the art of doing nothing

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bonjour mid august! hard to believe it’s here already. i got sidetracked today somewhere between research and not being able to concentrate on work, i ended up spending the last half hour in a deep but lovely rabbit hole. it started with merely wanting to say hello with a summer illustrations but it’s so easy to get lost isn’t it? well anyway this is a little collection of french fun that spans the 1920s and 30s covers and interior works of the french magazine, la vie parisienne. i hope it’s a petite distraction and a chance to remember why we love and admire the french this time of year: the women, the humor, the timeless style and joie de vie. 

La Vie Parisienne 1924 1920s France Georges Pavis magazines relaxing hammocks reading women woman erotica

not to mention ‘l’art presque perdu de ne rien faire’ (the almost lost art of doing nothing)

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contentment avec amis

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solitude

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pique-niquer et l’amour

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le vent soufflait

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le voyage

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la messagere de l’ete

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concert de coquillage

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les chiens

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le moteur

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marriage

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bonne copines

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bonheur

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et la soirée. ok it’s official. i have got to get back to work. enjoy your summer day!

August 15, 2016. Tags: . 1920's, 1930's, Fashion, illustration, Paris, Summer. 2 comments.

a passion for fashion

Hoedenindustrie, damesmode. Hoedenmaakster beschildert met olieverf de door haar gemaakte hoeden. Elk ontwerp is exclusief waardoor elke hoed uniek is. Kensington, Engeland, 1919.

good morning dear friends

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another brand new day with all the hope for the future.

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there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty

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also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.

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your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.

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so what’s today about?

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well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.

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well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.

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seems shopping never goes out of style…

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i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun

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in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.

1955: Pamela Parks, who runs a successful millinery business in Newark at the age of just 16. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!

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and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!

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please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.

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well, that’s about it for me today,

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hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.

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better run, don’t want to miss my ride!

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ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!

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July 27, 2016. Boutique, France, Paris. 5 comments.

isn’t it romantic

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bonjour! actually, wow it’s already almost midnight…where do the days go? well i’m just stopping by to say allo and share a forgotten bookmark.Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 10.52.43 PM

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so sit back and enjoy a trip this lovely little museum in paris, the musee de la vie romantique:

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for me it’s bed time, bonne nuit!

 

June 14, 2016. Tags: , , . France, Museums, Paris. 2 comments.

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