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Exhibition Cartier – Grand Palais

Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris
The sparkling exhibition of Cartier, one of France’s iconic companies, at Grand Palais is getting closer to it’s final day and if you have not visited it yet, you have until February 16th to do so. Not because the exhibition in itself was any extraordinary…but the objets, I’m talking about 600 jewels (the oldest dating 1847), watches, sketches, paintings and clothes that has been selected for this very unique exhibition were worth seeing.  Tiaras, one made in 1936 and worn by Queen Elizabeth, jewelleries worn by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, world’s royals, heiresses, celebrities, socialites…all having one thing incommon, beeing passionated about shining, sparkling diamonds..no matter wars or economic depressions.

Note that the exhibition only displays jewelleries dated until 1970′s, meaning you won’t see their later creations, but then, their flagship boutique at 13 rue de la Paix is not that far away ;-)

Cartier – Le style et l’historie – Grand Palais 75008, Paris

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris
Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais in Paris
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BRAFA 2014

Gaspar Miro Lleó
BRAFA 2014, Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair, was on it’s last day yesterday. My friend asked me on Friday if I was interested to join her and her friend for a short roadtrip to Brussels on Sunday and since I love these kind of fairs and Belgium (read waffles, mussels and chocolate) I wasn’t late to say yes :-)

We met up early yesterday morning and arrived perfectly in time for lunch in Brussels in Belgium. After having delicious mussels and frites, and a waffle with whipped cream as dessert we were ready to explore the BRAFA. Since I’m very into antiques and art I enjoyed to explore the collections fo the different dealers that were exposing. We were there with a friend who’s working in a gallery in Paris but met friends that were exposing at the fair that also owns their galleries in Paris. Took many photos at the fair and two of the paintaings that draw my attention was the ones painted by Gaspar Miro Lleó. Motive? Paris, ofcourse!

Next fairs I would love to visit would be TEFAF in Maastricht and the Art Basel :-)

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

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Maison & Objet 2014 Lighting

Seguso Gianni Murano at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

The fact that I don’t live in a castle nor a palace, made my visit at the Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris a pure relief for my bankaccount. Unfortunately (or luckily) I have not enough space in my apartment to buy all those stunning chandeliers that captured my attention. Sparkling, elegant and timeless are those beautiful and impressive chandeliers from Murano.  Above you see a stunning pink chandelier from Seguso Gianni, an Italian glassblowing dynasty and one of the top representative of classic Murano glass making, below you’ll see other chandeliers from DK Home, Zandbergen Deco and I Dogi, also Italian Murano Glass masters that creates customized and OVERsized chandeliers.

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Seguso Gianni Murano at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
DK Home at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Zandbergen Deco at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Idogi at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

Mackenzie Childs at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Maison & Objet , one of the most important events within interior design was held during a couple of days in Paris and I went there and browsed through the 3 000 exposers. Very inspiring as always , below you’ll find a few of the photos I took.

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Dr Vranjes at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
I discovered Dr Vranjes home fragrances not long ago at the Conran shop in Paris. To my surprise I found them at Maison & Objet where I also met the owner and the “nose” behind the brand!
Dr Vranjes at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Aquavireo at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
I love linen, especially for bedding and sofas…. At Maison & Objet I met the Swedish woman behind the brand Aquavireo creating beautiful bedding, curtains and other textile products in 100% linen.
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Do you have too many books at home?
Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Why not do like this Italian brand and create gorgeous lamps with them?

Pieter Porters at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Love old handwritten letters….
Pieter Porters at Maison & Objet 2014 in ParisThese could be found at the Belgian interior design company House of Porters where I also met the owner Pieter Porters with a quite interesting background. He started his career as a florist and while running a flower shop he was asked to provide plants and flowers to peoples homes but ended up decorating their entire houses with furnitures etc….
Mackenzie Childs at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Mackenzie Childs at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Mackenzie Childs at Maison & Objet 2014 in ParisMacKenzie Childs made me feel like Alice in Wonderland! Loved their very creative hand-crafted ceramic and tableware.Zandbergen Deco at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Adorable curious rabbit at Zandbergen Deco.
Zandbergen Deco at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Creuset at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
These recipe books for cocottes will be well needed…
Creuset at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paristhe day I will invest in a cocotte from Le Creuset.Nomades Authentic at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Curiosities from Nomades Authentic
Nomades Authentic at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
Skulls, while I would prefer having real ones at home, at Nomades Authentic you could find them in porcelain and in different sizes.
Nomades Authentic at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris Revol Maison & Objet 2014 in ParisBeautiful porcelain from the french family-owned company Revol

Pomax at Maison & Objet 2014

Pomax at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris
The Belgian company Pomax was one of the many thousands exhibitors at the Maison & Objet 2014 that was held here in Paris a couple of days ago. I have visited their huge showroom in Belgium several times, when working within interior design years ago and it was quite funny to see what new products they had brought to this trade fair. I found these egg cups adorable and the procelain rabbit with a plate round it’s head, perfect for bonbons ;-)

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

Pomax at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris

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