Thursday, 23 September 2010

Living Divani: The beauty of destruction

I love this photo shoot oh so much. This reminds me of my last project, where I left some of the partly destructed walls untouched. There is something that I find so beautiful and eerie in interiors left to fall apart, but superimposed zith contemporary design elements.

Images from designtraveler.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Deyrolle. In search of the odd and unusual.

I heard so much of this shop in Paris, but would never think of looking it up whenever I was visiting. What a pleasant surprise it was to find out that it is actually on the same road that I live on!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New York Fashion Week: de Gournay for Jenny Packham spring/summer 2011

What could be perhaps more beautiful than hand painted silk wall coverings? Hand painted silk dresses and gowns.
Our manager Nicola has sent us through today the images of the new spring/summer 2011 collection by Jenny Packham. Nicola has been working with Jenny on some pieces with our de Gournay hand painted silk fabrics. It is interesting in how many different ways you can use our hand painted products, I find these dresses completely different from what other fashions designers such as Mathew Williamson have done. It is good to see that Jenny didn't go for the very traditional Chinoiserie designs.

Apart from the dresses and other pieces of clothes made up of de Gournay hand painted silks, I have also included here images of some personal favorites. All images are from

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Stephane Olivier: Skull & Butterflies

Amongst all the exciting shops in the area where I work, I have spotted this very interesting store on Rue de L'Universite, close to the Rue des Saints Peres, where the Paris de Gournay showroom is situated. What caught my eye were these sculptural piecesof Vanite' made by the showroom itself.

Paris Inspiration: The House

It has been 5 days that I have moved to Paris. I have always loved this city, but living here is a very different experience. I can find inspiration in every corner of the city, in the building i live, in the apartment, in the doors and windows of surrounding houses, in the displays of boutiques.