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.
1.Guillherme Torres (via Alexandra Campbell), 2.Paul Costello
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
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.
1.peden+munk, 2.Lisa Romerein
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 Random.org 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.
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
1.Denise Bonenti, 2.Lucy Berridge, 3.Anna Kern, 4.Atlanta Bartlett
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.
1.Emily Johnston Anderson, 2.Deborah Jaffe
Sunday, March 27, 2011
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.
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..
Friday, March 25, 2011
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.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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)
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.
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
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!
1.UXUA Hotel by Fernando Lombardi, 2.Nicolas Matheus (via french by design), 3.Laure Joliet, 4.Sunset