Friday, May 29, 2009

Who Made It

Gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewellery catcher made from hand picked new and antique dishes by Etsy shop Who Made It . This unique handmade shop is run by two lovely sisters, Wendy and Andrea Ho. (image via Seven Eight)

Their mom runs a handmade paper shop (image above taken from her etsy shop). Talk about creativity running in the family!

Laissezfaire featured in Home & Decor

Thank you Home & Decor for choosing me as the blogger of the month! I am deeply honoured to have Laissezfaire featured in your June issue! (click on image above to enlarge)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Love Affair with Coffee Filters

I simply love the romantic vintage hues of these garlands put together by Pam Garrison. Who would have thought these were made from coffee filters, sewing pattern paper, tissue paper and string! I am so inspired by these to make one and string in some pearls. She also made some gorgeous pom poms (below), also from coffee filters.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kari Herer

I simply love the ephemeral quality of these magnolias placed on insect illustrations by Kari Herer. I think Magnolia is now my favourite flower, after Peonies in white cream.

Eastern Bluebird

Please please please restock this!

Oilcloth Lunchbags

Turn a cheap kitchy oil cloth you use to cover your kitchen table into these gorgeous lunch bags by following this tutorial by Martha Stewart.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Love the colours of these plush chairs by twentywentyone.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hair Salon in Paris

Welcome to La Nouvelle Athenes. Who would have guessed this would be a place to have your hair done? Stepping to this stunning hair salon is almost like stepping into someone's home. I love how the unassuming seats are placed to face a massive wall with a small mirror. Only in Paris...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jessica Hische

What a lovely typography by Jessica Hische, a designer/illustrator based in Brooklyn who spends her days "drawing type and designing pretty things and her late nights working on everything from editorial illustration to hand-lettering for romance novel covers." Sounds like so much fun! (via ffffound)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Make it happen

via I can read

Friday, May 1, 2009

Aktipis Flower shop in Greece

I am drawn by the details of this flower shop designed by Athens studio Point Supreme Architects in Patras, Greece. Particularly the ornate iron grill entrance and display tables clad in white tiles which occupy the centre of the shop.

The tables are all different in proportions and sizes to relate to specific kinds and sizes of plants. You can rearrnge the modular tables in various ways to change the layout of the display. A simple and beautiful solution to a limited budget. And I simply love the plans, sections, elevation and even a model they did of this space. Magical!

I love that this shop appears to blur the boundary between what is inside and outside by including details such as a garden chair inside and sound of birds from speakers (nice!). It is like a box containing all that is beautiful about being outside. A part of the fa├žade is also set back to offer a display space outside the shop. (via)