Parisian Flat Untouched for 70 Years

When I read this story I just couldn’t believe it was true. It seems like something out of a dream or a fairy tail. The story goes like this Mrs. de Florian a “demimondaine” (a women supported by a wealthy lover) who owned the flat, left for the South of France before WWII and never returned. She passed away this year at the age of 91,  when her flat in France was discovered, the rent faithfully paid for 70 years. It was as if time had stood still since 1900. In the flat was a painting of her grandmother, the muse of the famous painter Giovanni Boldini. The painting recently sold at auction for $3 million dollars. Oh I just love stories like this, (more…)

ikat love

I love ikat print. Here is some ikat that I am currently loving. (more…)

Bed Side Beauty

Ah, lets talk about the love/hate relationship I have with furnishing a home (okay a small city apt.) with new, non-crags-listed furniture. It’s fun, I love being able to decorate the place exactly as we want, it’s just a bit slowwww going as it’s expensive! Right now I am on the search for bedside tables. That’s when I stumbled upon this at Oomph(more…)