Tina Frey Designs in pink
Oh yeah I have more pictures from Maison & Objet! Last January I fell for the bright colors of the resin planters from Tina Frey Designs. This time I was really surprised: the entire stand was soft and fuzzy: black, grey, white... and pink!
Very different colorwise, but with the same sensual feel of resin and a handmade look. And a new fun touch: little pompoms! A reference to the bunny Tina Frey Designs uses in her identity as well.
For the new fall 2014 collection, Tina was inspired by winter: Falling snowflakes on cozy pom pom hats and Blushing cheeks in the cold. Personally I really love pom poms: I have a Pinterest board dedicated to pom pom beanies and even pin them in the middle of the summer ;)
What do you think? Do you like this new pale pink color? As an Urban Jungle Blogger I really like her hanging plant pots:
Want to see more of my favorites from Maison & Objet in Paris? They're right here.
September means maize
Remember how I told you I loved working this summer while everyone seemed to be on holiday? Well, people are back and it's very busy/. Back to school (or work) means that soon the maize will be harvested. As a teenager I biked past these same kind of maize fields every day to go to school. In September the crops would be high and you would spot many maize ears between the leaves. And then suddenly, after the first few weeks at school, the fields would be empty again. It changed the entire perspective.
Everyone always told me these kernels aren't edible (they are used as fodder) and I always believed it. But I also always have the urge to peel a few ears and eat them... do you know if you can? Are these edible or not? Could I even turn them into popcorn? If so, I'll go back to these fields nearby and pick some for this weekend's movie date ;)
By the way, did you enter my running giveaway yet? I know many of you are not into running at all, but you can enter and try to win a pair for your partner, friend or a family member. Always a nice surprise... in September!
Giveaway Kalenji x JOELIX.com
Yayy! I'm throwing a little party, because I just went on my 200th run! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that after each run I post a picture, usually of my shoes and something colorful. My instagram series #joelixruns has been so motivating for me throughout the past fifteen months and the response has been heartwarming. A BIG thank you to all my virtual cheerleaders: you are the best!
To celebrate my victory properly I teamed up with the brand of my running kicks: Kalenji. Last year when I decided to start running, I went to the nearest Decathlon and tried on all the running shoes they had in store. I had to set aside my usual shoe-habit and choose the most comfortable shoes instead of the prettiest. Function over vanity: not very easy for someone who never wears sneakers, like me ;)
Finally a pair of Kalenji SD (short distance) running shoes came home with me and I loved them. No blisters, good support, very lightweight and as a bonus: a fun color for my running pictures too. When choosing my second pair, I did a little bit more research on all the technical aspects of the shoes. I learned about pronation, flexibility and ways to tie my shoelaces. I chose these Kalenji Kiprun MD (medium distance) in white, pink, purple and neon green. They have a little bit more cushioning, which I like, even though I still don't run "official" medium distances.
And now... the best part: three of you can win a pair of Kalenji Kiprun shoes! You can choose between SD, MD or LD (small, medium or long distance) and your kind of pronation. Which means women can choose any of the running shoes below:
Men can win any of these:
And because I'm a graphic designer after all, I'll add a set of postcards to the package:
To win a pair of Kalenji Kiprun running shoes (SD, MD, LD for men or women in your size) and a set of postcards:
► Follow me on Instagram (or Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest if you prefer)
► Leave a comment below
The three lucky winners will be announced on September 26th. The giveaway is open for everyone worldwide: I'm happy to ship around the world :) Good luck!
Kalenji kindly offered 3 pairs of running shoes to 3 of my readers, but all opinions and pictures are my own. Merci Kalenji!
I heart Hartô again
I have a few more beauties from Maison & Objet to share with you. Over the week I checked the M&O coverage and realized I didn't get to see at least 80%, but I'm happy to show you the booth of my January crush: Hartô. This time around, this fresh brand from Paris presented a more toned down collection, colorwise. With a hint of retro and a bit of toile de jouy in the new Moogli cushions and pouches:
New is also a jewelry box called Edmée in painted ash and a mirror on the lid. I'd love to use the Suzanne carpet with its swimmingpool feeling in our new bathroom (once it's finally finished, that is...):
Navy and cobalt blue carpet Noé... for a very cosy winter feeling:
Can you so what's in this little bowl on the table?
Yummm... Hartô candy by Papabubble! (they are coming to Paris this fall!)
And of course I couldn't help taking a #mirrorselfie ;)
I think my favorite new Hartô product is the Léon tray in laquered metal (like the pale and salmon pink ones above). Ultra sleek and a round twist of the famous Hay kaleido trays.
Have a great weekend! I'm getting so excited because I'm close to running for the 200th time! Reason enough to throw a little party, right?!
Mama mia, Mamama!
A pale pink stand and a brand called Mamama: for an instant I thought this had to do something to do with mamas and children. But mama mia! I was wrong! Mamama is a French design company specializing in innovative tableware. At Maison & Objet they presented their Sfumato collection with 2 cups and 3 plates. The names explain it all: volcano, mountain, lake. These shapes help to dress a plate and serve a beautiful dish.
Six times a year, mamama invites food celebrities, chefs, bloggers or enthusiasts to put their mark on the design of the collection. Hmmm this looks very graphic and tasty!
mamama ma mama mama mia ! mama miam mmmh, aaah... ma+ma = ma
"Brochettes gently lean against the mountain, sauce coats the lake, stock gives off steam as from a volcano".
The beautiful pure identity was designed by WA75. Somehow it looks very Dutch to me, this makes me so proud, because I'm slightly frustrated with French graphic design. Merci!!!
More of my favorites from Maison & Objet, right here.
for dinner tonight: Indian cress leaves