Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Marie Claire Maison

Marie Claire Maison magazine has a fantastic web site with more inspiration than I've seen in quite a long time. There are also decor and art videos, forums and blogs. I just clicked all over the header and sidebar sections. Visiting this site is a fun trip down a rabbit hole.
I have not had luck with getting Marie Claire sites to work through Google translator except for the forums and some of the blogs. I keep Google translator open in a new tab so I can copy and paste the text I want translated.
I really fell for this idea pictured below. The planks are drilled and stitched together with red string then mounted on metal sawhorses. It's the drilled and stitched wood idea that I like. Maybe it could work for room screens or a potting table outside stiched with colored, plastic covered wire.
The translated text is below. It's not perfect.

This table was designed last year at Christmas. Believing that work in his Paris apartment would be completed, Paola Navone had invited about twenty people. But on December 23, the furniture had not arrived… In a few minutes, she had the idea to the table: she collected five boards that were hanging on site. After quickly painted grey, it has been trouer randomly and has sewn together with red string (BHV). She asked the board thus constituted three metal trestles. All that remained was to draw up a table… for the feast.


  1. A translation by a human being (rather than a machine) for you:

    "This table was conceived last year, at Christmas. Expecting her renovations to have been completed, Paola Navone had invited about twenty people for dinner. By the 23rd, the furniture had yet to arrive. In a few minutes she devised her plan for the table; she assembled five planks from around the construction yard and rapidly painted them grey. Then she drilled holes in randomly selected places and stitched the planks together with red string (BHV). She placed the tabletop, thus assembled, on three metal trestles. All that remained was to set the table for the feast. "

    The word used is actually "whitewashed" but in English, it sounds very odd to whitewash something gray!


  2. Isn't it amazing how a simple and creative solution can come from a moment of urgent need? What a great idea.

  3. Your blog is so adorable. I am going to bookmark it so I can visit again and again.

  4. I LOVE that magazine!! Laurie

  5. Anonymous11:58 AM

    found u by accident sooooo glad i did. u have so much to browse and it is just up my alley, thanks.


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