Friday, 29 May 2009

Feeling lacy .. (Part three - INTERIORS)

{Last but not least}: So today marks the end of my feeling ...rather lacy week... I hope you've enjoyed! It was just a fun way to feature some great talents out there. Sometimes even the simplest things used on an unusual design or form can really give life to some amazing objects. It's definitively the case of Madame Sera and her Rude Lampshades. Madame Sera could never find beautiful enough lampshades for the interiors she was designing, so one summer she decided to make her own. The lampshades looked like Victorian corsets and were fashioned out of the finest of lingerie laces and rare and exquisite antique chandelier drops.

Madame Sera has designed the most stunning homes around the world, whilst bringing out two collections a year of her extra- ordinary lampshades. Her wonderful, feminine, raw sexual instinct plays a huge role in her design process. Her intensely sensual and elegant interiors are for those who embrace life on all aspects to do with the romantic.

Images from Sera of

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Feeling lacy {Part Two - FASHION}

{Lace}: [a bit late] ...more on my new obsession.... today is FASHION, so this is the work of two amazing designers that I am so fond of.

Fashion designer RACHEL CASSAR uses recycled fabric for her womenswear collection. I love the way she describe her work: 'The challenge of using recycled fabric’s forces me to problem solve, and from problem solving comes ideas that would never have been made otherwise. So actually the limitations only force me to be even more creative in order to end up with an aesthetic result that is me'.

MAIDE designs Spats, Cuffs and Jewelry with antiques laces, needleworks and appliques from 1900-1930, that she collects.

This is how she describe her work: 'Years of experience in many different fields in the art of tailoring taught me to follow my own ideas and put them into reality.I produce accessories that can not be found in the regular fashion market. Those individual items are underlined by the uniqueness and the lovely details.Nostalgia is one main theme of my work which I can not deny obviously. I am not following any trends with my creations, but highlight each customer's very own expression, as various as my design'.

I absolutely adore her work, it's so original and unique, check her blog here and her shop here for more treasures from MAIDE.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Feeling lacy {Part one - HOME}

{Obsessions}: The past few days have been a turmoil of ideas, plans... some have failed through and some are still very much alive and waiting for some space and time for realisation. One thing for sure though, I had an eye for lace ... don't ask me why... I see it everywhere on curtains, on towels, on tablecloth, on plates, and even on lampshade : is lace one of my latest obsessions?! And if yes why?

1- It reminds me of old days
2- it adds a touch of feminility
3- the patterns are intriguing
4- [yes I hear it] it's romantic
5- it's delicate and pretty

lace toaster

Table Manners Collection - Minale Maeda

Crinoline - Partricia Urquiola for B&B Italia

Antonietta - Alessandra Pasetti for Pianca

Lace Tape - Karl Zahn

Wallpaper Leaf - Lene Toni Kjeld@ the collection

Shower curtain by

Silver spoon Miranda Meilleur

Monday, 25 May 2009

Great start!

{Info}: I nearly forgot it's Bank Holiday here in the UK ...well I haven't got much planned for the day, but just few things to sort out...

before I Sign Out...

I simply couldn't resist this... a nice promising way to start the week ahead... how can I say, perhaps a reminder that sometimes LESS IS MORE...

{Images from Marie Claire ITALIA}