Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing you a happy new year!

Dear followers and readers. In the forthcoming year I hereby resolve to do my best to amuse you more regularly!

Happy 2009!

Friday, December 19, 2008

A little number from my dream-spring/summer wardrobe...

...drawn in May 2006 to Michel Legrand's music to Jacques Demy's "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" from 1964. A film i love.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Introducing Moa

I must share these pictures of my beautiful dog, with you.
Her name is Moa, a name she had already been given when we first met her, my late mother and i. Sometimes i call her Francesca because of her striking likeness with Francesca Annis

She'll be seven years next august but is still always taken for a puppy; and being a Jack Russell she's likely to stay that way.
The last one is a drawing i did a couple of years ago.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Porn for 18th-century addicts.

La France au Temps des Libertins- This is probably the most gorgeous book i've ever seen. I got it a couple of years ago after seeing it in the window of an interior decorator's shop. A splendid book bursting with beautiful, inspiring imagery; a coffeetable-book entirely dedicated to the pleasures of the 18th century. Here we see beautifully set tables, salons, grottos, lush parks and landscapes; works of art by Boucher, Lawreince, Lancret among others, beautiful objects and artefacts. It's written by Jacqueline Queneau and Jean-Yves Patte with photographs by Alexandre Bailhache and styling by Caroline Lebeau - who also was culinary stylist in the magnificent film "Vatel" by Roland Joffé from 2000. It came out in 2001 at the french publisher of so many pretty books: Éditions du Chêne, i can't believe it was out for more than five years before i found out about it! -It also has a little surpise "carnet secret" in the back with some actual 18th-century porn.