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{ Blogue franco de la semaine }

Je suis tombée sur ce blogue francophone par hasard, et j’ai tout de suite adoré! En fait, TrendsNow ressemble un peu à mon blogue côté sujets abordés (design, tendances, mode et objets, mais avec plus de billets techno).

Directement de France, TrendsNow est en fait le blogue de l’agence Decys.

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Spoon Me

My latest obsession: spoons!

Yeah, I still get those obsessions, every week is different and subjects vary a lot! lol

Here are Caroline Gomez‘s porcelain spoons, the ones who actually started my interest in spoons weeks ago! This French artist does not currently sell online, but she totally should think seriously about it! I’m a taker, and after being featured on many design blogs (including the fab and o-so-big Design*Sponge!) in the past weeks, I’m sure she would have many more buyers than just myself! Follow her blog, maybe she’ll let us buy her work shortly, we never know! :)

Next up is Manitoba’s woodworking artist Barry Lee Loewen, aka canadianwoodcrafts on Etsy, who makes wonderful “Baby’s first spoons”, but who am I kidding!? My little jam jars NEED these spoons! lol

Plus, Barry is really a great person, super helpful and creative! I know this because I’ve worked with him on custom wooden buttons for my jewelry and he had plenty of great ideas and was a real sweetie! Thanks again Barry!

Off to Peek Keep for some awesome awesome and simplistic porcelain spoons from Toronto’s Coe & Waito. The purity of the shapes are just stunning, I’m litteraly craving for one! Coe & Waito just totally rocks tha house people, they have been featured on so many blogs for all they housewares, I can’t even make a list! I even talked about them before back in September

Peek Keep also holds many Coe & Waito items, search for them! :)

Last but not least, if you love spoons but don’t “need” some, consider this scented oil diffuser made with spoon and fork, from Toronto’s SixthandElm on Etsy! Ingenious, stylish and practical! Loves it! :)

Want more spoons? Check out the Spoon Group on Flickr!!

Mud Familly

Boy, this is an almost all Canadian post…!

This was not planned at all, but I guess the spoon love thing may be a Canadian thing also?! lol


Filed under Canadian, Decor - Object, Handmade

A graphic designer’s missions

I have to remember that first one in my everyday work and interaction with clients! Sometimes, we are so used to understand ourselves while working on a piece, that we forget the target audience should love and actually SEE the work, not necessarily knowingly GET it; more like FEEL it!

These great quotes were wonderfully designed by Fabien Barral (aka Imaginary Moments), from France.

Via } Non-Blog

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Girlandes uniques

Valérie et Frédéric de SoSage, de la France, créent de superbes girlandes uniques numérotées, utilisant certains matériaux recyclés!

Visitez leur blogue qui double en tant que boutique!


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Embroidery bowl

I’ve been wanting to talk about this fabulous bowl for a while now! And Bientôt Demain reminded me this week to do so!

Designed by Ionna Vautrin & Guillaume Delvigne (France), created by Industréal (Italy), and available online at Rose and Radish (US) at $228 USD, it is made in porcelain and is great for any creative gal or guy! Thankfully, the less inspired ones can always display (or use) it as is, with no embroidery at all. Still gorgeous!

I SO want one, one day, very far far away…


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Pop shoes

Ndeur, créateur parisien (vivant à Toronto) du nom de Mathieu Missiaen, crée de l’art magnifique au marqueur (couleurs à base d’huile et vernis pour une protection optimale) sur chaussures vintage. Osez mesdames, osez!

} La boutique Web
} Ndeur sur MySpace

Ndeur, creator from Paris (living in Toronto) named Mathieu Missiaen, creates gorgeous art on vintage shoes (using oil based paints and varnished for protection). Dare people, dare!

} The Web store
} Ndeur on MySpace


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