Friday, 13 June 2008

Let there be light

I recently wrote of the pain I experience when I see large, decorative, interior items. The chest ache becomes unbearable, simply because these items cannot return with me to motherland. 1950’s art deco mirrors, the many antique, perfectly worn brown leather club chairs and lets not get into the numerous chandeliers that will never been mine.

Yesterday I stumbled across yet another large, must have item in the form of a gorgeous, mounted canvas by a very talented Parisian Illustrator know as Michel Canetti. After much deliberation and “how could this be done?” style conversations with myself, I returned to my small, dark, underground London dwelling 'canvasless' and sad.


Just when I thought all hope had been lost, a beam of light shone from the deep, dark, depths of the world wide web. I was informed that a) Mr Canetti specialises in advertising for women’s fashion, classing Louis Vuitton as a previous client (very nice) and b) has left his beloved homeland and now resides in the (equally as stylish) city of Melbourne – that’s right friends, Melbourne, Australia, home of the original Australian Fashion Week, the illustrious Kylie Minogue, the street of all streets Chapel and now Michel Canetti, one of France’s leading fashion illustrators – Bingo.

I’ve considered ordering on line, do you think my parents would mind storing two 42 x 58 cm mounted illustrations of women in big hats in our family home? Just until my visa runs out? All for the sake of the art right?

12 people have commented:

Cammila said...

I know how you feel! My boyfriend and I moved into a new apartment, reigniting major pangs of home-decor longing.


And also, thank you for the sweet comment! I'm so glad the parking lot didn't steal the shot! ;)

Flat Broke Fab Ashleigh... said...

If they love you they'll do it! - that's the line i'd go along with my parents...brat? yes! But for the sake of art...my parents once had to put up with a HUGE painting of a fat naked woman in the lounge for me :oD

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The Seeker said...

I think they wwould, if they have enough space.

xx

Lady Melbourne said...

He what?!?!Did I just read that right?!
I'm tracking him down right away for an interview!!!
And yes, buy and store immediately!

Anonymous said...

If you let them know you will be coming home to stay you know they will store what ever you want them to.

Make Do & Mend said...

Oh yes make the parents store the illustrations - well worth it.
I love them just what I've been looking for too....

Times of Glory said...

I always feel the same when we saw some gorgeous large piece during our travel. It is so hard to forget it! It is a rare chance, so ask your parents. I guess they will understand you xx

She's Dressing Up said...

Oh wow I love these, you should most definitely purchase them!

Cheryl Lynn said...

I would have a major meltdown of longing for any of those pieces of art. Love the slide show, every one of the illustrations is absolutely gorgeous!

It's definitely worth it for the sake of art!

Anonymous said...

Yes I will do anything if you come home for ever
But I must confess most of your child hood memories are about to go out in a garage sale after all the storage has just come home from Brisvagas
Guess who???

Rachel said...

Hello darling - I live in Australia and would more than happily store these little gems for you! I have just the wall in mind... ;o)

Imelda Matt said...

hmmm...I commented on this but it didn't register. Bugger I can't remember what I wrote but it was funny!!!!