Wednesday, November 17, 2010

wednesday inspiration

a baby leopard with your new jcrew dress?

it's been a long week - and it's nice to remember that despite all of the crazy, there are adorable baby land sharks wandering around out there

john derian's amazing house

Legacy of Letters from Luca Barcellona - i'm a bit obesssed....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

and the winner is ....

the winner of the giveaway is eclairre!! congratulations and thanks to everyone for entering.

xox fifi

Monday, November 15, 2010

a lost art

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

a beautiful video about the lost art of painting advertisements on buildings, instead of using vinyl tarps or billboards. this is a wonderful look at a dying profession and such a poignant reminder of the beauty that professional artists can bring into our daily lives.

xox fifi

Thursday, November 11, 2010

gift guide for the design enthusiast in your life!

we all had that design enthusiast in our life who is impossible to shop for. their standards are either too expensive, too obscure or just plain too hard! here are some suggestions for that esoteric, minimalist, black clothes wearing someone on your life!

Simple Modern Sterl...

Modern Clock No.2

Drawer Ring-sterlin...

Modern Silver on Gr...

Ipperwash 1 - 8x10 ...


Large Wooden Ampers...

Sphere Creamer

Tiny Red Tree Pillo...

Vintage Chocolate B...

UNISEX Black leathe...

HELLO Letterpress P...

Minimalist Planter ...

STICHIES Word Embro...

Simple felt coaster...


shop updates + new pillows (whoa!)

it's no secret that i heart fifi du vie immensely. the only slight glitch in our wonderfully full-filling and creative relationship is photography. i can never get it quite perfect and am always torn between white and black. i like black background best, but white tends to pop more with etsy search thumbs and goes over better with the bloggers. sigh ... the never ending battles ... today, i've decided that white is the way to go and had a little fun along the way. an afternoon with statues of elephants and a camera can never go wrong! the only snaffoo is that the light in texas is quite a bit more blue than what i was used to in new york. hopefully photoshop can get me through this one!

along with new photographs, i would like to introduce for the first time ... fifi du vie pillow covers! available in the shop now. the majority of these are made from traditional turkish pestemal towels that i found in the grand bazaar while on a recent trip to istanbul. some are cotton and other linen, but they are all luxuriously soft and have the most beautiful, simple patterns of stripes. i just adore them! i couldn't wait to make pillows when i first saw them. i hope you enjoy!

xo fifi

[images via fifi du vie]

Monday, November 8, 2010

fifi du vie GIVEAWAY!!

in the spirit of the holidays, welcome to fifi du vie's season of giving! one giveaway (that's a free item for you wonderful readers) every single week until new years. this week's giveaway is any one print from the fifi du vie etsy shop. just leave a comment below with what print you love and why. the winner will randomly be picked next monday, november 15th.

good luck!
xoxo fifi

Sunday, November 7, 2010

holiday party essential diy

this DIY side chignon is the perfect holiday do and so easy.

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