Saturday, 22 September 2012
There is something in the air. I'm feeling so excited about the arrival of autumn, which is the exact opposite of how I felt about it last year. I guess an upcoming short trip to Paris has something to do with it, but it's not only the Paris trip; there is just something about this autumn that I can't fully explain. Maybe it's about experiencing this season in a new country, with a garden that has apples and grapes. Maybe it's all the wonderful books I'm reading and the September issues on my coffee table. Maybe it's the walk or bicycle ride with the children to and from school - the routine.
On Friday last week we went into the city and visited the library for the first time. I wish we had gone sooner because it's a good one with great selection. It's located right in the city centre where are all the shops are so there is no traffic. There is even a sushi place above the library! Books + sushi = heaven. We plan to make it a tradition to go to the library every other week and it's on the agenda later today. First, let's take in autumn scenes from Paris.
Did anyone recognise the chapter in photo no. 2? That would be the beginning of Ernest Hemingway's Moveable Feast, one of the books I got at the library. It's about Hemingway's experience of 1920s Paris and it's hard to put it down. The man in photo no. 4 is Scott Schuman or The Sartorialist. It's a spread from his new book The Sartorialist: Closer that arrived in the mail yesterday. It was a belated birthday present from a close friend in Iceland and such a wonderful addition to my coffee table books. It's funny but I didn't realise until after taking the photo that the photo of him was taken in Paris, in September 2009.
I follow many amazing bloggers that inspire me on a daily basis but this week my favourite post was by Petra of Indivisualism who shared the work of photographer Peter Lindbergh for the J.Lindeberg biannual book / AW 2012, called 'The Documentary and a Dream'. It has beautiful black and white photography and a short video.
Have a wonderful weekend dear readers and blog friends!
01 Melanie Alexandra on Etsy / 02 & 04 Lisa Hjalt / 03 & 05 Vita Nostra on Etsy