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Nobodinoz Tipis have arrived !

Arizona Tipis Black Ambiance

Arizona Tipi Blue Yellow and Pink

Today, I have the great pleasure to announce  the beautiful tipis by the Spanish brand Nobodinoz have finally arrived at French Blossom

We were really excited to receive these little Indian huts for children and now here they are! Measuring 1.50m and available in a variety of colours, these tipis can be a beautiful decorative item as well as the best playground ever for your little ones so they can imagine having great adventures in the far west, fending off mean cowboys.

These tipis can be placed outside (if the sun is out) as well as inside. Whether in the living room or in the bedroom, they will certainly bring some originality to your interior decoration thanks to the lovely patterns created by Nobodinoz. In blue, black, green or pink, with zig zags, scales or little sparks, you will surely find one pattern that can match the furniture and decorative items you already have in place.

Easy and quick to assemble, we especially love the vintage feel they give off as well as the dash of colour and originality they bring into the room. As for myself, I really like the tipi with the green and black sparks pattern. I love the association of white, black and green that can match numerous decors, whether it be for a little girl’s or a little boy’s room!

And for even more comfort, you can add the Apache large rug under you tipi. Made specifically to match the tents diameter, the rug can turn a tipi from awesome hideout to secret place to take an afternoon snooze!

Wait no more and discover our selection of Nobodinoz tipis and the matching rugs online: Nobodinoz !

Arizona Tipi Pink Diamond Inside

Arizona Tipi Black Without Cushions

Apache Large Rugs Multicolored

 


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Tropicool Ambiance with Goodnight Light’s pineapple lamps

Pineapple Lamp Set

If you like the Tropicool trend, you will definitely love these great pineapple lamps made by Goodnight Light.  Yesterday we had some fun in the office and took pictures of the lamps in all sorts of settings to share with you here at the blog!

The pineapple lamps certainly are poetic and stylish with a touch of vintage. Available in many colours, they can fit numerous decoration styles and are ideal as a gift idea for adults as well as children !

The lamps are perfect for children as they do not heat up and can help you create a warm glowing ambiance in their rooms at night.  The LED light bulbs are really economic and the fact they are handmade make them super original.

Why not turn the lamps into simple sculptures ?   You only have to remove the power cable! Measuring 32 cm in height and being fairly light weight, you can put them anywhere you wish! On a shelf, on a dresser, on a night table.

If you want to find out more about these amazing pineapple lamps, take a look at the in greater detail online at the shop : Goodnight Lights !

Pineapple lamp and Varanassi carpet

Gold, Bronze & Silver Pineapple Lamps

 


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Mother’s Day gift guide

Pretty pastel mothers day gift guide

With Mother’s Day just around the corner here in France, we decided to create a Mother’s day gift guide with a pretty pastel theme.  All the items we picked have come from our newly created corner for women at French Blossom.

It is often hard to find an original gift idea for mums, something you know they will love or haven’t already received or something that they can really make use of !

For this pastel gift selection we have chosen items mum can decorate the home with, wear (the pretty grant ring) and carry (the tropical bag from Louise Misha)

Many of the items such as the beautiful cushions from Mouche and the mint green pineapple lamp are handmade, while the ‘Dancer with her Bird’ wall poster has been made in France and is a limited edition piece.

Discover all these gift ideas and much more at French Blossom – Mother’s Day gift ideas


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April Eleven – original room decoration handmade in France

Super hero mirror design -made in France designer room decoration for kids
balloon room decoration - mirror balloon wall decor

super hero coat hook April Eleven

With an astonishing array of room decoration and ideas to choose from today it can sometimes be a real challenge deciding the theme of a babies nursery or the style of  the wall decor in a kids bedroom !  Most room designs have wall posters or wall stickers somewhere, while some choose to have one wall painted a different colour while others use wallpaper to accentuate an area.

As an alternative Charline, the designer behind the brand April Eleven has come up with a range of handmade pieces that are certain to create a very original feel in any babies nursery or childrens room.  Inspired by minimalist, pure designs, Charline hand carves quirky mirrors based on superheros, balloons and even iced lollies.  She cleverly mixes materials and uses a combination of beautifully shaped European oak and mirrors to form her creations !

I love the fact the creation process takes place locally in France ( in here fathers wood work shop) and the way Charline uses European wood from sustainable sources in her designs.

As well as creating fun designer mirrors, April Eleven has also taken her Superhero theme one step further and created wall stylish wall coat hooks based on the super hero masks.

Have a look at all the creations from April Eleven at the boutique – April Eleven

 

 

 


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My name is Simone – glass cups for children

my name is Simone - designer glasses cups for children

We have been waiting for quite some time to receive these wonderful glass cups from our friend Caroline.  The designer behind the French brand ‘My Name is Simone’ has taken her favourite characters and printed them on these colourful glass cups.  Perfect for childrens birthday parties, special events or everyday use.  There are six glasses in the set and they can be bought together or individually.

Each glass measures 8cm in diameter and 8.5cm in height.  They are dishwasher safe and are certain to be popular with little ones.

The cups make a really great gift idea especially when matched with one of My name is Simone’s cushions.  Three of the personalities on the cups can also be found in the form of cushions !  – Jean Louis, Eudes and Suzanne.

We were a bit hesitant to start stacking the glass cups for the little photograph above but I do believe the result was worth it as they look super all together.  They would be a great focal point on a kitchen shelf arranged in a pyramid like this .
To see these and other original gift ideas for children from the designer come and visit My Name is Simone at French Blossom.


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Rennes à coup de cœur – City Guide

Rennes à coup de cœur city guide
Rennes city guide
We were so excited last weekend to be invited to the much anticipated launch party for the ‘Rennes à coup de cœur City Guide’.

Our friend Kahina organised the event and is the driving force behind this fabulous new city guide !  Packed full of inspiring local restaurants and must visit addresses, all the best hot-spots in Rennes have been featured.

Discover the perfect restaurants, bars and tea houses in the city.  Find out about new hotels, art galleries, music venues and much more !  The guide is great for all those who live in Rennes but also as a book for tourists visiting the region.

It was fun to be present at the event and meet so many people who not only appeared in the book but helped bring it to life.

If you love the Brittany region of France as much as us, you can pick up this guide book at – Forum du Livre
Rennes a coup de coeur guide of Rennes


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David Bowie Exhibition comes to Paris

David bowie photos fro Paris Exhibition blog post

David Bowie exhibition Paris

The first international retrospective of David Bowie has just arrived in Paris !  For the next two months at the Philharmonie de Paris/ Cité de la Musique.

For any fans of David Bowie this is a must see exhibition!  With hundreds of pieces on display you will be able to to see hand written lyrics, original costumes, art work and rarely seen pieces from music history.  Bowie has not only inspired hundred of musicians but also fashion designers and artists.  A truly inspiring individual with great worldwide influence.

For our little moodboard above, we have selected several items inspired by Bowie.
1.  David Bowie wall poster
2. David Bowie inspired bag – My Name is Simone
3. Major B character – My name is Simone
4. Bowie Necklace
5. David Bowie poster

To find out more about the Bowie Paris exhibition have a look at the Philharmonie de Paris website for opening times and ticket information.  Although we dont live in Paris anymore, we are certainly getting on the train for a weekend to the city for this exposition !