Thursday, 11 February 2016

Inspiration: Tout doucement

I know, I know, it's still too early to be talking about Spring
But, you see, our balcony is so pretty covered in rose buds galore; there are daisies popping up around the pool and the air is sweet with pink almond blossom. It's hard not to think about warmer, longer days and a new soft colour palette inside and out.

Ah oui, ├ža vient, tout doucement... 

Images from my tumblr

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Slowly but surely Spring is on its way!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Kids' Inspiration: Berta & Co

They go by the name of Berta, Izabela, Emil, Adolf and Jan, and are some of the nicest art dolls I've seen in a long time. Handmade by Hommy in Japan for a small etsy store called RUCNI, renowned for their beautiful owls and other textile creatures, these velveteen giraffes, cats, elephants, wolves are dark, mysterious and quite exquisite - love!

Friday, 29 January 2016

Inspiration: Quali-T

T for Teapots, for Tundra too.

 I follow the magician Wu Wei Cheng here,

and so should you.

Take your hat off

 to this Latvian brand

 reviving traditions so fine,

No, the big brown one

 there's mine!


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Inspiration: Monika Mongol


2016 - the year of the bomber jacket!
I don't recall being particularly keen to own one in the 80's when they were all the rage but I've seen some really jazzy models on the web recently including this fabulous work of Czech fashion designer Monika Mogul.

I have to say that I'm pretty smitten with this young lady's creativity in general. 
You should know by now that I'm a Plumes & Feathers kinda girl; I adore a touch of excentricity from time to time - colours, extravagance, theatricality, c'est moi!  
Monika Mogul ticks all those boxes for me !

So, don't laugh if you ever see me and my bohemian fringes swishing and swaying  as I walk down the street - Fun begins at Fifty, so they say

2016 is definitely going to be my year too...

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Little Loves: Loupin & Dors

Bonjour !

Today's post is an invitation to explore, to dig, delve and be inspired by the creative world of UK artist Louise Roskell. I am delighted to be a weekly contributor to the Australian blog The Junior Daily this year and enjoyed getting to know a bit more about this talented mum crafting "cardboard cutouts of life" for Loupin & Dors.


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Moodboard Inspiration: Thank You!

Planet Earth is blue. And there's nothing I can do.

Thank You.


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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Moodboard Inspiration - Freedom

I've found them, my wings, I feel free again...

What a great way to start the new year!

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