best of ~ friday finds.
best of post: originally posted in august after my trip to paris, but full of inspiration for the francophile in all of us.
i’m finally back with a new friday finds after my holiday in paris, and inspired as always by their effortlessly chic and eclectic design aesthetics. i’m going to share all my favorite things to see, shop, and eat with you next week (it’s a lot to compile!), but in the meantime, here are a few glimpses of my discoveries along with some images inspired by the trip. cheers, i hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo, victoria
one of our favorite shops was drole de monsieur and i was completely smitten with their slogan ‘not from paris madame’, so much so i bought the print and am currently having it framed for my walls. something very cheeky about it that i love. you can find it in their shop, along with tote bags, hats, and tees boasting this fun phrase. but note: it’s not just a slogan. since its birth in 2014, in a medium-sized city in the east of france, drôle de monsieur aims at spotlighting that ambition, talent, and success are not the epitome of just the main metropolitan cities. très cool.
another thing i’ve inadvertently started to collect are vintage ashtrays, which i’ve discovered make for very beautiful incense burners. i picked up a new ‘old’ one at another favorite paris find — the very charming vintage shop axs design. the owners ariel and sydney are equally as charming so do drop in and say bonjour from me, or shop online. more on this lovely shop in my round-up next week.
i love this chic vignette. @janaroach has such an impeccable eye for design so i really like keeping up with what she’s done to her home lately. recently she brought home this funky brutalist sculpture, and it fits in here perfectly. jana also runs three design-based businesses you should have a peek at — vintage shop @themarketbeautiful; organic modern furniture and signage @beckandcap; and Kalispell, montana brick & mortar homewares shop @hellohoneyhome.
this is an incredible northern california woodland hideaway featured in domino and photographed beautifully by chantal anderson, but it’s this quirky little kitchen that i love best. owner alex tieghi-walker’s collectibles are fun and funky, and it’s almost like its own unexpected art gallery — which makes it perfect for me. you can view the full tour on domino.
this is another beautiful vignette of collectibles in the home of london-based photographer charlotte bland featured on atelier ellis. i love the green glass and pretty dishware displayed in the open shelving — it all looks so lovely together. charlotte also hosts photography retreats in italy, so have a gander at that.
how cool is this photograph? it’s just some kind of ornate iron gate, but to see and crop this image so creatively takes a special talent — the eye of lisbon-based photographer and artist cristiana couceiro who sees things in just the most interesting way. i’m going to share more from her soon. i’m enchanted.
from the book the parisians: tastemakers at home by guillaume de laubier comes this very simple but quite elegant bedroom belonging to fashion historian and curator olivier saillard. i love the scan and blow-up of an old customer record card from louis vuitton as artwork. an old library card would be a very cool diy, too.
this is another unique idea for art. from another book houses that we dreamt of by delphine krakoff and photographed by ivan terestchenko, i love this inspiring art installation by allan mccollum for a small powder room — just fill the space with tons of small frames filled with solid black, or perhaps whatever it is you love — old quotes, matchbooks, ticket stubs. you get the idea.
• photography credits: click on the image, which will take you to its original source.