29 August 2010

Silence and chaos

So much going on right now...

First of all, sorry for not posting my K*itchen K*orner last friday.
But I went to the bi-annual Maison et Objets Trade show.
I was a bit disapointed this time. Nothing new under the sun (more precisely in Hall 6 -  :: there was my focus). 
Same kind of products over and over. Everyone doing pretty much what everyone else is. 
But I did enjoy the same ones from the last Maison et Objets edition :  Pied de poule Teresa Green and Margarete Hausler.
This coming week looks like it will be a very busy one too. 
I really need to make studio time my # 2 or possibly # 1 priority each week and every week (when everything else is just flowing).

Also, following the magazine published article ...will be a home decor TV show where our house will be featured and I will have to t.a.l.k. about my biz a little (I was not the most articulate speaker girl at school and I doubt that i improved over the last 15 years )...
Anyway, more later...

So among all of this "positive chaos", I am longing for silence. Exactly what a almost 8 and 4 years old little girls provide, right...!
I try to find my balance  with bits and pieces of close to silence time in my studio. Making, making and making ( well as much as possible with my hubby gone ::days are always and only 24 hours!). Pictures soon (shop update next week hopefully).

Or listening to the silence while taking care of our little veggies beds. Hoping for the sun to help our tomatoes ripen and eggplant to grow before the freezing months ahead of us.

Anyway, here is a video that inspire me  for our daily life and in my artwork also. It is not per say our K*itchen K*orner but something we find truly inspirational.

One day we will ...
... have a garden close to this (smaller though...).

We are so blessed and very much happy in our current house. We simply wish that one day we had a "real" garden (we have 2 little courtyards , therefore we grow everything in all kinds of containers). You know the "one day, we might have" kind of sentence that we all happen to say !
Our little  girls keep asking when we will get chickens. Well, not here  :: they might not enjoy very much the hard surface and total lack of grass... (even with this fun looking chicken coop?!).
And one day :: possibly goats? ( actually :: my dream!). A bunny maybe?

We would love to also have this fururistic looking bee house. 
Don't know if our close neighbours will enjoy the idea as much as we may???
It looks like it is easy-peasy... hum??

So one day,  we would love to have a bigger yard with some farm animals.

As for now they will feature in our dreams and therefore on my designs ONLY!

For now, we are enjoying what we grow on our front and back patio : lettuce, tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplants and strawberries.

Gotta start somewhere, right?

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Tellement de choses se passent en ce moment.
La semaine derniere et celle a venir s'annonce tres occupee. Beaucoup de projets en cours ( chut!) et de travail a l'atelier en perspective.
Je mettrai a jour mes deux e-shop sans dout fin de semaine prochaine.
Apres l'article parue dans "Le magazine de la maison" numero de septembre 2010. Pas mal de contacts tres encourageants dont un reportage televise pour une belle emission de decoration. Plus de precision quand le projet aboutira. ;)

Avec tout ceci, je suis desolee, de ne pas avoir publie le rituel K*itchen K*orner la semaine derniere.
Ce fut le jour ou je suis allee ce jour la au Salon Maison et Objets. Je suis revenue un peu decue. A l'exception de deux designers (a savoir, Teresa Green  et Margarete Hausler, deux creatrices qui semblent encore realiser leurs pieces a la main, en petite serie et semble sur notre territoire), je n'ai rien vu de nouveau sous le soleil. Mais j'ai fait un passage eclair. Ceci explique sans doute cela.

A defaut d'un article "K*itchen K*orner", voici une petite video qui nous inspire a tendre de plus en plus vers cet art de vivre. En attendant un jour de la mettre en pratique,  son inspiration se retrouve dans mon travail de creatrice textile et de peintre. (voir video plus haut).

Un jour... nous aurons un plus grand jardin ...
Nous sommes  très heureux dans notre maison actuelle. Simplement un jour, nous aimerions avoir un "vrai" jardin (nous avons 2 petites cours, et cultivons nos legumes dans toutes sortes de pots). Nos deux filles nous demandent regulierement quand nous aurons des poules et des lapins ( moi, j'aimerai avoir une chevre!). Pas dans l'immediat... le manque d'herbe et d'espace leur ferait cruellement default! Meme si ce poulailler "design" est fort tentant! . Nous aimerions également avoir cette ruche au look complement futuristique .
Mais je crains que nos voisins ne voit pas le charme bucolique de notre vision de la meme facon...

Alors oui, un jour, nous aimerions avoir un plus grand espace avec un beau potager et quelques animaux de ferme. Pour le moment, ces moments de reveries sont de precieuses source d'inspiration pour mon travail de creatrice textile et d'artiste peintre.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lila, I'd love to attend Maison de Objets one day. I've heard so much about it and I've seen so many great pics! Wow, how exciting that you will be featured in a TV show!! Thx for sharing the interesting & inspiring video. I'm also trying to grow veges. I'd like to own chickens too & I love the fun looking coop. Have a great week and hope you find some quiet time! Wini xo