(All images copyrighted Norman Parkinson Ltd., provided courtesy of the Norman Parkinson Archive, London. Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour, by Louise Baring, Rizzoli New York, 2009)
This is one of my favorite images. I bought this postcard when I was a young twenty-something, just new to NYC. It was always posted in a prominent spot in whatever apartment I was living in at the time. I worked on the 6oth floor of 30 Rock for 12 years and this was my view of downtown, except of course, with the twin towers.
The photograph reminds me of me and my sisters, there are five girls in our family and one boy. I remember wearing white gloves when I was a little girl; they went out of fashion when I was about 6 years old. The only other time I wore white gloves was at dancing school and Miss Is wore them too when she went to dancing school. Always a sweet image: little girl in white gloves.
Off to celebrate a 5oth birthday with 3 of my sisters ... escaping to Nantucket for a couple of days. I cannot wait for the mini-break... twin beds in ajoining rooms...talk, talk, talk...window shopping...bike riding...swimming...and an icecream cone or two!!
I love this quotation from Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust: Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life... you have a soul in you of rare quality, an artist's nature; never let it starve for lack of what it needs.
So many options for creating a special-one-of-a-kind picture frame. Just e-mail me and we can get started...cut up a uniform, a favorite dress, your own fabric to match your interior decoration...possibilities are endless. click on the tag named monograms also.
Photographs below and the bottom of this page are examples of memento boards created by mrr design. Also called inspiration boards, command station boards, "To Do" boards.
Two boards are shown in situ - full of important stuff!
Two are created from recycled coffee bean bags - there were actual beans in the bottom of the sacks when I received them - and the aroma - heavenly!
The linen was a custom order from a well-known interior designer.
Contact me if you would like a custom board made. Any size, any fabric. You can send fabric and trim. I also have a large selection of grosgrain ribbon and wonderful sources to match your fabric perfectly.