bonjour cheres amis, it’s taken me a few days to process what’s happened in nice on bastille day. the incomprehensible and heartbreaking reality have been almost too much to bear. but face it we must. i’m getting strength from my undying love for france, its people, strength and unity. in fact it’s caused me to look into the history of france and what the country stands for. it’s been yet another fascinating and enlightening dimension to understanding the resilience of these great people. one of their most important mottos is the above: god, people, law. so simple.
even for those who don’t believe in god, there’s an innate understanding that something greater than man is truly reigns and that the only way to rule is through the laws of reason and righteousness.
reading through their documents from 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, remember that our ancestors have faced so much in the past to get us here today, perhaps in the sweetest spot in all of eternity to date. so many brilliant minds were doing great things while fighting oppression, even in a time they called ‘the reign of terror’. still the focus was on ‘liberty, equality and brotherhood’.
like most of us i want to see this horror end. i pray that we can live in peace and brotherhood. i often wonder what causes anyone to get up one day and decide to do horrible things. from history we know that there will always be struggle between men to dominate each other for whatever reason, it seems to be built into the human condition. all we can do is nurture each other and continue to bestow love and good will on ALL those whose paths we cross. we can’t change everyone but we can treat each other with dignity and kindness, and hope that our actions will ripple to the point where one day, everyone on earth will know what it is to love and be loved. sending prayers to our friends in france.
good morning and happy monday. how are you doing? over here i’m still on the path of transformation and working on changing it up. as you know, it’s been a few months and i’ve tried everything from videos, to blogging to self assessment and philanthropy, focusing on figuring out a new direction. it’s finally paying off after the 6 month mark with your helpful friendship. you may ask how, so i’ll answer before you ask, that whether i heard directly from you or not, i know you’re there and that alone gave me the determination and strength not to throw in the towel when i was facing burnout at the 20+ year mark of the paris apartment’s anniversary. the new website will be launching soon and things are moving along quickly.
first i want to thank all of you who commented on the post about the chairs. i also wanted to let you know that it’s official, i’ll be working with desirant in asheville, nc to design a line of furniture! we’ll be making the pieces right here in the good old US of A using local craftsmen, painters and upholsterers to create unique pieces. i’m thinking that it would be fun to do a couple of different styles and have each represent those of you who commented. that said, i’d love your opinion on the styles we’ll use for starters. what do you think of these frames and would they be useful in your home? if so, how so? looking forward to hearing your valued opinion!
we’ll be using frames that are already available like the sofa above and these chaises,
and honestly not sure about this one…do you think it’s just too much of a muchness?
along with these we’ll be creating pieces from some antiques and renderings i’ve been saving for years. more to come on that so let me know if you’re looking for anything in particular. if you get a chance, i’d like to help them get the word out about their store, brand and general existence. these are the links to their social media. would LOVE it if you joined in. if you do let me know which you’re most into socially…thanks again for being here, love you!
hi guys, how are you doin? friday night here is miami beach and i’m home, on my bed listening to the waves and setting up my apple tv. it’s like having a custom tv set (once you get past all the apple id and password prompts, which, to tell you the truth, i’m still setting up). i ditched my cable and now get even more with everything from bravo to TED talks, netflix, even the news if i really wanted it. anyway it’s after midnight and although i had big plans for us tonight, think i’ll hit the hay. lots of good stuff happening and i can’t wait to tell you about it! but as a wise woman once said, ‘tomorrow is another day’...have a great weekend!
ps just as i was looking for a picture on google of the apple tv, i came across this, opening even more new doors of possibility. i’ve aways wanted to learn about illustrator AND photoshop. off to see what that’s all about. à demain!