The Color of [French] Design

pretavoyager-etsy-redLast week I was lucky to get to check out the Etsy Haut en Couleur spring preview put together by the Etsy France team to feature all French designers. Besides seeing some new work I was most excited to finally check out La Cartonnerie event space (keep on scrolling). I’d seen pictures online and it looked great. Little did I know until I got there, that I walk by it nearly every time I walk to the pool. Paris is always full of surprises. I didn’t have a ton of time, but it was fun to see the space and the way the different goods were laid out. I didn’t have any intention of sharing all the color collections, but everyone on Instagram reacted so well, I couldn’t help but share them all. It also made me happy to see people spotting their own products, and connecting with each other in the comments. I thought it’d be fun to put together a post with all the images in one place. Unfortunately, I don’t have a key to all the items featured, but if you can’t find them online, I’d suggest reaching out to @EtsyFR on Twitter. If you’re new to Etsy, it’s a great platform for discovering and supporting independent designers – happy exploring!

pretavoyager-etsy-whiteCollection: blanc; [Top image: rouge]

pretavoyager-etsy-greenCollection: vert


pretavoyager-etsy-orangeCollection: orange

pretavoyager-etsy-greyCollection: gris

pretavoyager-etsy-brownCollection: marron

pretavoyager-etsy-blueCollection: bleu

pretavoyager-etsy-blackCollection: noirpretavoyager-etsy-yellowCollection: jaune

pretavoyager-etsy-cartonnerieIn the space there were also a few featured artists working on their products during the event (in progress is always so fun to see), as well as workshops. The table above was set up to make tissue paper pompoms.

pretavoyager-etsyhautencouleurp.s. Speaking of French design, I’m happy to share a beautiful new sneak peek inside the Parisian home of French illustrator Noémie Cédille on Design*Sponge today! If only my apartment looked like that!

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