Weekend reading from the bookshop: Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's Other Colours (essays on life, art, books and cities) and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World by Lucette Lagnado. Oscar Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, calls Lagnado's book "...beautifully written...rich with history and insightful. Wonderful."
I also bought the October issue of BBC's Homes and Antiques magazine and came home to find an invitation to the Salon Antiquities at 62 Avenue de la Grande Armee, Paris. It continues from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through October 21. Take the Charles de Gaulle Etoile or Porte Maillot metro to reach the fair.
The cover of a beautiful and imaginative collaged and handsewn booklet sent to me by the wonderfully- talented Elizabeth of Be...Dream...Play. The bronze metallic leaves are my addition, to hide the mailing addresses.
The back cover of eb's fabulous collaged booklet.
A gorgeous heart milagro from eb's art piece.
The next time you see the provocative television advertisement for Yves Saint Laurent's new "Elle" perfume, pay close attention and you'll notice it's filmed at the L'Institut de Monde Arabe in Paris. You can't miss those amazing tile panels that filter light like the lens of a camera. See more photos of the Jean Nouvel-designed architectural wonder here.