6 June 2011

{Today Find; these lovely dresses for this summer}

Scoop neck dresses by Virginia Johnson.

{Vichy in Derbyshire}

“I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I’ll ever have. And you cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time…”The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, by Sylvia Plath

{Derbyshire, England. UK}


{Scandinavian Kitchen Inspiration}

To some people it can be really tricky to choose between styles when decorating their place. Especially when the choice is between, what seems, contradictory ones. Well, actually, there is always a middle way to follow, like this amazing kitchen designed by Marie-Laure Helmkampf where the sleek and simple lines of the cabinets and the countertop meet the roughness of the bare stone on the wall and the rustic feeling of the island.

{Images Credits: Marie-Laure Helmkapf via Mi Paradissi}

{High Society 1956}

“It seemed right and it felt right and that was the way I wanted it. I knew that I was going to do it and even if there was a chance I was making a mistake I would find out later. Right then and there nothing mattered to me except staying together.” — Grace Kelly.

“I‘ve been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant. Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort. If anything, the opposite is true. But is it too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings? Lots of things touch me and I don’t want to be indiscreet.” — Grace Kelly

{The Best Walls in the World; More Chinoiseries Please!}


Jun/Jul 2010


Blog #281 - chinese wall papaer B
{Images credits: Palatian Living, Eades Wallpapers, Fromental, Pinterest,Architectural Digest}
For more information about chinoiseries history and uses:
Books in Amazon:
"Wallpapers: the Ultimate Guide".by C. Abrahams.
"Chinoiserie: Evolution of the Oriental Style: Evolution of the Oriental Style in Italy from the 14th to the 19th Century" by F.  Morena.
"The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé". by A. Murphy
Internet Sources:
History of Chinoiserie in Wikipedia.
Chinoiserie antiques in London largest antiques e-shop.
Learn about Chinoiseries at the Victoria and Albert Museum classes.