and give colours to the streets. Dispatchwork is now a Worldwide project after being part of a contemporary art festival in Italy. If you feel like giving a second life to your (children's) Legos then go out and fill the holes in the buildings in your street. Take some photos and email them here. You'll become part of the Dispatchers Worldwide...
Can't wait to see the sun to brighten the days a little bit more! We've only manage to get out of the house for an hour today to go for a walk in the forest with the children. But I have to say it is quite nice to stay at home this weekend. It feels very cosy to be warm inside when the rain is beating against the windows...
The original paper cut map of London is hanging above the mantelpiece in our kitchen. Some of the glass candle holders are from Graham and Green. The black cast iron candlesticks are a wedding present from Robert Welch. They are so heavy and look really good I think.
My perfume L'ombre dans l'eau' from Dyptique. The candle is also from there. Vintage lace lamp design by Terre & Montagne (actually made by my mum!). Felt cloud from Le Ptit Papillon.
I hope you all had a nice weekend.
...Ophelia is singing...Lucien is sleeping, Simon is in London and I'm enjoying this bank holiday morning with a cup of coffee, Jazz music and looking at my favorite blogs. I came across this delicate and beautiful branch on Cocon-Shop...
I had so much fun doing this monthly and now yearly photo shoot with Lucien, but I have to say the latest one has been the most challenging...Lucien being a 1 year old active boy, he wouldn't sit still, he just wanted to eat the felt letters and throw them everywhere! I look forward to the years to come with this little one and to share with you photos of him growing up!
...and our Lucien 5 years later....XX
I have a beautiful book at home of French photographer and installation artist Georges Rousse.
He was born in Paris in 1947. His artistic vision has its roots in the bombed out buildings of World War II where he played as a child.
Rousse's art fuses photography, painting and architecture into one aesthetic discipline; and for over thirty years he has worked in buildings either derelict or scheduled for renovation throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and the US.
The facades and interiors of these structures serve as temporary studios and are the creative focus point of his artwork. As he paints, adds structures, or cuts away walls, vibrant shapes and meditative patterns emerge from the previously barren environment.
These masterful executions of trompe l'oeil coalesce from a single vantage point, captured by Rousse's camera. These site specific works have the rare ability to be both intellectually engaging and complex while being absolutely accessible to a broad audience including those completely outside the world of art. It is in equal measure profound and simple fun.
Ophelia loves wearing glasses and so does her brother (he has no choice, big sister put them on him). The optician gave her this pair without lenses when I went to get mine done (sadly real ones). She wore them today to the park. She thinks they're v cool. She even pretends to clean the non existing lenses...