the guggenheim museum was unlike any building i have ever seen. magnificent and extraordinary! and i don't use words like that all the time. frank gehry's architecture has transformed the city of bilbao with it's presence over the last 14 years. and i really enjoyed the richard serra exhibit. i loved walking through and experiencing his torqued ellipses and snake exhibits.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
i spotted this house on automatism earlier this week and i had to wipe the drool from my chin after taking in all of it's design glory. designer marie olsson nylander, her husband william and their three children; vidar, ingrid and otto are the lucky family that live in this seaside home in southern sweden. it's difficult to have white painted floors and still maintain a warm and inviting house, yet they do just that. their streamlined placement of furniture with the white floors strikes a careful balance with the warmness created from the eclectic and unique decor pieces from travels, black and white artwork, antique wood furniture and rich luxurious velvet couches and chairs. and that work space is seriously the best i have ever seen! talk about getting inspiration from your surroundings.
Posted by molly lubs tompkins at 10/26/2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
joslyn had to say on her inspiring blog, simple lovely. i would love it if you made a little trip over to her blog to check out what i chose as my favorite things. did i pick any that you like too? if so, i would love to hear about it...
Posted by molly lubs tompkins at 10/22/2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
modern printed matter's website is right here.
we took over 2,000 pictures because we were blown away by the beauty, so i thought that i would break the pictures up (not all of them of course-just the very best ones) in different posts. so more to come. anyway, here's where we went and i'll talk more about the details in later posts, but just wanted to give you a general idea today:
7 pm direct flight from boston to madrid.
landed in madrid. picked up rental car and stopped in segovia.
traveled on to bilbao where we stayed overnight.
guggenheim museum in bilbao.
scenic drive to san sebastian where we stayed for 2 nights.
drive to provence, france and stay for 2 nights in arles.
drive through provence. towns including les baux, saint remy, gordes, roussillon, and aix-en- provence. spent night in cassis, france.
drive to barcelona, spain where we dropped off our rental car and stayed for 3 nights.
train from barcelona to madrid.
direct flight from madrid to boston.
seeing that i am a total romantic and visually oriented person, i totally fell in love with europe and have been dreaming about it all week! the outdoor cafes, local markets in every town, pedestrian friendly cities. bike paths galore, a mix of modern and old architecture, fabulous graphically designed signs, crowded playgrounds where parents and kids meet and socialize, not needing an excuse to sit down and relax with a coffee or wine, and pintxos. what is your favorite thing about the european way of life?