Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An egyptian story part 1 This is the home of Amr Khalil esq, an egyptian gentleman, once a flamboyant international jet setter who know lives a quiet life in Cairo.

11 comments:

little augury said...

absolutely all the elements are there, the air of past glories hangs about the rooms- hovers ghostly actually, before I read your notes-I thought-here is a book.
Of course-as I have stated- the decay is beautiful to my eye. The Flamboyants Yes, & the subtitle may I suggest-divine decay.(at least it is to me!) GT

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I love this! Decay can be very beautiful indeed. Especially decay in Cairo, don't you think? I long to visit that city someday and poke around, in the hopes that I will be able to visit one of Jansen's projects, lost to memory.

david john said...

one word, stunning...

love the images, and the ideas behind the photos of these interiors. can't wait to see how this project progresses.

home before dark said...

Love the concept and title The Flamboyants. Perhaps that is enough. The subtitle may need some assistance. Perhaps AA Lament to the rescue?

decor muse said...

Love your work. Perhaps 'Decadent Decay'...'the beauty of aged interiors'.

I wish you well

townhouseturnaround said...

Yes, I would love to see such a book. And to learn a bit about the people who live in the spaces.

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

This is a gorgeous interior— the color palette is so soft, so aged. The accents of cobalt are beautiful, too. I LOVE the book idea, by the way. I'm very much obsessed with decay and the interest, implied stories, and the TEXTURE it provides. Especially decayed grandeur, there's always something sad and lovely about it.

Great timing also, because decrepitude has been on my mind a lot as of late. I've been working the past few weeks on redoing a studio/study with moody decay foremost in my mind (just posted about it, in fact).

Lauren

Ensuite said...

I'd love to have such a book with me. So many books of interiors are lifeless. I'm sorry, I have limited words in English, but your project sounds great. Clarisse

IVAN TERESTCHENKO said...

Merci Clarisse pour vos encouragements.

Helen James said...

Beautiful, I do have a soft spot for Cairo as my Parents used to live there. The elegant decay and colour palette here are breathtaking I have a vivid picture of the Gentleman in my head, Hope the book goes ahead I would definetely be purchasing one

Amr Khalil said...

Dear Sir,
I'm afraid I do not recall your visit,a lot has happened in Cairo since 2009,nice pictures though. However a slight rectification is in order here,I live nowhere near Khan el Khalili (which never belonged to my family),as a matter of fact I divide my time between the apartment pictured here and a hotel I designed on the Red Sea coast,a quieter life certainly,still quite full though.

Regards