Archive | July, 2012

Christians Louboutin´s egyptian retreat!

19 Jul

                  A while back I read in Elle Décor about Christian Louboutin´s holiday retreat in Egypt. The place made an impression on me. I think it was the undone, unfurnitured feeling the place has. I had this weird craving for wanting to furniture the place, but I think thats the charm. That it´s that undone or minimalistic..

“Once a craftsman’s workshop, the building is made of earthen bricks, employing a technique that has been used in Egypt for thousands of years. Louboutin added an additional floor and a rooftop belvedere with views of the surrounding desert. Construction wasn’t easy: In this area, temperatures can fluctuate rapidly, and building materials are often scarce. “A thousand times I thought I was going out of my mind,” he jokes.”

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Quotes and pictures are from Elle Decor! 

 

Maggie ❤

École Maternelle Pajol- The rainbow inspired preschool

14 Jul

“A 2009 study at the University of Essex showed that memory, mental agility, reaction times and even physical  strength improved when exposed to sunflowers, rainbows and other what-nots…”

Now a days, especially since it´s summer I´m constantly trying to wear colors. One of the reasons is that I almost instantly  feel so much better when I wear colors. My mood shifts to a much brighter one, and I get a smile on my face!

The french authorities brought in the architectural firm:  Palatre & Leclere Architectes to transform this rather plain and boring preschool (a typical pre-school) into something different. I love this idea! It looks like a rainbow washed thru it!

They definitely needed guts to transform a school into this, but I definitely think it paid off! École Maternelle Pajol is now an unique preschool in Paris, and I hope that it will not be the only one! 

My inspiration/source for this article : WeHeart.co.uk


Maggie ❤

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