We feel super girly this week! Check out our latest source of inspiration. -Marie-France & Stephanie
*We do our very best to find the source of the featured artist’s work, however sometimes the source is lost in the www space and we can’t find it. If ever you happen to know to whom it belongs, please drop us a line in the comments below and we’ll happily update the missing link.July 29, 2014
kolonaki via missmoss
July 24, 2014
You know how much I adore these little vases, handmade by Emily Reinhardt of The Object Enthusiast. They are collectible treasures! This summer, we have a special edition with giant gold dots! What!?
We had fun playing around with snapdragons and big leaves for this shot.
This special edition is available in 3 lovely colors. Grab yours now!July 22, 2014
I spend so many hours online (you can absolutely call me a web nerd), that I often discover real gems. I thought I’d create this new blog post series called “Treasure Hunter” to share some of my best finds with you guys. Also, I’ve always said my unique talent was to find talent! I don’t know why it took me so long to discover the Paper & Stitch blog, but it’s just the most inspiring place to hang! Brittni Mehlhoff is the founder and editor and she puts together the most stunning DIY projects I’ve seen in a long time. Her ideas are just unique and put together in the most flawless photographs. You know when you stumble on someone so good you wish you could work with her, well that’s how I feel about this gal.
This is just a little peek at some of my favorite DIY projects of hers. You should definitely check out the Paper & Stitch blog. -StephanieJuly 21, 2014
Are you following Baba Souk backstage over on Instagram? Well you should because we are having fun! -Stephanie
Join Baba Souk over here!July 16, 2014
Do you happen to know about MeetMinnie magazine? It’s a relatively new online magazine. I have to say Baba Souk is delighted to be part of it! We really believe this new indie magazine is a raising star! The editors are coolest curators and the magazine has a really fresh design layout. I’m a fan!
Spotted: Our raw quartz earrings in black
Spotted: Our Nothern Lights cacti planter
This summer issue is filled with fun DIY ideas for summer, some really fun & rad ones! Here are some sneak peeks but you should definitely check it out! -StephanieJuly 15, 2014
It’s a color splash! And we love it. Here are a few artists that inspired us this week. Enjoy your weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
My latest guest port via The Marion House Book blog. Our summer is so short that every beautiful day that comes around, I feel the urge to enjoy the outdoors as much as I possibly can. That means eating outside almost every evening and trying to make my own backyard, a sweet place to be. I like the idea of bringing inside decor items outside. Here are a few ideas you might like. Great chairs, statement planters, and a few pillows add a lot of charm, don’t you think? –Stephanie
July 11, 2014
Here’s a short piece of music that will bring joy to your hearts! Rah Rah is an amazing Canadian indie rock group from Saskatchewan that I just discovered and instantly loved. Pssst! A free tune from their most recent album is available on their homepage, right here. Enjoy the happy mood! –Marie-FranceJuly 10, 2014
July 8, 2014
I stumbled upon these adorable cookie designs via Instagram. The very talented gal who makes them is called Allison and she has a blog called “The Allison Show.” These must be the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen, obviously she has a very special talent! Don’t you just love to discover new talent? -Stephanie
*All pictures by The Allison Show.July 7, 2014
Checkout my Colorfest post from a few weeks ago, it was posted over the designlovefest blog. Soft marled grey shade looks so comfy! Imagine yourself walking around the city in this sweatshirt dress, runners and hat! Wearing grey in summer is kind of unusual but this soft shade got me! Would you wear grey at this time of year? –Stephanie
1. straw hat from j.crew, 2. wall bucket from terrain, 3. sweatshirt dress from zara, 4. s’well water bottle from leif, 5. maison martin margiela grey shades 6. raw quartz earrings form baba souk, 7.clock from antrhopologie – inspiration sneakers from anthropologie. (want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here! )July 4, 2014
A few pieces that are inspiring us this week! Have a good one! -Marie-France & Stephanie
July 2, 2014
The Baba Shopper is a very special project created in collaboration with artist Kendra Dandy. For this 2nd edition, we decided to feature her delightful ice cream cone print! I have to say, I think I’ve never seen a sweeter market tote, it’s just the coolest carry-all for summer. Limited edition, grab yours now! -Stephanie
I have a confession to make, the mint ones are my favourite… -stephanie
Handmade by The Object Enthusiast, available here!June 23, 2014
Here are a few illustrations that caught our eyes this week! Happy Friday! Marie-France & Stephanie
When I received an email from Ellie Tennant, the writer of design bloggers at home, saying Baba Souk was listed in the resource section of her new book, I was thrilled! I’d heard about the book, which features the homes of well-known bloggers, but I hadn’t had a chance to pick one up. I was too curious, so I decided to order one immediately. I had really no expectations at all.
When it hit my doorstep, I immediately went through the entire book. It is literally filled with pages of fun, quirky, personal and unexpected home decor ideas. Not perfect looking houses like you see in magazines, but singular houses of real creative people. I really enjoyed seeing the interiors of some of my favorite bloggers like Oh Joy and SF Girl by Bay. Of course, I have a sweet spot for the home decor of Justina Blackeney, we have a similar aesthetic and her house which she calls her Jungalow is just so authentic and colorful, it’s screaming her name and I love that. Besides, she is the one who listed Baba Souk in her favorite shop list! How cool and talented is that lady anyway! (Have you checked her IG feed lately?)
I was also super impressed with the home decor of Jonathan Lo, blogger behind Happy Mundane. His home looks like such a happy place to live in, as it seems to be filled with meaningful collectibles and such great pieces of art.
A fun thing about this book is that each featured blogger listed his or her favorite blogs and shops, some awesome resources! An entire section at the end of the book is dedicated to golden advice for creating your own blog. It’s a great read and I found some great pieces of advice. This one is from Victoria Smith of SF Girl by Bay., which really resonates with me: “Stay true to yourself and find your own voice. Don’t emulate other blogs. Be natural. The more your blog reflects you, the better it is.”
Design bloggers at home is literally filled with doable, down to earth styling ideas which can inspire you for your own decor. It will give you tons of ideas to be creative with your living space. I highly recommend it! -StephanieJune 19, 2014
We’ve teamed up with a friend and talented surface designer, Marie-France, to create these ridiculously cute planted pot posters. We love to create together, we used to work in the same office back in the days when we were fashion designers, and we both have a sweet spot for patterns, colors and quirkiness! The posters are so adorable! They would look so cute in a living room or office, wouldn’t they?
One of our friends bought one to hang in her baby girl’s nursery and we think the idea is pretty neat! We also have a special little something for you guys! Download this FREE printable wrapping-paper and use it to wrap up a small plant or a little succulent! Print it on letter size paper, cut out the margins, wrap up a sweet little planted pot and offer it to your friend. It makes such a cute hostess gift and inexpensive treat. A hit, for sure!
Click here to download the printable wrapping-paper file.
This pattern is so lovely we want to see it everywhere. Download your FREE desktop pattern over here! Dress up your computer or phone with our lovely pattern. Perfect change for summer, right?
Click here to download the FREE desktop file.
Hope you enjoy! -Stephanie & Marie-FranceJune 17, 2014
via lauren kelpJune 12, 2014
Here is our latest inspiration board; abstract art, a few cactus and a touch of peach! -Marie-France & Stephanie
*We do our very best to find the source of the featured artist’s work, however sometimes the source is lost in the www space and we can’t find it. If ever you happen to know to whom it belongs, please drop us a line in the comments below and we’ll happily update the missing link.June 11, 2014
I had a picnic with friends this weekend and as we all are candy lovers, I made a few tropical kebabs for the occasion. I thought I’d share this super simple idea because I thought they are so cute for a summer celebration! They would also be super fun to decorate a cocktail, wouldn’t they? -Stephanie
So easy, you just need to find a few fun tropical candy like this cute banana ones!
June 10, 2014
We now carry these beautiful ceramic dessert plates in a lovely peach and a soft grey shade. I love to mix and match them, they make such a beautiful romantic setting! -Stephanie
Handmade locally in Montreal by Atelier Make.June 9, 2014
This is my latest colorfest post for the DesignLoveFest blog. You know when you stumble on a piece of clothing and you just can’t help yourself… Well that tropical tee is calling my name real bad. This green shade feels super fresh, doesn’t it? What’s your favorite pick? –Stephanie
1. green heel from zara, 2. tweed shorts by carven, 3. cacti tealights from leif 4. bra from anthropologie, 5. a work in progress via anthropologie, 6. crystal lamp form zara home, 7. watercolor card from leif. – inspiration, palm tee from weekday.June 6, 2014
This handmade cup is a conversation piece, I mean can a cup get any cuter? I just feel like it belongs to Alice and I’d love to drink my tea in Wonderland! This handmade treasure makes the perfect gift for a tea or a coffee lover. Grab yours over here! -Stephanie
Handmade by Marjorie Camiré, locally in Montreal.June 5, 2014
June 4, 2014
Here is an inspiration board to start the week in color! Happy Monday! Marie-France & Stephanie
*We do our very best to find the source of the featured artist’s work, however sometimes the source is lost in the www space and we can’t find it. If ever you happen to know to whom it belongs, please drop us a line in the comments below and we’ll happily update the missing link.
June 2, 2014
We’ve teamed up with the multi talented lady behind the Murmures blog to create a super festive recipe for the summer season ahead of us. Emilie is a food stylist, a photographer and a cook! She created these amazing raspberry soufflé and fancy lemonades for us. She used our colorful ceramic platters for the presentations; everything looks just incredibly fresh & delicious! I’m thirsty, aren’t you? These are the perfect summer treats for your guests. Can’t wait to try these and throw a garden party! Cheers -Stephanie
Recipe for iced lemon raspberry soufflé (Makes 6-8 soufflés)
- 30cl of fresh cream
- 350g of raspberries
- 1 organic lemon
- 80g sugar
- 2 small egg whites
- a pinch of salt
Instructions: Purée 250g of raspberries. Filter the purée to remove seeds with a sieve. Zest and press the lemon, add 20g of sugar. Beat egg whites with the salt, until they form stiff peaks. Add 30g of sugar. Mix the purée in with the egg whites. For presentation, empty a few lemons and fill with mixture. An alternative is to wrap a few glasses or cups with cooking parchment leaving an over-lap of 2 to 3 cm above the edges. Fill with soufflé mixture adding a few whole raspberries. Smooth the surface and garnish with a thin lemon slice. Chill in freezer for 4 hours. Remove baking parchment before serving.
Citrus and orange blossom lemonade (Makes 1 pitcher)
- 2 organic lemons
- 2 heaping tablespoons of turbinado sugar or honey or liquid sugar
- sprig of fresh mint
- 2 teaspoons of orange blossom water
- ice cubes
Instructions: Press the lemons. Fill pitcher with water, add lemon juice, sugar, orange blossom water, mint. Serve ice cold with ice cubes!
Hibiscus and orange blossom lemonade (Makes one pitcher.)
- a handful of dried hibiscus flowers
- 2 heaping tablespoons of turbinado sugar or honey or liquid sugar
- 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water
- ice cubes
Instructions: Steep hibiscus in tepid water for 20 minutes. Add the sugar and orange blossom water. Serve ice cold with ice cubes.
Check out my latest favourite Pinterest finds via the DesignLoveFest blog. They’re a real visual fest, a great lineup for a festive photo shoot! I love the mix of tropical prints with more graphic elements. –Stephanie
via olive and cloverMay 29, 2014
Our new window display inspired graphic designer Asia Pietrzyk to create this absolutely cute print! She’s a super talented illustrator based in Stockholm. I’ve been a fan of her work and I am delighted to see that she was inspired by Baba Souk. Check out her personal project called “instamissimo” where she picks an instagram picture and creates an illustration from it. This is a project she created just for fun as a simple outlet for creativity. We love the idea! -Stephanie
Artwork by Asia Pietrzyk.May 27, 2014
Cory, author of a lovely Australian blog called Cranberry Dear, interviewed me. Read our little chat over here! -Stephanie
This is my latest shopping post for the DesignLoveFest blog. Poppy red is such a festive shade, doesn’t it make you instantly smile? And this gorgeous flower plate just makes me want to throw a garden party! -Stephanie
1. stella mccartney swimsuit, 2. acne studio t-shirt, 3. sunhat from anthropologie 4. bonjour messenger bag from zara, 5. kate spade saturday sunnies, 6. lauren b nail polish, 7. moccasin from zara – inspiration poppy bowl from terrain.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)May 24, 2014
Here are the images that inspired us this week. The quote is one of our fave “laugh till your stomach hurts.” Bonus points if you cry a few tears of joy! Happy Friday –Marie-France & Stephanie
Have you checked our jewelry section lately? It’s so good, we have plenty of new colorful treasures: Check it out over here!
Our new raw sparkling gemstone earrings are super hip! Grab a pair of these limited edition gemstones, they feel so precious! -Stephanie
May 16, 2014
Life without color is like a sundae without a cherry! Happy Monday, guys! -Marie-France & Stephanie
How charming are theses little handmade bow bangles? Add a little touch of charm & femininity to your outfit. I think they also make the sweetest little gift. -Stephanie
This week we are dreaming in pink, purple & mustard with these inspiring artworks. Have a good one! -Marie-France & Stephanie
May 5, 2014
Check out our latest additions over here! Trinkets, Gold, tassels, that’s what we call eye candy! -Stephanie
We feel the sunshine coming! May your Monday be as colorful as our latest inspirations. Marie-France & Stephanie
Mother’s Day is May 11th! Send your mom a Baba treasure in the mail. We’ll wrap it up for free! Easy and convenient!
Shop our treasures over here!April 24, 2014
May you have a colorful Monday! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Jeanne Chan is the writer behind Shop Sweet Things. She has an eye for everything beautiful and colorful. You can take a complete home tour of her 750-square-foot apartment located in San Francisco over here! Here is a sneak peek at my favourite rooms.
I love the art gallery she created on her living room wall. Tastefully chosen prints are all you need to create an artsy statement and it’s a really inexpensive way to add tons of character to a room. (Pssst! We have some cool ones in the shop.)
Big plants, great table books and a few eye-catching vases are always a great decor enhancer.
I love the room she created for her little munchkins! The polka dot bedding she chose is so fun. Do you recognize our dotted pillows in there? I was super proud to see them in her beautiful decor! See the other corners of Jeanne’s home over here. -Stephanie
Pictures credit: Nanette Wong for HouzzApril 12, 2014
My mint obsession continues over the DesignLoveFest blog. This airy mint shade brings to mind a leisurely stroll in the sun, and your first ice cream of the season. Dreaming of a warm Spring day where anything seems possible. –Stephanie
1. woven sunhat by missoni, 2. mint shorts from zara, 3. palm drops from baublebar, 4. garden tools from anthropologie, 5. flip side clutch form ban.do, 6. lucia soy candle, 7. zara ballerina flats – inspiration tropical sweatshirt by zoe karssen.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)
These colorful ceramic plant markers are painted and made by hand by artist Jo Lucksted. Perfect for the green thumbs out there who plan to grow some delicious fresh herbs. I need to start a little in-house garden so I can mark my parsley, cilantro, mint & basil with these cute ones! -Stephanie
Psssst! They make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Click here to shop.
Kelly from the Studio DIY and I collaborated on something special for you guys! Some free printable patterns so you can create the cutest Easter bunny baskets and fill them with your favourite treats! I created the patterns and Kelly created the little bunnies and the entire set up. I can’t get over how cute they turned out, how awesome would they look on your Easter table! -Stephanie
Pictures by Studio DIY
Patterns by Baba Souk
Patterns by Baba SoukApril 8, 2014
We offered one of our beloved treasure baskets to each New York Blogshop student recently. How cute are they! We have been carrying these since our shop opened and we never get tired of seeing them, I keep on adding more. They are made by Moroccan women crafters and each one is weaved by hand. We really feel great about carrying this kind of product made by groups of women in fair trade cooperatives. On top of it all, they are such great eye candy! -Stephanie
Photo credit: DesignLovefestApril 7, 2014
Raise your hand if you love mint as much as we do! Happy weekend -Marie-France & Stephanie
April 5, 2014
Our colorful leather iPhone cases and coin purses are on sale! Grab yours soon, we only have a few left! -Stephanie
Check out our latest favourite Pinterest finds via the DesignLoveFest blog. I can’t get over how awesome this geometric paper backdrop is! I’d love to try it out in our office. It would make an awesome picture background, wouldn’t it? -Stephanie
Geometric paper decor via 100 layer cake-letApril 2, 2014
April 1, 2014
Spring is almost here and I’m happy to share this song by the Okkervil River band with you. I bet you won’t be able to resist the lively rhythm! This amazing band from Austin, Texas, is really talented! Let’s enjoy the song A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene released in 1997 from the album The Stage Names. –Marie-France
March 31, 2014