Monday, May 25, 2009


Ceramic artist Roos van de Velde framed a passage from one room to another in her home/workshop with branches inlaid in the plaster walls. The flowers are made of porcelain and are an example of her own work. (photo Bernard Boccara)

Fabien Rochoux, formerly a florist, continues the tradition of rocailleur in his sculptural work that imitates nature. Using early 19th century techniques of modeling cement around metallic armatures, his designs will improve with time. A twist of ivy crawling up the side and a sprinkling of moss will only add to their appeal. (photos Sylvain Thomas)


  1. I think some of my favorite things are in the rocailleur tradition I love the bench-well ALL of the images- it is one of my favorite things. Gf

  2. I love the asymmetrical doorway. It makes the other room look like it is a glimpse of another world through a rip in the fabric of time.

  3. Gf I think you have the
    historical-romantic bent too. Watch out though, these are a little hard for swooning!

  4. John - you're right about the doorway. It's the most personal touch that opens up other worlds.