On a tous des plantes chez nous. Mais une fois que l'espace au sol est épuisé, ces suspensions, à faire soi-même, sont les meilleures alliées pour investir les hauteurs avec style. Vous trouverez toutes les instructions dans les liens ci-dessous. Amusez-vous et soyez creatives ♡

We all have plants indoor. But when the place on the floor is over, these do-it-yourself hangers are the best allies to take height in style. You can find the tutorials on the links below. Have fun and be creative

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Sans aucun doute mon coup de coeur de la semaine. Une maison en blanc, bois et ... vert. Claire, lumineuse et apaisante. Une merveille absolue dans laquelle les plantes s'intègrent à la palette de couleurs! Bon week-end ♡

No doubt this was my crush of the week. A home in white, wood and ... green. Bright and soothing. An absolute beauty where greenery is part of the colour scheme! Have a nice week-end 

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If you follow me on social media, you probably already know about the misadventure with my Fornasetti vase from last week. It was proudly standing on our library when some books fell upon it and broke it into pieces. It was by far one of my favourite pieces at home. I bought it years ago in the Fornasetti shop in Milan and I felt in love with "buongiorno buonanotte" the minute I saw it. This was probably the reason why I couldn't imagine throwing the pieces away. I was lucky enough the break didn't destroy the beautiful face of Lina Cavalieri, Piero Fornasetti's muse (check my post on his design HERE).

I needed to find a way to restore it and I have always been fascinated by the Kintsugi Japanese technique of golden glue to enhance the breaks on ceramics and porcelain. No matter what you do, the "scars" on the piece will always be visible, what a better way to make them a work of art in itself? I'm not a master in the Kinztugi technique, but I read some tutorials on the internet and decided I wouldn't have waited for a professional to fix it. The day after the accident I was ready to make the  breaks on the vase part of its history. 

Here is what you need if you want to try to do it yourself:
- a strong glue (epoxy glue is usually suggested but this -cheaper- glue is perfect)
- glitter dust or paste (the original technique is made out of gold leaves but you need to be extremely skilled to use them and they are way more expensive)
- soft little brushes (I recycled the ones my kids use when we do paint at home)
- cotton buds

Once you identify the position of every broken piece, you put a thin line of glue on it and fix the two pieces together. At this point you clean the exceeding glue with a cotton bud and sprinkle the glitter dust on it. Be generous, the more you put, the more will stay fixed. Once the glue is well fixed, you clean the exceeding glitter with the brush. You repeat the same mouvement for every single piece. 

So what do you think of the repair? The scarves are visible, they would have been anyway, but the glitter adds a little sparkling detail to her beautiful expression. And her "Buongiorno" face seems to get the inspiration from the surreal world by Dali ;-)

photography ilaria fatone