White Out: Summer Sightings

For the third installment in our White Out series (first, second), I’m sharing two photos that Susan sent me from her summer travels to Paris and the UK. First up is the very white window display spotted at a Kenzo shop in Paris.

Kenzo shop window in Paris, France; photo by Susan S.

And the second photo definitely put a smile on my face. I need to find my way to this place one day (or at least make a similar sign for my own home!).

Villa Jordana – outside London, UK; photo by Susan S.

Thanks for sending these photos my way Susan. I’m happy (and proud) that you spotted some white during your travels.

See something fabulously white? Take a photo and submit it to me at whitecabana [at] gmail [dot] com.


Art: A Noiva by Joana Vasconcelos

Take a closer look…this is not your average chandelier.

A Noiva (The Bride) by Joana Vasconcelos

A Noiva (The Bride) by Joana Vasconcelos, via Le CentQuatre

At first glance, this is just a gigantic (as in 5m high) chandelier. But with a closer inspection, you’ll discover that this sculpture by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is actually made up of tampons. Yes, tampons. Over 14,000 of them!

A Noiva is at Le CentQuatre in Paris until mid-September 2012. Joana Vasconcelos also has an amazing exhibit at Versailles until the end of September 2012.

Many thanks to CC for sending this my way.


The Friday Five: A Gorgeous Paris Apartment

Would it be so wrong if I spoiled you with five photos from a gorgeous apartment in Paris? Nah, I didn’t think so.

If you’re in Paris and need a place to stay, you can rent out this beautiful space on AirBnB.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Paris

There’s always room on White Cabana for a little Paris! Oui, oui!

MaGalerie via The Neo-traditionalist


Art: Eiffel Tower

Sometimes a hand-drawn Eiffel Tower is all I need to put a smile on my face. Ah – Paris!

La Tour Eiffel

Via Sasa Antic.


Children’s Gifts: Ovale Paris

Ovale: Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris

Ovale, the brain child of designers Gilles Neveu and Vladimir Flabert, houses some of the most cuddliest toys, softest clothes, simplest jewelry, and prettiest silver gifts for babies and children. This unique, minimalist brand carries many items which make gift-giving memorable and unique.

Clothes neatly hung in a row at Ovale, Paris

Browse Ovale’s current collection by clicking here.

Images by Jordana.


Window Display: Bijoux Burma

I just loved the floating paper birds in Burma‘s Parisien window display this summer. So peaceful. 

Bijoux Burma: Summer window display

 

Bijoux Burma: Summer window display

 

  

   

Photos by Jordana.