All posts tagged: Lookbook

La Petite Papeterie Française

Slow Office – La Petite Papeterie Française

I briefly introduced this lovely French brand in my round-up of finds from the northmodern furniture fair in Copenhagen. And couldn’t wait to dedicate a whole post to their stunning imagery. As some of you may know, I’m a bit of a francophile as well as a scandiphile (no idea if that’s a word, but it should be?) so as soon as I saw their beautifully curated stationery embossed with little French words, AND simply styled, I fell a little bit in love. La Petite Papeterie Française (which translates as The Little French Stationer’s) was founded by Sylvie Bétard, a lover of all things paper, in 2012. She creates beautiful objects produced in France that also respect the environment – most of the items are made from recyclable materials and use solvent-free glues. Who knew you could make pages out of recycled almonds and olives? Following a successful collection designed by illustrator Anaïs Génot for the home, La Petite Papeterie Française has now released a collection for the office created by Elsa Le Saux, as seen in the images here. The …

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

Just a quick blog post today, I’m off to Copenhagen for the northmodern furniture fair! What better way to get into the mood for Scandinavian design than a look at Ferm Living’s new Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. Entitled ‘Subtle Dwelling’, the collection has a strong minimalist aesthetic and an artisan approach, focusing on simple shapes, textural surfaces and contrasting finishes. The colour palette is deep and dark, with vibrant hues next to dusty, earthy tones and monochrome colourways. New furniture designs have streamlined silhouettes, while a new lighting series has interchangeable forms for endless combinations. Ferm Living says of the collection: ‘Subtle designs evoking a quiet moment for rest and contemplation, dwelling into a personal space of shape, colour and texture – telling stores of lingering Sundays.’ There’s something about the shots that brings to mind MENU’s Modernism Reimagined images from the Spring (see them here), with their dark, moody atmosphere and autumnal tones. Perhaps these Scandinavian brands are simply growing up and coming of age, favouring craftsmanship and an honest expression over particular trends or …

MÛR lifestyle lookbook

MÛR lifestyle lookbook

MÛR lifestyle is a Winnipeg-based lifestyle brand founded by husband and wife Danielle and Joël Cyr. I’ve been following them for a while on Instagram now, liking pretty much every photo they post, so I was delighted when they released their first-ever lookbook full of the most beautifully styled images you can imagine. Styled and shot in their own home, Danielle and Joël have a lovely, relaxed style – think clean white walls, nature textures, soft, muted tones and simple, functional objects. Their philosophy is something that I strive for in my own home; as they say: ‘Our philosophy is quite simple. We love beautiful and functional pieces that carry a timeless aesthetic. But more importantly we want to encourage people to move away from the “disposable culture” that is so prevalent and adopt a more mindful approach to buying.’ MÛR is French for ripe, it means ‘something that is developed to the point of readiness, fully matured like a pear that is ready to be picked and savoured.’ Their beautifully curated shop features carefully chosen pieces from small-scale manufacturers, artisans and designers who also subscribe …

Everyday - House Doctor

Everyday – House Doctor 2016

Just a quick one from me before I head off for the Easter weekend. I’m loving the cool, calming tones of this ‘Everyday 2016’ lookbook by Danish brand House Doctor, perfect for the start of Spring. The images capture new beginnings, informal vignettes and simple, everyday moments at home. It’s about bringing the outside in and taking inspiration from natural elements, light and airy materials and unpolished textures. They say: ‘This season is about surrounding yourself with what you love. Grouping together your favourite items, old and new – to create a space that makes you feel at home. And at ease. Indoors or outdoors.’ And I couldn’t agree more. I’ll say no more and leave you to enjoy the beautiful images… Hope you all have a wonderful looong weekend, and see you back here next Tuesday!

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Broste A/W 2015 collection

It’s been feeling very autumnal around here in London, we’ve had lashings of rain and blustery winds, all in July… so when I saw Broste Copenhagen’s A/W 2015 lookbook, I instantly identified with it: the cosy candlelight, the muted colours and dusky pink tablecloths, the rich velvets and natural textures. Here, in a beautiful Copenhagen apartment, understated dining table settings are dressed with vintage-style linen napkins and tablecloths, while minimalist brass cutlery keep it modern. Rattan daybeds, made of rattan vines grown in Southeast Asia, are dressed in luxurious textures in on-trend colours such as ‘port’ (deep red), ‘fawn’ (the dusky pink), ‘moonlight blue’ (navy blue) and even ‘rainy day’ (a peachy cream) – perfect for the past few days and on into autumn. They say: ‘We honour this season with lots of cosy nostalgic moments and classic Broste Copenhagen styles in a contemporary colour palette that has been heavily influenced by the Nordic nature. These colours and uncontrolled natural patterns add a touch of romance to the Autumn/Winter season. Colour combinations and surfaces consisting of deep warm colours and …

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The Garden Issue by House of Rym

As soon as I saw a sneak peek of homeware brand House of Rym’s Spring/Summer 2015 catalogue, ‘The Garden Issue’ on Instagram – a picture of one of their pretty teacups, nesting on a spongy layer of green grass and accompanied by the cutest mound of petit fours – I couldn’t wait to see the whole shoot and share it with you as fast as my little fingers could type. Here, they have well and truly banished away the winter blues, heading to sunny Gothenburg and the west coast of Sweden for a day of creative workshops, open-air picnics, and of course, cups of tea. House of Rym’s five designers’ meet-up takes place in Emma von Brömssen’s stunning 1930’s home, situated in an old fishing village. For this season’s collection, Emma has created the pattern ‘Lit de la fleur’ (you can see her painting it below); as the name suggests (at least if you know your French) she got her inspiration from a blossoming flower garden, which becomes a bit of a theme for the …

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Ferm Living Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Danish design and interior brand Ferm Living has just released the lookbook for its Autumn/Winter 2014 collection and boy it’s a good’un. It has a much warmer, grown-up feel than its previous collection (see an example here). There’s marble coffee tables, new modern cabinets with leather handles, graphic kilim rugs and soft mohair throws. And I love their styling for this one too. They say: This is a collection of reflections from our life and the lovely things that surround us. Small moments are said to make life big. Moments like enjoying a dinner with family and friends, having a good cup of coffee, reading a book in a favourite chair or just staring at a vivid shadow. Having thoughts and listening to the silence. Or sharing thoughts and breaking the silence. Embrace the small and sincere moments in everyday life. We do. Here are my top picks from Ferm Living’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection: I love the kilim cushions and marble-topped coffee tables, not to mention the new round carpets with simple geometric patterns. Check …

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Toast Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Another beautiful lookbook from one of my favourite brands and homeware shops, this one is for autumn, with cosy knits, crisp white shirts and warm coats. Toast this time it seems has almost taken inspiration from the black and white shots favoured by Margaret Howell (see my post from last week). Well, I don’t mind, they both do it for me! See the full collection here.      

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Bolia’s 2015 Lookbook

Bolia is a Danish furniture company with more than 50 designers and over 25 stores across Scandinavia. It’s yet to come to the UK yet (although 75% of sales are exported), but its latest lookbook is a beautiful thing. It’s titled ‘Live, Love, Create’ and is ‘a tribute to originality, creativity and the amazing life we live’. There are more than 250 new products, including designs by new kids on the block, Sofie Samuelson, Morten & Jonas, Joa Herrenknecht and Shinya Ito & Kaori Yamamoto. The style is Nordic, but some designs come with a splash of daring colour while some are inspired by the silhouettes of Japanese designs, with minimalistic and sculptural shapes. They say: The new collection launches with a brand new theme. A celebration of the fundamentals – Love, life and most of all creativity. These are tremendous principle to live by and it’s amazing what happens when you bring them into your every day. A home should be vibrant, original, peculiar and fantastic, brimming with life, full of passion, love and …

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Margaret Howell Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

British fashion designer Margaret Howell has released images of her new Autumn/Winter lookbook, shot on the Tollesbury Saltings in Essex. I always love to have a gander at her campaigns, as you can probably tell by all my previous posts dedicated to her (see here), though I do notice this one is a bit shorter than others. Her lookbooks are always fairly minimalist and beautifully shot, this time by London-based Glen Luchford, who has worked with artist Jenny Saville in the past as well as a two-year exclusive stint with Prada. This collection by Howell features herringbone Harris Tweed coats, Shetland wool jumpers and cashmere twinsets– all very British.