Monday, January 31, 2011

I am on Garance Doré !

This morning I woke up to a lovely surprise... I am featured on one of my favorite blogs Garance Doré.
We met and she decided I was stylish enough to merit a mention.
I am so flattered!
She has the best eye, the yellow of the T-shirt is repeated in the writing on the window,
my old beat up Hermes Kelly mirrors the peeling door frame.
Garance is so upbeat and positive and makes you really feel relaxed and at ease.
She can walk, talk, direct and smile while she is photographing!
I have never seen anything like it, so at ease with herself and sure of her talent!
Just an amazing lady.
Thank you Garance!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bad Weather

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A Studio visit

Visiting Alex Katz in his Studio in NYC.
This picture was published in Italian Marie Clarie a while ago.
Great colors. 

Photography by Luigi Cazzaniga

Simone Signoret Interview

Great insights into a life well lived.



Baccio Maria Bacci (1888 - 1974)

Everything I love in a picture:
a girl wearing a white shirt and a blue smock, reading.
A folder with drawings on the chair.
Simple flowers in a tin mug ( reminds me of my late grandmothers house in Bavaria ) on a striped table cloth.... and pieces of antique statues on top of a closet.
This is my dream.
The only thing missing is a dog!


Maria Josefa of Austria

Valkyrie by Helmut Newton

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Raindrops Tree by C. Jere


"Raindrops Tree" was designed 60 years ago. The floral-looking sculpture of "C. Jere '- a synonym for the California designer Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels - brings a bit of nature into the room. The precious piece combines shape, material selection, elegance, stability and last but not least reliability.  
The dynamic sculpture with the floating, handmade brass leaves is now being produced again by C. Jere Studio in limited edition., about 2450

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Beekeepers

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Beekeepers
pen and brown ink on paper
8 x 12 1/8 in
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany

German TV

This just blew my mind... I was watching a Documentary on German TV last night via the Internet. The documentary was about the Night Guard at Berlin's Neues Museum. How he walks around, making sure all the doors are locked, that nobody is hiding in the bathrooms, supervising the cleaning crews. It sounds boring but was an interesting insight how a Museum is run. And then they showed a couple of minutes of the sun rising over the museum. It was beautiful... here are some screen grabs.

Friday, January 21, 2011



I say Oui !

 ring by dior joaillerie



Flower Study, Rose of Sharon, ca. 1854
Adolphe Braun (French, 1812–1877)
Albumen silver print from glass negative

Source: Adolphe Braun: [Flower Study, Rose of Sharon] (1987.1161) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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Orfeu Negro

One of my mothers and my favorite movies, Orfeu Negro.
So touching and hauntingly beautiful, a masterpiece of Cinema.
It captures the Essence of Brazil, its Music and the People, the Language, the Habits and Traditions.
Que coisa linda, Que beleza, uma maravilha! Tem tristeza, alegria, ritmo! Muito obrigada!

to find out more, click here.

Listen to this... and float....

Thursday, January 20, 2011



I tell you I can give you all who has it all
This couldn't be a dream for too real it all seems.

But it was just my imagination,
once again
Running away with me,
Tell you It was just my imagination
Running away with me.

(excerpt from ' Just my Imagination' by The Temptations)

Picasso sees the Light

Renowned LIFE photographer Gjon Mili, a technical genius and lighting innovator extraordinaire, visited Pablo Picasso in the South of France in 1949. 
Mili showed the artist some of his photographs of ice skaters with tiny lights affixed to their skates, jumping in the dark -- and Picasso's lively mind began to race.
This series of photographs, since known as Picasso's "light drawings," were made with a small flashlight or "light pencil" in a dark room; the images vanished almost as soon as they were created. However, while the "Picasso draws a centaur in the air" photo is rightly celebrated and famous, many of the images in this gallery are far less well-known -- and equally thrilling.
via Life Magazine

pictures by Gjon Mili for Life Magazine