. In fact it was exactly the same. It was 18 euros. I don’t know why i didin’t buy it directly. I know this, each time i hesitate buying something and finally don’t, i regret it deeply. No regrets anymore, and more action 🙂

image from: Katrin Cargill