La Brochanteuse has brought us garden design from her trip to the Chateau Villandry
The formal parterre...lovely isn't it
wow, talk about fresh local ingredients
with a vegetable garden like this, you could practically feed an entire village
From her post
An imaginative twentieth century re-creation of a renaissance castle garden. The moated Chateau dates from c1536 and had a formal garden in the eighteenth century. The present garden dates from the years after 1906 when it was bought by a Spaniard, Dr Joachim Carvallo. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, he wished the garden to have a sixteenth century character. Great horticultural skill was deployed, especially in the use of vegetables. An arbour of grape vines leads to a great parterre, conceived as a Garden of Music. On the other side of the canal is a Garden of Love. Symbolising the moods of love, it looks rectangular from the chateau but is actually trapezoid. The aesthetically designed vegetable garden is based on an illustration from Du Cerceau's Les plus excellents bastiments de France (1576). Despite its origins, Villandry is the work of a twentieth century imagination.
And then we have interior design from Dwell
with a Mid-Century meets Manhattan Beach at the home of Matt Jacobson and Kristopher Dukes.
I love the minimalist approach in a town full of millionaires and their beachside Mcmansions.
And then we have graphic design with the work of Paul Crifo, the master of the movie poster.
I found these images on the Mr Movie Poster page on Facebook
Here is some of his better known work
and some of his less known work
Of course we must mention fashion design
with the new Fall collection from Akris at Bergdorf Goodman
but with the cashmere jacket priced at $3990, the top at $995 and the pants at $895
are these clothes handmade with spun gold by Gnomes, Heidi and William Tell himself?
And finally we get to the really important part of this post...jewelry design
Here is my new favorite piece
because this bracelet is truly a work of art
mother of pearl and diamond earrings from Beladora.com
Happily... I have an an event to attend tomorrow night
you can probably guess what estate jewelry I will be wearing...