I love this chair. Add the ottoman in front of it and you have what I consider to be the most stunning lounging chair on earth. And in white leather? Ecstasy!
I NEED, need, need, want 2, perfectly positioned in the TV room, so I can watch in utmost comfort the BBC World News and TV5 Monde, my 2 favorite televised sources for news and info, . I need no other...chair nor medium, to be ready for all that sometimes upbeat and often unfortunate content.
I have wished for a painting by Victor Vasarely for as long as I have known he existed. That goes back quite a few years.
"Best known as the "father" figure of Op Art, Vasarely went through a number of styles to get there... his brilliant work went mainstream, in the forms of posters and fabrics" -wikepedia
Optical art is geometric, colorful, and if you are not careful, it will hypnotize you. I am just kidding but the optical illusions of some Op Art paintings mimick 3D and make some of the elements seem to move around.
"Although the term was coined and the exhibition held in the mid-1960's, most people who have studied these things agree that Victor Vasarely pioneered the movement with his 1938 painting zebra"-wikepedia
When I read this next comment: "Op art represents a great deal of math, planning and technical skill, as none of it came freshly-inked out of a computer peripheral", I realized that even with the help of a good computer program, it would be very difficult to achieve what Vasarely did.
I suppose I could swing a pale imitation of the top one, but no doubt my inherited share of patience would be pushed to its limit attempting to produce something based on this next one...
This relatively "simple" one looks lie a brightly striped curving corridor if you analyze it, don't you think?
What persistence, good hand eye coordination perfect control can do. To say nothing of an immesurable talent and sense of color.
His 3D-like paintings are spectacular
I encountered this photo on the net. The blogger who posted this image found this Vasarely in her grandmother's basement and hung it over her sofa instantly! I bet! She also mentions that it is not a painting but a framed scarf by Vasarely.
I went to the NY Gift Fair last Monday and among the huge number of booths, I spotted one showing and selling candles "by" Ines de la Fressange, a line called "A Week-End in...." (choose your favorite destination, it's sure to be there...) and present along side it, the equally beautifully packaged line of French star florist Christian Tortu. I admit, both lines were very pleasant looking and smelling.
I tend to believe that anyone with some recognized talent and celebrity status is automatically enrolled to "design" not only perfume- is that already passé?- but also a collection of fragrant candles. Fashion designers, celebrity hair dressers, royalty relatives etc. seem to have had a crack at this seemingly lucrative industry.
Azzedine Alaïa and Frederic Fekkai
I am not saying these candles are not pleasing. All smell just fine. I am just saying that one line of scented candle is born every minute it seems.
I have one I stick to always: Vert Bamboo from Mizensir, a candle line with a real perfume company's name on it. Lasts for ever and smells just, what's the word I want...yes: happy!
Now, be perfectly honest: does the world really need yet another beautifully packaged, cleverly-named, celebrity-blessed, over-marketed scented candle?
And, by the way, does the journalistic lingo/mumbo-jumbo term "It ...something", DRIVE YOU as NUTS as it does me?!
There is a genius in the fashion world of Australia. A GE.NIUS.
Jessy Cameron was already on top of the game of PR/ press/ media relations of all kinds last year when, I suppose, she decided there was not quite enough on her big Australian plate; she rolled up her fashionista sleeves and took her high heel boots out on a brand new adventure. Molten Store. was born. Its tall, thin, gently determined artistic director/brains/dynamo/buyer/designer travels here there and everywhere to find one of a kind treasures for our great benefit.
She just brought treasures back from her travels (Bali is one of her source destinations, poor sweetie...) I love everything she sees, picks, buys and shares with us. (BTW, she introduced me to Oesop products a few years ago and I can live without them no more).
Here are a few of her latest finds.
the delicate All Of Me bracelet
the statement Rush ring
and my super favorite
the Thursday In Alcatraz bag.
Alcatraz? really, Jessy?
I know you will enjoy Molten Store, and the accompanying blog/magazine, and the stunning photography and, well... all of it.