|At the Carnavalet|
|The beginning of logos|
The first Louis Vuitton was a packer - he packed peoples trunks for them - and so he began to figure out designs that worked better to not only keep clothes neat but organized. After living out of a suitcase for nearly a month I envied the labeled drawers for shoes, containers for toiletries and perfectly engineered slots for brushes or tools of any kind. Silver, horn, ivory, brass, leather and other fine materials were crafted into brilliantly designed, beautiful containers for anything you could want to travel with, anywhere and anyway you wanted to go. Obviously the folks who ordered and owned these pieces were not carrying them themselves.
My favorite was the 'Brazza' bed designed for the French explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza. Basically a camping cot (not especially comfortable looking) with chic red and white stripe cover (made extra long for Brazza's height) that folds into a trunk.
|Isobel being creative at Desigual|
|Peaceful Paris outside our window|
Just two more days.... What to do?