Saturday, July 30, 2016


duende: the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person.

Odile wondered how they could kill the time. An american had done the Louvre in nine minutes, forty-five seconds. They decided to do better. They knocked two seconds off the old record.

‘Band à Part’, Jean-Luc Godard (1964)

Gaston, Le Garcon du Café - Jules de Bruycker

Belgian, 1870-1945

‘Band à Part’, Jean-Luc Godard (1964)


Au Café - Elie Anatole Pavil 

Ukrainian 1873-1948

Oil on cardboard , 38 x 45,5 cm - 15 x 18 in.

Close Your Eyes To See This Painting (2013) 

Daniel Garber, Quarry, 1917

‘Band à Part’, Jean-Luc Godard (1964)

Les Pivoines de Caro - Denis Ribas

French, b.1954-

Oil on canvas, 81cmx65 cm

"Art is made by the alone for the alone."

— Luis Barragàn 

Jennifer Gauthier, by Alyssa Wilcox Photography

Kazimierz Pochwalski, Autoportret z paletą (1895)

Nicholas Roerich (Russian, 1874-1947)

Landscape Study

‘Band à Part’, Jean-Luc Godard (1964)

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In the Bedroom: Light and Lovely

Bedrooms with an Abundance of Natural Light

Embracing an abundance of natural light in your bedroom is one of the best ways to bring the beauty of outdoors into one of the most personal rooms in your home. 

Spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights or a grid of windows are just a few ways that natural light can pour through a bedroom. 

Here are a few beautiful bedrooms that showcase a stunning display of natural daylight.

In the vault-ceilinged master bedroom of this Palisades, New York, property designed by Alexa Hampton, French doors let in fresh air and plenty of sunlight. 

Photo: Scott Frances

The skylit master bedroom of a Connecticut home created by architect, Allan Greenberg, and designer, Victoria Hagan, is bathed in sunlight all day long.
The floor lamp is from Holly Hunt, the carpet is from Beauvais, the sofa fabric is Stark, and the chair fabric is Pollack.

Photo: Michael Moran

In the light-filled master bedroom of a Los Angeles home conceived by decorator Madeline Stuart, the stainless-steel four-poster with an upholstered headboard was custom made by Stuart and is dressed in E. Braun bedding; the swing-arm lamps are from Circa Lighting, and the sofa, also designed by Stuart, is covered in a Lee Jofa fabric.

Photo: Roger Davies

In the master bedroom of designer Lee F. Mindel’s East Hampton home, the furnishings include a 1944 wall lamp by Jean Royère, a 1936 leather wing chair by Mogens Koch, a circa 1930 tufted-leather armless chair and ottoman by Klint, and a circa 1948 bedside lamp by Jouve. 
Floor-to-ceiling windows draw in plenty of natural sunlight. 

Photo: Michael Moran

A Florida master bedroom's bleached-oak floors and the beds, benches and tables, all by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, are bathed in natural light from the sliding glass doors. 
The low table has a mosaic depicting fish and shells. 
Placed above each of the beds is a print by Ellsworth Kelly.

Photo: Durston Saylor

Family photos decorate the mantel in the master bedroom of architect Howard J. Backen and designer Lori O’Kane Backen’s California farmhouse. T
he architect left the rafters exposed as a nod to farmhouse architecture. 
An oversize window provides uninterrupted views of the neighboring appellations as well as plenty of natural light. 

Photo: Scott Frances

“Palladian windows are notoriously hard to curtain,” designer Alexa Hampton says of the windows in the master bedroom of a Hamptons home she renovated for a young family. 
“Either you cover them up and lose the detail or you leave them open and wake up to morning light. 
My client preferred to wake up to the morning light,” said Hampton.

Photo: Scott Frances