Monday, March 30, 2009

Garance Dore Gorgeous sketch

I'm loving this sketch by a style blogger Garance Dore. Check out her blog, she is so talented. Reading her blog is like reading morning newspaper for me, it is addicting.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cloudy Forecast

The Cloud City -Dubai by Atelier Hapsitus

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor ( A.K.A. The Bean if you are a Chicagoan)
Manned Cloud by Jean-Marie Massaud

Cloud Chandelier by Yu Jordyn Fu

Cloud Umbrella by Joon&Jung

Cloud Chair by Richard Hutton

It is going to be cloudy over here for the weekend. Napping would be the best thing to do when it is cloudy outside. Hmmm...J'aime dormir! Bon weekend mon petit lapins!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Valentino, The Last Emperor

"I love beauty, it's not my fault!" -Valentino

Happy Friday my bunnies!!!!! I missed the showing of this Valentino movie last year at Chicago's Indy Film Festival. I'm hoping to find the DVD soon. Love his partner's honest remarks, i found it very cute! Anyway, Nous adorent vous, Valentino! The last emperor of haute couture. We will miss you dearly. I hope you will regret your retirement ;) soon.......come back...please...come back...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Luc Gensollen's for Charles Paris

Image Via Retro To Go
I'm currently in love with this molecular model-like chandelier by Luc Gensollen's for Charles. Custom sizes and configurations available at

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring is in the air, I just want to share this with y'all *smirk*

My other photography experiment from my own humble garden. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hina Aoyama- Paper Decoupage Artist

Pictures Via Hina Aoyama
Breath-taking paper cutting art by Hina Aoyama, a Japanese artist living in France. The way she demonstrates her cutting the paper looks so easy breezy. Oh so meticulous and time consuming. Can you believe it she did all of these only with a pair of sharp pointed scicors?. See more of her artwork here.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Oh so opulent...Holland& Sherry Embroidery

Happy Monday!! Let's start our week with these gorgeous embroideries from Scotland's 170 years old cloth weaver, Holland& Sherry. Established in 1836, it is the oldest luxurious cloth weavers in the world with clients ranging from haute couturier, Alexander McQueen, all the way to the wall of fame Interior Designers and Costume Film Designers from all around the world. Using only the finest natural fibers such as cashmere, wool, mohair,and 100% cotton. These emroidery design is a great idea for custom-made cashmere/wool throw or to be applied on toss pillows. Pictures above did not do any justice on how breath taking and opulent these embroideries are. Click here for list of Holland& Sherry showrooms.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Light Switch -jewelry for the wall.

Image Via Trendir
Swarovski crystal light switch sounds way too over-the-top and unnecessary? Especially now? Hmmm....let's see what we learned from the past. Chanel accessories, lipsticks and perfumes were sold like hot cakes during the depression-era. Little luxuries like this helps us going through hard times. Well my dearest, that is just a little-theory of mine. This precious little jewelry for the wall is that little luxury add that little "ooohhh and ahhhhh" affect in our "humble-little- mansion". You dont need much, just a nice pristine wall as it's background. Especially while you are entertaining, you could brag a little and say something like " Oh, Mon Dieu, it is so dark in here! Let me turn on the light dears! et Voila!" *wink wink* Manufactured by a German manufacture Berker, which means quality and this light switch would last a life time. Might be another family heirloom for your future grandchilden? A...oui??? See more images here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

out of the cupboard- Jo Meesters

Picture Via Jo Meesters

It is a very fresh approach to re-invent the look of an old funiture by a young Dutch industrial designer, Jo Meesters. I love his sensitivity and unpretentious approach in his designs. His work values the importance of nature, craftmanships and back to basic values. I saw a lot of honesty, down-to-earth approach and sophisticated details consistently in all of them. Click here to see more of his work. In some ways he does romanticizes some aspect but in a very suble way which makes it beautiful. Below is a quote of his concept.

"The basic principle of Jo Meester’s work is sustainability. By integrating various aspects of craftsmanship, sophistication, and detailing, Meesters aims to imbue his projects and products with an emotional value. In this way, he emphasises his commitment to the creation and perception of a bond between object and user.back..." (via

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Easter is Just Around the Corner

Photo Via Hit or Miss

Photo Via Sea Shanties

Photo Via We Heart It
Bunnies, Easter is just around the corner. These shoes ptotograph reminds me of Spring, easter dresses, easter candies and everything nice. So giddy-up round-up all your eggs and easter baskets mon petit lapin! It's time to work again soon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Taipei Performing Arts Center Building Proposal- NL Architects

Images Via Laissez Faire
I love the purity if this proposed design submitted by NL Architects for Taipei Performing Arts Building. I can imagine myself standing the middle of the plaza observing at my surrounding as if the interaction between the visitors and the building interior as a performance. It would be fun too looking at the building elevator going up and down from the exterior. Even thou at the end OMA won the project, I still think NL's proposal is more poetic and has a better concept serving it's purpose as a performing arts building. AND PREETIER TOOO!!!! Sorry Kolhaas this time your design doesn't do anything to me. In my opinion OMA's building proposal looks way too stubby and clumsy looking...hmmpphh.... See more of the beautiful NL Architects proposal here.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chanel AW09 Jade Baubles

I cought a glimpse of Chanel's AW09 jade jewelry and I freaked out (in an amusing way). This is so different than classic Chanel style. Touches of pink and green jade appeared to be very fresh and fun againts Chanel's signature balck and white. Oooh....Kaiser Karl you did it again this time, c'est très génie !. See the entire collection fashion show below.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Maria Lucia Hohan

Another talented young designer just detected by my radar, Maria Lucia Hohan. This Romanian pret-a-porter line is ridiculously cute, girly and sexy in a haute-couture way. I lust over her beautifully crafted head pieces and belts as well. Fabulous color pallete and beautifully crafted details are consistent through-out this A/W09 Collection. She is currently showing in Paris and LA pret-a-porter showrooms. To see more of her talents click here. Images Via Maria Lucia Hohan Blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Coco Avant Chanel

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...................I was checking out another blogger's blog Brigadero and I found this. I almost forget about it. It's been a while since I heard about this movie's buzz last year right after the production of Lifetime TV's version of Coco Chanel's movie (starring Shierley McLaine as older Coco). I must say I saw the Lifetime's version and I found it pretty hmmm.....okay to.....lame. Sorry. The set and costumes are beautiful thou. So I have high hopes for this wide screen version. Besides, Audrey Tautou is my girl :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Balenciaga Fall Winter 09/10

Would you wear these delicious silk Jodphur skirt? I would if it doesnt make my hips looks like bubly souffle. Love the color combinations thou.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Gareth Pugh Autumn/Winter 2009

Pugh's collection for Autumn/Winter 2009 Paris fashion week. This is what I called Uber-Dark -Fab outfits. Love the severely structured shilouettes and beautiful short movie by film maker Ruth Hogben. Go to WickedHalo to read more.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fierce Raphael Young

Fierce shoes by a Seoul born French shoes designer, Raphael Young. A very interesting designer with eclectic education background such as physics, math and engineering before finally deciding becoming a shoe designer. He discovered his love for shoes while visiting his uncle, Alexandre Narcy, who spent his entire career designing shoes for Yves Saint Laurent. Oh la la.... how I want this shoes, I heart it, I need it.....desperately...This shoe image is from his Sp/Su 09 collection. Stay tuned for Fall 09 collection.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Chicago Winter Blush

Photos by 181st Child and Nicolas Emine

Dramatique wall sconces/ wall art by Mary Brogger

Pretty wall sconces made from twisted wires by a Chicagoan artist, Mary Brogger.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Patricia Urquiola Outdoor Furniture for B&B Italia

Images Via R&S
Patricia Urquiola latest polyethylene outdoor collection, Crinoline, for B&B Italia.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Proenza Schouler for Knoll Luxe

Proenza Schouler duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez teamed with reknown Knoll Textiles's design director Dorothy Casonas to create Knoll Luxe edition line. This line is inspired by the duo's dramatic Fall 2009 collection. Bravo, another proof that fashion and interior design goes hand in hand *wink wink* Info and images via otto-otto.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Queen of The Night

I'm a proud mama of this Queen of The Night a.k.a. Pisonia Grandis var Silvestris flower in latin. It only blooms once a year for a couple of hours, starting exactly at 12 at night. Someone took the effort to take pictures of this flower's blooming process, click here to see the image.