Saturday, February 7, 2009

Leslie Caron

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Images are of Leslie Caron, around the time she did Gigi (my favorite movie), taken by Cecil Beaton. Caron was born in 1931 and is still living, even occasionally acting! She currently runs a bed and breakfast named Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes (The Owls' Nest Inn) which is located outside of Paris in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne. I'm sure it's delightful!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Indoor Gardens, Atocha

This cold weather has me thinking of indoor gardens. In Madrid is the most beautiful indoor JUNGLE in the main train station, Atocha. The plants are watered every few hours by these big misters, you can see them in action here above. The original station that was built in 1851 was destroyed by fire, and this new station was built in 1892 by Alberto de Palacio Elissagne and Gustave Eiffel (recognize that name??).
The space is huge, I'm not sure if my pictures captured it, but there are walkways cutting through the jungle space. Not a bad way to spend time while waiting for a train!The station itself is a really interesting early industrial space. Look at the grilles on this window below, pretty ornate and yet still industrial. I love that detail.All pictures are my own from my trip to Madrid 2 years ago.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friend's apartment: aquisitions

Do you remember a few months ago when I posted my friend Henry's apartment (here). Well, he has a new addition: a 6' tall antique venetian mirror! I thought it was so beautiful I just had to share it. Unfortunately he's moving soon and will have to abandon all of his hard work.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Laura!

Please all join with me to wish Happy Birthday to my friend Laura from Lodadesigns! Laura loves flowers, especially cherry blossoms which are coming in a few short months. They have special significance for her as she is a local and we have the famous yearly festival here.
Happy Birthday, Laura! We don't get to spend coffee breaks together at work anymore but you're still in my thoughts!

these images are ones i've taken during the last few years.