Collage - Journal 1932...

Collage - Journal 1932...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"De l'aube à midi sur la mer"


"Jeux de vagues" 


"Dialogue du vent et de la mer" 


La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre
Claude Debussy




Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Leisure time - If you never camped out in the library try it.....


shhh I am reading ......
Create and cultivate your solitude...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Country Life...



Tottering-by-Gently by Annie Tempest

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Traveler - Photographer Gregory Colbert - Poetic Photography...

Photos in this post by Gregory Colbert

The credit to this post goes to Janelle
- Ngorobob House: Life From The Hill - She introduced me to the photography of Gregory Colbert


In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards rediscovering the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, here or there, past or present.”

— Gregory Colbert




Patron to the arts and an eccentric - Vicomtesse de Noailles....


Marie-Laure de Noailles, Vicomtesse de Noailles (1902 - 1970)- a supporter of avant-garde artists, writers and composers.

Her circles - names from the past  - Balthus, Jean Cocteau, Francis Poulenc, Luis Bunel, Savador Dali, Man Ray, Jean Hugo.................British eccentric Edward James - He left the artistic intellektual life in Paris, New york for the jungles of Mexico and created his own paradise in Xilitla in the Mexican state San Luis Potosi set in the Sierra Madre.

de Noailles commissioned photography, sculptures, paintings from Miro, Balthus,Giacometti,Dora Maar,Constatin Brancusi...and her collection included works by Klee, Ruebens, Van Dyck, Watteau, Goya, Delacroix, Braque, and Picasso...
More??? Read...

Marie Laure de Noailles: La vicomtesse du bizarre

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Aesthete and Aristocrat - Alexis von Rosenberg - Baron de Redé (1922-2004)...



Baron de Redé was born in Zurich, Switzerland, on February 4 1922.


In 1946 he arrived in Paris together with Elsie de Wolfe...now in the center of the passionate and steaming international high society Parisian life - perhaps as it once was? or is?
 With his charm and hospitality he had a inner circle of friends during his life which, included Marie-Laure de Noailles,Elsie de Wolfe, Marie-Helen de Rotschild, Francis Poulenc, Henri Sauguet, Nancy Mitford, Georges Auric as well as the artist Christian Berard,Prince Rupert zu Lowenstein, interior decorators G. Geffroi and V. Grandpierre to name a few.

Hotel Lambert

At twenty-seven he moved into a magnificent apartment in the Hotel Lambert on the Ile St Louis. Here he would entertain for the next 55 years.
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The Oriental Ball in 1969

He travelled for months each year on the yacht La Gaviota with his friends and use to spend time in St Moritz at the Palace Hotel.


An exquisite host - His most famous and spectacular entertainment was the Oriental Ball at the Lambert, in December 1969. 


We all know he had a great friendship with Marie-Helene de Rothschild, wife of Baron Guy de Rothschild who bought Hotel Lambert in 1975.
In 2003 he was appointed Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, for his restoration of the Hotel Lambert.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Simple Sterling Cufflinks ...

(All Photos by Tavarua)

In my old leather stud boxes you can always find a few simple sterling cufflinks for my travels...

Knots

Hammered

Push through...

Engraved

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Destination Africa...

(Photos by Tavarua)

It is during your life's wanderings your understanding for life expands over the horizon....and is reflected in your eyes...