so i first spotted this sleek piece of furniture in the sept.09 issue of food&wine magazine – just a tiny corner, a hint, a glimpse of the sophisticated wishbone chair. seems a few people around here already know about it since it was designed by the renowned danish furniture designer hans wegner – but if you are already enlightened try for a moment to return to that state of euphoria you felt when you first made this stunning discovery – aaahh see now you know how i am feeling – and i thought since it is such a stunning piece that you wouln’t mind spending a little bit of your thursday morning with it – what a truly stunning piece this really is – it very well may be my first adult purchase, seriously im that head over heals for it!
its almost hard to believe that these chairs were designed around 60 years ago!! having grown up on the east coast they remind me of a much much much cooler hitchcock chair – do you see the similarity that i see??
what i like about the hitchcock chair is its clean lines, woven seat and dark frame – and its also what attracts me most to the wishbone chairs – they have that farmhouse feel only a super super chic farmhouse feel- simple, clean lined with an air of aristocracy but also a humbleness to them in that woven seat – again a modern take on a classic – and a way to bring freshness into the farmhouse – to lighten up that traditional rustic heaviness a bit and give it some elegance with out being fussy or overly complicated the above and below images capture this attraction nicely.
here i love the way the white table and natural color of the chair give this a cottage feel – again the versitlity or chamelion like quality of these chairs to go from rustic farm house to formal town house with ease and above all sophistication is astounding – a new love to obsess over – ive already begun scouring craigslist in any city i have a friend and eby – let the games begin!
my favorite part of traveling somewhere unfamiliar is always the gastronomic experience – its an adventure in itself, sometimes simply ordering can prove unfamiliar and strange, but with out a doubt it is always memorable – i managed to buy a a few ounces of black peppercorns from this spice merchant tucked away in the cool streets of this old seaside town – now every time i make a dish using black pepper i will instantly be transported back to this moment in time! i love the way a smell has the ability to do that –
i also bought a few kinds of these olives to accompany lunch one day – i ended up with some of the bright green ones – which had a fresh almost lemony flavor and soft texture and a firmer olive which was infused with a bit of spice from some chillies – they were just as tasty as they look! i wish there was one of these stands in san francisco –
this little guy was there too – dont worry he wasnt with the street food vendors – he was simply there to look cute and get his picture taken – i just had to put him up for you to fawn over – i was glad to see that even french donkey moms give their kids bowl cuts! – but seriously isnt your heart melting right now
to die for and these are some of the yummy treats that we prepared for out lunches and breakfasts out of all of the good things we were able to find in the french markets – i miss it already – though with out it i will remain able to fit in my pants which is a good thing