March 26, 2014

Patterns of Paris



Patterns seen in Paris: the stained glass windows at the Château de Vincennes Chapel / Particle board & the ornate doors of Notre Dame / the grid within a grid covering a well / marble facade outside of a special wine bar / large dappled folios holding posters everywhere / a slab of marble as a table top at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

From the photo collection 'In Paris'.

Sacré-Cœur with signs

Sacré-Cœur is visible behind various types of signage, Paris, March 2014.

From the photo collection 'In Paris'.

March 24, 2014

Forest green bench, legs, COS

Ash looks at the David Lynch photography exhibition, I admire the leather benches.

From the photo collection 'In Paris'.

March 23, 2014

Book displays of Paris


Book displays of Paris - a few examples. Inspiration for various shelving, trolley & display ideas I am toying with. Found at the second hand book sellers running along the Seine. 
From the photo collection 'In Paris'.

2 x 3 arches, plus a cat & 3 succulents - triptych

The cat of the Château de Vincennes stands guard by it's cat door in the middle of three arches, light streams through three of the Vincennes' chapel stained glass windows, three hanging succulents in the flower market.

Triptych from the photo collection 'In Paris'.

March 22, 2014

Straight lines in Tuileries


Straight lines in Tuileries - promenaders form sight lines similar to Caillebotte's Paris Street, Rainy Day, and a close-cropped Ash stands by some crew-cut trees.

From the photo collection 'In Paris'.

March 21, 2014

Paris through the blinds with furniture - a series

Paris on film - inside Musée des Arts Décoratifs, photographing the Tuileries through the sheer blinds, creating the effect of an interior projection of outside. Ash peers through the blinds to capture an unobstructed shot. Art Nouveau furniture quietly fills the foreground. 
The framing, narrative and diffused light have such a cinematic quality. 
Images to be converted into slide film and projected somewhere which isn't Paris. Because even though this is Paris, it doesn't really feel like it. 

Kjell looking upwards

Kjell looking up at the sky on top of the Round Tower in Copenhagen, and at the resting place of the members of the Andrée Expedition, 2013.

Dilapidated Denmark

Arne Jacobsen designed Bellevista apartments - 1932-36, at Klampenborg are a sorry sight with paint peeling, crumbling balconies, cracks in the concrete and rotting wooden windowsills.
Copenhagen's Little Mermaid poses upon her pedestal of rocks avoiding the swathes of seaweed and tourist rubbish surrounding her.
Bleak vistas.

Denmark not taking care of their cultural heritage.

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

Le déjeuner sur l'herbe - hommage to Manet. Paris, March 2014.

From the photo collection 'In Paris'

Citroëns of Paris

Grey Citroëns seen in Paris, March 2014.

From photo collection 'In Paris'

Ash, pom pom, stained glass

Ash in her hat with sunlight shining through harlequin stained glass windows. Château de Vincennes, Paris, March 2014.

From photo collection 'In Paris'

Tim, croissant, tower

Tim eats a croissant in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, March 2014

From photo collection 'In Paris'

March 2, 2014

Bookends with Bookends

Bookends made by Florence Wild
Bookends made by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

some things I have been occupied with recently, bookends sourced from library rejects. To sit on various shelves I have designed but not yet made.