This i beleive is a cemetry in Marseille – Provence.. what is quite amazing….. and really shows respect for the departed.. is the very georgious chair embeded in the tomb stone… what do we think here…. was it an upholster? was it the dearly departeds’ chair? or was it just pure symbolic artist licence on the part of the designer? For sure this was designed… by whom i have no idea! and for who.. equally i don’t know….. but what i do know is…. this is pure opulence!

Vellano - Pescia - TuscanyThis has to be one of the best photos I’ve taken…. but the view is outstanding… so i really can’t take much credit.. i have to admit that this area of Tuscany is quite mountainous & honestly i didn’t realize it.. but… i have a touch of vertigo in fact more than a touch.. so no mountain goats for me thank you very much… I’m a low – lander… just gentle undulating hills for me!

langheLets just take a minute here and just look at this stunning country side….. all you people like me living in the urban sprall – the concrete jungle – the big smoke – the city.. whatever you call it [ I’ve got a few names to call it… but this is a clean blog]           can just chill out and get the zen vibe  Ohm…… Namaste!


Yeah.. we have had a lot of rain this summer.. i tried to capture the hail stones .. but hay ho.. i got the rain though!

The garden love's it

I just love this interview with Catherine Baba, it has to be one of those [rare] really funny – endearing fashion moments!
I am a huge fan of Diane Pernet.. i personally think she is a true to herself… wonderful eccentric & with a great sense of humour! “it’s the only way to be darling!”
A Shaded View on Fashion is an.. highly informative- edgy- fashion-art blog. Check it out in my blogroll.
[Click the link below to watch the interview [enjoy]

Johanna MelvinThis work is by Artist Johanna Melvin…  I love Johanna.. We have know each other for ever…but rarely see one another..

it’s just like that sometimes! www.johannamelvin.com

CANDIDA ROMEROArtist Candida Romero click on the link below for the interview with the artist at the opening of her show at the                       AZZEDINE ALAIA Gallery Paris

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Lady Jane Lamps


Lady JaneI love these lamps from Serralunga.. they’re Fun – Funky &  have a classy look to them..                                                             designed by Marc Sadler they are made from recycled polyethylene.

Flow Wine RackDon’t you think this is a pretty cool wine rack ? It’s called ‘Flow’ By Black & Blum


Frescoed Ceiling These photos were taken at a house in Campania Italy
it had not been lived in for 14 years… can you believe it?
Campania cantinaCampania CantinaCampania Cantina[house below] Piemonte Casa… click on the door it has great carving

Liberty style house - Piemonte

A  really beautiful house.. looks like is was inspired by french architecture!house in Asti - Piemonte

This [floor] is very special ..

the planks appear to be cut in one piece?

[nothing to do with the house above or below]the most wonderful floorThe house [below] looked like it had been attacked by a bull dozer beautifulthe rotting house Empty – unloved  and just waiting around roting there are so many houses like this in Italy in varying  states of disrepair



ceramic stoves


wood-burning stove by Ceramiche Castellamontehttp//ceramichecastellamonte.it/

Dear people… This is a little film by the Ceramiche Castellamonte company based in Torino …. they have been making these ceramic stoves for over a hundred years check ou the film if your interested! just click on the link below.  This blog is not working well for me at the moment it is not showing the full post… please click on read more if i cannot sort it                                     Thank you and sorry it’s a bit of a drag


French ceramic wood- burning stove

This is from a company called The Antique French Stove Company http://www.antiquefrenchstove.com/

These hand made-hand painted French wood burning stoves are by Ceramique – Regnier.

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Slow Post


Coroso chairMoroso Helix-Linko

I have been slow at posting these last few days….  i haven’t really felt it to be honest!
I am really blown away by the amount of talent there is out there…. so until i have a little more space………..  I’m just filling in for today

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