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
“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.” – Tarjei Vesaas. Have a wonderful Sunday! Marie-France & Stephanie
November 10, 2013
Our little munchkin section just got new friends! > See all our latest additions over here! -Stephanie
Pictures by Murmure blog
Marie-France put together her favourite illustrations as she does every week to inspire us. How cool are these picks? -Stephanie
November 2, 2013
My latest guest post via the DesigLoveFest blog is all about burgundy. Have you noticed? Burgundy is having its glory moment. It’s everywhere! This parka is killing me. -stephanie
Let’s just enjoy some happy colors, great abstract art and amazing illustrations. Happy weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
You know what total fans we are of geometric, Scandinavian, bold, graphic design, right!? Well these cheese plates made by hand by MB art studios have all these qualities! I adore mixing their shapes and colors and using them to serve cheese, pâté or finger food. They are (in my opinion) the coolest cheese plates ever made!
Don’t they make the hippest hostess gifts? -StephanieOctober 24, 2013
October is here with its amazing colors and I would like to celebrate its beauty with an American folk band called Dark Dark Dark. I only recently discovered it through my brother (Hey, we all need a good music pusher!) At my very first listen, I immediately fell in love with the song called Nobody Knows. The piano and voice really fit in with our nostalgic fall season. You should listen to the entire album via bandcamp… you’ll find lots of great harmony and some accordion riffs. Enjoy! -Marie-France
Psssst! Click little play button on bottom left to play the song!
photo credit : Guillaume AncelinOctober 22, 2013
Fun inspiration for a beautiful Sunday afternoon! Enjoy! -Marie-France & Stephanie
October 20, 2013
My friend Sheila of SHiliconfETTi° and I thought we needed a few more pictures to show off our new pillow collection properly. A few weekends ago, we met and imagined how cool it would be to have some great design chairs we could use as props. And so we looked around her house, which is filled with vintage treasures, but we did not find the perfect chairs. We wanted something with a modern aesthetic. That’s when we decided we would paint some of her vintage chairs in white and add a few colorful touches with some mint, neon pink and neon yellow paint.
Here you can see the results of our creative weekend. We certainly had a lot of fun putting together this colorful photo shoot! -Stephanie
October 16, 2013
These illustrations are total eye candy, enjoy! -Marie-France & Stephanie
Are you with me with the dots obsession? Our new vases by Emily Reinhardt have copper dots! Eeeeek! See them all over here! -Stephanie
These lovely prints & words of wisdom caught our eyes! Let’s get inspired. -Marie-France & Stephanie
Our new necklaces by Emeldo are totally Baba! We just can’t get enough neon and poms! See them all over here. -Stephanie
Pssst! This one is Bri Emery’s favorite pick!
one winner will be chosen on wednesday, october 9th at 10am PST. open to US and Canada. the retail value is $285.
also! 15% off any purchase with the code designlovefest through october 6th, 2013 (open to international readers).October 2, 2013
Saturday is the perfect day to get inspired! Have a lovely weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
September 28, 2013
Hey, hey Baba lovers! Since we love to celebrate life’s simplest pleasures, here is a treat just for you and just because it’s Friday! Get FREE shipping* on your favorite Baba treasure with coupon code “tgif”. Valid for 24hrs only! -Stephanie
*Free shipping for Canada & United States only, regular shipping option. Valid for the next 24hrs only. Starts September 27th 2013.
These locally made ethnic accessories are sure to jazz up any boring outfit! Wear them wherever you feel you need a little Baba touch! See the entire collection over here -Stephanie
Here is my latest guest post for The Marion House Book blog. We are looking for coffee table ideas. The golden gnome one has stolen my heart! What’s your favorite? -Stephanie
Let’s get inspired! How cool are these prints put together? -Marie-France & Stephanie
September 21, 2013
I’m not usually a fan of winter, but this year things are different! We have the coolest winter accessories in store and they have the biggest poms! Can you believe these gorgeous finds are hand knitted? Yes ladies, hand knitted by Nanoukiko, a local artist and the queen of knitting herself. See the entire collection here!
Did you see my latest guest post for the DesignLoveFest blog? We are getting comfy with this grey mood board. How about hanging in your pjs all day ? -Stephanie
1. Fox hat from Jules B, 2. Sweatshirt by Acne, 3. Striped pants from Madewell 4. Animal print socks form Old Navy, 5. Watch by May28th, 6. Grey tote from ShopBop – inspiration, art by Sue Williams A’Court via The Marion House Book blog
September 17, 2013
Here is a good way to start the week! A splash of color and inspiring prints. Happy Monday! Marie-France & Stephanie
Introducing the most amazing knitwear and pillows! Created by SHiliconfETTI° an amazingly talented designer and friend! Are you ready for an adventure in the Holland of our dreams? See all the knitwear here! See all the pillows here!
In Quebec city, we have an amazing music festival each July and, this year, I discovered this new dynamic band from Montreal : Groenland. This indie pop group first thought of creating an electronic band but they finally found it too boring so so they decided to add some funny instruments one by one to end up with this more playful first album. They released The Chase in April that includes a tune called Criminals. Totally irresistible ! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! -Marie-France
Psssst! Click to bottom left little play button to play the song!September 11, 2013
A mix & match of our latest inspirations. Happy weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
This week my guest post for the DesignLoveFest blog is all about our never-ending crush on yellow. It’s just such a happy color! Don’t you think? -Stephanie
1. Messenger bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs, 2. The weekend calendar from Kate Spade Saturday, 3. Platforms from Madewell 4. Watering can from terrain, 5. Yellow melamine plate from West Elm 6. Tape dispenser from poppin. – inspiration Paul & Joe tunic dress.
I love everything about this inspiration board. This little apple print reminds me of back to school and of course this very funny quote which we found to be so true: “Be happy, it drives people crazy”, haha! -Marie-France & Stephanie
September 3, 2013
This is the latest blog post I put together for The DesignLoveFest blog, the idea is to find the coolest items via Etsy. I discovered Jaimie Derringer’s abstract art and I really fell in love with it. I know not everyone is a fan of abstract art, but I surely am! Stephanie
A bunch of treasures are now on sale! Visit our new SALE section and discover our latest sale items!
Let’s start the week with some graphic inspiration! I love these illustrations, so quirky and vibrant, total eye candy! Enjoy! Marie-France & Stéphanie
August 26, 2013
Here is my latest guest post via The Marion House Book blog. One of my favorite stylist tips to add character to a house is to mix and match chairs in the same room. They could be of different colors and/or different styles. Here are a few pics for inspiration. I’m thinking of upholstering my dining room chairs each in a different color! Have you tried mixing and matching your chairs at home? -Stephanie
Here is my latest shopping post for the DesignLoveFest blog. I feel nostalgic for back-to-school madness. (or I want this navy satchel backpack) -Stephanie
shop these items: 1. Artist sweater by Markus Lupfer, 2. Scalloped top from Madewell, 3. Booties from ShopBop, 4. Rebecca Minkoff sunglasses pouch, 5. Topshop nail polish, 6. Watch by rumba.
– Inspiration, Cambridge Satchel.
Hi guys, here are a few pictures of our pop-up shop! It was our first pop-up boutique and the experience was more than intense!
We had to bring all our treasures to the shop, every element of the decor and we had to try and create our Baba universe in about 6 hours!! We were like 2 crazy ladies running around everywhere! It was one of the most exhausting experiences ever but in the end, it was so worth it! We loved creating our space and we had a blast meeting all of our Baba shoppers! We met so many beautiful souls over the weekend, we just can’t get over it. Our Baba shoppers were passionate, profound and so funny! Just the way we imagined them in our dreams!
Here you can see our big pile of Moroccan pillows! We loved how it turned out.
Our candy kebabs were a hit!! We are so happy our Baba shoppers also have a sweet tooth!
Our favorite vases by Emily Reinhardt of The Object Enthusiast.
Here you can see the new SHiliconfETTi° clothing collection. My friend and collaborator Sheila creates the most amazing sweaters and they are made locally! This collection is inspired by Holland and should be online in a few weeks! We also created some pillows together and they turned out so cool, I can’t wait to show them to you!
Here is a picture of Sheila & me. We look exhausted but happy!
Our beloved dessert plates by Atelier Make. (They will soon be available in aqua!)
Here you can see an old suitcase filled with hand knitted hats and scarves. They have the most amazing big poms! They are hand-made by Nanoukiko, a talented local designer; they’ll soon be online as well!
We had so much fun, we decided we are going to be repeating the experience in December, just in time for Christmas! Will be back with an entirely different store concept and ambiance! Stay tuned! A special thank you to each and every one who came to visit us. We really feel blessed by your presence and energy. -Stephanie
*Pictures were taken by our talented friend, Emilie Gallet, from the Murmures blog. Thank you so much for these amazing pictures, you are the best!
August 20, 2013
Meet our new inseparable friends, the panda, the penguin and the raccoon. They can’t live without one another! They nest one inside each other like typical Russian dolls. They have been hand-painted in Russia especially for Wee Gallery. Our friends are very graphic and are the perfect gift for little munchkins aged 3+.
The dolls are so cool we want to decorate our studio with them, they would look awesome in our bookcase. (Yes, adults can play with them too!) Grab yours here!
Here is a mix of a few pieces that inspire us. Color and graphic design is all we need to be happy. Enjoy! -Marie-France & Stephanie
August 10, 2013
I stumbled upon the Canadian Just Bella blog a few months ago. I loved how Christine makes her blog feel so real and yet so easy and beautiful. When Christine and I spoke about a possible collaboration, we came up with the idea of choosing a little gift for her “not-even-born-yet” niece. She chose our little golden baby slippers and created this wonderfully cute shoot with her newborn niece, Norah.
Cuteness alert! I can barely handle it! Did you see her little teeny weeny toes? Head over to the Just Bella blog to see her sweet baby face. (A surprise is waiting for you) Apparently she was not into modeling that much! But it turned out so lovely even so.
Photo credit: Just Bella BlogAugust 8, 2013
I’m loving her outfit! -Stephanie
*Photo credits: Studio DIYAugust 5, 2013
We are inspired by this bright board of illustrations and may we say we quite like this little mantra: “Let your light shine” It’s a good start for the weekend! -Marie-France & Stephanie
August 3, 2013