riley in paris, continued…
Posted in guest quarters April 25th, 2009 by piablog

While in Paris I stayed at my friend Juliette’s place. Entering the apartment, which was passed down from her grandmother, is like stepping into another time. Old bottles, baskets and bowls, furniture lovingly taken apart and re-upholstered by hand, everything tells a story. It is one of those places that forces you to stop and enjoy what is in front of you. I like the attention you have to give to old things and the intention that must go into caring for them. I found it impossible to be in a hurry. I did come away from this trip giving no small thanks for the time that modern appliances do afford me, but also refreshed from engaging in simple tasks without rushing on to the next thing. Juliette is woven through my life in many ways and I am continuously inspired by her space, her work and her way of being in the world. Soon I will share the history behind many of the objects you will see in the photos and introduce you to Juliette’s work. For now I offer you these photos.

Written by Riley Salyards.
Photographs by Riley Salyards.

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  1. st says

    i LOVE these beautiful pictures..

    April 26th, 2009 | #

  2. stephanie says

    I love how you fill all your photographs with light. It seems like it just streams right off my screen and into my heart. I love these pictures. I’m excited to hear more about these bottles, baskets and little wooden eggs. So lovely.

    April 26th, 2009 | #

  3. valeria says

    beautiful fotos. what camera did u use and what lens? i just them!

    April 26th, 2009 | #

  4. quinaz says

    you are a beautiful writer! and… you know atreya looks like baby victor, right? so cute!

    April 27th, 2009 | #

  5. Maia says

    These photos are just heartwarming, and I love the neutral palette. Beautiful – thanks for brightening my day!

    April 29th, 2009 | #

  6. Maichi says

    I love how this series makes me feel like I was the one witnessing the moment, taking in every little intimate detail. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    May 1st, 2009 | #

  7. Riley says

    I have been traveling so I am sorry to just respond to these comments now. Valeria I am using a Canon 1000D with the lense that came with the camera. Maichi, Maia, Quinaz, Stephanie and st thank you with all my heart for your encouraging words! Thank you all for brightening my day!

    May 5th, 2009 | #

  8. rebecca says

    two days until I can kiss that beautiful little boy (and you). God, Riles, beautiful, beautiful post!

    May 5th, 2009 | #

  9. Kerrilynn says

    These are so beautiful and inspiring, I absolutely love seeing into your beautiful life over there. Can’t wait to see you when you are here. Big kiss.

    May 5th, 2009 | #

  10. Christina says

    Honestly, these photos are so serene and lovely. : )

    May 18th, 2009 | #

  11. Ann Mershon says

    Dear Riley: What a joy to get a glimpse of your Amsterdam world. Your dad sends me the link each time you post, and I am tickled to “meet” you again, your darling son, and your charming environs. Lovely photos, special world. Hello to you from Istanbul! Love, Ann Mershon

    June 4th, 2009 | #

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