Rubrique : surprises to see

Quiz

I just come back from a short break. There, I had the chance to visit a place which I wanted to visit for a very long time. I walked on this fabulous floors :

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I will send a little surprise to the first one who will guess where I found those nice patterns… Any idea ?

Elodie had the correct answer : it takes place in Pompeii in the Villa of Mysteries. But it would be nice also in a modern home, don’t you think ?

As good as it looks

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Grocery shopping is much more fun when supplies are so pretty…
Here is some treasures that I brought back from my day trip to London with Emilie.

Why are the English so good at packaging ?

Products purchased at Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, and Fortnum and Mason.

Shadow land

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We’ve all had fun making shadow puppets with our hands in front of the light to draw a rabbit or a bird, right ? (If not try, it’s so easy!)

Shadow puppets may be as old as the hills, it still remains fascinating. So when it’s done by Pilobolus‘ danse company, it’s just hypnotizing.

While waiting for the occasion to see them “for real”,  have a look here.

Sliding house

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I always dreamt of renovating a house. I’ve done it. Twice ! Now the next dream (but I am not in a hurry!) will certainely be to build.

When the time comes, I will remenber this very surprising house.

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Just take off the wood dress and the house is all naked. It’s magic !

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Baya

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How do you become an artist ? Baya never ask herself this question. She was born as such. That was in the early 30’s.

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Little orphan from deep in the Maroccan countryside, she knew nothing about art and she was to become a maid. But her urge to paint was so strong that it succeeded in breaking her fate.With pure luck and also lucky encounters, she had her own exhibition at the Maeght Gallery while she was only 16. She mingled with Picasso, Braque among others. But her success has nothing to do with luck.

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Baya has such a way to gracefully fill the space with shapes and colors that in spite of a naive stroke she makes me think of the greatest. And also of sun and holidays… summer in short!

Cosy nests on the top

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I never knew why, although I love space and big houses, I’ve always had a thing for cabins, trailers and other little cosy nests! Maybe because of their exotic and cheering feeling?

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I’ve seen a report about this Airstream trailer’s camp and since then I just dream to spend a few days (and nights) in the air! These coach-beauties were decorated by artists who gave each of them a very special personality.

Dorothy” and her big dots and “Love of lace“, rose-colored like a candy, are my favorites, but have a look at their 5 friends….

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This luxury camping is located at Cape Town in South Africa, but most surprising, it is perched on the top terrace of one of the most classical hotels!

Go to Belleville

This weekend, it’s open house in the artists’ studios in Belleville.

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Anyplace in streets, courts and backyards, more than 200 artists welcome you with open arms.
This is the right time for a nice walk in the heart of this Parisian quarter which is so full of surprises…

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The paintings above are by Philippe Barnier. An artist I like a lot, and not only because he’s my cousin!