Hello Weekend!

17 06 2012

Happy Father’s day to all the papas out there.  Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend.  Thank you so much to Brehan for doing a trunk show at our studio.  Thank you to Caitlin for such a fun day and to Sally for bringing lots of laughter.  I love hanging out with my two dear friends so much.  We are lucky to have lovely little cocoon to create beautiful things.  Brehan’s pieces will be at our space today.  Please visit beautiful Caitlin today from noonish until 5ish.

Here is a little inspiration on this lovely Sunday.

Oh, yum. Vraiment beaucoup, yum… This beach house located in South Africa has all the components of the dreamy summer house: the exterior cladding and shutters made out of eucalyptus lattes, the ocean view and outdoors spaces or the simply furnished indoor space. I think my heart just skipped beat. For real.

Photos via Micky Hoyle.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

xo,

c&m





Lovely cafe

26 05 2012

My father adores this little cafe. Good coffee and yummy treats. Plus the space is dreamy.

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Wat (temple)

11 05 2012

Life in Thailand revolves around wats. The details and it’s structures are always intricate and so beautiful.

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Love At First Sight

11 01 2012

I adore this Amsterdam apartment.  It is lovely and light.  Of course I’m a big fan of combining ultra modern white space with global inspired influence along with interesting texture of prints and popped of  vibrant colours.

Found via 79 ideas.

I especially love the gorgeous kitchen with the raw cupboards against the white surfaces.  Also intrigued by all the lovely fun details through out the apartment.  This exquisite interior is motivating me to get my sweet studio up and running.  My friend Miles said “I thought you were going to take one week sabbatical from the closing of the shop and all the madness that we just endured.”  All I could say is “have you met me?”  I’m a girl who can’t stay still for too long.  Off to do more painting in my new cocoon.  Ta, ta for now.





Dreaming of Coco

10 01 2012

My father’s mother aka “fancy grannie” has an amazing collection of handbags, clothes, and jewels.  Her most cherished treasures are from Coco Chanel, YSL, Dior and Hermes.  Growing up I was more interested in modern cutting edge fashion from Japan.  I found grannie’s treasures to be beautiful, but a bit more sophisticated for my taste as a teenager.  Well, my tune has forever changed when I went to university.  I discovered fashion history, fascinated by the ideas behind it all and could always related to the struggle of the great masters.  Their brilliant ideas and creations were just amazingly beautiful, wonderful and meaningful.  Today I’m dreaming of Coco.  Her apartment is magnificent and dynamic.  Just as I imagined of a kind of person she was.  Please read a wonderful article from The Coveteur here.

All images courtesy of The Coveteur.

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone.





Obsession with Bookshelf

29 12 2011

I’m hoping to create some sort of bookshelf for my sweet tiny studio space.  The Bookshelf Porn site is really satisfying my current obsession.

All pics found via Bookshelf Porn.

Again all IDOM clothing are 75% off this week, shoes and jewels are 50% off.  Yours truly will be at the shop all week.  Come say goodbye to our IDOM shop space and take some treasures home with you.  Wishing you a lovely Thursday.





Outdoor Inspiration

21 07 2011

I’m still very hopeful for our summer to be more consistent and without much rain here in Portland.  Perhaps this is my other prayer for the sunshine to return.  Fingers crossed…

These images have been scattered around my desk.  They are my tear sheets, very sorry I don’t have the sources.

Wishing you a sweet Thursday.





Hooray to Yellow!

20 07 2011

I’m in the middle of my madness trying to finish all the samples for s/s 12.  I’m happy to report that there are lots of vibrant colours.  I have been craving yellow lately.  I think it is my own prayer for the sunshine.  It worked the sun came back today.  Enjoy the blue sky everyone!

I hope you lovelies out there are feeling happy today.  Yesterday was rough at the shop.  Most peeps were in a very foul mood.  I’m hoping the sun will cheer you up.  Oh, and our idom emails are working again.  So many things to be happy about today.  Back to my madness.  Ta, ta for now.





Weekend Inspiration

17 07 2011

One of my friend asked me of what I have been collecting since I was a kid.  We have this theory that whatever you are passionate as a child.  You probably are still passionate about it as a grown up.  Perhaps you may forgot about it since adulthood can be overwhelming and stressful.  Mind was always reading about far far away places, tearing out images from National Geographic, World of Interior, and any home and traveling magazines.  I also have endless amount of sketch books, comics, Japanese animation toys, food recipes and boxes full of hand weaved fabric.  Things haven’t changed much over the years.  I’m still eager to travel, to draw, to read, and  to make things.  Here is another next destination that is calling out my name, Portugal.  What are you passion?  Are you still dreaming of things that you would like to do when you were a kid?

This beautiful home is in Palmela, which is not too far from Lisbon.  The charming holiday home belongs to interior designer Monica Penaguião.

I love of how she combines modern furniture with rustic architecture.

I think we could use some blue and some sunshine today in Portland.  Hang in there with the rain everyone.  The sun will come back soon enough.  Thought these pics would cheer you up.  Images via Nuevo Estilo.

Swing by and visit our beautiful Evangelina today.  New stunning Melissa shoes in the shop now.  Promise some pics soon.  Enjoy your Sunday.





Friday Inspiration

15 07 2011

Very intrigued by Moroccan motifs and architecture.  The outdoor living space of this charming home is brilliant as well.  Check out more pics here.

I wish I could run away on another adventure.  So many places to explore on our lovely planet.

Wishing you a wonderful and a fun adventurous weekend.  Visit our little shop soon.  See you.








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