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Le Corbusier // Minotaure Mural // Pavillon Suisse // Paris

9 Jan

I’m currently working on a little project (exciting!) to show you all soon! For now, though, I’ll leave you with this photo I took on a recent trip to Paris – it’s the mural from the common room at the Pavillon Suisse, Cité Universitaire, Paris. I love the graphic design of the mural (it’s massive, this is only a small part!) at the bright, mid-century Modern colours:


More Mountains // Fine Little Day Mountain Wallpaper

5 Jan


This wallpaper was actually designed by Elisabeth of Fine Little Day’s 8-year-old son Otto (and produced in collaboration with Swedish company Photowall), and subsequently has been nominated for the Formex Formidable!

I want this.



Maison du Brésil // Le Corbusier // Cité Universitaire, Paris

5 Jan

I went here last year as part of my Le Corbusier-in-Paris Marathon. It was designed as (and still functions as) a dormitory for Brazilian students at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. Built in 1959, the interiors and design features of this brightly-coloured little gem (one side is a lot like the Unité d’Habitation at Marseilles) are some of my favourite around, combining interesting and exciting textures and lighting with Modernist, 1950s features. Check it:

(images 1-6: my own)(thanks French Disko for the last image [click for her Flickr]- it was raining the day I went!)

Age Old Tree’s Literary Corner

30 Dec

Can I show you something really gorgeous?

Yeah, that’s it.

This has totally changed my life.

Amazing, right?

Best. Thing. Ever.

So this is the beautiful work of Ann Marie at Age Old Tree, who took a 1922 edition of Les Mis that she bought for $6 and turned a humble corner of her home into a fantastically romantic statement. I know, I know – tearing up an antique book is a pretty scary thing to start doing, but just look at how successfully it has worked out – a little risk and a lot of reward.


photos: Ann Marie of Age Old Tree.

Hilary Grant // Rocky Mountain Cushions

29 Dec

How cool are these!

Hilary Grant is a Scottish designer/illustrator who has previously worked for Alexander McQueen. You can buy these in her shop, and check out her blog to follow current projects and check out the work of her friends and collaborators.


photos by Hilary Grant