can any obsession be slight?
hi everybody, how’s life? it’s been a while cause i just couldn’t rationalize blogging when i had ‘responsible’ things that had not been attended to! but today i talked to my dad who said mom’s been checking in and getting no blog love. at that moment, my self imposed sequestration came to an end!
i realized that i put way too much ressure on myself so i’m just going to take what’s in front of me and as i tried to vow to do this year, remember the day with a post.
while taking breaks from work i’m also taking pics here ad there. i love having flowers around and got tiny ranunculus thinking they’d be sweet and easy to deal with. since they got here, their beauty has been beyond distracting. i started shooting them between the drudgery of work and watching them bloom. their luscious gorgeousness is impossible to capture but i loved trying.
suffice it to say they’ve been an infinite source of inspiration and i just couldn’t stop shooting them from every angle for the past couple days. now that i’m posting these i can relax and just enjoy them. hope you do too.
have a great nuit guys, more tomorrow!
hi guys! i’m out of hibernation for the next few minutes! it’s been a very long time since i had any time to myself and just made a deadline so now i can sit back for a minute. as much as i avoided blogging, it’s the first place i run when there is time to spare!
this post is just a random bunch of pictures i came across just now. when you’re surfing pinterest you never know what you’ll get.
but you get what you need so there must be some magic at work.
well there goes the phone
and i have to go fax something before the end of the day.
but i just wanted to stop but and freshen up.
the pic of my office was torturing me!
thank god there’s always fresh inspiration!
i’ve tried taking shots of my place but they never come out like i want
still i may do a little house tour tomorrow and celebrate some new flowers
till then, i bid you, my darling friends, adieu!
hi guys, hope your saturday is filled with doing just what you want to do. you’re here and i’m thrilled and am coming to visit you too! it’s my first time bit of downtime in some time and i’m indulging in blogging from bed. ooh la la. oops, not for long, there goes the door. more soon!
i like this sentiment cause it implies that experience comes at every moment. hOwEveR, night is coming faster than i can keep up. after walking 11 hours yesterday, today’s on and off drizzle knocked me out. it’s after midnight and the show is tomorrow so i have about one minute for an allo and to share some of yesterday’s random shots before they get burried or deleted from my phone.
i’m always looking at stores for rent. must be the merchant in me.
i guess cause it’s the infinite possibility of what it could be. maybe a fleur store…
with hydrangea topiaries
cutting through the louvre i’m usually too jaded to take pics but read about playing with lines and shapes. this is cafe marly on the square at the louvre.
and i never really understood the pyramids till i saw them through the promenade.
a table awaits
we ate a lot of chocolate
so that was about a minute of yesterday except for one last thing. i’m on a little mission, (not sure how long it will last). you know how there are statues everywhere from the louvre to the hotel de ville? ever wonder who they were and what did they do to warrant a life size, eternal figure? well i’m shooting one a day and looking him up. the random choice at the louvre was Jean-Jacques Rousseau. as for who he was, wikipedia says:
His Confessions, which initiated the modern autobiography, and his Reveries of a Solitary Walker were among the pre-eminent examples of the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, featuring an increasing focus on subjectivity and introspection that has characterized the modern age.
and that’s just the beginning.
these are some of his writings
i love the covers
so with paris happening at a mile a minute, it’s gonna take some control to enjoy it it slowly and let it unfold. something i have to remind myself to do whenever i’m here. must be the new yorker in me.
and now, off to catch some rêves et rêverie. sweet dreams to you!
vargas on flickr.com
Renée Perle by Jacques Henri Lartigue
bonjour mes amis, i hope you’re having a fabu sunday. it’s pretty great around here cause it’s officially a day off! we’ve already been for a stroll, swim and shower, made brunch at home and have the rest of the day to play! funny that for the first itme in a long while my choice of activities is the computer. i’d been avoiding it like the plage for the past few weeks. after working full days i couldn’t even take the light of it by night.
jean henri lartigue
but with things finally straightening out, it feels a lot lighter and my little silver box can be used for fun again, not just the grind. whew! so today’s new and fresh but my obsession with the 20s for the past few days continues. since i’m not one to censor myself, i’m just letting it free flow, saving and posting pics i hadn’t seem before from a time that still intrigues me.
is it the glamour, the sleek and modern look that still seems so new?
it’s funny cause you can really see a shift from the teens and early 20s into what we see from ’25 on.
JacquesHenri-Lartigue bibi and dani in nice
bibi in cannes
changes in dress, attitude, a defiance of society and convention.
i’m really getting into the subtleties of the decade. i love how you can see changes year by year just by the silhouette.
i love to go back in time thru ads. this one from louis vuitton shows the way we traveled.
it was so all about the well dressed woman.
the era seems surreal but somehow the ads for hermes and chanel, et al, make it more tangible. people really did life this elegant and cutting edge life we romanticize. (or i do).
details de la mode Henry_Fournier_1928
ways to tie scarves
Sonia Delaunay patternpulp.com
and the people were real. it’s so easy to create a caricature of the era with flapper costumes and dances.
but these were muses who ran paris and the planet!
it’s still just the surface but it was fun to dig a little deeper into some of the legends that are still household names today.
but who i know so little about!
i have to admit i had no idea kiki posed for man ray.
well that’s my lil’ indulgence for today. it’s a lot later than when i started and we have a party to get to.
hope you have a summery sunday night and enjoy whatever you’re up to!
hey guys happy sunday! did the weekend fly by? i’m about to hit the hay but wanted to go to bed thinking of nature and her colors.
turquoise may be her favorite. mine too.
ok well, tomorrow i’ll be fresh as a daisy and will show you some of the stuff we worked on for the apartment this weekend.
sweetest dreams and hope you have a sunny monday!
hey guys what’s up? i’m just dashing in and out, resetting to recalibrate again tomorrow.
i needed some simplicity tonight. this pic seemed to capture the simplicity of nature’s excess.
well, sweet dreams, see you in le stars!
happy easter sunday everyone! i hope you’re having a glorious day.
big love and hugs to mom and dad who are feasting with the family, wish i was there!
i just did a google search on dyed eggs as a quick tribute to the day and learned so much! they want to change the name ‘easter eggs’ to ‘spring spheres’ in one state!
also read about dying with onion skin at passover
i wonder what it is with this time of year and the eggs. guess i could google it. bet mom knows!
it would be fun to dye them according to hard boiled or regular. anyway i’m on my way to catch a sunset so i hope you have a fantastic night and start the week off riGhT!
by the by, here’s a list of natural dye color sources via oliveloafdesign.wordpress.com:
Pink – Use beets, cranberries, or raspberries
Red – Use red onion skins, or pomegranate juice
Orange – Use yellow onion skins, or paprika
Dark Orange - Use chili powder
Yellow – Use carrot tops, ground cumin or turmeric, orange or lemon peels
Green – Use spinach
Blue – Use red cabbage
Lavender – Use purple grape juice
Brown – Use coffee, tea, or black walnut shells
oh and just for fun:
ok gotta hop!
hi guys, happy friday! i hope you’re getting ready for a beautiful spring weekend and spending some time in the sun.
happy earth day and thanks mother earth for all the beauty you bestow on us every day with your delicate balance of earth air, fire and water.
i think i’ll try to make something really happen in my neighborhood, not just for today but for the future. it’s sinful that in miami beach recycling is almost non-existent and apartment buildings and restaurants are not required by law to do it.
instead of complaining about it, as of today i’m going to do something about it and make some noise starting with my own building and favorite haunts.
i’m glad to share the planet with you. this is our time and i hope our legacy is one we can be proud of! bon weekend mes amis!