Tuesday, 29 January 2013


Estimados amigos e clientes,

Antes que nada quiero agradecer los muchos y lindos correos de felicitación y de aliento que he recibido después de la ultima newsletter. Eso, junto con el impresionante excito de la liquidación, fue una consolación por la pena que tuve al cerrar la aventura Mei Line. 
Agradezco también Nayarett y Don Jorge, los colaboradores en quien puse mi confianza estos anos con mucha razón. Nayarett sigue encargada de otro prestigioso showroom en Vitacura, y Don Jorge sigue ofreciendo sus servicios a varios de uds, con el mismo amor del trabajo bien hecho que mantuvo en Mei Line. Si fuese necesario, lo ubicaran en su celular: 82124679.
Por mi lado, la carera de decoradora y arquitecta de interior sigue aquí en Francia, pero también en Inglaterra, al parecer los viajes no pararan, pero los vuelos serán mas cortos! En remplazo de meiline;cl, y de meilineleblog;blogspot;com, los invito a visitar mi nueva pagina web: www.meilinbristiel.com  en ella presento ahora mis portafolio de proyectos:

 photo site mb

.. y su blog: www.meilinbristiel.com/leblogdemeilin en el seguire hablando de arquitectura, interiores, diseño, viajes, arte etc...
 Capture d?e?cran 2013-01-28 a? 17.29.05 
Este ano sera muy enfocado sobre la recien inaugurada MP2013, Marsella capital Europea de la cultura:  nuestra ciudad de adopción esta en plena explosion arquitectural y cultural, con una fabulosa oferta de espectáculos y exhibiciones, que intentare reflejar en este blog

Junto con desearles un muy feliz y hermoso ano 2013, me despido con muchos saludos,

Meilin Bristiel

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Liquidacion en Mei Line

Estimados amigos y clientes,

Siguiendo mi mudanza a Marsella, la aventura de Mei Line en Santiago se esta acabando para seguir en Francia. Me da pena decirles adios pero de verdad fue una utopia muy grande querer seguir manejando una tienda tan personal desde otro continente.

Esta semana tenemos una liquidacion final con descuentos hasta los 70%, sera la ultima oportunidad de comprar el estilo cosmopolitano de Mei Line, los invitos desde este sabado 20 de octubre hasta el sabado 27 de octubre desde las 12 hasta las 9. 

Muchos saludos,


Saturday, 13 October 2012

John Pawson at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

This is  a long due post, since I viewed this exhibition back in May... and it is probably because of the thinking I've had to do before deciding what to write about this sacred monster, the brightest figure in my constellation of starchitects.
I finally decided to just let his work talk, the message is pretty obvious, so I will keep my comments to a minimum....(oh that was a bit easy, I know)

First room: Plain space
Photography by Jens Weber

Four projects are here presented, with fabulous very large photographs by Jens Weber, and in the central part of the room, the architectural models and large samples of the materials employed in each projects

To see the fabulous picture, visit Jen Weber's web site:

The second room was an installation on a scale 1:1, reduced to shape and light and especially devised for the Architekturmuseum

A viewing room presented coupled pictures from one of his latest books "A visual inventory". A must have, and as far as I am concerned, what I would call Contemporary Art, much more so than a cow floating in formol

The fourth room showed a display of architectural models:

Cistercian Monastery of Novy Dvur in Bohemia

Private projects

as well as a timeline of selected projects,
 here his mythical first terraced house in Notting Hill (1994)....

.....mythical for being so perfect in every aspect, and, after being so broadly published, becoming the gold standard of minimalism: any decoration magazine's special on bedrooms, bathrooms or any king of rooms for that matter will likely have this house's rooms as a reference for minimalism.

.....mythical for us, as we were lucky enough to own it, and live in it for a few happy years (actually the longest time we have ever lived in the same place...). I will never forget the impression that we would get upon entering the living room after being away for a while, always this awe at how pure the place was, very much like entering inside a work of art. 

The little story and my big pride, is inviting "the" master back at the house after refurbishing and linking the lower ground floor (that he had left untouched as an independent flat) to the rest of the house and getting a somewhat surprised approval of the works. In a 4 months we had gutted the lower ground floor and transformed a dark one bedroom flat into a spacious and "as-bright-as-it-gets-in-London" playroom/en-suite guest bedroom, opened into the Pawson designed patio garden. 

The difficult exercise of respecting (as much as possible with a limited budget and the non negotiable deadline of moving in before giving birth to our first child) Pawson's all made to order fittings was an exhausting but very good exercise, it reinforced my taste for individuality in design, which I have developed ever since.

I have been very influenced by our stay in this wonderful place but strangely enough, left it with no regrets, probably because there is no possibility for one to imprint a personality on Pawson's creations, simply because they are work of art, and that was probably something I was missing. However, our stay there grounded in me the impetuous need for perfecting details, for certain alignments and forms that ultimately achieve fluidity and a feel of space that is the real luxury.

.......so much for the minimalism in my comments!

Monday, 10 September 2012

A secret office: before-after

..... or how to transform a closed 

....into an office:

even the chair fits in, so it closes and makes it easy to hide away the mess!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Emery and Cie

 I really love the unique selection of materials of Emery and Cie, as well as the style of Agnes Emery as a decorator, so here is a little post about this very poetic provider.

Here, in my latest project, the master bedroom takes another dimension with "Mechants Oiseaux" wall paper, used as a bed head, it brings all the elements of the design together

Those pictures are taken from Agnes Emery's newsletter, "Palette du mois", that comes out every month or so, I  love to the poetic and spontaneous styling, the powdered colors and tactile and natural materials


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Chantal Royant

During a visit of our friend Chantal Royant , we had the privilege of hosting an exhibition of part of her artwork during a few days this summer:

You can view the marvellous artwork of this glass sculptor in: http://www.chantalroyant.com/

Friday, 27 July 2012

14 Juillet in Vaison-la-Romaine

A few shots from the garden's view point, over the fireworks of Vaison-la-Romaine, for Bastille day, seemed like they were thrown out just for us! 

To the left, the medieval town and castle