just an illusion
hey guys, i hope you’re enjoying the wee hours of a great weekend. i’ve been surfing for longer than i realized cause it’s after midnight. this was one of those nights i got very lost for very long sharing an obsession for french doors and walls with martin margiela.
he was at the maison et objet last year showing his home line. he uses drawings and photos of old classic doors and carved walls to recreate rooms with paper, fabric and stickers.
the architectural grandeur of the design against the playfulness of an illustration is a great contrast. i did this in my booth at the ad show and thought it was avant garde but martin took it to another level!
his store in tokyo, above, is decorated with drawings and engravings from a 1700s french room. they really were early blueprints for wall treatments. and the detail is exquisite. in fact one of the articles talks about the hotel he designed in paris, saying:
The place is a study in optical illusion. It’s got chairs and tables that appear to suspend in mid-air and trompe l’oeil wall coverings done up in the Hausmannian style that make closed doors seem like they’re open. Laser in on the photos, and you’ll be hard-pressed to figure out whether you’re looking at new wallpaper or molding that the architect, Jules Pellechet, dreamed up some 150 years ago. tommytoy.typepad.com
Maison des Centraliens aka Hotel La Maison – Champs Elysées
8, rue Jean Goujon
so i definitely want to check it out when i’m in town. put it on the to do list! it’s official, i’m heading to our favorite city september 5 through 25th. if you’re in town, let’s meet up!
i guess i just can’t get enough of this guy tonite! i have a soft spot for interior architecture and a reverence for the beautiful old mouldings, ormalou and filigree that used to be de rigeur en paris.
you can actually purchase the door photos here: madeindesign.co.uk
so all this door talk brings me round to my project for the day.
i couldn’t let the weekend go by without at least trying to finish a little decorating of my own, the closet door. of course the screw is too long for the handle, the paint needs more touch ups, the old handle imprint needed sanding…this could be the never-ending door!
i came across this little metal ribbon that has been with me for years. i used some double sided tape that comes with those self stick hooks and stuck it up temporarily as a final accent to the door. now i need to use something that’s a little more secure but not permanent. elmers?
i ripped this out of a magazine as inspiration yesterday when i still had grand plans:
and thought about adding more color like a black frame or turquoise insets but right now i’m just enjoying that it’s over, a project pretty much finished. maybe blowing something like this up for behind the chair, life size and in color…
but first i’ve do something about that switchplate…gosh the details never end!
well, have a good night and hope tomorrow is the start of a great summer week!