Finding minimalism in a world of consumerism. But none of them have changed my life or brought me as much satisfaction as blogging. In almost too many ways to count, it has changed me and the way I live my life. In fact, so much so, it has become a hobby I regularly recommend to others.
Posted January 29, It was then when the fashion for creating fantastical interior gardens originated, combining an eclectic mix of architectural styles- frequently combining Classical, Gothic and Oriental motifs in the same scheme, a verdant and magical escape from the harsh reality of winter in Russia.
The taste for winter gardens was soon adopted by the affluent throughout the Russian Empire, eventually spreading throughout Europe and beyond. Yet, for all their sumptuous magnificence, perhaps it is the less ostentatious interpretations of these formal winter gardens that linger on in our thoughts and our longing for the promise of rebirth, a place to recharge.
From Classical-Romantic Revival-styles to the eclecticism of the 19th-century to the comfort of English country house-style to the simplest and most elemental, the winter garden as escape from the bleakness of winter can be an antidote to formality — a theatrical statement, a whimsical folly, a comfortable retreat or a connection back to nature.
Watercolor by Edward Petrovich Hau, c It was rediscovered by accident in Meanwhile, American robber barons were gilding the lily in their monumental estates, such as here in the Palm Court at Biltmore House in Ashville, North Carolina, designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt in The multipurpose Music Pavilion designed by Elsie de Wolfe at her beloved Villa Trianon reintroduced the art of treillage, which remains en vogue to this day.
Madeleine Castaing converted a former laundry at 30 rue Jacob in Paris into her eponymous shop in and ruled from there well into her nineties. Photographer Derry Moore was witness to her inner sanctum, open to the public, which appeared abandoned, a Ms.
A haphazard mix of styles and provenance, from Directoire to flea market finds, identified her idiosyncratic oeuvre. For her space at the Salon des Antiquaires Madeleine Castaing introduced what became fashionably known as le style anglais in a conservatory setting reminiscent of the Crystal Palace in London designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of Watercolor by Alexandre Serebriakoff.
Cecil Beaton posing in the solarium of Reddish House as featured in Vogue in Baroness Pauline de Rothschild, as photographed by Horst P.
Photographer Henry Clarke captured the Russian born fashion designer with her poodle, Tschort, for Vogue in A vaporous mist appears to shroud the garden in reverent nostalgia.
The stenciled walls and ceiling of the dining room were inspired by an 18th-century Sicilian veranda. Photography by Derry Moore. When film and television producer Carole Weiswiller went in search of a home for herself in Paris she turned not to the formidable Right Bank where she grew up but rather to the less bourgeois, bohemian Left Bank.
From Private Paris, Photographed by Philippe Girardeau. Photographed by Thibault Jeanson for Elle Decor. The main salon in the Paris apartment of KK Auchincloss mixed 18th-century formality with 19th-century eclecticism. From The World of Interiors. Photography by Fritz von der Schulenburg.
Furthering the seductive ambiance are Louis XVI silver candle sconces, a regal Russian chandelier from Pavlosk, and luxuriant green-and-white foliage.
Imagined as a classical pavilion from the late 18th-century, designer Michael S. The main living room is a garden room in the sky, with views over Manhattan from within, and from without on the expansive terrace — the ultimate luxury in New York City.
From the October issue of Architectural Digest. Photography by Simon Watson. In the orangery of a lakeside villa in Switzerland 19th-century birdcages are suspended from a ceiling hand painted by Florentine artisans; the walls are decorated with framed dried flowers, the stool is wrought iron, and the cocktail table was made in Florence.
Photography by Simon Upton.
For the Kips Bay Show House Mario Buatta transformed a landing into a conservatory as garden fantasy, replete with painted, carved and real flora. Mark Hampton created an Edwardian-inspired bower off the garden of a home in Munroe, Louisiana.
Photography by Scott Frances. Photographed by Fernando Benchoegea for House Beautiful in The solarium in Michael S.The study of Philippe Venet, Givenchy’s companion, is filled with art and fashion books, sketches, art and mementos.
The collage hanging above the sofa was created by Venet. Alan Shapiro’s newest book of poetry is situated at the intersection between private and public history, as well as individual life and the collective life of middle-class America in .
Often, when I’m writing, I open up my Internet browser onto poems I’ve found to be particularly instructive or compellingly enigmatic, poems that connect me with the reasons and, indeed, the questions about why I write and return to poetry as a reader, a parishioner, a believer.
Comments → Why Ben Shapiro Is A Total Fraud. Ezekiel May 6, at am. Okay – a lot to take in, for someone who just recently started taking politics seriously, but damn.
This is an evisceration. More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan Shapiro could have written.5/5(1).
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