Creativity Corner Vive La Différence

Vive La Différence – Armchair Travel

October 15, 2012

What do they say? Better later than never! It’s been exactly 2 months since our last vive la differénce post. It is indeed meant to be a monthly one. The fault lies entirely with me. The good news is that 2 boys have agreed to do it so there are treats lying ahead. Let’s make this official. Thank you igor and gerard for agreeing to do this. No doubt, we are all in great anticipation  to see your results:)

For new readers:

The concept: each month I will invite one blogger. They will create and showcase one image/vignette. There are 20 themes and 20 objects for my guest to choose from. They choose 1 theme and up to 3 objects. I will then create an image/vignette based on their choice. Everyone has free reign on how to create the image. It can be simple photography, a drawing, a collage, a hand-painted image, a styled table top… the choice is yours! The fun part is that you, my readers, will see 2 versions inspired by the same subject matter. There is no right or wrong. There’s just ‘different’.

I’m delighted to introduce you to ingrid from Ingrid is a set and costume designer based in sydney. You can see her website here.

Ingrid chose the theme of Armchair Travel together with the following objects: Glassware, Flowers and Scarves. Here are the results:

Armchair travel – still life… There is in an eames armchair, although that has been cropped out.  I am a scarf person- and I thought of this one when i saw scarves and travel on the list- one of those 40s travel scarfs.

Vive la Différence - Armchair Travel- Ingrid Weir

Armchair travel – still life… Tokyo, so many curiosities, from colour to culture, from design to zen habits, from food to chaos. The imagination is going wild! Be nice to see the differences and similarities to the uk. Dark and moody seemed appropriate here.

Vive la Différence - Armchair Travel- Tina Bernstein

Thank you so much ingrid for giving us your time and inspiration. I always enjoy the challenge of my guest’s choice of theme and objects. It keeps me on my toes. I hope you all enjoy this and i’m aiming to do my next vive la differénce in a month time. I have the list of people who kindly agreed to be part of this. Feel free to add your name, if you haven’t done so yet! See you thursday!

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  • Reply Igor October 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I am very excited to join in! By the way, I can’t see your pic here, Tina…just a little blue question mark…

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Ha. You are next up and I’m so excited. Apparently I’m not the only one…..:)

  • Reply Theresa October 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    It is always so interesting to see the two different perspectives. Happy you were able to get two males to join the fun! Wait, that doesn’t sound right. 😉 Well, you know what I mean. Cannot wait to see the prompt and the outcome.
    Happy new week, Tina!

    • Reply Christine October 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

      hee hee, Theresa. Funny girl. I can’t wait to see what Gerard and Igor come up with as well. Oh, and I would like to join in as well…let me know, Tina!

      • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        Of course… it will be a pleasure! You are now on the list x

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm


  • Reply Catherine Bedson October 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Love the travel scarf..I have a vision of some beautiful lady travelling with one of these tied around her head in a sports car (red of course), theme beautifully interpreted Ingrid. Having travelled to Japan last year yours is definitely bring back memories Tina, also beautifully done!

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Yes, scarves like these always remind me of films with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant… driving down the coastal road to Monte Carlo!

      Ah, are you going to write a post about your trip to Japan? I bet it was incredible!! x

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily October 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Ah-that corner of the UK platic map brings back memories-I bought the very same one from Biba (in ken high street I think) in 1970!!! Great feature sweetie. Looking forward to see what the boys do! X

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      Wow! Mine is not that old. I only arrived in the UK in 1980. I would have loved to have seen the original BIBA… must have been incredible!
      Ah, yes, the boys….xx

  • Reply geraldine October 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    So interesting to see the different take on the same theme. Both are lovely 🙂 x

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Geraldine. Maybe one day I can tempt you…. x

  • Reply leah of sang the bird October 18, 2012 at 5:06 am

    such a great series! i love seeing the two different perspectives.
    and yay for getting some boys to play!!

    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      The boys certainly are getting much attention… rightly so. Thanks love x

  • Reply Holly October 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Finally have some time to do some blog reading and I’m so happy that my first post is your vive la differénce! Armchair Travel – still life…, what a great topic choice/combo. Both are well … so different, lol. But both so great! Each one a specific feeling. Somehow I associate better with the second 😉


    • Reply tina October 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      You started this whole series… so glad it was you!!!

      Hope Berlin is fun xx

  • Reply Anya Jensen October 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    LOVE your series – and look forward to seeing what everybody gets up to. This post is fab – vive la difference. So sorry I missed you when in London, back again – late november without kiddies – may be easier then,
    loved my old sights though – London does rock!!

    • Reply tina October 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      You are on the list:) In a while, so don’t panic!!

      Don’t worry darling, it’s always so hard to fit everything in, especially in a city like London!
      Happy to meet up whenever you can:))

      Here’s to LONDON ROCKS!!!!

      Glad you had a fab time xx

  • Reply Ingrid October 20, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Hello Tina,
    Just back from the unconnected wilderness- great to see the piece up. Love seeing your one, the colours and typography are terrific. Thanks for the opportunity to take part in a fun design challenge!
    x Ingrid

    • Reply tina October 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it… that’s the most important part to me. I also enjoy the challenge, every single time. Now let’s brace ourselves for a male input:) I think everyone is excited.. x

  • Reply Kelly Sparkes October 25, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Love this series 🙂 great to see another one.

    Both such fabulous colours and again so different. The scarf and rose in the first interpretation are beautifully matched.

    Looking forward to seeing what the boys come up with x

    • Reply tina October 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      You are on the list. Don’t panic. Not till Spring next year!!!:) x

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