Tag Archives: french

toulet’s curiosity

Right up my alley. A welcomed boost of inspiration.

Paris-based artist Maissa Toulet’s Curiosity Cabinets are quirky little worlds encased in glass, where animal and people parts mingle with plant life and funny little objects.

While she discovered the shadow boxes and assemblies of American artist Joseph Cornell when she was a teen, it wasn’t until she was 30, after a stint as a teacher, that Toulet dared to arrange her eclectic jumble into her own presentations. Toulet describes her pieces as “miniature museums” in which each object has a place and is not interchangeable. Her newest ones tend towards story-telling.

{via design milk}

pairing art and interior :: french kiss

This feminine little number is available. Papier Collé. Original, 10” x 10″ x 1 5/8″, on birch panel. Resined.*

Check out the other room it has appeared in {May 9th}.

Original image from {DESDE MY VENTANA} A spectacular blog that you must check out.

*Please note, I took the liberty to do a little photoshopping.

french kiss :: featured

Thanks to Marge Millls at Personal Designz. We are flattered that she highlighted “The French Kiss” in her curated exhibit.

We are among such a terrific group of exhibitors, especially:

inspiration :: new artwork

When flipping through interior design magazines and my daily list of blogs {desde my ventana is one of my faves}, certain images conjure up ideas for artwork. These beautiful rooms do just that for me. Next step, I go on an imagery hunt, searching for images from the 18th and 19th centuries … this process can take days, months, and sometimes years.



This image screams PERFECT for the artwork that I have in mind. Now on to all the minute details [the textiles, the background, the little details that hide throughout the work] and then the sketching process. Stay tuned.

pairing art and spaces

We love the clean lines of this stairwell. The pop of blue makes us want to tear all the carpeting off of our steps and start painting! {apartment therapy}

Pairing this artwork with the blue stairwell space would be ideal. It screams beach house to us.


Another example of a great staircase. So clever how the center of the stairs is “not” painted. {apartment therapy}

Pairing this romantic, french inspired work would tone down the bright whites of this room while enhancing the wood elements throughout. Ooh la la.