Sunday, January 24, 2010

A new Home for a new Life. As I moved out of my studio in the 6th arrondissement, I moved in to a small and cheaper flat in the 10th and had to make all my stuff fit in. I sold the large double desk, donated 2000 books to the local public library and turned the new place into a three dimensional scrapbook much inspired by my recent trips to India. Originally white, I painted the ceiling dark brown and the walls in a shade of drab to balance the awkward proportions of the room. I was not in a sedentary mood then and had recently become passionate about sailing. This little flat became my harbor between long travels and had to shelter the memories of my adventures across the sea. Between the urban and the exotic, this place is me, entirely.

10 comments:

The Concrete Commentator said...

great photos, great space, and nice bod I must say! : )

Mrs. Blandings said...

Wonderful. Thanks for giving us a look.

david john said...

i love the way you use light. the darkness. the witching hour, where truth becomes reality.

the.neo.lifestyle said...

Like always wonderful pictures, love the space, makes me think of the apartment we use when we're in paris :-)

What a work out :-)

I wish i would move my ass to the gym

David

little augury said...

Ivan, did you start over with the books? I think yes. How many abodes are we to travel to-or is that skipping ahead too much.

Anonymous said...

Inspiring space, beautifully photographed, intriguing tale. To be continued...

Anon.

ER said...

I want to thank you for visiting my blog, and for leaving such a lovely comment. I am especially honoured by your kindness, as i am an admirer of your work...as of yesterday when i found you (thanks to Victoria Thorne). ;)

by land by air by sea said...

ohhh the lamp is

very jean cocteau...like

the church of notre dame de france

in soho square

in london

it is said he talked with his drawing

throughout the execution of the work

so beautiful

a place i could go for repose in

central london many years ago.

thank you for reminding me with your lovely work .

nuages said...

Dreamlike & amazing.

Daniel-Halifax said...

i just sat staring at the gorgeous pictures for 20 minutes. you have a very special way.