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a portal into another world.

Ever since I watched Beauty And The Beast as an impressionable little girl, I’ve always wanted a grand library in my home.

This would fit the bill, I think.

Enough time has passed such that I am now craving a good book or two to distract me from my own thoughts. I can’t wait to receive these I ordered recently, but in reality even if they were in my hands I should try to hold off till we go to Phuket and Bangkok in December to devour them.

 

(via Pinterest)

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two sides // \\ same coin.

I am absolutely enamored by La Chance, a French furniture brand whose founders couldn’t agree if they wanted the brand to represent muted palettes or pops of color, and so decided to do both.

Each furniture item they design comes in two versions – Jekyll (bright colors, super-fun), and Hyde (muted, neutral, sexy).

Isn’t that genius?! I love the idea of two facets to one item, and having the option to choose either – or both! – to suit your mood.

I also love that the forms themselves – so visually arresting and geometric; I could look at them all day. So much fun :)

Tembo stool – Jekyll (top) and Hyde (bottom)

Climb wall shelf – Jekyll (top) & Hyde (bottom)

Rocky bookshelf – Jekyll (top) and Hyde (bottom)

Iconic mirror – Jekyll (top) and Hyde (bottom)

(images via Dezeen)

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inhale.

It’s been quite a search for a good home fragrance.

We’ve tried Yankee candles, but the two scents we got (Fluffy Towels and Island Spa) were a little too perfumey for my liking. We got the little jars with lids, and they’re really cute and handy for bringing around though.

Charmed by the great service in Penhaligon’s, we also bought a Quercus candle on impulse. (Ouch.) Unfortunately by the time we went home and unwrapped the candle I was certain we’d made a poor choice – it smelt so much like those cheap men’s colognes. So we haven’t lit it yet, hopefully it would be better when lit.

Yesterday, while out shopping for furniture, Grafunkt was selling these Compagnie de Provence diffusers. I’d seen the hand soaps from this brand before, but not the diffusers. The Incense Lavender was powdery and woody, yet gentle – so it came home with me.  :-)

How about you? Do you scent your home, or do home scents give you a headache?

p.s. Have a lovely week ahead my dears!

(Compagnie de Provence / I Like It Here)

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cross-stitch love.

This brings back memories of New Year’s Eve 2011 / 2012, when we ventured 1 hour out of central Hanoi to buy the Superheroes collection stool from the manufacturer’s store (before it was relaunched as a Cappellini product, and the price presumably swelled by quite a bit :-)).

We have the stubby orange-and-pink stool, and now I almost wish we bought all of them, they’re so lovely to look at!

(via Retail Design Blog)

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