Wednesday, April 28, 2010

On my wall of inspiration...


Pina Bausch, Nelken (Carnations), first performed Dec. 30, 1982
Ettore Sotsass (1917-2007)
5 totems, "Flavia" set. Signed: "Flavia Bitossi Italy E. Sottsass 1996 "


Céline S/S 2010 collection, designed by Phoebe Philo

Monday, April 26, 2010

Release the Gentlewoman that is in you!

Hello dear Gentlewomen and Fantastic Men!

Today, Marco and I took a trip to La Maison de la Presse (Yorkville, Toronto). We just got the newly released Gentlewoman magazine, at long last! Remember Fantastic Man's girlfriend? Well, we got ours, but it was tight as only 2 copies, out of 15 received last Friday, were left. This Gentlewoman has been quite popular... I recommend you go check by yourself if you find her success well-founded! Don't forget to let me know. ;O)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A History of the World in 100 Objects


Through my brother-in-law, artist Luis Jacob, I discovered an amazing program available online. It's called "A History of the World in 100 Objects", produced by the British Museum and the BBC. It showcases 100 different objects found in the British Museum collection, and uses them to tell a story of human culture.

Each segment is a morsel-sized 15-minute audio description, and features interactive views of each object described.

I'm hooked, and I thought you'd be interested to know about this.
Here's the first object, and you can get from there to the second object, etc....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Guggenheim is Haunted: don't miss the experience!

Luis Jacob's Peru Album IV is part of the collective exhibit HAUNTED,
currently at
the Guggenheim Museum, NYC
(March 26 - Sept.6, 2010)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Kick-Ass (pardon my French!)

Saw the film last night and loved it!

NB: The action is supposedly based in NYC, but (as often) we noticed that most of the street scenes were shot in Toronto, more precisely on Yonge street. Oh, and the scene outside the cinema (at the beginning) was filmed just outside the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond street. Incidentally that is the theatre where Marco and I saw the movie last night- it felt a bit weird...

To watch the trailer, click here.

If you go see it, let me know...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Introduction to Scrapbooking...


























End of March, my husband and I decided to start a scrapbook. So we went through piles of magazines* that we had previously discarded for recycling. Here are images from my scrapbook so far...

I am so grateful to Marco for having introduced me to scrap-booking. I've always enjoyed collage and montage, so laying images out in a book is like a revelation to me- an epiphany, really !

What about you?
Do you like scrap-blooking?


*Mainly Vogue (Paris, UK, US), Colors, W, Harper's Bazaar, The Face, and I.D

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Facial treat-ment!


Dear dear dear!
Last Thursday I finally indulged and enjoyed the very unique spa gift (through WaySpa.com) that some London-based friends offered to us as a wedding present last year. I relaxed into a wonderful facial treatment. What a plunge!
Yes, the picture would have been flawless if... the blackheads removal had been reported missing. ARGHHHHHH! I hate this! 'Are you OK, dear?' 'Yeeees, fine, fine...'. Just biting the bullet...Trying to be polite, when I could have punched the beautician in the face, once or twice perhaps, just to release the pain. Did I say how much I hate this?
Promised I'll do the exfoliating twice a week, and will apply a hydrating mask once a week to fight against these nasty eye wrinkles, promised!
Anything that can spare me the blackheads torture again.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two excellent reasons to fly to Paris...NOW!

Photo by Jean-Loup Sieff

YSL Retrospective
at the Petit Palais
11 March - 29 August 2010


Villa Drusch built in Versailles in 1963

Claude Parent, Architectural Work/Graphic Work
at La Cité de l'Architecture & du Patrimoine
20 Jan - 02 May 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Voyage, voyage!



Wonderful! Vacation time!
One week off. No trips to any exotic places but a lot of "voyages immobiles"...
I am now in a very good place.
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