it’s shocking, really
what an eye!
leave it to one of my brilliant blogging buds to discover something fascinating on the previous post. (thanks Houppette)!
she suspected that the second apartment was that of the legendary decorator, Madeline Castaigne, and as incredible as it may seem, she was right! although most of the apartment’s been redecorated, (how dare they)! this one architectural feature is too obvious to overlook. (the one element they should have redone. just kidding. sort of)!
you can’t miss it
how crazy is that? and it’s just been a wonderful past hour or so digging into this legend’s life, one i really didn’t know much about till tonight. i got sucked in to that time, that place…
she also had a store, Le magasin d’antiquités de Madeleine Castaing, (à l’angle des rues Bonaparte et Jacob)
Juin 1960, Roger-Viollet
it’s closed now but i still can’t wait to go by it, as a former shopkeeper it’s fun to see what it is now and just take in that corner. sotheby’s published a book is full of shots of tho idyllic days in paris, doing biz on rue jacob no less. guess i know what i’m putting on my wish list ;p
for other posts about this outrageously lovely lady visit these beauties:
and for the pièce de résistance, one of my best re-discoveries of the night is this blog, aesthetes lament.
the author is an expert on everything and has great insight and gorgeous pics. all her other posts are amazing too, you will get lost if you go tho, so beware! i fell for the pics of the mirrored beds. (i was fool enough to manufacture them for a minute, so they fascinate me. guess i was channeling, in this case above, ruth cummings)! and this mirrored bed below belonged to dorothy paley. it’s easy to get distracted over there…
anyway back to madeline’s…can’t we all chip in and stay there?