Friday, 31 December 2010

See you in 2011!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such loyal readers and fellow blogger! I really appreciate having gotten to know some of you through blogging. For next year I have lots of new ideas for this blog so stay tuned.

Photo: Elle Decor

I wish you a beautiful 2011!

Ein gutes neues Jahr!

Feliz año nuevo!

šťastný nový rok !

Srećna nova godina !

Szczęśliwego nowego roku !

С Новым Годом !

Chúc Mừng Nǎm Mới !

明けましておめでとう !

שנה טובה

Xin nian kuai le!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Spanish Waterdog news

Photo: European Chic

Our beloved Spanish Waterdog. He loves to travel and feels right at home in friend's houses, trains, buses, or hotels. If you throw in a bone he keeps busy for hours (starting in the shop where we bought it as you can see above).

Sunday, 26 December 2010

My 'royal' bed

Photo: Marie Claire Maison

I am lazy today and wished I could lounge in this 'royal' bed. I hope you are all having a great time!

Friday, 24 December 2010

European Christmas spirit

Today I am presenting a crazy-end-of.year holiday medley of my favoirite seasonal inspirations. Enjoy & Merry Christmas (or whatever you may celebrate)!

By the way; I would love to hear from you and your customs (I am talking especially to my Japanese readers here).

Photo sources: European Chic; Bolig Denmark; Wohnen&Garten; Living at Home; Schoener Wohnen

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Guest post: more mid century design from Europe

Today I have another guest post up and running over at sfgirlbybay featuring these two flats in Paris and London respectively for you to check out.

Photos: First three from Skona Hem Sweden and last three from Living etc UK

Monday, 20 December 2010

Swiss Impressions I

 Hey! I managed to squeeze in yet another trip before christmas, this time to Geneva, Switzerland for a few days. The formemost reason was - of course - to stock up on Swiss chocolate. Swiss chocolate is the best in the world in my humble opinion. Oh, and to eat delicious cheese fondue with my friends. (I spare you the photos because it is way too 'Asterix'.)

 The flag of Geneva on the city walls (where the brave citizens defeated the French)

 I do like to take photos of lions, don't I?

 There was music and celebration.

 One of the United Nations agencies.

 The cathedral of Geneva

How interesting, a restaurant advertising boldly that you cannot drink alcohol here.

All photos: European Chic

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Vitra chair love

 I confess: I love Vitra & mid century design so today I indulge in chairs. Lots of them.  

All photo: Vitra

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Cat & Design

Photo: European Chic (A graffitto cat in Paris)

There are cat persons and there are dog persons and then there are people like me; I love both cats and dogs. In fact we are so tolerant here at European Chic and embrace diversity that even our dog likes cats, although they don't tend to like him. Hey, you cannot force friendships!
So, today I am doing a post on cat design as a sister guide to my Dog & Design guide which I published in August 2010.

Next UK

Alessi Italy

ModKat - cat litter box

BHV France

Oxygenes France - a playful cat carpet

Alessi Italy

Vossberg Germany

Alessi Italy

Oxygenes France

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

German Impressions III

I recieved a letter from a reader in Australia, J., who misses Germany and France very much. She told me that she gets her 'fix' of Europe via my blog so today's 'Impressions..' from the Christmas market in Stuttgart (home of a certain German car manufacturer) is for her.
Don't forget to check out my posts on the Christmas market in Hamburg, and the Swedish Christmas market in Paris.

There was so much snow in Stuttgart that most flights were cancelled but our plane was luckily only delayed for about 45 minutes. When the flight attended announced that it was -12C outside I thought I misunderstood him somehow but I didn't.

 The roofs of the stalls are all individually decorated. There is even an annual competition choosing the most beautiful roof.

 Lebkuchen hearts

 Miniature train on the Christmas market

 Glühwein is the German equivalent to Swedish Glögg.

Christmas cookie heaven

The church in Stuttgart

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