Month: April 2013

The sofa by Maison Jansen was inherited by his grandmother.  I think the leather upholstery is just genius.  The tables are from the 50’s.  If I ever find a table like these ones I would bring it home with me even if I need to buy an extra plain ticket. 

Eric Yerno, the owner of this home where a mélange of
Art-deco, oriental influences and geometry beautifully coincide in a black and
white background, is from France and moved to Spain in 1998 to open a PR
firm.  Eric had help from Victoria Melian to make this home truly jaw
dropping.  Published in AD Spain March issue, photographed by Pablo
Suloaga and styled by Ines Sentmenat.  Enjoy!
In the living room, everything seems and feel so harmonious but never boring.  A ball chair by Eero Aarnio brings that unexpected touch to the gorgeous black and white living room. 

I adore this entry.  It has much stuff I love.  The photograph is framed in a Lucite box, the consoles are concrete and the bases have a very global feel.  I also adore that art deco bar at the end.

The sofa is designed by Pascua Ortega, one of Eric’s favorite designers
 

The floors are stunning.  In some areas of the house the black and white floor seems to be installed in a random pattern.

Everything is about proportion and scale.  This small space in the bedroom has everything you need to get dress.  Love the inlaid console and the mirror.

The bathtub, encased in wood, seems to be longer that usual.  I love the shelf out of the window sill, such a great idea and space saver.

Apologies for the not so nice iPhone pictures.  Taken by me.

It’s Friday and so it’s the first day to start unwinding and getting mentally
ready to do nothing else but enjoy family and friends.  My favorite day,
as publicly stated here in this blog many times, is Sunday because everything
seems to be perfect on these days.  Except when it rains and you have to
get stuck inside the house all day, but even then it could be a great excuse to
just sleep and recover from lack of sleep.  Here are a few cool things I
hope we all get to do this weekend.  Enjoy!

 I miss them so much!  Love you Friends!
Does anyone know the exact location of this amazing place?  Please do tell!

Sadly I never got to try these fabulous sunglasses  before I asked a
friend to purchase them for me in the US so when she brought them back and I
finally did… it didn’t go as expected.  Let’s just say I’m no Miranda
Kerr and I hopelessly have to sell them.  They never have been worn and
they are in their original package as they came.  These one I’m selling are smaller than the ones used by Miranda Kerr.
Lens width: 53 mm – 2.03″
Bridge size: 25 mm – 0.98″
Earpiece length: 140 mm – 5.51″

IF YOU LIVE IN SAO PAULO
or anywhere close contact me (bellevivir@gmail.com)
if you are interested.   Thank you!

 Looking fabulous, relaxed and burning calories while wearing kicks.  Smart!
Yes you read that title right!  If you still refer to
these comfortable and stylish shoe options as sneakers, I hate to break the
news to you, you’re getting old!  They are not sneakers anymore they are
called “kicks” and no, it has nothing to do with the literal meaning. 
It just sounds cool as they look as of late.  Get yourself a pair of
converse and feel younger! 
By looking at these images this post should’ve been named Kicks and Celine.
 New Balance and floral pants.
 Celine and Isabel Marant red kicks.
Love this look!
 Such a beautiful color combo burgundy and black.  Yves Saint Laurent sneakers.  I mean kicks!
images via Chicisimo, Renata Santoyo, @cchristiernin (Instagram), Sincerely, Jules and Tumblr.

It’s Earth day today!  This beautiful and
made-to-be-perfect, even though not so much lately, place where we live has a
real threat called Global Warming.  To help make a difference to GW, as in
every other kind of change we want to see in the world, we should start with
ourselves, in this case our homes.  If you have a private yard why not
plant a tree?  Plant it on a special date or for a special cause and make
it memorable, if you don’t have a private backyard then bring a tree inside the
house.  Since the choice of the plant is only yours, I hope you can find among this suggestions a few ideas for planters.  Have green Earth day!

Versailles planter, Orange fiberglass planter, Block planter in bronze, Kingham planter, Decal Planter, Vaso planter in orangeBlock planter in black, Yellow tripod planterM2 planter, hammered planters, Hanging Planter

Steven Gambrel Children Room via belle vivir blog

With new home comes new decor.  Fun, fun!  We’ve been in this house for 7 months, although we didn’t get our furniture until December so technically that’s a little over three months living with our own furniture.  Since this apartment is a lot bigger than our previous home there is still a lot of things we need to get.  For Lucas’s room I’m looking to do something still child appropriate, he is only 4, but a bit more grown up as well.  When thinking about it I remembered the kids rooms designed by Steven Gambrel I’ve seen and how beautifully done and child-tailor-made they are without looking too adult.  Enjoy!
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