• Archive for December, 2010

    Queen of the checkerboard… Andree Putman

    by  • December 31, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I like buying lots of back issues of Vogue on eBay (it’s a great way to get fashion and design inspiration) and was flicking through June 1990 this morning, only to find a brilliant article on French design doyenne Andrée Putman. Whether it’s creating her legendary checkerboard bathroom for Morgans hotel, New York, in 1984, or the minimal Art Deco reinvention of a Cologne watertower in her Hotel im Wasserrturm (the newest project at the time of the article), I love her style, her approach and her outlook, typified by this quote from the article…

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    Nature in all its glory (well, in cushion form)

    by  • December 30, 2010 • Life.Style.etc Loves • 0 Comments

    Owls are literally brilliant. I cannot say enough good things about owls. They swivel their heads, they sometimes have have feather trousers and have piercing eyes. Perfect. Hence my general glee at finding this cushion from by nord (thanks to Mikkili). I love wolves and stags, too, so that’s my sofa sorted for 2011. Hang on, don’t forget the trees…

    Mo, deputy chief sub-editor

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    Exclusive discount at the lovely Bodie and Fou

    by  • December 22, 2010 • Life.Style.etc Loves, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Livingetc has been a gushing fan of Bodie and Fou for a very long time, and is very pleased to announce an extra 10% off everything on the site, including sale items, until 31 January at midnight. Browse at your pleasure and then enter the code LIVINGETC at checkout. Happy shopping. You can also win a year’s subscription to Livingetc here.

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