Travel Guest Break: Happy Break in Paris

I’m on a quest to find out more about my fellow bloggers, local Design Break spots. First was Helena Schütz with her Vintage Break in Oslo. And from Norway we continue to Munich and from there straight to Paris. Igor Josif, the sweetest most kindest blogger alive (and the one in charge for the happiest blog out there aka Happy Interior Blog lives in Munich but visits Paris like every other weekend and so for him, Paris feels like home. That’s why he wanted to share with us his Parisian Design Break and I just couldn’t say no to that.
PS. lately Igor wrote a bunch of posts regarding his fav spots in Paris, you NEED to read them!

Hello Design Break readers!
My name is Igor and I am the blogger behind the Happy Interior Blog. Einat asked me to share my favorite design break spots with you and since I basically live in between two cities, Munich and Paris, I’ve decided to share with you five spots in the French capital that never fail to inspire me.
For me, a design break is not necessarily something that only happens in a design-y space, a shop, museum or gallery. I feel inspired by various spaces, cafés, city quarters, and more. But in order to give you an idea, let me take you to five spots in Paris that work as a design break for me.

1. I love to rummage. And Paris offers great spots to dive into a pile of vintage goodies and furniture to add that certain ‚je ne sais quoi’ to your home. Since most of the great flea markets are rather in the city’s edges, I love passing by Canal 6 in the city center. Retro furniture, oriental decoration, vintage textiles – lots to discover and get inspired by!
2. The patisserie Colorova is one of my new discoveries and I was absolutely smitten by the fabulous interior design and the amazing patisseries. Definitely a design break spot!
3. An inspiring walk through the famous quarter Montmartre always triggers ideas and inspirations for me. The cobbled streets, little street side cafés, the colours, the artists – an excellent open air design break spot.
4. Even a coffee break can turn into a design break. In Paris, I love to stop over at the hipster Ten Belles Café in the vibrant Canal Saint Martin area. Hang out with the cool folks in Paris!
5. Handmade ceramics are one of my soft spots. In Paris, I always visit the little Le Petit Atelier de Paris’ and shop for individual pieces of ceramics. The changing range makes every visit a new design adventure.

I hope you enjoyed my little design break walk through Paris. For more tips and ideas make sure to visit my blog. Happy day, friends!

Photos by Igor Josif


  • January 29, 2013


    Thanks for the sweet words my dear Einat!!! I will give you a big hug once we meet each other in SF!!!! Better say a big chibuk!

  • January 29, 2013


    What a great guest post, Igor and what a great idea, Einat, having him here. I LOVE Igors blog and his way of writing as well as his view on the (interior) design world really much, as it always, always spread lot of happiness :)
    Thanks to you both! Have a lovely day!

  • January 30, 2013


    Can’t wait for that day to come (!!!)

  • January 30, 2013


    I couldn’t have said it any better.
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting my DesignBreak!

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