hi guys, how’s la vie? j’espère c’est en rose! it’s already the weekend and there’s a lot going on around here. it’s time to decide about taking the store. turns out it wasn’t very hard to get and is a great opportunity. of course i hear the negative and lots of people are telling me not to do it. yes, it’s one more responsibility but the truth is that having a store type of place is something i’ve always enjoyed cause it can be a warehouse, showroom, office and workspace. i’m going in on it with a girlfriend who sews so that will be fun. plus i can do what i love which is travel and shop, restore and display. working on the web has been great for a few years and i don’t knock it, but i do love being around pieces that speak and transforming them with paint or upholstery.
bookforum.com sylvia beach and james joyce 1925
i started looking up shops that are legendary, and of course, shakespeare and co. in paris came up with this image of sylvia beach and james joyce so i’m tying the store into my post today which once again focuses on what i can’t get enough of right now, the great minds of the 1920s. hope you don’t mind another indulgence in this infinite era. i spent way too much time surfing just now but i liked it and hey, isn’t that why we blog?
i stumbled on to way too much but loved every minute of what i could save.
gartersandlace.tumblr.com bernice abbott by man ray 1921
reading up on so many great lives
centroduncan.it isadora duncan
writers, dancers, actresses
can you believe this shot above is actually two well known women of the 20s, dunja barnes and solita solano?
i was looking for stores that were memorable (above was madeleine castaing’s and is now laudree).
i started looking into madeline and one thing led to another. so many amazing designers were cutting the edges at the time! i love the mirrored pieces of course, and the chevrons, the bold patterns and stripes.
Cecil Beaton’s sister, Baba in syrie maugham’s ‘party room’.
ana-lee.livejournal.com gertrude lawrence
well, that’s enough from me today, i have to stop or i won’t ever work. or play! have a great day et nuit!
hi guys, comment toutes les choses c’est soir? it’s been pretty hectic around here. getting stuff done and trying to organize, strategize and prioritize. tonight it’s another early shut down. this is just a quick hello and also a nod to those who were searching ‘dressing rooms that look like boutiques’. anyway i vowed 10 pm. signing off~have a great night mes amis!
above images via munna
hi all, happy sunday! i hope you had a wonderful weekend. it’s a great time of year when there’s not a lot of pressure and there’s time to just chill. still, i’ve had nagging thoughts about the upcoming maison objet show in paris next week. it’s the event to hit to get inspired and check out great design from all over europe. somehow i just can’t justify it since i haven’t even cracked open the bags of vendors, pricelists and business cards from the show in september. till tonite, that is!
i’m starting with a couple of my favorite designs (ok more than a couple) that remind me of the 20s and 20s. sleek and moderne with a bit of whimsy, dorothy draper meets jean harlow to create the ultimate cocktail. i find that era of furniture delicious… maybe i’m just obsessed!
most of these pieces seem to have walked right off a movie set, i love films like dinner at eight, swing time, top hat and so many others that had such gorgeous backdrops. there’s more to see every time you watch them!
anyway i guess these were my interpretations of it tonight. it was fun to go through the designs and start to update my site by adding to the collection.
obviously there’s an infinite world of design out there but i stick with my little niche in the boudoir. i love the smaller furniture and the intimacy of it.
well this is the tip of a giant glacier. maybe you love furniture and playing dress up with your boudoir as much as i do, so i’ll keep on digging through the piles of papers.
i can’t help but feel our grandma’s really knew how to live. they had such great muses and icons to look to for their inspiration though, how could they go wrong? i guess the least we can do is pamper ourselves and create a little niche of our own. a place to feel pretty and special, set your own stage and be the glamour girls we truly are!
frames via tpa
well i better run, it’s almost midnight. have a great night and suite dreams!
bonjour everybody! i hope you’re having a good week and getting stuff done. i’ve been pretty good at staying put but did drift off tonite for awhile on my favorite new site, pinterest. it’s a great way to veg and get out of my biz head. it’s unbelievable the creativity, styling, great photography and passion out there! here are some of my favorite bedrooms. i’m trying to stay focused so i’ll put together dressing rooms and baths another day! in the meantime, check out some of the links to the sites if you get a chance, they’re loaded with a ton more eye candy. some i’d never heard of but am glad to know, even tho that means straying into dangerous territory. oh well, that’s the beauty of having infinity at our fingertips, right? have fun!
i hope your night is just getting started has a lot of what you love in it!
hey guys! it’s getting late and i promised to announce the winners of the book today. so with just a couple minutes left and a trip to the random number generator, out goes quick congrats to blogger courtney khail (above), and
the french mouse who’s beautiful feather pins can be found on her site. i love the talented bloggers i meet every day!
on another note, just wanted to say thank you and update you on the latest collaborations now in the tpa boutique.
welcome to joy from savvy city farmer who hand makes these grain pillows!
and the ladies from oomph with their gorgeous collection of little jewels. it’s all just in the first stages so not a lot is up yet. it all takes so much time!
the latest to come in is mandy of a la parisienne who took this shot.
last but not least, i wanted to give a heads up that melissa from reverie daydream is offering free shipping and 15% off everything in her site to tpa readers, so if you need a good guy’s gift or just want to get inspired, head over to see her collection of artisan works. she sent me this candle below and it’s just divine!
ok that’s it, more tomorrow~
hi guys, happy friday! i hope you’re ready to have a family and friend filled weekend with the ones you love.
i’ve been putting this off because, well, maybe i was a little nervous.
that is, till my blog bud renee fineberg called to say she’d be coming to an event i’ve been invited to host an afternoon for FCL in Pierre Deux at the DCOTA next thursday. i was thrilled to be invited but had no idea what an incredible day it’s going to be or that it was market week. having renee there is going to make it so much fun cause she’s a blast and knows the showrooms inside and out. now i can’t wait to explore the DCOTA and see all these legendary designers in person. if you’re in florida, i hope you can make it!
i’ve got to put a little presentation together so that’s gonna be my homework this weekend. for now it’s chocolate ice cream and then crashing early. bonne nuit and beaucoup d’amour!