The artistry of Jean-Louis Clerc

As much as I love the traditional carres of Philippe Ledoux and Hugo Grygkar, I cannot deny the magnetism of Jean-Louis Clerc’s uninhibited style. His loosely drawn scenes unfold in front of us; drawing us in. There is movement everywhere. So much is happening in a Jean-Louis Clerc carre! Born in Switzerland in 1908, Jean-Louis Clerc […]

Au Pays de Cocagne HERMÈS Carré

Au Pays de Cocagne Hermes Silk Scarf by Zoe Pauwels

In the Land of Plenty… Au Pays de Cocagne, In the Land of Plenty, is an imaginary land, a utopian paradize where luxury abounds, ones needs are completely met and life is basically worry free. All societal restrictions are gone along with the harshness of peasant life. This popular medieval myth inspired numerous poems, Pieter Bruegel the […]

Perhaps the Loveliest of them all…

If you love the Classics (and yes, I am referring to the Hermes Classics) one cannot overlook the genius of Henri de Linares – even if hunting is not your “thing”. Having grown up in central Europe with uncles, who were very serious gentleman hunters,  I have to admit, I have a romanticized idea of […]

It has been crazy to say the least

I am way, way behind on my blogging! So many ideas and so many other things that seem to get in the way. Bolduc ribbon, news about my store, scarf inspiration, it’s all in my head, all I need to do is write it down. Sounds easy doesn’t it? 🙂 But I thought to share […]