Last weekend, we had a friend over for dinner, to hang out in the new space. Toward the end of a long evening of talking and eating, we both happened to look over at the kitchen counter at the same time and said in unison: “Look at that still life!”
It was though someone had snuck in and arranged it while we were busy looking at the sunset. (It has a faint air of an opera.)
But, really, these little miracles happen all over the place — combinations of intention and just living.
We spotted this one on during the renovation of the space, when it was still all torn apart:One of the carpenters had fashioned a makeshift knife out of a saw blade, sharpened on both sides and blue masking tape. This is exactly how we found it:
Our friend Peggy Markel sent us this lovely still life taken in her apartment in Florence, on a street that was once known as Via delle Servite Smarrite: The Street of the Lost Slave Girls (yikes!)… “fresh figs and ricotta from Sant’Ambrogio market” on linens that had to have come from one of Peggy’s trips to India.
All you have to do is look around.
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