A lovely vignette at Agape, Paris. The 28-drawer hanging chest is coming home with me, possibly destined for Savannah to hold Jordana's sewing supplies. Doesn't the man in the painting look rather like a 19th-century explorer?
Wish I had room in our apartment for this mercantile chest with its original handles!
Stacked crates filled with pumpkins at a local supermarket.
A variety of pumpkins and colorful squash at the supermarket.
An art deco sculptural bas relief on a building in our neighbourhood.
Rose-tinted lights outside a new restaurant on rue de Rivoli. On Friday, I went to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, where I couldn't resist the book Bedouin and Nomads, Peoples of the Arabian Deserts featuring the excellent work of French photographer Etienne Dahau. Whenever I buy a book like this, I try to justify the expense by telling myself it's research for my book-in-progress (which is based in the Middle East).
I also bought French stylist Michele Lalande's new book Secrets d'interieurs, which will be released December 1 in the UK and the US under the title The New French Decor: Living with Timeless Objects. This book follows closely on the heels of Lalande's and photographer Gilles Trillard's great success with their collaboration on The New Eighteenth-Century Style. If you're interested in French decor and style, I highly recommend both books.