Monday, September 29, 2008

a coral trunk

My husband & I came across an antique trunk, & I think it could be as old as the 30's or 40's. As a little weekend project we renovated it into a bright coral red, & because we both love patina, we kept the dark brown trim to keep its original character. The Limon lettering above actually spells out "limonana" but I couldn't fit them all onto the trunk! We had made the lettering out of cardboard. You can see the before & after here:

Monday, September 22, 2008

j'adore tiles

Autumn is in the air...I'm instinctively making more soups than gelato, wearing a jacket during the days & curling up in the evenings with hot teas. The leaves are ever so slightly tinged with reds, oranges & golds.

I'm brewing new work meanwhile & can't wait to show you. This picture is of some beautiful antique Persian tiles I spotted this summer. I find the combination of animals & birds on them incredibly inspiring...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Rivers of Jaipur

They call Jaipur the "Pink City", but I always think of sapphire blues when bringing it to mind. My parents traveled a great deal through India with me as a child. I also have the most vivid memory of my mother spritzing herself with a bottle of "Jaipur" by Boucheron perfume in the mornings.

This is the first in the Illuminati series to have silver instead of gold in its ground. The silver caught the light this morning & looked quite radiant, the same way the gold does, which I was very please about...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

cinema paradiso

Cinema captured

This is a picture I took on my last trip to Italy. I wish that all cinemas
looked this charming. Do you remember the movie by Giuseppe Tornatore called "Cinema Paradiso"? No movie makes me so sentimental as that one does...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

going places!

It may sound odd, but bicycles & horses riding together have been on my mind let's ride together!