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
This time of year, I try to recharge my creative batteries; I’m on the lookout for new sources of inspiration. These images really rev my mind with new ideas, colors & ambiances I’d like to try out in 2014. See my 7 favorite pins via the Designlovefest blog! -Stephanie
Psychotropical by Thierry FeuzJanuary 7, 2014
Woot! Woot! Our beloved polka dot vases by The Object Enthusiast are in this January issue of Better Homes & Gardens. How sweet? -stephanie
Let’s start this sparkling year with a song from Bodies Of Water! I have to admit that I love to sing and dance on this one! If you’re a fan of Arcade Fire, you’ll probably fall in love with this Los Angeles band, as they are lovers of American traditional folk, theater and gospel. These two voices are in pure harmony. For a little more of their work, click here. Enjoy! –Marie-France & StephanieJanuary 5, 2014
For you guys who don’t live near Montreal and for those who were not able to brave the crazy weather we had, here are a few pics from our latest pop-up boutique! We really felt super down when we woke up Saturday morning under the freezing rain and the mad winds, but everything turned out great, thanks to those Baba shoppers who braved the elements. You are the greatest! It was super fun meeting you, as always. You guys are a true inspiration to us. We can’t wait to host another pop-up! -Stephanie & Sheila
Our big pile of Moroccan pillows.
Sneak peek at our little boutique, you can see our beloved SHiliconfETTI° sweater collection designed by my friend Sheila.
SHiliconfETTI° among her wonderful sweaters.
Our Holiday candy kebabs! These are a tradition now, we only change the candy to fit the mood. See our last summer version over here!
I admit I ate quite a few myself!
Our new Old School Memory Games were a stocking stuffer hit.
Table top view of a bunch of Baba treasures.
Loved these see-through balloons we used as festive props. We added a bunch of neon confetti inside.
Here is a view of the freezing outdoors. See you next time, hopefully in milder weather!
*Huge thanks to our friend, Marie-France, who took the majority of these shotsDecember 31, 2013
Oyé! Oyé! Montreal friends! Come and see our Pop-Up boutique Saturday and Sunday Dec 21-22nd. The best place to score the perfect last minute gift for your cool cat friends and design lovers! See you there! -Stephanie
5587 Parc Avenue, Montreal, H2V 4H2
Saturday : 9 :30 – 7 :00
Sunday : 9 :30 – 4 :00
*** Handmade products, indie design, fashion, free gift-wrapping and a totally Baba vibe! ***December 16, 2013
I don’t know about you, but over here, we are in the Holiday mood! We’ve been listening to some golden oldies and wrapping tons of awesome Baba gifts all week! Here is our latest graphic inspiration, enjoy! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Tic Toc, Tic Toc! The clock is ticking! Want to avoid the crowded malls and the parking hassles for your Holiday gifts? Want us to wrap your awesome gifts for free? If you want your gifts in time for Christmas, hurry friends!
Don’t miss these deadlines for regular shipping to make sure you get them on time:
-USA orders: Dec 13th for standard shipping, Dec 17th for express shipping.
-Canadian orders: Dec 17th for standard shipping*
-Local Quebec orders: Dec 18th for standard shipping*
*Standard shipping will be upgrade to accelerated shipping, free of charge for the Holiday period.December 12, 2013
If you live in a micro city flat like I do, you might not feel like cramping your precious square footage with a big Christmas tree… Now you know how much I love our handmade polka dot vases by the talented Emily Reinhardt, right? Well I’ve decided they would be the perfect answer for my Holiday decor.
I went for a little walk (ok, just around the corner ) to my local market and found some super awesome little branches of red berries, I can’t remember what they are called unfortunately, but I think you can easily find them at your local florist. Also I was wandering through the Christmas tree section (because it smells so good) and found some great branches of “incense cedar”. I just adore all the little yellow buds on the branches!
Use them to create a super glam centerpiece!
Isn’t it the perfect solution for a very busy gal’s Holiday decor? -Stephanie
Click here to shop the vases!December 10, 2013
Feeling inspired by…. -Marie-France & Stephanie
Oyé Oyé, announcing the winner of last weekend’s Souk@Sat giveaway! Check your emails, you might have won your favorite SHiliconfETTI° item!December 6, 2013
Hi guys! We are having an awesome giveaway via Jennifer Chong’s blog! Don’t miss your chance to win a $150 gift certificate! Here are her favorite gift items!
This board was designed by Jennifer Chong.
Oh my! So fun to see some of our items in the ever so cool Australian Yen mag!
Spotted our pink dotted vase by The Object Enthusiast.
Spotted our graphic cheese plate by MB art studios. How cool are these magazine pages? I’m loving all the picks! -StephanieDecember 3, 2013
Oh my, oh my! It’s already December! Let’s get inspired. -Marie-France & Stephanie
For some people, finding the perfect gift can be such a pain, but for me it’s a real delight! I just love finding the perfect gift for someone I love. I tend to notice small details when I go to people’s homes and notice what they like, what their favorite color is and what style they are into. Here are a few ideas for you! Maybe you’ll find the perfect person to give it to! -Stephanie
Psssst! Today is the last day to enjoy Free shipping with coupon code “givethanks”!
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are the husband and wife duo behind Whitehorse, a Canadian folk rock band. Both of them were singers and songwriters in their own right but have decided to work as a team since 2011. Good news for us because we can now enjoy their perfect harmony. By the way, how cute are they? I especially love this beautiful Emerald Isle song that I’m sharing today. If you enjoy it and would like to listen to a little bit more of their work, you can find a selection of their videos right here. Have a nice one, folks!November 26, 2013
Oh yes, Holiday parties are coming fast! Let’s get into a festive mood, slip on our dancing shoes, our sparkly outfits and dance the night away! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Baba Souk turns ONE today! which means it’s the perfect day to give thanks. I’m screaming a big fat heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you cool cats who’ve been following along this crazy Baba adventure!
You are the best for encouraging handmade culture. It means the world to us. Really! Please stick with us and invite your friends. The next year should be wild!
The Baba Souk family
Oh look at these lovely little things! How charming these little ring dishes would look on your dresser! Showcase your latest sparkly finds and your precious souvenirs on these oh-so-cute handmade polka dot ceramic dishes! They make a very special and thoughtful gift too. -Stephanie
Handmade by Emily Reinhardt, The Object Enthusiast.
Inspiration from great illustrators; potted plants, a lovely lady in her amazing sweater and a starry sky. Enjoy your weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
November 16, 2013
These happy cards were just screaming at me, I had to add them to the shop! Finally, vibrant modern cards just as colorful as our cool cat friends! Isn’t it fun to receive a card in you mailbox? I know it definitely makes my day! -Stephanie
Send your gift by mail to anyone you love and we’ll wrap it up for FREE! We’ll even write a sweet personalized Santa note for you. How convenient! Start your Holiday shopping now! >
November 12, 2013