...♥

7.28.2011

Do you remember last time I was in France, I drove my mum's car into a wall...Well on Wednesday, my mum took her car to the Renault concession to get it inspected by the insurers...

Wednesday: 8.30am
Conversation between Mila and my Dad...

Mila:
"Papie..I'm going to tell you a very funny story....
I watched Harry Potter last night and I'm VE-RY tired...
You woke me up VE-RY early this morning!....
I didn't have breakfast....!
And NOW we have to go to Le Garage...."
She has a dry sense of humour which makes me laugh :-)

Anyway...while I'm away, Sophie will be working on our fantastically beautiful catalogue and we are after a few very nice images of Paris and London so if you would like your photos to be featured, please email Sophie(at)bodieandfou(dot)com. Unfortunately we will not be able to pay for the photos but we will be happy to credit you.

Vous vous souvenez la derniere fois que j'etais en France, j'ai reussi a defonce un mur avec la voiture de ma mere...Et bien mercredi, ma petite maman a emmene sa voiture chez Renault pour la faire examiner par les experts

Mercredi: 8.30 du matin
Conversation entre Mila et mon pere..

Mila:
"Papie...Je vais te raconter une histoire tres drole....
Hier soir, j'ai regarde Harry Potter tard et je suis TRES fatiguee...
Tu m'as reveille TRES tot ce matin!
Je n'ai meme pas eu de petit dejeuner!
Et MAINTENANT on doit aller a Le Garage...."
Elle a une humour tres British qui me fait mourir de rire :-)

Big thanks to Gabilil for the playdate & sleepover! Et ce soir c'est les vacances!

I love this...

7.27.2011

This is my new toy...the plattan headphones by Scandinavian Headphones Heroes: Urbanears.
I took the black plattan headphones and white one to France a few weeks ago for the photoshoot of our new catalogue and went running with them 3 times...What can I say...I love them!
The little headphones I had with my i-Phone kept falling off my ears and were driving me crazy but these...they just stay nicely on my head during 8K and being able to run with loud music and no disruption has made my runs a lot more enjoyable!
Now may I shyly say that the photos below were taken by my brother and styled by me....


C'est mon nouveau joujou...le casque audio Plattan par les dieux des casques audio en Scandinavie: Urbanears.
J'avais emmene le casque audio plattan en noir et le blanc en France il y a quelques semaines pour le photoshoot de notre nouveau catalogue et j'ai couru avec 3 fois...Qu'est ce que je peux dire...J'en suis dingue!
Le petit casque audio que j'avais avec mon i-Phone n'arretait pas de tomber et ca m'agacait serieusement mais ceux-la...ils sont restes sans bouger pendant 8Kms et etre capable de courir en ecoutant de la musique et sans interruption a rendu mes runs beaucoup plus agreables!
Bon et est ce que je peux dire que les photos ci-dessous ont ete prises par mon frere et le stylisme etait de moua...

Gold beauty

7.24.2011

I needed cheering up this morning and I also needed a dress for several meetings Sophie & will be having with Living Etc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home etc tomorrow...and I found this gorgeous dress from Zara!
Do you think I can rock the gold look for day meetings?
I'm thinking flat ballerinas or these pair of cream heels I got from Initial Fashion in Hong Kong to bring a summer vibe and a little Clare Vivier oversize clutch bag to carry the Ipad...



Update:
So in the end, I wore the dress for our meetings with the shoes above and gosh didn't I love it! I'm taking this little gold number to France next week...

Facebook - Blog competition: WIN ONE GORGEOUS LONDON or PARIS map print

7.22.2011

To celebrate the launch of the NEW London map print in turquoise and the NEW Paris map print in sky blue, we've decided to throw a little competition...plus the sun is back (kind of!)
How to enter:
1) Become a follower of BODIE and FOU Le Blog and tell us your favourite place in London or Paris
2) Like BODIE and FOU on Facebook and tell us your favourite place in London or Paris
3) Tweet or post a link of the giveaway on Facebook
4) Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment on Facebook with a link to your post.
This give-away is open to anyone around the world and will end on Friday 05/08/2011. Good luck!




Pour celebrer le lancement du NOUVEAU plan de Londres en turquoise et du NOUVEAU plan de Paris en blue ciel, nous avons decide de refaire un petit jeu concours...en plus le soleil est de retour (enfin presque!)
Comment participer:
1) Suivre BODIE and FOU Le Blog et partagez votre endroit prefere dans Londres ou Paris
2) Devenez fan de BODIE and FOU sur Facebook et partagez votre endroit prefere dans Londres ou Paris
3) Ecrivez un article sur votre propre blog et laissez le lien de votre article sur notre page Facebook.
Le jeu-concours est ouvert a tout le monde et se terminera le Vendredi 05/08/2011. Bonne chance!

DIY project: Coffee table

7.21.2011

You know that I'm partial to one or two DIY projects, especially when they look stylish and can be done in one afternoon so this morning I wanted to show this fantastic coffee table Weekdaycarnival did using Ikea's vika lerberg stands and a wooden board.
I also love how she displayed prints in the lounge and I love her workspace there!

PS: The Batgirl print is here and the black cat will soon be replaced by two fab prints: Mimi Le Chat and The Cat...we're just in the process of finalizing the size of each print.




(C) Weekday Carnival

Vous savez que je suis fan d'un ou deux projets bricolage de temps en temps, surtout quand le resultat est beau et qu'ils peuvent etre realises en un apres-midi. Alors ce matin, je voulais vous montrer ce fabulous projet brico de table basse realise par Weekdaycarnival qui a utilise les tretreaux Vika lerberg d'Ikea's et un plateau en bois.
J'aime beaucoup aussi comment elle a arrange differentes illustrations sur le mur de son salon et j'adore son espace de travail ici!

PS: Le poster Batgirl print est ici et le chat en N&B sera bientot remplace par deux illustrations canons: Mimi Le Chat and The Cat...nous sommes juste en train de finaliser les tailles des deux illustrations.

THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

7.19.2011

This morning, Mila & my mum received a gorgeous, gorgeous parcel in France from Nils & Happy to See you . Thank you so much Astrid! Everything looked fab from what I could see on the screen. I can't wait to go through Astrid's latest book and take pics of Mila in her yellow skirt but you can see here what type of gorgeous clothes for kids I'm talking about!

Mila and I on skype....
Me: "So why did you receive baby, show me"
Mila: "I got a swimming costume with titi" (i.e. a bikini with a bra....)
....well why not...I wouldn't have called it like this but....

Our NEW Kids section is now live and I'm very proud of it. I hope you'll find it as inspiring as we do....I love the new Teens zone, I wish I had a bedroom like this when I was a teenager












Ce matin, Mila et ma maman ont recu un superbe paquet de Nils & Happy to See you. Merci beaucoup Astrid! Tout a l'air joli d'apres ce que j'ai pu voir de mon ecran d'ordi. Il me tarde de lire le dernier livre d'Astrid et de prendre des photos de Mila dans sa jolie jupe jaune mais vous pouvez deja voir le genre de vetements pour enfants absolument canons dont je parle

Mila et moi sur skype....
Moi: "Alors qu'est ce que tu as recu ma cherie, montres-moi"
Mila: "Un maillot de bain avec des titis" (un maillot avec un haut....)
...Pourquoi pas...je n'aurais pas appele ca comme ca mais bon...

Notre NOUVELLE section Kids est maintenant live et j'en suis tres fiere. J'espere qu'elle vous inspirera...J'adore la nouvelle section pour les ados, j'aurais aime avoir une chambre comme cela quand j'etais jeune...

How cute!

While I was working on this collection of wallpapers - for children only, I came across this picture...C'est mignon, n'est-ce-pas? :-)

Source: unknown

Kavka's home

7.18.2011

Asia and I share a love for the work and style of Jacqueline Morabito but I really love Asia's own style and find her home a great source of inspiration. I love how she spreads monochrome touches around her home and how her house feels like a home....relaxing, inviting, creative and personal.
Looking at her photos below, I have white envy...I spent Sunday afternoon in our top guest bedroom. I wanted to style the room and put together a mini photo studio but I ended up sorting out/ shredding lots of papers and putting lots of our old CDs on MusicMagpie which actually felt quite relaxing. I hadn't had a 'slow weekend' for months. Between travelling, DIY and shooting our first catalogue, things have been incredibly hectic.
But on Sunday, with the rain outside, there was something quite comforting in drinking tea from the comfort of my home and doing simple, mundane things.










I love this

7.17.2011

I'm having a very lazy Sunday, making a delicious and healthy spicy prawns salad with bulgur (a recipe by Michele Cranston)...
I love this photo above from an old Habitat catalogue...It reminds me of the PHE-2 scrapwood wallpaper. I played with it last week during our photohoot but I think I'm going to make a feature wall in one of the bedroom in our holiday home. It has such a relax, beachy feel...
What are you up to today?

La Famille...c'est important/The Huffington Post

7.15.2011

At the end of June, I mentioned that The Huffington Post has contacted me to write a column on their UK Edition. So this is it! Something close to my heart....

My column is called "La Famille...c'est Important" and my first interview is with the talented and Award-winning Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen, who I can't thank enough for sharing family photos with us.
Thanks again Kelly!

You can see more pics from Kelly Hoppen's family photo album here

Yellow + House Doctor = Lemon bliss

7.14.2011

We received a big delivery* from House Doctor DK which gives me butterflies each time.
Our new arrivals include these colourful yarns, a quirky Owl lamp and who forgot to order the shades that go with it!! (ME!..duhh!), some gorgeous hooks and this Pipe light!

Now the Pipe light in yellow really fired up my imagination because he reminded me one gorgeous shots styled by Shane Powers which Holly featured on Decor8.

Having worked last week on a soft, feminine, boho workspace for our catalogue, I thought it would be nice today to look at achieving a feel-good workspace around yellow...

It is up to you if you want to paint a whole wall in yellow to create a feature but I think yellow, although very cheerful, is a tough colour and it can be tricky to find the hue of yellow that will really work with the natural light in your home. However, it is very easy to inject touches of yellow and achieve a feel-good mood around your workspace.
You can put together a little moordboard like Leslie with fabrics, images of things you're dreaming of (i.e. this CV lust-have clutch bag)

Or simply paint an old picture frame in yellow and add a few lemon touches with pretty art prints and illustrations on your wall.

Or you can paint an old chair found in a second-hand shop and add more masculine accessories so that the space works for you and your hubby. The London weekend print is similar to the one above and the clip-on light by House Doctor will work as a treat!

What would you do with 50m of gorgeousness?

7.13.2011

What would you do with these colourful yarns by House Doctor DK?
Earlier this week, we gift-wrapped some empty boxes for the photoshoot our Xmas catalogue front cover and I loved how simple and stylish it looked all our gifts look so I think these would be perfect to add a final touch to a plain paper...and I LOVE the wooden vintage spool that comes with it!

En debut de semaine, nous avons emballe des boites vides pour le photoshoot de la premiere de couv de notre cataogue de Noel et j'ai adore a quel point le resultat etait simple et chic...Ces bobines de coton vont etre parfaites pour ajouter une touche finale a un papier cadeau tout simple...et J'ADORE la bobine en bois au look vintage qui est fournie avec!

I love this...

7.11.2011

While doing some research for our next lifestyle shot for our mail order catalogue, I came across this gorgeous display of plates.
The Rob Ryan Four Season plates would look amazing mixed with vintage ones and plain ones from Muji or The White Company.

Childhood

7.10.2011





We were meant to shoot Mila and Lily on the beach wearing angel wings...
They started dipping their toes in the water...then their knees....then Lily fell into the water...
And Mila went for it...

De gauche...a droite {By sophie}

7.08.2011

Day 5 of shooting is coming to an end...We are working on several shots at once and the workspace one is coming really nicely together. You can see more behind-the-scenes photos here. To be honest, I probably spend far too much on one single shot but since it's for our first mail order catalogue, I really want our photos to look great and inspiring and I hope you won't be disappointed by the end result this Autumn!
And today...was also Morgane's last day :-( Morgane was our French intern. and once again, we got very lucky because she was incredibly hard-working, helpful, smart and always smiling. It was a pleasure to have her with us and I can't thank her enough for all her help. We had a little skype meeting before she went and we gave her one of these gorgeous little things as a farewell gift.
Have a great weekend!

From Lily Allen rocking the stars on the cover of ELLE UK to our STAR t-shirt

What would you like from the House Doctor Collection?

7.07.2011

Would you like to have a look at the gorgeous and inspiring House Doctor catalogue and let us know here what you would like us to add onto BODIE and FOU?




 

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