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    

Luis Melendez, Master of the Spanish Still Life

Luis Meléndez (1715-1780).     Meléndez is now recognized not only as one of the greatest Spanish painters of the eighteenth century, but also as one of the most accomplished still life painters of the time. Although recognition of Meléndez has been eclipsed over the centuries by that of fellow Spaniard Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Meléndez’s […]

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