I don't know about you but I get a lot of email inquiries for posting on my blog. I really don't mind doing this in fact I like to, but many I pass over because they don't fit my blog. But last week I received an email from a company who thought I might be interested in sharing their brand that piqued my interest. Okay, sure the fact that it was prefaced with it is a "french design company" might have had something to do with (i have to take "france" where i can get it until i make it there someday!). Then when I read this sentence: I like your blog and it's universe, I was hooked (even english sounds better through French translation). But of course I had to check it out to make sure I loved it. Love it I did. Love it I do.
A few things led me to know this post would promptly be placed in my "crush" series. When I was sent the file of images, Jean-Côme, of HARTÔ, let me know that each collection of pieces within the entire collection is named after old-fashioned french first names, such as: Honoré (the desk), Linette (the wall shelves), and Earnest (the rocking chair). And, also, that I may be particularly interested in the file named "decor" because in french it means 'scenery.' I love that (and if you look up the translation of decor in French, it simply says 'decor.' So I even learned something lovely and new). Jean-Côme was also nice enough to let me know that the interior shots were taken inside a Haussamanian Flat in Saint-Germain-de-Prés which he knows "americans love this district in Paris."
Personally, I am fawning over that lovely desk (there is even a secret box in which to stash all your unsightly cords!). I love the floor lamp as well with its long thin limbs. Really, I'd take one of each. How about you, are you as smitten with this fabulous new design company as I am?