December 20, 2011

Weekend in Paris, Parisian Style

Okay, Let's face reality - I'm BARELY going to scratch the surface 
with French design - after all it's almost a religion in this country.

Classical or Modern, Formal or Informal, Nowhere is Design approached
with such subtle sophistication - particularly when speaking
of Paris.

Paris is all about Incredible Craftsmanship, Shading, Complex colors,
and infinitesimal detail. It's in the Architecture, the Film, the Fashion
the Food, the Art, The Air  -
 so start scrolling down and Bon Voyage:

I truly think the Prettiest shades of Grey are derivied from Paris, and 
the photo above is a perfect example.

Modern Example of Parisian Architecture: Institute du Monde Arabe 

1950's Roger Vivier

A Tride and True French Classic
 (Contact us for information on the chair)

Deco Frieze above a Parisian Entry
1980's Parisian Patio

Exquisite pair of Lalanne Chairs

Best looking Park benches - ever!
Azzedine Alaias' Apartment

The celebrated and iconic 1947 Dior "New Look"
Picasso Museum
Exceptional Embroidery work of Lesage
Lalique - Totues Vase
Hepburn in Givenchy

Jean Arp
Catherine Deneuve - "Belle de Jour" 
Disgustingly Perfect Door Knocker!
Vintage Roger Vivier
Lalique - Tourbillons Vase
Audrey Hepburn - "Funny Face"
Vivier Couture Bag

1930's Deco Lamp
Yves St. Laurent's Apartment
Coco Chanel's Apartment
George Braques

So Very, Very excellent! Lesage - embroidered abstract. 
The love affair with Lalique continues........this is the Bubble Vase

 Madame Gres

Leleu Stool

1960's Leleu Desk and Chair

Roger Vivier for Dior 2009


Vintage Christian Dior

New Dior Couture - Patrick DeMarchelier

Dior Couture 1950 - Norman Parkinson

Vintage Dior

Love this shot - from a 1950's Dior shop!


A very cool behind the scenes shot of Audrey Hepburn in "Funny Face"

"Le Ballon Rouge"

"How to Steal a Million" and "Charade" -
A mere coincidence that so many
Hepburn Films were Paris Bound?!

Maison Jansen Lamps

 Lesage Embroidery 
Jansen inspired/Formal version of a Bistro Chair
(Contact us for information on the chair)

1956 Mainbocher Dress and Porter's Chair
Georges V Hotel
Laduree Macaroons
Bois De Bologne

1970's YSL

1930's Coco Chanel


Birthplace of Absinthe

Iconic shot of Pauline Rothschild peering from a jib door into her bedroom wrapped
with exquisite Chinese Paper!


Clearly 1960's - Paco Rabanne

Jacques Adnet

Georges Braque
Yves St. Laurent's Apartment

Jacques Adnet

Pierre Bonnard

Jean Prouve in front of his EXCELLENT doors!

Entrance of a 1920's Jazz Club:
"Cabaret de L'Enfer"

                                                       ....  So from Hell to Heaven I'm ending with the
                                                            2009 Spring Haute Couture Chanel Show

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