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Since december, I have got my name on a paper, an official paper, saying that I am the lease holder of an appartment. My first real appartment. The place where I am / we are going to live at least one year. I am a person who can feel herself at home pretty quick and almost everywhere but there is a time when moving a lot can become a problem. When it is not a self aware kind of choice.

I loved all these years (more than ten years already!) living with people, sharing a flat with friends, with strangers, sleeping on my brothers/friends couches. Having the possibility to pack my bag and being the next day to a new place, a new city, a new country was the freedom I did choose for many years.

Since september, I am working in Paris and happily pregnant. The time has come to settle down for a while. Surprisingly, I feel relief. Because we have plans, we are becoming parents and I am not by myself and living just for me anymore. Time has come and I finally know what it is like to have a purpose bigger than my own little person. It feels pretty amazing.

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I feel so lucky. A place where I can go anytime! Where I can cook! Where I can put my stuff on the walls and light some candles whenever I want to! Where I can paint and draw! Where I can clean up after my own mess!

People should never underastimate the luck they have to call a place “home”.
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Lack of inspiration? Check these websites, they are going to make you happy and full of new ideas! But don’t procrastinate too much and find time for action.

I spend a lot of time on this website… All these female artists are so inspiring! My passion? Reading the “About” part or the biography behind the visual.

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists. It was created by two women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, emphasizing female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators.

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I went through (almost) every interview, this is how much I love the concept and the sincerity of this project. It is for everyone but if your are a creative person, you must take a look at it. Check also The Design Files if you have not already.

Extraordinary Routines is an interview project dedicated to discovering the daily routines of creatives.

Finding out how someone spends their day is not about glorifying productivity or finding the perfect routine, but rather shining a light on how people we admire really get through their day – the imperfect moments and hurdles, as well as the triumphs and achievements.

From morning rituals to sleeping habits, creative spaces to creative slumps, Extraordinary Routines highlights that it’s how we deal with the seemingly ordinary parts of our daily lives that makes them extraordinary.

Lifestyle, tips, design, fashion & style, culture… This website has a lot of ressources. The creator of Wit & Delight has very good taste in general and I like the way she writes. There are also some articles about motherhood and I think it is how I ended up there.

Wit & Delight became Kate’s way of considering all areas where style is concerned, serving as a platform for her thought process in developing her own personal style.

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Wish you well, wish you wall

Wall1Having his own flat/house is probably the best feeling in the world, just because you are free to put everything you love on the walls. I am not at all in this situation and I just feel like dreaming of the day I will be able to do it. These walls are so inspiring. Wall2

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Sources from http://www.pinterest.com/missmossblog/http://www.ultrahome.org

Sundays are made for beauty

Just wanted to share some beautiful human creations.

I-) Haute couture : my favorite makeup.

Chanel, Fall 2012. Globale creative director: Peter Philips.

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Dolce & Gabbana, Fall-Winter 2013-2014. From an idea of Pat McGrath.

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Prabal Gurung, Fall 2012. By MAC lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

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Bottega Veneta, Spring 2013. (could not find any artist name behind this gorgeous natural makeup…)

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II-) Two shots from the Vogue September 2013 issue.

To see more: http://coupde.foudre.co/2013/08/la-fievre-grunge.html#more

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III-) Amazing work by dutch artist Margriet Smulders. http://www.margrietsmulders.nl

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IV-) A Birdcage table by Gregoire De Lafforest. http://www.gregoiredelafforest.com/

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V-) David Gilmour singing “Je crois entendre encore” composed by Georges Bizet (1838-1875)