Today’s Friday Five comes from the eclectic and ever-pretty Anthropologie.
Images courtesy of Anthropologie.
Ovale, the¬†brain child of designers Gilles Neveu and Vladimir Flabert,¬†houses some of the most cuddliest toys, softest clothes, simplest jewelry, and prettiest¬†silver¬†gifts¬†for babies and children. This unique, minimalist¬†brand carries many¬†items¬†which make gift-giving memorable and unique.
Browse Ovale’s current collection by clicking here.
Images by Jordana.
Lately all the baby-related photos I have come across all have an element of fantasy and fairy tale. Last month I posted about this castle bunk-bed and today I bring you Petit Tresor’s carriage crib. With a price tag of $15 000 perhaps it is best reserved for royalty?
I was recently introduced to the lovely Heyday Design, owned by Vancouver artist Claire Madill and I’m impressed (thanks Christine!). These white porcelain creations are all about modern Canadiana!
I have a growing collection of glass Imperial crown jars so I’m definitely a fan of the white version above. Claire creates these jars from a slipcast using a mold made in-studio from the original glass version (some courtesy of her nanna – sweetness!). And the fun doesn’t stop there – Claire has a line of accessories as well. Have a look at these earrings:
Images courtesy of Heyday Design.
Swissmiss is a blog that started in 2005 by the multi-talented “Swiss designer gone NYC” Tina Roth Eisenberg. If you haven’t already visited Swissmiss, then please let me introduce it to you by highlighting five fabulous white posts featured on this wonderful design blog this year.
One: The Moshi Moshi – an ergonomic Bluetooth handset by Frendh designer David Turpin.
Two: The Workshop office space, Brooklyn.
Three: The 2011 Calendar Scarf.
Four: Made A Mano letter tiles.
Five: Sewing Kit wall sticker.
Over the past decade I have spent a lot of time in Switzerland and feel quite attached to it. Swissmiss always manages to put a smile on my face when she makes references to the Swiss way of life (i.e., language, data, food). Anyone who has worked or travelled in Switzerland will understand what I mean.
Images courtesy of Swissmiss.
When my new Macbook isn’t being used in my office or resting on the living room coffee table, it is packed away in my tote bag waiting for me to take it to work. It’s a bit scary when I have to transport it because it remains unprotected. I haven’t yet had the chance to get a case for it and this is making me nervous – I do want to keep it safe, afterall. For travel purposes, I have been carting it around in its box – how pathetic, right? – but the box is anything but convenient and it’s about time I give my Macbook a proper protective sleeve.
After a browse online, I have discovered that CSN has an awesome selection of laptop sleeves – all sizes, colours and patterns – and I have narrowed down my choices. Now, here’s where you come in – which one do you like the best? I would like a white, silver or grey sleeve (no big surprise there, right) even though some of you may think this will be impractical.
The options are:
And so? What are your thoughts? Which one should I get? If you have any other recommendations I would love to hear them!
All images courtesy of CSN.
¬†Image courtesy of Unica Home.
Alrighty folks – I’m investing in my first Macbook. It doesn’t look quite like this one but it serves the same purpose. Wish me luck on this new adventure!
Many thanks to Jeff for making my first Macbook purchase possible!
Images courtesy of Garance Dor√©.
Paris is full of history – obvious enough, right? For a walk through the past, visit the March√© aux Puces at the Porte de Clignancourt. Furniture, clothing, accessories and every day knick-knacks from periods gone by are housed in this large antique market at the edge of Paris. The atmosphere is lively and busy and there are¬†plenty of things to grab (and keep!) your attention for hours.
For a bite to eat and some Edith Piaf entertainment, visit Chez Louisette.
For more information about the March√© aux Puces click here.
For more information about Chez Louisette click here.
All photos by Jordana.
In the market for a new purse, couch, bbq¬†or bathroom vanity? Have you checked out CSN stores recently? With over 200 stores, CSN is a go-to spot for all your fashion and home decor essentials. My sister recently bought¬†this cool white pot from one of the CSN stores:¬†
As CSN has so many exciting items in stock, I am so¬†extremely happy to offer White Cabana readers an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to be redeemed at any one of CSN’s online stores. How fabulous!
To enter this giveaway, please visit CSN and then leave a comment below.
Here’s a quick look at some of the cool products at CSN (and no – not everything at CSN is white):
Further giveaway details: This giveaway closes on Friday July 23rd. The winner (to be chosen at random) will be announced on Saturday July 24th. Don’t forget to leave your email address!
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States.
All images courtesy of CSN.
It’s the year 2010 and perhaps there’s never been a more liberated era than ours today. So much so that the temporary body art decals we are featuring in this post seem almost yesteryear.
In a Lady Gaga world, is there really anything risqu√©, rebellious, or even sexy about a tattoo? And how about a temporary one?
Do tattoos still have the power to provoke? Or are tattoos a private joy for the bearer?
To help with these questions, we’ve featured the best temporary body art decals from UK provider Inkwear. What’s your take on tatts?
Images courtesy of Inkwear.
Ready¬†to add some new artwork to your home?¬†I recently read about UGallery in the July issue of Better Homes & Gardens and I’m hooked. This online source lets you browse through hundreds of works of art by colour, genre, medium, price, artist and size. ¬†
I got click-happy in the “white” section – no surprise there, right?
Images courtesy of UGallery.
There are so many other great items (in colours other than white too) at Zuo Modern so have a peek if you’re in the market for some beautiful furniture.
All photos courtesy of Zuo Modern.
Like many of White Cabana’s readers, I love browsing through West Elm catalogues and I get click-happy on the WE website. Today’s Friday Five focuses on some of my current West Elm faves.
1. Pretty jewelry boxes.
2. Simple & stylish bar cart.
3. Geometric daybed.
4. Soft little pouf.
5. The functional tray.
Images courtesy of West Elm.
Photo courtesy of ModCloth.
I’m so happy for two of my very dear friends who had babies over the past two weeks. There are more babies on the way this summer so I thought I’d devote today’s Friday Five to some lovely white decor ideas for the baby’s room.
Congrats to Vanessa & Chris and¬†Ingrid & Jason! I know your little sweeties are already bringing you so much joy!
I can’t say enough about the fabulousness of Zone. There are a few locations of this hip store in Ottawa and Quebec but my favourite location (of the ones I have visited) is the very accessible store on Ottawa’s chic Sussex Drive. I stopped in for a visit last week and fell in love with so many fabulous white objets de la maison.
For more information, visit Zone.
All photos by me.
As I’ve been travelling for the last two weeks, I thought I would devote today’s Friday Five to lovely white travel items.
1. First on the list is a beautiful travel journal. Jot down addresses of those special restaurants and sketch your beautiful surroundings in one of these lovely little books.
¬†2. Next up is a soft¬†sleep mask. For the flight, for the hotel…I never travel without one!
¬†3. Third on the list is a¬†go-with-everything watch.
4. A camera. Of course!
5. A fifth fabulous travel item is a beautiful wallet to carry all your cards, currency and id.
What are your must-haves?
Love this little trolley for¬†a trip to the¬†market.
Image courtesy of Summerill & Bishop.
A friend of mine has lost two expensive pairs of eyeglasses within a matter of days. I think she should invest in this case for her next pair.
Photos courtesy of √† bient√īt.
If you haven’t already heard, issue 4 of Lonny magazine is now online. Lonny’s many pages are full of delightful interiors, interesting articles, and great art. I’ve been a fan since issue 1 and although I still prefer the texture of magazines (as in the ever-popular Domino), Lonny has been a wonderful addition to my online reading adventures.
Here are some of the white pieces I bookmarked as I “flipped” through the pages of this online treasure.
Many of these products come in other colours so if you’re not in love with white (gasp!) then you might want to check out the other options.
I am loving the sparkles on this Moroccan wedding blanket from Table Tonic. This Australian online store also carries the most delightful hand embroidered Mexican suzanis in all the colours of the rainbow. I’m most drawn to the white blankets and pillows…of course. Louise, of Table Tonic, is continuing to bring in new items, so be sure to check back often.
Photos courtesy of Table Tonic.
This week’s Friday Five is all about one of the most useful writing instruments. During this time of iphones, blackberries, gps, twitter¬†and email, some tend to push the good ol’ pen to the sidelines.¬†Nothing beats a good pen when you have to write down a¬†phone number, an address or a note to a friend. Today I feature some striking white pens that look equally good in your pocket, purse, and most importantly, in your hand!
¬†Happy Monday! I hope you have some good, clean fun!
Photo courtesy of¬†Love Made Simple¬†.
¬†Photo courtesy of Anthropologie.
This candlebra is a striking centrepiece.
¬†Photo courtesy of Gretel Home.
Watch out for this one. It’s definitely wrist worthy.
Photo courtesy of La Mer.
Good enough to put up on a pedestal.
¬†Photo courtesy of Modern Chic Home.
¬†Photos courtesy of Anthropologie.
¬†(An animal kingdom – but no tigers.)
¬†Photo courtesy of Modern Chic Home.
Money can buy you this kind of love.
Photo courtesy of Paper Source.