Monday, February 16, 2015

PRETTY IN PINK

All of Paris seemed to be bathed in a pale pink glow despite the dreary gray days. It seemed everywhere we went during Maison&Objet we saw the palest of pinks, nudes and blush - and since my return I've continued to notice the same. Isn't it funny how once you start to notice a certain something - it all of the sudden seems to be everywhere. Is it just my imagination or is it really real? Maybe it's just our collective hope for the promise of spring?
 
"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips it's turn." Hal Borland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

DIVINELY DETAILED

What is it they say .... "god is in the details" or "the devil is the details" - at opposite ends of the spectrum really, both statements apply. I'm a big picture person as a rule, but at the same time don't we all love the delicious aspects of elegant detailing - that aha moment when you see an inlaid brass strip in a wood floor or bespoke metalwork. I learned something new of late when watching an architect begin a project, they began by initially sketching a very large project in minute scale. When I asked why, the answer was - "if you start really small then you can't worry about the minutiae until later.  If you start large, you are already worrying about the details from the get go." And so it goes, we begin with the "big picture", as it were, and refine as we go until we get down to the divine details.