Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Henri Lehmann (1814-1882)
"Portrait of Clementine (Mrs. Alphonse) Karr" 1845
oil on canvas

The Writer

Retrato, Archeological Museum, Naples, Italy

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Garden of Eden

A special edition of the Hermès Kelly bag done in picnic basket style wicker. Visit for more information.
Gardening Gloves 'Pretty Woman' from Wild and Wolf. Visit here for more information.

Solange Azagury-Partridge's 18-karat gold ring with a red and green enamel ladybird embellishment.Here  

Seed Mix from the V&A Museum Shop, London
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 Porthault's 'New York Mille Fleurs'  hand-printed cotton terry towels finished with green scalloped bias. 
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From the V&A Museum Shop/ London

Kitchen Towel from H&M Home For more information, click here
Stella McCartney. Via
Glass from Zara Home. For more Information, click here


Oscar de la Renta's 'Darjeeling Clutch' For more Information, click here

Amazing!! Via
My favorite for Summer! 'Eau de Campagne' from Sisley 

John Derian 'Water Lily' Stationary for Dempsey & Carroll

A few square miles in Berlin

'Der Alex' at Night
Unter den Linden
Unter den Linden, outside Humboldt University
' Capitalism kills Love' Neon Sign at Grill Royal Restaurant, Friederichstrasse
Museum Insel

Humboldt University
Close-up, Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum
Close-up , Pergamon Museum
A street in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Unter den Linden

Color Inspiration

Lady with Fan by Gustav Klimt

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Omnia sol temperat *

'Spring in Goscieradz' by Leon Wyczółkowski (1852 - 1936)

 From 'Carmina Burana'

Omnia sol temperatThe sun warms everything,
purus et subtilis,pure and gentle,
novo mundo reseratonce again it reveals to the world
faciem Aprilis,April's face,
ad amorem properatthe soul of man
animus herilisis urged towards love
et iocundis imperatand joys are governed
deus the boy-god.
Rerum tanta novitasAll this rebirth
in solemni verein spring's festivity
et veris auctoritasand spring's power
jubet nos gaudere;bids us to rejoice;
vias prebet solitas,it shows us paths we know well,
et in tuo vereand in your springtime
fides est et probitasit is true and right
tuum keep what is yours.
Ama me fideliter,Love me faithfully!
fidem meam noto:See how I am faithful:
de corde totaliterwith all my heart
et ex mente totaand with all my soul,
sum presentialiterI am with you
absens in remota,even when I am far away.
quisquis amat taliter,Whosoever loves this much
volvitur in rota.turns on the wheel.

Note: These lyrics are copyright and are published here with the permission of Schott Music International.

*latin: The sun warms everything

Cream Butterfly

Jil Sander Campaign
Season: Spring 1992
Photographer: Nick Knight
Model: Tatjana Patitz

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Red Lips By Helmut Newton

Monica Bellucci by Helmut Newton
Cindy Crawford by Helmut Newton

Chic Compost

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$ 42, measurement 11" x 7", stainless steel