June 5, 2010
May 21, 2010
May 1, 2010
does anyone have any plans to dance around the may pole? no?
well, traditionally may day marks the last of winter in the northern hemisphere and is a time for celebration. in france, king charles IX would give all the ladies of the court a lily of the valley on this day…. and it is still customary to give them to loved ones. so much so that it is even legal to sell them free of taxation today. which explains why i saw people walking around with flowers all day.
images via the city sage and saipua.
April 25, 2010
December 26, 2009
images: bauhaus design (via lolita blog), unknown, unknown
December 21, 2009
flower arranging is a real art form… it’s a lot harder then it looks.
so why not take a floral arrangement class from two very talented girls in brooklyn?
September 7, 2009
what strikes me about the jardin du luxembourg gardens is how very different they are from central park in new york. in comparison, they are highly manicured with abundant flowers and grass that has not be trampled by footprints or sunbathing bodies…. as the grassy areas are fenced off from public use. this takes part of the beauty out of large public gardens for me, but they do have a plethora of chairs that you can move around and enjoy reading a book or simply relax and put up your feet. i found myself in one such chair for an entire afternoon, reading and people watching. i wonder what central park would look like if people weren’t allowed to wander freely. both parks however, have an area unofficially deemed for model sailboat sailing when the weather is fine.