Books: JEAN-LOUP DARAUX: by the light of the sea

June 24, 2011

Do you know this sculptor/painter/rhymer/designer?

We are invited into the contemplative, spirited
world of

j e a n - l o u p   d a r a u x

in one of my favorite picture books of all time:
(Verbo Volant)
(By the Light of the Sea).

via Velvet and Linen

Breathtaking photography by Mario Ciampi
captures the elegance of French interior design.

Daraux's work reveals the beauty of
" which all have one thing in common,
a mixture of aspiration, pleasure and savoir-faire."

via Velvet and Linen

Falling for Daraux's touch yet?

Jean-Loup Daraux

Some sneak peeks inside this
incredible volume will follow,
but honestly they pale in comparison
to the rich, luxe, and seductive pages.

Last night, my very busy husband
began skimming the lovely
By the Light of the Sea,
sighing and echoing precisely
what occurred to me
when first I glimpsed it:

"I want TIME. Time with this book!"

two hundred forty-one
lusciously lovely


Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. Ooh la la! I would love to sit at that round table with the leather chairs and just indulgently read and swoon over the photos.

  2. How gorgeous
    is THIS?? I have
    a horse that is similar
    in style to the ones
    in these pics, so you
    KNOW I love this style!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: How cute are YOU?!

  3. *blush*

    this is my FAVORITE BOOK RIGHT NOW! it is absolutely breathtaking, and i want to know everything about this designer...


  4. This book looks amazing and I can't wait to check it out, I just ordered it from Amazon. I have his other book "En Passant Par La Demeure" and love it. Thank you for telling us about this latest! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. Michele!
    I absolutely LOVE everything! You know my taste too well!! Thank you for enlightening me on this new book... I can't wait to get my hands on it!

    love ya,

  6. Yum, yum and yum! I am devouring these pictures... all the natural materials, old pieces, beautiful art, soothing tones... must get my hands on this! Thank you for this delicious glimpse, my lovely!

    Meera xx

  7. Oh there's so much gorgeousness here! The soft colours, the decadent glamour, the rough textures - just divine. Thank you for sharing, I want time with that book as well now! xxx

  8. Soo love this!! I am sharing this on FB~ Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)


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