12.17.2014

THE LITTLE THROWS THAT KEEP ON GOING







LES PLAIDS QUI NE BAISSENT PAS LES BRAS

This is two of abanjà's best selling items. 

Simple. Graphic. Beautifully crafted.
Entirely hand made.

Available at Nickey-Kehoe in Los Angeles or online here.

Not to toot our own horn, or anything…




au revoir.





12.14.2014

A TRANSATLANTIC SHIP IN PARIS




UN TRANSATLANTIQUE EN PLEIN PARIS 

Some friends and I have an" abonnement" - season tickets- to modern ballet at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. 
I find most of it great. Some of it is not quite my cup of tea. 
What I do find fabulous however, is the building itself with tall, tall ceilings, art deco style everywhere, and that lovely feeling of being in one of those magnificent transatlantic ships of the 40's.
There is huge difference of course:
THE EIFFEL TOWER, staring at you through every window. 
My idea of Pure Heaven!

au revoir.







11.26.2014

TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING; DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR TURKEY IS?





DEMAIN C'EST THANKSGIVING: SAVEZ-VOUS OU EST VOTRE DINDE?



You know what to cook and how to cook it, you know who is coming, you know  the big white tablecloth will fit and the good silver is as shiny as a new dime, you know you have enough chairs, what with the bench being dragged from the TV room for little Charlie, you know you can count on good old Aunt Mary for her casserole and Uncle Tom for the Bloody Mary's.

You know who and what you are thankful for.

But do you know where HE is? 

Tomorrow will be too late…

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS!

au revoir.




10.23.2014

THE UNIQUE MAC BOOK AIR CASE








LE PROTEGE ORDI PAS COMMUN

The Cinématèque of Tangier, Morocco is a fantastically unique place. Part movie house for the great-old-movie addicts, part cyber café, part lunch "canteen" for expats and young Moroccans alike. With its harlequin façade, vintage movie posters, bric-a-brac multicolored furniture, funky lighting and sun drenched glass roofed "diner" area, it attracts creative souls and hard-smoking (sadly) youths from neighboring streets. It is one of my favorite haunts as I go about my day in the medina working away with the weavers of our textile collection Abanjá.
On one of my trips there I could not resist acquiring this great computer case made by the Cinématèque with it's weekly movie programs covered in clear plastic sheeting and fitted with a strong zipper. 
I love it! Perfect fit, perfect job of protecting my valuable device.
And, invariably, the inevitable question: "where did you get that?". 
I love to answer.


au revoir.





10.21.2014

COPPER AND MARBLE




CUIVRE ET MARBRE


The fire red warmth of copper on the cool clean smoothness of white marble.
Absolute beauty!



au revoir.





10.16.2014

WAKE UP TO COLOUR






LA COULEUR REVEILLE
Once in a while you need to wake up your style. Don't be afraid of a pop of brilliant M$M shades. Try taking a risk with a bright red chair or a yellow pillow. You might soon graduate to a bright yellow wall or a fire engine red fridge.

images via pinterest


au revoir.


10.10.2014

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AS ART





L'ART PHOTOGRAPHIE DE MODE



The media shower us with images of, among other things, fashion. Some shots are there to inform, some to seduce, all to sell. 
When photographers find just the right awe inspiring design, the right model, the right venue and to all that, they add their own genius, the result is absolute, fascinating, breathtaking art.

images via pinterest 

Photo, yes. 
Art, yes 
Fashion? not so sure.
au revoir