Wednesday, March 23, 2011



 abededaire by francois huotin

 dish design for Hermes

dioscorides ancient greek medical illlustrations

hermes window display Paris

my sketchbook and beloved ink pot

 yves taralon & francois huotin in francois' atelier

Nadine, this is for you! I was intrigued too so I went on a little google adventure and found that the alphabet
was created by this wonderful man : Francois Huotin, a not so vintage frenchman. I was sure the image was from the 1800's if not earlier.  fascinating! Then, I read on to learn that he was a trained landscpape architect ( a career path I was once on)  who mostly creates fantastical garden designs in old world etched perfection.  yum!  Then, I realized that he is the artist of some beautiful dishware by Hermes I've been lusting over!  And to top it off? The picture of his atelier I had saved as my dream studio inspiration is his!  God! i love that. :) when it all clicks! ...and that was an intended pun! :)
ink, parchment, France and twisted tree limbs...a sweet stirring in my soul today.
dreaming of blossoms,

xo milady


d. Sharp said...

Love all of these images!
Hope you are enjoying spring!

Patrice A. said...

what a wonderful, wonderful post!
that workspace!!!!
love, love, LOVE it!!

thank you!

Milady Productions said...

Hello Ms D! well, its still snowing here so spring is in my dreams. but i must say, the calves are pretty darn cute :)

Ariane Reichardt said...

Sigh.sigh...sigh...thats just eyecandy, dear Stephanie! I'm integrued. This workplace... alphabet...Hermes design. Its so archaic *and* elegant, what a combination! And the illustration is greek? I can see arabic writing too.
Wonderful - thank you.
xo Ariane.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

stephanie! such a warming post!! thank you!!!
oh my, i can look inside your lovely head and heart, and understand the very source of inspiration.
i am now going back to have a closer look, my favourite bohemian gal.
ha! ;)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it actually also is very wiz of oz too, i find...

Milady Productions said...

ariane- yes dioscorides is a greek physician who documented medicinal plants - it was then translated into arabic and is the foundation of modern medicine!
nadine - wiz of'd you know? The original series and inky drawings are my absolute favorites in the world! - i love a good mysterious journey with a happy ending!

Elisabeth said...

I could live in that studio! Lovely and inspiring. And I am so in for 'blossom'. See you on Saturday!

jasmin said...

I love when themes and coincidence and things that you have loved and been inspired by for so long just all fall into one place at one time. wow. just think what has been ignited in you by it all!

hanna-happenings said...

inspiring! thanks!

blossom we too are in bloom.

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Milady Stephanie, my blossoms, please have a look.
Hope to see you with your blossoms soon - and everything is okay and works.
x Ariane.


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