Archive for September, 2014

Cressida Bell

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

If you have not heard of this designer please go to her website and learn more about her. She is the daughter of Quentin Bell and Vanessa Bell of the Bloomsbury group was her grandmother. She produces the most stunning work of which i have produced below.

Her cakes are unbelievable!!Cressida's book on cake design

Lampshades by Cressida

Silk Scarves by Cressida

And one of her rugs

Some of Cressida's cakes

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A beautiful Carthusian Monastery near Pisa

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The exterior of the monastery

A door in the monastery

We visited,in July, a very beautiful monastery in Calci which is 12 miles east of Pisa. The monastery is now a museum and open for visits. It is a stunning building and well worth a visit. The floors are also stunning with many different patterns in the marble tiles. The monastery is called Certosa di Calci. Built in the 11th century ,founded in 1399 and updated in the 17th century.

one of the beautiful ceilings

one of the tiled marble floors

another floor

another floor

A view showing different floor patterns. Each room was different

More floors!

Beautiful hallways

The beautiful Cloisters

Painted corridors

This is pure 17th century Trompe L'oeil

The Certosa di Calci at night

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