Month: February 2009

Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien

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I have a new French blog on the Blogs Abroad roll! It’s called Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien. And it’s fantastique.

(Thank you to What Possessed Me for the find.)

Photo by Tim Walker via Le Divan

QUESTION: What would this girl have on her bookshelf (besides herself, of course!)? Any ideas?

For Lennie

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I think about one of my former editors so often these days. She left the rat race to study pastry making at an incredibly prestigious baking school in Paris. She now works as a pastry chef at the sweetest little restaurant on the edge of the Arroyo Seco. She creates the most divine cakes, breads and sugared cookies. This photo reminded me of the possibilities and opportunities you can find in places you don’t always expect, like colorful little pastry cups waiting to be filled with the stuff of a happy life.

On days like this, I think about Lennie. It makes me think of warm buttered bread and calm. And I’m sure that everything will be ok.

(Photo by the fantastic Jen at My Polaroid Blog.)

Assemblage

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I happened to stumble upon Suzanna Scott’s Etsy store, Sushipot, this evening. She’s a collage artist in Manhattan, Kansas, whose inspirations come from “all things old, chipped, cracked, worn, dusty, used, found, buried, designed, loved, pieced, intricate, aged and transfigured.” I think she’s found the recipe for treasure.

Late Winter Light

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The weather was beautiful here today, balmy with wispy clouds. I decided to get out of my office and get some air. It was so lovely to watch the sun dip into the western sky from my spot (sitting on an old palm tree stump at Pasadena’s Central Park). Here are a few of the Polaroids I took during my little outing: the clouds, the palm trees, a leafless willow and one of the turrets at the glorious Castle Green — across the street from the park. (A very hardy old rose bush is still at it, despite the season.)

Reading…

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Hello Everyone, I love the Penguin UK edition of the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. (Their cover design is always marvelous.) The story was originally written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of my all time favorite authors.

Meanwhile, I wanted to tell you that I put together an Amazon list of some of the books you’re reading. Thank you all for your comments on the “Got Books?” post. You inspire me!

Your list here!

And the original post. (Let me know if you want to add any books to the list.)

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