WOOD ALL OVER… AT HOME

You’ve been amazing! You know I love natural & wooden things (it’s been my stuff for years) and I sometimes share my finds on this blog. Wood (the tag) is getting more & more readers and is on the top 3 read articles. I wanted to thank you all. Among the blogpost I’ve written so far…

HORSE STABLE HOUSE…RENOVATIONS

Cette étonnante maison familiale de 3 chambres a été autrefois l’écurie historique Manor House, la maison des chevaux champion. AR Design Studio a été chargé de transformer ces écuries en habitation tout en conservant les cloisons en bois et les caractéristiques originales. Les concepteurs ont choisi de faire simple et pur pour laisser le caractère original s’exprimer,…

HOME SWEET HOME… MADAM STOLTZ

When simple words touch you, when creativity meets the kind of lifestyle I like, when everyday items can change your own world, I fall for it! That’s what the read of MADAM STOLTZ new Spring 17 catalogue did to me. Have you read it? So inspiring. You can read it on ipaper. Shall we have…

WOODLAND REFUGE… THE JUNSEI HOUSE

THE RIGHT WORD… JUNSEI (n. m.) ⎨純正⎬: genuine, perfect & pure As part of its new home tour series, produced in partnership with Sonos and West Elm, architect George Suyama has invited Kinfolk into his woodland refuge. Beneath a gray November sky, cargo ships navigate the choppy waters of the Pacific Northwest. In the distance,…

VILLA K IN THE MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS BY STUDIO KO

Originally posted on casalibrary:
The Villa K, Tagadert Berber Village, MarrakeshThe Villa K was designed with a true respect towards its landscape. The land, a long North-South stripe of rocks and sand, with a slope on both sides, gentle to the south and steep to the west, creates a strong matrix for the project. Located…

DO YOU « HYGGE »? …

If you’ve never heard of hygge before you’re about to, it’s a craze…  It’s the Danish concept of warm coziness during the winter months. It’s “creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people” (according to Denmark’s official tourism website.) Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-ga’) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being…

IN A 1567 HOME IN ANTWERP…WABI-SABI & ZEN PHILOSOPHY

Dans cette vieille maison de ville d’Anvers construite en 1567, le galeriste Boris Vervoordt (fils d’Axel Vervoordt dont je vous ai parlé) affine, avec talent, une approche intimiste de l’art contemporain. Lire l’article sur Côté Maison, riche d’informations sur le lieu et l’intérêt des Vervoordt pour l’art contemporain, l’esthétique wabi et la philosophie zen. Enjoy…

SHELTON HUTS… LIVE DIFFERENT

The Shelton Huts are shelters, homes, camping gears… whatever, they are a different way of living. Designed by the architects Jeff Shelton, in Santa Barbara. Partially made of reclaimed and salvaged materials, they get into the wild and connect with the surrounding nature. If you have read my post about AutoCamp Russian River near San…

FOLLOWING YOUR WANDERLUST AT AUTOCAMP…

AutoCamp is a new type of outdoor lodging experience that’s unlike any other. Featuring modern and luxurious Airstream accommodations at a unique properties in California, AutoCamp is inspired by the wanderlust of camping and the great American road trip. Located  just 90 minutes north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma’s Wine Country. AutoCamp…

191O REHABILITATED FARM WITH AUTHENTICITY…

This farm dated 1910 is located in the beautiful countryside of Catalonia is that  has been rehabilitated by the studio Francesc Rifé. The owners wanted a place to exhibit their amazing collection of furniture from the 50s and 60s and their art collection. The creations of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, among others, fit perfectly…

GRAANMARKT 13, ANTWERP – BELGIUM

The Apartment of Graanmarkt13 is probably one the place that would bring me back to the heart of a City. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, the Architect is the one with Axel Vervoordt (Also from Antwerp) who know how to create the perfect places. (read previous post about Alex Vervoordt) Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a…

BONNARD’s FAMILY PARISIAN APPARTENT…

Located at the heart of Paris (10e), it was designed by Italian Architect Antonio Virga for the Bonnard Family. It’s a mixture of vintage industrial style with modern elegance. There is a definite sense of charm and character in this home. Industrial pieces of furniture were mixed with family pieces passed down through generations and…

RENOVATION FOR A 6O’s HOME… WOOD & CONCRETE

Amélie Vigneron, décoratrice à Aix en Provence a transformé cette demeure des années 60 sans caractère en une maison au style contemporain décontracté il y a quelques années. L’ambiance, un brin décalée, diffuse une sensation de bien-être. Une ouverture des surfaces morcelées au rez de chaussée, l’agencement du combles alors oubliés conjugués à l’utilisation du…

EXPEDITION HAPPINESS…

Happiness expedition is the journey being written and live by @felixstarcko & @mogliofficial and their dog Rudi in a skoolie conversion (watch the video. They made a hell of a conversion!) and travelling in it… From Alaska to Vancouver and down South America. Follow their journey… it is fabulous. On Instagram, Facebook, YouTube From Alaska to Vancouver, San Francisco to Death…

WELCOME TO AUTUMN…

Dans quelques jours nous fêterons l’Automne. Les portes et les fenêtres resteront fermées plus longtemps, les balades dehors moins longues, les sorties en mer occasionnelles, les couches de vêtements plus nombreuses… la fumée du café réapparaîtra, les fleurs vont s’assombrir, le brouillard va recouvrir la nature au petites heures… il me tarde, j’aime l’Automne. In…

MIX&MATCH MASTERS…

Mixing & matching patterns, textiles, colors and styles is a very creative job. Only few succeed to get a stunning result. Some are just awesome and to me they are gifted. Shall we visit some of these creative people I admire for their talents? Martyn Thompson‘s photographic career was set in motion some 30 years…

WHITE-WASHED HOUSE ON NISYROS GREEK ISLAND…

Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. A place of wild beauty, as Nisyros was formed by volcanic eruptions. The island is one of the lesser known of the Greek islands but it…

HOUSE TOUR AT SECRET MAISON – ÎLE DE RÉ…

Un univers emplit de douceur, de spontanéité et de naturel. La maison et le show-room attenant de Secret Maison a fait l’objet d’un très beau reportage dans Côté Ouest cet été.  Bienvenue à Ars-en-ré sur l’Île de Ré. Merci au magazine CÔTÉ OUEST (Août/Septembre 2016 – N°125) Par Cécile Vaiarelli – Photos Bernard Touillon Secret…

I LOVE THE SEASIDE BOOK…

I Love the Seaside is created by a small team of ocean-loving professionals – writers, photographers and designers; passionate about travelling and surfing. After years of extensive travels and trips along the coastline of southwest Europe, discovering and meeting so many nice, sympathetic and heartwarming people, hardworking entrepreneurs and artists, with surprising initiatives and beautiful…

A VISIT AT LUCANO’S FAMILY IN MONTREUIL (PARIS, FRANCE)…

I have known the photograph Frédéric Lucano for a while and I have always liked his home which is timeless. Located in Montreuil (nice suburb of Paris). Together with Sonia, his deco stylist wife they made a lovable place to live with their 3 kids. A subtle mix of vintage, contemporary and an extraordinary match…

WILD ADVENTURES… HOUSE IN THE FOREST

A wooden house in the forest, a dream, isn’t it ? Read more on the fabulous blog April and May Follow 2B&Co. on Facebook and get your dose of wild adventures & natural lifestyle or me on Instagram Live a life into the wild… xx&x

Casa wabi Fundation by Tadao Ando… Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico

Lieu magique à l’ambition formidable… «Nous croyons qu’amener les enfants et les jeunes adultes de plus près à ce genre d’expériences sera une contribution aux outils essentiels qui façonnent leur éducation formelle, l’ouverture des portes à de nouveaux langages créatifs et expérimentaux qu’ils peuvent introduire dans leur vie quotidienne. » La fondation Casa Wabi est un…

VISUAL IMPACTS…

Wall&decò was born from an intuition of Christian Benini, founder and creative director of the brand, originally advertising photographer: in reproducing huge green leaves as wall background sheets for his sets, did not imagine that those reproductions would have changed his life. The suggestive graphics used as backdrops for photographic assignments immediately attracted the attention…

CAPE POINT HOUSE… SOUTH-AFRICA

Small, simple and intelligent: these three words have rarely been better employed than to describe the house weekend, contemporary and uncluttered style, Claire and Michael Cobbledick, in the village of Scarborough, close to the nature reserve of Cap de Bonne Espérance. Read more on Milk Magazine : bit.ly/2bYAZUN Visit the Designer : bit.ly/2cc3IBz Photos Franck…

TOOLZ, A CRUSH FOR MY WARDROBE…

I came across a lovely label called Toolz Melbourne on Insta the other day. I had an immediate crush for their outfits. (@toolzmelbourne) It is simple & well designed inspired by the distinctive contemporary style of Japan and Korea – combining unusual shapes, tonal colours and interesting textures in pieces that can be layered together to…

THE COOLEST DESIGN CREATIVE COLLECTIVE IN CALIFORNIA…

Roman Alonso, former professional communication passed by Barneys in New York, is the origin of Design City of the training, a collective of designers based in Los Angeles multiplying the hottest projects. Commune Design, the coolest creative collective of California, born in 2004 in a Los Angeles sushi restaurant during a dinner attended Roman Alonso,…

WATERLAND…

I am lucky to live in between a wild Ocean and a luxurious & fantastic nature. I have always been an outdoor animal. Younger I used to surf & windsurf, ski & trek. Getting older and having a sore back (very bad ski accident), I no longer seek for adrenaline but nice & easy outdoor…

PARADISE MADE OF LIGHT & GREEN IN BUENOS AIRES…

While editing some of my billions curated images I came across that fantastic house in Argentina. Probably one of my top 20 in the world… Mercedes Hernáez lovingly refers to her home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires as a garden with a roof. Indeed, the open and transparent space seems to blur its limits,…

COMPORTA CASAS…

One hour from Lisbon, sand, sea and rice paddies surrounding, slow time to the horizon … Comporta is the weekend secret destination of Lisbon high society and intelligentsia. Still you can stay over here on a budget (medium to +++). Between Comporta and architects/decorators, the story began there 20 years ago. At each place, you…

PAOLA NAVONE, A STUNNING MILANESE HOME…

I am like this… no news for ages & suddenly 3 posts in a day! Well I am this way 🙂 Weather today has been pretty dull, so let’s say that the automatic water is pouring outside and I won’t have to water the flowers & lawn…so plenty of time to curate my emails &…