Category Archives: Books

The Gift of Books

The Gift of Books

  Ever since childhood, books have been my absolute favourite present to receive, for Christmas or for any other occasion. And it is incredible to see how my toddler son is starting to feel the same. The advent calendar is … Read More

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The Mind’s Eye

The Mind's Eye by Henri Cartier Bresson

  Lessons in looking, seeing and simplicity, from Henri Cartier-Bresson   The independent bookstores. What would we do without them? I believe there would be very few promising new authors, or rare, under-the-radar books to discover. It often happened that … Read More

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The Look of Woody Allen’s Films

Woody Allen A Retrospective

“Manhattan”, 1979   Woody Allen’s films have a certain look. Have you noticed? They are beautiful to look at. I feel at ease watching them. It’s like entering a familiar world. I can not speak for others, but the cinematography … Read More

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The Abundance of Less

The Abundance of Less Andy Couturier

  The abundance of less. How beautiful, how true, how striking. I am so glad that Andy Couturier changed the title of his book, which was first published in 2009 under the name A Different Kind of Luxury. That was … Read More

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Zack Carr: One of Fashion’s Unsung Heroes

Zack Carr book

  Balenciaga and Chanel were his mentors. Among the women who inspired him, which he named “his girls” – including Romy Schneider, Isabella Rossellini, Audrey Hepburn, Tippi Hedren, Vivian Leigh, Jean Seberg, Georgia O’Keeffe and Grace Coddington – he mentioned … Read More

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