Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Photos courtesy Jean-Philippe Delhomme from The Cultivated Life, Rizzoli New York 2009
Interior design mishaps, art world snobbism and literature elitism are portrayed with tongue in cheek humor in The Cultivated Life: Artistic, Literary and Decorating Dramas written and illustrated by Jean-Philippe Delhomme from Rizzoli. His gouache painted cartoons depict in the know urbanites with witty reflections on "Decorating Dramas", "The Art Scene" and "The Literary Thing". Poking fun at those that take themselves too seriously, he provides a witty perspective on a variety of things, such as living with modern furniture in modern culture. Delhomme just wants us to have a laugh and lighten up!

Of course it's gorgeous! But I know there's a compulsive minimalist inside me that could burst out any minute.

We really wanted the house to look like a modern museum, so we added a gift shop.

Dinners on our roof terrace are magical. The sound of the traffic from the street is so loud there's no need for conversation.

We're holding out for an early 1930s Rietveld table to go with our Zig Zag chairs and our dealer knows of one owned by a 90 year old collector. We've put in a bid and are prepared to wait!

You know, it's always been my dream to sit on a rug!

Just think of this as the Eames chair of the eighteenth century!


Linda Merrill said...

What a fun book! I look forward to checking it out!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a very interesting book. I must go and get myself a copy. Thanks for posting this!