Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Marco Jacob's Public Displays of Affection in Toronto

 Edmond Place side chair. CNC routered baltic birch plywood (clear varnished or laquered)

Last Thursday, September 23 was the Opening Reception for an exhibition of Public Displays of Affection  at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel. PDA for Edmond Place is an exploration in community-engaged design. Over 60 pieces of locally designed and built furniture were on display.

My husband, Marco Jacob, presented the design of a new chair.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad about Mad Men, Soundtrack Vol.1

Just bought the album yesterday! My husband and I listened to it with a big smile on our faces, singing along while sipping from a glass of "brut" Champagne to celebrate the sweetness of our 1st wedding anniversary. A certain idea of happiness.

Now, there are 2 other volumes, one for Season 2 and another for Season 3...We will most certainly indulge, and this very very soon.
We need more music from that era. Any recommendations?

PS: (a few weeks later....) We ended up buying Mad Men, Vol.2 (not as good, but still pleasant!), and more Julie London, Her Name is Julie - absolutely charming!

Nous avons tout juste acheté l'album hier! Mon mari et moi-même l'avons écouté, le sourire aux lèvres, tout en sirotant un verre de champagne brut pour célébrer la douceur de notre premier anniversaire de mariage. Eh oui, une certaine idée du bonheur.
Maintenant, il y a 2 autres volumes, un pour la saison 2 et un autre pour la saison 3...Nous pensons sérieusement nous offrir le plaisir de plonger tête baissée dans ces deux autres albums, et ce au plus tôt!
Nous aimerions découvrir plus de musiques de cette période. Des idées?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Over your cities grass will grow

Last night I enjoyed the screening of a documentary film that my friend Emilie Blézat (Sciapode Prod.) just co-produced:  
Sophie Fiennes’
at the Toronto International Film Festival
AMC 4 September 14th, 8:45 pm
AMC 9 September 16th, 6.00 pm
AMC 2 September 18th, 9.00 am
in the Visions section.
OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical creative processes and renders as a film journey the personal universe he has built at his hill studio estate in the South of France.
I was very much interested in discovering the process of Kiefer's work, which I must admit I really did not know before. Sophie Fiennes's choice of Ligeti's subtle musical pieces achieved a perfect dialogue with the images.
Go see it if you can, and let me know of your impressions!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Inspirational Holidays!

I am back to Toronto.
The least I can say is that I had a very refreshing and inspirational month and a half travelling in France and Italy. To share the joy, I will soon post a very strict selection of photos.
Every year, it is the same. After the big summer break I look forward to the back-to-school excitement that September brings. I like the idea of starting anew: I have reorganized the plants, scented candles, and framed pictures in our apartment, refilled the spice rack, weeded through my shelves and wardrobe, and I feel ready to let new ideas in.

I am in a very soft dusty pink mood for this September season...

Now just for your viewing pleasure, let me show you the trailer of a classic, The Thomas Crown Affair (by Norman Jewison, 1968) which my husband and I savoured a couple of nights ago. A lesson in style with the breathtaking Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen, and the most erotic scene over a chess board ever, well that is according to me...

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