Animal farm

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pigs or dogs, with an understated sense of humor, to keep you company indoors. Aren't those piggies in the first photo super cute?
In case you have missed it, don't forget to enter the Zdrop giveaway here.

Image credits:
1.Guillherme Torres (via Alexandra Campbell), 2.Paul Costello

Spring nostalgy

Sitting by the window, looking at the early spring showers, feeling a bit nostalgic and melancholic while enjoying every single moment of the purifying waters. 

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Embrace the world

Map of the world pillow case by My Bearded Pigeon on Etsy

I love these map pillows by My Bearded Pigeon. The definitely are the right trigger to raise you off the sofa and organize the next trip around the globe. You can find them here.

Colorful stripes

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Can't get enough of bright colors today. I feel like a little girl surrounded by dozens of colorful markers, painting whimsical rainbows again and again. Or, like a happy ol' lady, cooking in this kitchen.

Illustration by ILoveDoodle.
1.hammock, 2.yardstick, 3.floor lamp, 4.platter

Green lust

I have woken up to a surprising crave for bright and tropical greens this morning. I can't even remember what I've been dreaming, anyway, but here is a post to feed my need (and hopefully yours!). 
Some more green touches over here

Image credits:
1.peden+munk, 2.Lisa Romerein

Giveaway: Zdrop

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I recently had the pleasure to meet Eleanna, a young Greek architect who, among other things, keeps an adorable shop in the Etsy cyber-neighbourhood, named Zdrop. There, you can find her whimsical creations, colorful jewelry made of wood plaster, paper pulp, threads and vintage fabrics and some incredibly cute dolls made of socks. Definitely, a must visit!

Eleanna is giving away to one lucky My Paradissi reader this unique, handmade cuff of hers. To enter the giveaway you just have to visit Zdrop and come back here to leave a comment that you did.

For and extra chance to win:
1. Become a follower of My Paradissi and leave a comment that you did and/or
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment that you did.

Good luck! xo

This giveaway is open worldwide and is due until Sunday 3/4. One winner will be chosen by on Monday 4/4 and will be notified via email. If you don't own a blog or a google account, please be sure to leave your email with the comment so I can reach you. The winner will be contacted by Eleanna about the shipping details.

Vulnerable whites

Good day my dears! I'd love to share with you some delicate, shabby chic like, sheer dressed, white bedrooms. Those, that little girls dream of, while pretending to be the vulnerable princesses awaited to be saved in their castle. Pure days.. hope you still feel the same! xo

Image credits:
1.Denise Bonenti, 2.Lucy Berridge, 3.Anna Kern, 4.Atlanta Bartlett

Working with the sun

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday morning, lots to do and the sun is more tempting than I can handle.. Need some inspiration, like these working nooks, spacious and un-cluttered, with all the desirable sun rays to keep me company while keeping up with these drawings.

Image credits:
1.Emily Johnston Anderson, 2.Deborah Jaffe

Moodboard: Canary's song

Do birds sing in a cage? They sure are inspiring, however..

1.pillow, 2.candle holder, 3.poster, 4.table lamp & chandelier

Sunday bliss

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wish you a bright and shiny Sunday. Off we go to have lunch out in the nature, gazing at the see, smelling the fresh spring flowers, embracing the beautifully warm weather. xo

Image via megg,

Not so boring white tiles

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Square, white tiles sound like the last possible solution to use in a bathroom as it brings to mind cheap, hospital-like facilities. Wrong. With the right sanitary wares and clever decoration touches they can prove to be an affordable, stylish choice for any bathroom regardless the size. Extra hint: Don't forget to use greenery. Plants with large, green leaves add up to the hole design.

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Smells like spring

Good day, great day! The sun is shining and a warm breeze is finally welcoming us to spring. Today the days will grow a bit due to Greece daylight saving and that makes my heart beat happier. Bigger days means brighter days. Flower blossoms, fresh fruit and herbs, an uplifting mood and the deepest desire to touch the skies..

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Get inspired..

Friday, March 25, 2011

 ..and get a carved bust to display your necklaces.

1.buddha, 2.buddha, 3.woman, 4.woman
Image credits:
1.Sarah Lavoine, 2.Digs by Katie

Games of shadows

One of the things I like most about sunny weather is those harsh shadows created by the bright sun rays coming through the window blinds and the pergola beams. I can spend hours just gazing at the different geometrical or abstract shapes they form, feeling dazzled by the mystifying atmosphere emerging from the eternal fight of shadow and light.

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Serene inspiration

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I feel inspired by this serene and welcoming nook.

1.tripod lamp, 2.pillow, 3.magnolia, 4.pendant, 5.throw, 6.trunk
Image by Andy Liffner.

Passing by

Corridors can easily be mislead to be a wasted and unused space of a house. Although it's not a place to spend time rather than just serve as a passing by area, they too deserve to be styled and decorated according to the rest of the house. Extra luxury and elegance or simple and easy going, corridors act like the connection elements of a place and thus the interior design cannot feel utter and completed without them.

Image credits:
1.Jerome Galland, 2.KLM Design (photo by Mikkel Adsbøl)

Lying with perspective

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I love the perspective of these bedroom shoots. They seem quite surrealistic, don't you think? I'm tempted to lie down on the bed of the first photo and look over the open roof beams, the view seems to be very interesting (the indirect light sure is!).

Images by Simon Watson.

Moodboard: Pure Gold

1.lamp, 2.jar, 3.tray, 4.Buddha candle, 5.coin bank, 6.armchair, 7.bowls, 8.pouffe

Outdoor bliss

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Well, deep down I have this feeling that if I keep posting images of outdoor sunshine and calmness the rain will somehow stop. We are so close to warmer days and I know these are the last ones of winter mood (at least here in Crete) but I'm running out of patience. Hopefully these photos will do the trick and I'll wake up to a clear sky tomorrow! xo

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Morning needs

Having a bright, sunlit bathroom to accommodate your early morning needs is the best way to start a new day, don't you think?

Image credits:
1.Bobo Olsson, 2.Lonny

Let's go outside

Monday, March 21, 2011

First day of the so desired spring and it hasn't stop raining a single minute! I'm browsing through my inspiration folders to dream over delicious outdoors, cool nooks to lay around or inviting pools for the first spring splashes. Here are a few glimpses of pure inspiration, enjoy!

Image credits:
1.UXUA Hotel by Fernando Lombardi, 2.Nicolas Matheus (via french by design), 3.Laure Joliet, 4.Sunset

You look marvelous

No need for mirrors whatsoever.

Image via Amanda Nisbet Design.

Moodboard: Sea Captain

Sea Captain navy blues inspiration board by My Paradissi

1.anchor embroidery, 2.carafe, 3.bedding, 4.cup, 5.towel, 6.mug, 7.dishes 

Caramel calm

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vanilla and caramel hues framed by black lac creating a peaceful balance. I feel that in this residence in Milan, designed by Peter Marino the sense of time does not exist. Brilliant.

Images via Peter Marino Architect.

Sunday chill

Wish you a pleasant and relaxing Sunday..

Image credits:
1.Douglas Friedman, 2.Lonny, 3.Dennis Bjerregaard (introduced by cherry blossom)