It took me some time but I really want to share the things I liked while visiting the interior design, home decor and lifestyle fair Maison & Objet in Paris beginning of this year. Always a moment full of inspiration and new ideas.
I could not resist having a closer look at these fishes and had the privilege to talk with the person behind Korakot, who told me the story of his brand. All sculptures and lamps are made out of natural materials like hemp ropes or bamboo by local people in Thailand. Which does not only result in beautiful products but also a better life for all those involved in making them.
Alix D. Reynis
It does not happen often that you just like everything an artisan makes but since 2011, the year Alix started her “oeuvre”, this has been the case. First, she made tableware, then scented candles, followed by lamps and more recently jewelry. Impossible to resume in a few lines, she needs a full blog post for sure, to be continued.
46 years ago, this children toys brand was created in a windmill called Roty, a few kilometers north of Nantes Google Maps tells me. I often see my friend’s children playing with their toys. My oldest son Jim loves gardening, he is currently asking me to make a picture of each flower we see when we walk to school. Le Jardin du Moulin has a full range of very cute gardening games and tools for children. Hello, spring!
The Parisian tea brand we all know or should know, it’s like the little black dress of the Parisian wardrobe. I discovered some nice new “perfumes” (that’s the way it’s called in French) and found this thé à la Parisienne very appropriate. Have you tried it already? Will it beat my absolute favorite Lapsang Souchon?
Made in Paris, Antoinette Poisson « domino » printed paper and fabrics are reminiscent of the cozy and rustic charm of 18th-century interiors. I have been following her and her work for a while now and today’s it’s difficult not to know her since she has become one of the most loved artisans in Paris. I am preparing a blog post about her right now, subscribe to my newsletter and you will know as soon as it’s online!
Text and pictures by Renée Koudstaal