August 31, 2010
August 27, 2010
One note. The King stood to toast the newly married couple surprised the dinner guests with a speech about his own marriage to the Queen. The pair were married the same day 34 years earlier. Plucking a rose from the centerpiece he walked over to her, kissed her hand saying he loved her. Surprised and touched, you could tell Queen Silvia was holding back tears as the guests exploded with applause. He then congratulated Victoria and Daniel on their special day.
August 23, 2010
Aren't these two sinks to die for. Both made at the color area of the factory. 99% of all that work in this division are women. Why? Finger dexterity allow them to create these one-of-a kind masterpieces. I have shown just a few of my favourites that were on display.
This is the Pinstripe faucet I fell in love with. A hit of deco, its got perfect handles just right for my hands and details I love.
This bathroom blew me away with it's sustainable bamboo flooring and recycled flooring. Love the mood lighting in this one.
This bath was designed by Jonathan Adler. He's a hip designer popular for his white ceramics and 70s inspired pop designs and reinterpretations of modern pottery. Know the store Barney's? His partner Simon Doonan is the creative director.
I thought this was clever. This bathroom for kids integrates a shower curtain made of bamboo. Not only do you not have to deal with a curtain or door, it allows accessibility for a child in a wheelchair, but also makes it fun for everyone. The bamboo is suspended by chain and works on the same principle of beaded curtains and deflects a lot of the water from splashing out.
August 4, 2010
Inside is housed a representative collection of European art, mainly French. However what it is known for the most is the galleries dedicated to the sculpture by Auguste Rodin. Casts of some of his most famous works are on display, including one of The Thinker in the Court of Honor where one enters the museum.
With the exception of the first image of this post, I took all these other photos while there. Enjoy.
The Thinker by Rodin.