Thursday, October 15, 2009

Come shopping with me s'il vous plait (I mean Merci)








First comes the flower shop, so overwhelmingly beautiful, I suggested I move in but the girl was busy cutting stems off some big coral dahlias and don't think she heard me. We are at Merci and just through the next door...

a walk into the central hall and many things to wish for...








I loved the jewels they carried although of course thought they needed some bonbons...





and then after looking carefully at every well chosen object in the shop and moved by the beautiful and thoughtfully curated collections, I sunk into the cafe, a part of the shop, for a bit of quiet time. I sketched a little and thought up some new ideas for some new graphics and packaging for bonbon and met four other designers there for fashion week and we talked about the shows and what we did and exchanged cards.
Next time you are all coming with me.

Merci
111 boulevard Beaumarchais
75003 Paris
Tel : 01 42 77 00 33

17 comments:

cindy* said...

love your lettering doodle bug!

that store (it's one store, yes?), lovely! i love the flowers...i'm gathering inspirations for the tables and i love how unfussy the arrangements are. swoon! and of course, the jewels are lovely...though lacking ;)

Simply Mel said...

You know I LOVE threats like these - I am so there next time!

Suze said...

Wow...
The photos of the flowers look like paintings! Beautiful.
Ciao from Italy!

Joanna Goddard said...

so beautiful! i love to imagine you sketching in the cafe, so fun :) joannaxo

chapot said...

Pour ce genre de promenade, je veux bien t'accompagner, jolie balade
Merci

vintage simple said...

Such a great place... Thanks for showing us around, Deb. And of course I'm ecstatic that your bonbons are going to be at Merci - and not surprised at all. It is a beautiful space - much like your work.

-maria

Bonbon Oiseau said...

hey maria,
i wish they would take my pieces! I'm just saying I think they need some! but thanks for you act of faith love!

Clementine said...

Hold the phone!!! That's all one store?? Amazing. I want to go there right. now. !!

melissa loves said...

Ohmygod....how gorgeous, this space....and YES they need bonbons! How obvious, your work is a perfect fit! I want to come with you......:)
xo
Melis

jennifer said...

oh man, look what i missed! your bons should go right in those pretty cases...

cindy said...

that was delightful and i'm not even jet-lagged or broke! i love those pink roses in the second photo. i think they have my name on them ;)? bonbons are perfect for such a beautiful shop. enjoy your weekend!

Kyle French said...

so beautiful I can barely handle it...I need to meet you there! I want about 5 of those chairs...xo t

matilda said...

There is an amazing story of generosity behinde this lovely store. See: merci-merci.com or mylittleparis.com/concept-store-merci-paris.html

limonana said...

what a dream...those flowers are other worldly! if only i could ACTUALLY shop with you...sigh...

Aran said...

i can't wait to visit Merci next time i'm in Paris... please tell me it will be soon.... just got a gorgeous package from Karen from Merci when she was in Paris. LOVE!

Chessa! said...

ohmy! beautiful! I love all your recent posts. I miss you! can we set a date now that you're back? xx

Connie said...

What a charming store, beautiful photographs, by the way. I love the bookcases, flowers and window displays. The furniture too, all of it looks so neat!

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