Paris Design

By Laurie Ashbach, October 24, 2011

Hello friends.  Just wanted to wish you a happy Monday, and show you some photos from my archives that simply make me smile.

While in Paris we just happened to walk a different direction from the Eiffel Tower and ran into this brilliant display of form and color sitting along the Seine.  This is the Musee du Quai Branly, in Paris, a museum which collects indigenous objects from African, Asian, Oceanian and American civilizations.

I love design, and this is why.  It makes you re-evaluate what is average and the norm, and turns them upside down.  Why do we do things a certain way?  Why can’t we do them differently?  Well, we can, and it will make you think, and smile and acknowledge that there is more than one way to build a building, or as you can see below, a garden.

This beautiful wall is also part of the same museum, and again turns what we assume to be ‘normal’ ninety degrees and onto an entirely different plane.  I love the surprise of it all.  Maybe next year my gardening will take a ninety degree turn.  If you want to read about the vertical garden of Patrick Blanc click here, or about the Musee du Quai Branly, click here.

Hope these made you smile too!


{images: Laurie Ashbach}

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  1. homestilo says:

    Green walls are so amazing- I wish there were more of them.

  2. Hi Santa,
    Yes the garden walls are so breathtaking. Maybe that will be a goal – to find more of them! Let me know if you find any on your travels.

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