Thursday, 8 September 2016

Just Two








Just two
For you

Two inspiring images from a favourite tumblr blog




See you there?

Source:
HelloHello / Flickr
Mohamed Camara, Chambres maliennes / Malian Rooms series

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Favourite Finds - The Rough with the Smooth



 





  
Tuesdays are for catching up with my online friends, browsing blogs and checking out new creative accounts across the web. After a long Summer break I feel slightly out of the loop, but rested and refreshed I'm eager to explore. 

Today's selection  of simple yet sophisticated finds is in keeping with yesterday's dark colour scheme, despite the stiffling heat here - guess I'm ready for Fall...


Links:

Monday, 5 September 2016

Monday Moodboard : La rentrée



I know it's early days to be talking about Autumn but may I whisper?
"Here and Now", I hear you all say, you're enjoying an Indian Summer in the South of France n'est-ce pas ? What's the hurry? Make the most of it!

Believe me, I am. C'est la Rentrée, my kids have gone back to school, we've reorganized a few corners of our home and there's an invigorating, start-of-a-new-year optimism in the air. If I add to that a few splashes in the pool or ten minutes in the still very hot sun,  I'm sure you'll get the atmosphere.

What I can't convey in words is that feeling that everything is just about to change. There are acorns and dead leaves on the mossy paths I run down in a morning, grapes that need picking, and olive branches laden with beautiful green fruit slowly ripening in our garden.

                      C'est la Rentrée and Autumn is my favourite season of the year.


Image sources:
(top left to bottom right)

1 / 2/ 3/ 4

Friday, 26 August 2016

A Sea Change




Full fathom five thy father lies:
Of his bones are coral made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange. 

William Shakespeare, The Tempest


It was dark by nine pm yesterday. I double-checked the time.
No more late night runs around the French countryside, no more carefree midnight swims. Back to school next week!

This Summer has been deliciously slow.
An open house, simple living, trips home and abroad... l'été quoi !

I also celebrated my first half-century in August and I'm grateful for all the special love, messages and gifts I received from friends and family around the world.

Life begins at fifty folks!

I'm determined to enjoy every new day.


Handmade Sea Creatures by the always-inspiring and incredibly talented


Monday, 25 April 2016

Inspiration - The Rough with the Smooth



  

  







This isn't the first time I've written about Slywia's inspiring work, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. Project-i is one of the handful of interior design blogs that I continue to follow, because I love this Polish studio's aesthetic, choice of materials and mix of colours, textures, rustic and modern. There's always a rawness, an interesting, intelligent use of space and a real sense of place in their creations. Every little detail feels right. I could move into this flat tomorrow, couldn't you?

More photos this stunning apatment can be found on Project-i's blog
 here, here, here and here.

Enjoy!


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Moodboard - She Sells Seashells





So we're halfway through the school holidays and it feels like summer's just around the corner. Savannah and I have been enjoying the glow of the first rays of sunshine on our pale, winter skin, slowly turning apricot.

I love these carefree days - soft sunlight, a gentle breeze, the promise of longer, golden days to come.

Ahh, bientôt, 
bientôt,
Soon we will go to the sea...

Images:
( top left to bottom right )
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Getting it Together




I am,
getting it together.

Suddenly, un déclic,
things are starting
to fall into place...

I have decided to step back a bit this year,
take my time,
 have a good long think about me, my life, online and off.
It's an age thing, I guess.

But I have plans,
a new direction,
an inspiring project,
un nouveau corde à mon arc.

One day,
when the time is right,
I'll tell you more...

I hope you enjoy this week's moodboard.
I always seem to be drawn to the same, neutral palette

Because it's me!


Images

collage


I have been very busy on facebook, pinterest and tumblr lately.
In case you're wondering where I've been.

Bon week-end !