about a chair

Have you ever noticed that a solitary chair seems to have a personality all its own?   This one is regally posing for his portrait. He doesn’t need props to feel comfortable. No side table with flowers to feel complete, not a single pillow. He is stoic and confident all by himself. It doesn’t bother […]

“Live the full life…”

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.—Ernest Hemingway     A compilation of images by   See also: l&l collection no. 10    

Appennino by Giambologna

Giambologna’s largest work, the mountain god, Appennino (1577) Between 1568 and 1586 Bernardo Buontalenti built a great palace at Pratolino (Garden of Villa Demidoff at Pratolino Park) for Francesco I and Bianca Cappello. It was completed under Ferdinando I, and the residential building that resulted was sumptuous and rich in architectural inventions, in the late […]

Art in the everyday

  The truly fortunate—see everyday objects as marvelous works of art.  

Negative space…

…for a positive experience. It’s the simple concept in design of editing.  Leaving room for living.  Allowing space for inspiration and expression. It’s the bare tabletop beckoning me——inviting my ideas.     image:  Côté Sud, edited by L for www.linenlavenderlife.com