We have had a really busy few months so this is a bit of a catch up on what we have been up to!
Having thought January would be a time to catch our breath and take stock, we ended up picking up where we left off before Christmas and adding a bit of European travel at the weekends. All sounds very glamorous but in reality not!! A very last minute, 24 hour trip to Stockholm was so fleeting we only managed to see the airport, the inside of the Ibis hotel, the exhibition centre and then the airport again where Boo managed to restrain herself from purchasing a couple of reindeer rugs. Sheer exhaustion had defeated her mission to always return with a small or huge addition to her home! These lovely treasures will be winging their way from Stockholm into the shop this year though…
We then repacked our bags, kissed the kids goodbye and hopped on the plane to Paris. Maison et Objet is always amazing and hugely exciting as you never know quite what you will discover. There are so many weird and wonderful displays to view, we love it all and come back feeling inspired.
The lighting is always really interesting and incredibly varied. Quirky kids lights included these fab fluorescent pineapples and beautiful paper animal head wall lights. We were very taken with the super smart new Heritage range from Anglepoise, with its perfect brass detailing and soft colours, just perfect in every way.
This is a selection of generally cool stuff that we really liked… sorry it is so image heavy but I guess that is what Maison is all about.
We have now honed our itinerary for this trip and built in an extra day to visit Marche aux Puces. Not sure how best to describe it….maybe incredibly beautiful and unbelievably expensive!!! The stands were like little gems showcasing the best of that era and displayed in that naturally French thrown together but looks amazing way. We only managed to spend our euros on a fab bistro lunch and glass of wine or two, no trinkets were purchased although we had to stop ourselves shipping back a zinc top bar/sink unit, just need a new kitchen to put it in.