Wednesday, September 29, 2010
In the west of Paris, interior designer Sarah Lavoine was asked to renovate this family home and provide the parents and children with private living spaces within the house. The apartment on the first level in the attic is devoted to the parents, and consists of a bedroom with an adjoining lounge/office, two bathrooms and a dressing room with deep colors enhanced with lighter tones. The second level of the house is dedicated to the children, with bedrooms and a bathroom done in softer tones of violets and celadons. On the first (ground) floor, the former garage has been transformed into a vast open kitchen that opens onto the garden, making it a natural gathering place for the family. Sophisticated yet very liveable, this home with its generous private and social spaces makes for happy and harmonious living. More (in French) here. Via Marie Claire Maison.
When Gabrielle of Penguin Books was kind enough to send me a review copy of the new book The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography by Tetsu Saiwai, I was intrigued — how would the story of the Dalai Lama translate into a graphic novel format? As it turns out, I was both charmed by the lovely illustrations and impressed by how it covers in detail the tragic and historic events that shaped the life of the Dalai Lama — great for readers of all ages who are interested in the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile.