Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guess Where Marc Chagall's Grand Daughter Works?

Marc Chagall was born in Russia. 
He was involved in the Russian Revolution in 1917.
His work is awesome.
I love most his mostly unknown works that were painted on cardboard.
In the early part of this century in Paris most artist were starving and would paint on whatever they could find.
Including Picasso.
Marc Chagall in 1941
( grandpa )
His work reflects his life.
The revolution.
A Horsie!!!!
Bella Meyer is
the granddaughter of Marc Chagall.
Her Shop.
Fleurs Bella
(I absolutely love this entrance)
Born in Paris and raised in Switzerland, Bella Meyer grew up immersed in art.  As the granddaughter of Marc Chagall, Bella’s imagination and artistic expression were always valued at home, grooming her for a life of creativity.  On the academic side of life, Bella attained a Ph.D. in Medieval Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris, continuing all the while to paint and draw.  After moving to New York in her twenties, she found her bliss designing and building fantastical worlds of costumes, masks, and puppets for theatre, opera, and dance.

Her handmade pottery,
 in which she will artistically place each beautiful flower or orchid in.

This is an interesting little tidbit.
Don't you think ?

I love finding out stories like this!


If you want to know more...Marc Chagall

The Fleurs Bella studio is located at 55 East 11th Street, New York, NY.
Info on Bella Meyer from the N.Y.T. and her website.


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Friday, February 26, 2010

Serenity For Miss Hawn In N.Y.C.

This Burmese Buddha is in the entrance hall of the Manhattan apartment 
that she shares with actor Kurt Russell.
Indian teak arch from ABC Carpet & Home.
Hawn’s “favorite meditation spot” is the living room’s circa 1920 Chinese opium bed. A Burmese reclining Buddha is at the window in the dining room, whose table is set with Tiffany’s crystal and china. ABC Carpet & Home bed and carved chairs. Designs for Leisure slipcover fabric.
Hawn said; 
"“The living room is the area in my apartment that most reminds me of India, my second home."
Does she mean she has a home in India? 
Or that she considers India her home after the U.S. ?
*
Strangely I was dreaming about India last night and I hadn't planned this post.
Their ' TV Room.'
“The master bedroom is peaceful and muted—the perfect place for me to surrender to sleep,” says Hawn. “We used restful hues and covered the bed with fabric that Goldie brought back from India,” adds Specter. Kravet drapery fabric. Patterson, Flynn & Martin carpet.

This was in Architectural Digest in 2002.

What do you think needs updating 

in this apartment, if anything?

Don't be shy.

XXX's



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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

She's Not Her Mother..

Kate Hudson..........
I know, I know,.....
You probably think she is so adorable. 
She is. 
But not anymore adorable than one of the many,many,many
 pretty girls I have just seen in passing, or I have known.
Lighting, make-up, and the right clothes can work wonders for anyone.
{Even me.....you should see my lighting people, 
and my make-up and wardrobe people 
as we all pile out of my clown car when I arrive at work.
And still... my co-workers seem just don't 'get me.'}
(hahaha)
*
Back to Miss Kate-
And as far as acting......?
Where is the depth ?
How is it that she is still around.
I mean when I watch her in a film,
and I look really hard to see 'something' there....
I want to want to see her in a movie.
She is Goldie's little girl.
Sometimes it seems she is trying to be her mom,
but not even through genetics will she achieve that.
*
I can't help but think of how many thousands of really authentically
talented young woman are out there just waiting to be discovered.
They are waiting tables, or whatever else they may choose to do, 
while they are honing their craft and waiting.
These young actors go through a terrible time of it.
The auditions, the cattle calls, the rejections, and the heartache. 
Many will wait a life-time for a break.
Few will get one. 
I guess to me, it just seems like Hollywood is no different than 
Washington or Wall street.
It always comes down to one thing.....
The GOLDEN RULE,
"He who holds the gold
makes the rules"
*And Kate's mom is one of the most powerful woman in Hollywood.
But she will never be this woman.
Goldie Hawn.
And no one would know Kate's name without mommies clout. 
This is a real 'somebody' 
and self made.
She won an Oscar in her twenties.
Does anybody out there remember 
Goldie on ' Laugh In ?'

Goldie Hawn proved her ding-a-ling act was just an act. 

She won an Oscar for her supporting role in 1969.

 in the movie Cactus Flower. 

Around 1976 she married Bill Hudson of the 'Hudson Brother's'.
And divorced him around 1979. 
(they toured with the 'Osmond's'.....wha?)
This is Bill Hudson, the bio dad.
Anyway.....
Kate was able to buy the home that she grew up in as a child living in Malibu with 
her mom.
That had to be great for her.
The estate was right on the beach.
Here are a few inside pictures of the house.
I was only interested in this because Goldie lived here.
and that's where this whole post idea came from.
(And my little Kate and Goldie rant)


The is the Lanai.

So....I am waiting....tap tap tap 
( if only i did have nails to tap)
Any opinions about Goldie, Kate, or the house?
Did you like Goldie???

credits: blog.thefind.com

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Asheville Condo And Salvaged Ceiling Tiles

I love this image...it is
100 year old ceiling tile re-used to tile the shower stall.
Will that really work?
It is pretty funky....
I love the look of it because it is TEXTURE.
But wouldn't it rust ?
A fireplace in the living room.
This is the exterior of the building that the condo is in. 
It is right downtown in
Asheville North Carolina. 
Here I go again thinking about living in an office building......
Asheville is beautiful.

So tell me....are you funky enough to pull off
the salvaged ceiling tile 'in the shower look?'

And what about rust and getting tetanus 
from the rust in the shower.
This is a man contorted with muscle spasms from
tetanus (lock jaw).
I am having a rough couple of days........
pardon my dark humor.
hahahaha
    

New York Times 
Asheville Condo  $ 250,000.00

Tetanus


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oh Stefan...Come Over And Look At This


"Stefano Seletti describes his kitchen as “big but nice chaos,” with open shelves that hold plates of various shapes and sizes. When Mr. Seletti, the president of Seletti, the Italian home furnishings company, challenged the designer Alessandro Zambelli to come up with a solution for hiding dinnerware in plain sight, the Palace Collection was Mr. Zambelli’s solution. At first glance, the pieces look like porcelain renditions of Renaissance palaces in Florence, but each “building” is actually made up of a stack of six plates (dinner or dessert size) or bowls (cereal or soup) with a “roof” that, when turned over, becomes another usable dish."













I saw this and immediately thought of my ever fabulous talented friend Stefan.
Who is an Architect.
And from what I know....he loves porcelain dinner-ware.
I thought this would be fun for him.
Stefan, do you likie???


What do the rest of my Bloggieville friends think? Do You Likie?
I am not sure how I feel about it laid out as individual dinner pieces.
But it sure looks fabulous stacked. Right?
I am sure if you jazzed the table up with the appropriate accoutrement's it would be a knock out.


XXXX's  hugs to you Stefan  

*Click here to get pricing or purchase

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Acceptance


"Acceptance is the answer to ALL my problems. today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation, some fact of my life, unacceptable to me, and I can find no peace until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in G-d's world by mistake..."


What is your opinion?
Do You Think This Is True?


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dish Dish Dish

You will never believe who lives here!!!
Have you ever seen such an exquisite kitchen?
(click on it and look at it closely)
Or Here.
Who knew Joan Rivers would have such a stunning escape from NYC?
Let's review...............
She has small dogs.........at least she is a dog person.
That scores high with me.
Makes a lot of mean and degrading remarks on the red carpet.
Uck...........I think she goes over board.
She is a genius when it comes to business.
Even I like some of her jewelry (the pearls).
"Because Joan and Melissa Rivers are no longer capable of expressing human emotion on their faces, they have to really get over-the-top to get their point across.

After she was fired by 
Donald Trump from Celebrity Apprentice, Melissa erupted in an emotional tirade before she and her mother both packed up their fur coats and left." 


But anyway...................she has a beautiful home,
and in good taste.
Shocking.

Do you have an opinion on this?

*She is like everyone in Boca Raton.

For the whole house click here.
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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

Private Paradise

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