May you have a colorful 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.April 21, 2014
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
*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.
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
Oh, this week we have such great eye candy for you! Rich navy blues and a touch of neon pink. Enjoy! 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.March 29, 2014
I am so in love with our new cheese plate collection handmade by MB studios! We love the addition of this sunny yellow and tomato red, so perfect to add a touch of color to your table settings. They are cheese plates indeed, but they can be used as presentation plates for anything! Small summer bites with fresh herbs would look so stunning on them! Yummm. -Stephanie
Grab yours over here!
March 28, 2014
Here is my latest guest post for the designlovefest blog. Cobalt is my go-to color. Have you ever tried on something cobalt blue before? The thing with this color is that it looks absolutely stunning on everybody; blonds, brunettes and red heads. Try it! – Stephanie
1. ride west backpack from anthropologie, 2. rain tumbler form anthropologie, 3. jcrew bikini top 4. celestial coaster from anthropologie, 5. shorts from zara, 6. the d’orsey flat from madewell 7. kabuki brush from topshop. – inspiration: yalova shams pillow.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)March 25, 2014
Our new spring gift packaging is now available! These colorful gift tags by designer Jessica Nielsen will be dressing up all our packaging for spring. Don’t forget we always offer free gift-wrapping! We love to imagine your smile when you open your Baba treasures! And we love to offer you the coolest & easiest way to send gifts by mail. We even go all the way and write a sweet little note on your package for you. Leave us a note during checkout and we’ll make sure to add a gift tag and a handwritten note for you! Cheers. -Stephanie
Ps: If you want to purchase these cute gift tags to make packages of your own, you can buy them over here.
March 24, 2014
We are ready for soft yellow & sorbet shades, bicycle rides and the beauty of spring. Happy weekend! – Marie-France & Stephanie
March 22, 2014
Here is the latest inspiration board I put together for The Marion House Book blog. I’ve been doing a bit of research for floor tile inspiration lately. It’s for a future kitchen project. It seems I am drawn towards anything that looks like colorful mosaic, you know the super expensive kind!… On a more realistic note, I’m thinking about a simpler black and white version, it might be a better, timeless option. What kind of tiles would you choose if you were about to renovate? - Stephanie.
While putting together my latest favorite pinterest finds for the designlovefest blog, I realized they were creating this suspended blue & soft yellow world, it’s like they have a story to tell. Check the entire lineup over here! -Stephanie
blue shoes from pinkoiMarch 17, 2014
These beautiful art pieces caught our attention. Indulge! XO -Marie-France & Stephanie
Our SHiliconfETTI° watermelon sweater is featured on one of our favorite creative blogs today. It’s called “Oh Happy Day” and it’s one of the most awesome DIY blogs out there. It’s a world of creativity and partying. (A heavenly mix if you ask me!)
How awesome is the party outfit they’ve put together!
*Curated by the Oh Happy Day blog.
March 13, 2014
This is the latest shopping post I’ve put together for the designlovefest blog. Isn’t the color blush so good? It’s the kind of shade that instantly makes me feel relaxed and comfy. It can even make a camo print look soft and romantic! –Stephanie
1. Mackinac Derbys by anthropologie, 2. cherry blossom watch from anthropologie, 3. agent provocateur bra, 4. playing cards from j.crew, 5. Salt dish form leif, 6. j brand shorts. – inspiration, camo sweater by Zoe Karssen.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)March 11, 2014
This week we are into cantaloup shades mixed with teals! Which illustration is your favorite? -Marie-France & Stephanie
March 8, 2014
Oh la la! Kelly Lanza of the Studio DIY blog looking so darling wearing our Watermelon sweater by SHiliconfETTI°! I just adore the way she styled it. I think she would be the perfect model for our SHiliconfETTI° sweaters, wouldn’t she? Congrats for your feature in the Martha Stewart Living magazine Kelly! Check our her latest DIY idea for St. Patrick’s day. It’s just perfect. -Stephanie
*All pictures are by Studio DIYMarch 5, 2014
Since fashion weeks are nearly over, I thought I’d share my favorite part, the street styles. These fashionistas always amaze me with what they pull together. I have to say I prefer bold, colorful fashion with a touch of humor. See my complete selection via the Designlovefest blog. -Stephanie
paris street style via jak & jil
March 4, 2014
Let’s gaze at bright hues while we wait for spring to show up! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Julie Doiron is a Canadian songwriter and singer who started her career in 1990 when she was 18 years old. Amongst others, she collaborated with the excellent Okkervil River band. Now on her own, her music is sometimes acoustic, sometimes rock but always characterised by her sensitive voice. Her work deserves to be discovered! Here is her song Nice to Come Home from her album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day. Cheers! –Marie-France
February 28, 2014
Here is my latest guest post for the Marion House Book blog.
I’m astonished by the variety of outstanding wallpapers I see on Pinterest. For years, I was reluctant to wallpaper, I guess the variety felt too traditional, but now I feel the options we have are amazing! Look at these for inspiration. I’m curious, where would you shop to find great wallpaper selection? –Stephanie
My lastest guest post for the Designlovefest blog is all about the colorful sneaker trend going on. While browsing for the coolest pair around, I couldn’t get over how amazing the design and color choices are. Is it me or do they almost feel like pieces of art? I’m obsessed with no. 8, which one is your favorite? -Stephanie
These bright artworks caught our attention this week! May your day be colorful. -Marie-France & Stephanie
February 23, 2014
We are always on the lookout for the hippest handmade treasures. Have a look at our latest Baba finds! I can’t get over how cute our new cactus rattles are!
February 21, 2014
Against all odds, 2 of my besties and I are now pregnant and are expecting within 6 weeks of each other! We found this special time in our lives too precious not to be remembered.
We wanted to plan a special photo shoot to capture the moment but we didn’t really want it to be a typical belly photo-shoot… if you see what I mean. Then, we decided we should plan it around an activity we love, that’s when the afternoon tea party idea came up! We thought it would be creative and fun and it would also make for pretty pictures.
We teamed up with the super talented photographer, Elisabeth Simard, who was delighted with the idea.
I have to say the whole fun of it was the preparation. Here you can see me on the left, Ange in the middle and Gabrielle on the left. The 3 of us have pretty big bellies although you can’t see much of mine on this one!
This is us behind the scenes, having fun putting way too much icing on the cupcakes.
Here I’m sprinkling more candy, of course.
Tadam! Aren’t these cakes beautiful? I have to say my friends are super talented so it was very easy.
Coiffeuse, the dog, also wanted her share of the goodies. (Can you believe my friend Gabrielle called her dog “Coiffeuse”, the French equivalent for hairdresser! I think it’s hilarious.) Still no tummy showing! Apparently wearing black was not my best idea…
Isn’t my friend Gab pretty on this one? Pictures taken on the spot are the best, aren’t they? And the lighting is magnificent!
Here you can see, my bump is huge! Expecting my first baby mid-April and I cannot be more thrilled about it. (Apparently, I was saying something silly again…)
Gabrielle, trying to make me laugh, and oh, oh, I’m losing my cupcake!
And there it went, it’s on the floor!
The pictures turned out looking more like an afternoon tea party than anything else but we had a blast and it felt very special. I feel so blessed to have these ladies in my life and to be sharing such a special time with them. I highly suggest capturing pictures of yourself and your friends having fun together, pregnant or not. They make the best memories. Imagine looking back at these, in let’s say 10 years…
*All pictures by Elisabeth Simard. Thanks for capturing the moment.
February 18, 2014
My latest post for Designlovefest was inspired by this very awesome powder blue leather biker jacket. I’ve always loved when colors are used in an unusual way. –stephanie
1. Sunglasses from J.Crew, 2. High Heel shoe from Zara, 3. RGB nail polish, 4. Ombre velvet pillow from Anthropologie, 5. Agenda from Poketo, 6. Bath mat from H&M, 7. Candle from H&M – Inspiration, biker jacket from Zara.February 17, 2014
These bits & bites of inspiration gathered together in this week’s collage create a really cool color palette. Right? -Marie-France & Stephanie
Sending you guys 1001 kisses! Happy V-Day, XO! -Stephanie
To find all the links, visit our “Smack!” Pinterest board! (it’s full of love)February 14, 2014
A few new friendly treasures just hit the shop!
May your week be as colorful as this color palette! Happy Monday -Marie-France & Stephanie
This green wall is absolutely cool, right?
deko 4-13 by susanna ventoFebruary 7, 2014
This Valentine’s Day, surprise someone you love by sending them a little Baba gift in the mail. Just imagine the surprise on her face! -Stephanie
Let’s start the week on the right foot….that is, with some amazingly colorful inspiration! -Marie-France & Stephanie
February 3, 2014
My latest shopping board for the DesignLoveFest blog is a bunch of fabulous yellow finds! Will I ever get tired of yellow? Of course not! -Stephanie
1. j.crew yellow turtleneck, 2. jil sander triangular clutch, 3. felt coasters from amelia presents, 4. penguin drop caps classic from leif, 5. marni earrings, 6. yellow birch tray from amelia presents, 7. Yellow lamp from anthropologie. – inspiration: art by emily rickard.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)January 31, 2014
We collaborated with local illustrator Steffi Bee to create some exclusive art for your little munchkins’ rooms! Easy to frame, these 8×10 illustrations will add an artsy touch and a friendly twist to your kids’ decor. Which one is your fave? (I have a big crush on Tails, the intrepid gal!) -Stephanie
Ahoy! The little sailor
Tails, the intrepid gal
Pandamonium, the friendly panda
An Apple a Day, the smiley apple
Théodore, the gentleman bear
Gloria, the cutie pie.
January 29, 2014
May your weekend be colorful friends! Here are our latest finds around the web. -Marie-France & Stephanie
January 25, 2014
Here is my latest blog post for the Marion House Book blog.
Functional or not, a fireplace is a great spot to practice your styling skills. Here are a few inspiring ones…Apparently I’m into white fireplaces punctuated with colorful art. What do you think? – Stephanie
These adorable terracotta cacti planters, with an awesome speckled glaze, are the result of a special collaboration between Baba Souk and the talented Emily Reinhardt of The Object Enthusiast. We thought it would be awesome to come up with the most adorable little pots for small cacti and succulent plants. I just love them so much, they are the cutest treasures ever! Don’t you think? -Stephanie
Shop for them over here!
January 21, 2014
Oh! Have a look at Jojotastic’s bedroom, it’s pretty. Our pink Moroccan carpet is looking cute beside her bed!
Her cat is pretty cute as well! -Stephanie
This week we are into colorful bright pink. This cacti print has got to be our fave! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Pictures via Justina Blakeney’s blog
January 16, 2014
These little coin purses created by artist Kindah Khalidy are real eye candy. Perfect to stash a few cards, a little change, some nail polish and a few tiny treasures! What will you hide in yours? Limited edition, shop them now!
-StephanieJanuary 14, 2014
Here’s a collage of our favorite illustrations from around the web. Click around and get inspired! -Marie-France & Stephanie
January 11, 2014
One of my goals for 2014 is taking time to play and live a creative life. What is this life all about without a little time to have fun? This new post series is about making time to do something inspiring. I’ll come up with super feasible ideas and simple ways to stir up our creative juices! Are you in? See the entire post via The Marion House Book blog. -Stephanie