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enfin, merci!

J’étais encore de passage a Paris pour 4 jours pour faire la demande de visa vietnamien. A part l’obligation de prendre multiples fois le RER B et le métro parisien pour me rendre aux services publiques et diplomatiques dans ces temps caniculesques, ce séjour était très très sympa! J’ai pu voir plein d’amis, découvrir de nouveaux bars et cafés, me promener avec allégresse dans mes quartiers préférés, et surtout voir des vitrines, des magasins qui m’inspirent énormément. Merci etait un de ces magasins.

Malheureusement j’ai pu faire les photos qu’avec mon i-phone car j’avais honte de prendre des photos…d’ou la mauvaise qualite d’image!

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Art of block printing

Today, I’ve seen this video posted by a friend. I love the cinematography a lot! It’s so beautiful that it makes me want to watch some more. I was surprised that the video is actually an american brand‘s sort of advertorial.

This traditional method is well known in India, but we sometimes find those old stamps sold in the touristic markets in Turkey as well, with slightly different local patterns.  My mum uses this technique with pillows and bedding sometime like here and here. What a huge work to carve those stamps manually though! I utterly respect the craftsman.

vintage american sign in Caen

I found this sign in the flea market while i was buying the rug for my kitchen. I don’t have anything red in my home, and to be frank, i am not a red fan for interiors. But sometimes, there are some exceptions.

I instantly liked this one, first because of the nice typography, and secondly the funny feeling about finding in Caen, an American shop sign made for their Paris address probably looong time ago! How did it ever come here even?!

my kitchen/dining finished…almost

Yaay, I finally have something that looks like a kitchen! For this post i only reveal the dining part. Since i begun re-painting the kitchen dresser, i also painted the table which was a classical old blue formica table. I bought the rug from a flea market which i brought to the laundry (of course) and collected some old mirrors.I changed the ugly lights we had before with those classical paper lanterns, and I found the crocheted cloth in Emmaus that i use as a curtain….

The blue closet on the background was supposed to go on the wall on top of the sink as we don’t have any storage in the kitchen. But We will move in 3 months from here, so we decided not to drill more holes. Besides, it made the spot for our cat.

I’ve found this plexi box with 3 compartments, it was thrown out by a cosmetic shop. It fitted perfectly my side table and provides multiple storage, exactly what i needed!

The box wrapped with paper like a gift that you see on the background is Maki’s spot in the kitchen. He likes to be with us when we are dining as though he is participating to our discussions 🙂

I am collecting all kind of prints and paintings with cats. This one on the fridge is quiet kitsch! I like it!

The blue shelve and the top of the side table is the « morning spot » with coffee cups, coffee machine,kettle and the toaster.

The two chairs from 50’s are also found in the street, the other two were in the family garage. I want to replace them by thonets one day.

As i am a big follower and disciple of Emmaus, they know me now and even make me little gifts from time to time if I make a big purchase. This trivet is one of their gifts. I like it although the ceramic is cracked.

our little guest flat in Kas

It’s not that I am a pretentious person, really…but I haven’t seen this small flat since 2 years and now that I am looking at it’s photos, I find it really nice! Worthy enough to put in an interior design blog, am I wrong?

The Tv doesn’t match the rest of the flat but those pictures were made to rent the flat 😉

We’ve taken those pictures 5 years ago when my mother finished the renovations in it…she did the painting of the floors, the tree painting on the small bedroom’s and the flowers on the bigger bedroom’s walls, the mosaics on the top of the coffee table, the kitchen’s wall and the terrace’s sofa with the top of the table.

today’s design crave: « 10 nuages »

Lustre « 10 grand nuages » de Herve Langlais chez designheure

bon appétit!

 

 

 

placemats from Avril Loreti’s Etsy shop