Monday, March 16, 2009

Speaking of macarons...

The king of macarons himself, the great Pierre Hermé, is featured today on The Selby. They have a recurring series that takes you inside the homes and studio spaces of creative people, and today they have some great photos of Hermé's Paris apartment.

Since I am a bit of a design addict and more than a bit of a macaron lover, this is pretty much online Nirvana for me. I think New Yorkers can learn a lot from how Parisians effortlessly mix the ancient and the modern - just look at that yellow Eames rocker next to the intricate marble fireplace.

This isn't the apartment I'd choose for myself, but you have to admire the courage. Too often Americans let the space dictate the style, rather than expressing themselves within the space provided. I'll remember this chair + fireplace combination the next time I start with a new apartment.

Photos courtesy of The Selby.

7 comments:

wide open spaces said...

what is it about that doorknob? it's really fantastic. i love your comment son american vs. european styling. so very true.

Klary Koopmans said...

thanks for that link Megan! But what IS that knobbly root thing he´s holding?

Meg Blocker said...

Hey, Klary! I think it may be wasabi...

http://tinyurl.com/c7dbxv

Meg Blocker said...

@wide open spaces: thanks so much! BTW, i love love love your blog - just added it to my google reader.

Louisa Edwards said...

Oh, Pierre. What a cool place!

Dream Sequins said...

I nearly had a heart attack. I thought you were going to say that Pierre Herme was coming to NY! Ahhhhh. Macarons. I could live on them.

Meg Blocker said...

@Dream Sequins: Next time he's in town, we can stalk him together. Deal?

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