Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Let's shake hands...


Funny little neon lamp... I photographed it in the 7th arrondissement, near the Boulevard Raspail, on rue de Varenne in a shop called Sentou. It's a wonderful place to visit (there is also one store in Le Marais) if you're looking for objects that are not just designed for a mass market. Most designers of these objects are French - like the famous Tsé & Tsé associées who made this world famous vase - but not only. I think I'm going to go back there to buy some of my Christmas presents!

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  1. What a cool (or should I say HOT?) photo! Love the colors and how bright it is. Would sure light up a shop window at night!

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  2. Hey Katie GF!
    What a great shop this looks, Eric. Colourful, simple designs. I like it. ERm...are there exit signs in this one?

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  3. Yay Katie!

    This store is new to me, Eric. Interesting, fun stuff. Sadly, none of it would fit in my home. Let me know if anyone finds a neon ET!

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  4. And to answer Monica from the yesterday's photo "(BTW Suzy, your profile picture here is so much alike Lynn´s, did you notice that?!) " Yes, Monica, it was planned that way!

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  5. Nice colors, makes me think of the artist Keith Haring. I like this kind of design shops but it's never affordable (for my student's purse!).

    I missed the Mariage Frères post, that's amazing, so let me say, even if I'm late, that it's the best tea ever! No more no less.

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  6. Eric, I just read your comment, too bad you missed the auction, you would have taken a wonderful PDP picture! The paintings and furnitures were pretty good. Next time (next week in Reims?);).

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  7. High ten back at you, Eric! (though the thumbs are facing the wrong way...lol) Still, a cool shot. Love the blue color framing this one. It would be a fun place to shop for Christmas presents. Have fun returning.

    Katie...you're becoming a regular GF Girl! ;-)

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  8. Ah, the blvd Raspail area always brings back bitter sweet memories. There, two years ago, I bought some boucles d'oreille for somebody important back home. Barely two months later, she was gone like a breeze over Pont des Arts. I hope she still likes the earrings.

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  9. Jeff...sorry man! Sh*t happens. She may have gained earrings, but she lost a gem, eh? I toast to you and your future relationships...raising my Guinness to you friend!

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  10. Eric I thought you had bought all your Xmas gifts at Ikea!


    Suzy, Lynn explained it to me, I didn't know it was all part of a plan.
    I'm a little behind everything that happens here lately, that's why it took me so long to realise that!

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  11. This would look cute in my living room! I like the vase, too, but I didnt' know it was world famous ;)

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  12. Jeff :

    Awww... I know one way to make you feel better: go back to Blvd. Raspail, and buy something for yourself! And in the process, visit a few things, take a few pictures, hang out with a few PDP friends ... besides, you know what they say : "une perdue, 10 retrouvées."

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  13. Coltrane, you've got a way with the words. I agree with you about the blue background, too - it sets off these hands and adds so much interest to the shot. Eric, you delight us every day! Merci.

    Jeff, I have a feeling you're over it, no? There's perhaps someone new in your heart you could buy jewels for. If she's worth them she won't need them, per Coltrane's words: she'll know you are the gem.

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  14. Bonjour Eric,

    Are wish lists still welcome on the PDP? How about a shot of any Christmas market in Paris? Perhaps one that's further off the beaten track like La Defense? :)

    Counting down to Christmas...

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  15. & to add to that wish list, more ET shots too dear Eric, when you get the chance, please. I can never seem to get enough. I am sorry I am greedy...

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  16. Pretty Cool

    http://alisoviejodailyphoto.dolorin.com/

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  17. Love that lamp! What a great find!

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  18. The thumb direction gives it a self-examination feel.

    Thanks for the encouraging words, mes amis. "One lost, ten found," n'est-ce pas, Tomate? Yes, I'll buy something for myself next time: another trip to Paris! Coltrane and Petrea, I have been referred to as a "diamond in the rough". Perhaps more rough than anything, but I'd settle for semi-precious. (Unfortunately, though my jewel case is empty right now.)

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  19. Une de perdue, dix de retrouvées...Personally I prefer pearl to diamond, for its light and lustre, and above all, the subtlety in it. The most precious lies, always, in the unspoken :)

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  20. Jeff
    You will soon find someone special because a guy like you should have no trouble...you are so sweet, really clever and hot...
    If only I were single...

    (Jeff don't read this)
    Lynn
    Did you know Jeff is S-I-N-G-L-E?

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  21. LOL Rose! Actually no... I didn't know that....:) Sweet, clever and hot, huh? Interesting...!

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  22. Guille what a shame Eric missed your auction....:(.....BUT!....he still has mine, next week on 18th. I shall be posting the catalogue Wednesday or Thursday and he, or anyone, can register with a phone bid (I will be on the end of the line)! HA! We'll get him bidding, huh, Guille, between us? Did you sell a lot dear Guille?

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  23. Great photo love they way the hands stretch upwards.

    Thanks for the link to the shop some great pressie ideas and a box for every occassion.

    jaq

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  24. So this isn't a sign from the proctologist's office? What a relief!

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  25. Michael: Guffaw! Splutter! Oh now yesterday's tea is all over my blouse.

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  26. It's snowing, it's snowing here!! :)

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  27. Oh lucky Guille! The sky here looks grey and full of it, but between the gaps we have bright, beautiful sunshine! So I think we can expect more photos of balls from Eric tomorrow...?

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  28. Snowing in Paris!!!!!!!!!

    ooooh Eric I beg you, show us a picture of snowing Paris, pleeeeease!
    Wouldn't it be nice if you post a picture of one of the lovely streets of Paris, or a beautiful building or landmark with snow falling over it??!!!

    Pretty please!

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  29. LOL Lynn, you... you're just like Michael, never miss a chance of making a joke. oh I have a question for you in yesterday's comments.



    BTW Michael, are you where I think you are??!!

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  30. Yes Monica sometimes I think he is my brother separated at birth.

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  32. 8(

    You guys must think I've gone over the hill. When I put in the characters for the last post, they looked just like the Eiffel Tower in the snow. But the computer took out the correct spacing. : (

    Oh, well, I tried, Guille! Hope you're enjoying the real thing!! Hope we can catch a glimpse.

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  33. LOL Lynn.

    OK, look at this: my rendition of an igloo in a snowstorm......!






    Pretty nice, huh?

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  34. Wow that's so creative Carrie. Amazing. lol.

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  35. Love the artwork Carrie, but the snowstorm must be horrendous! Monica, I'm not where you think I am, but leaving Saturday for Delhi, then Baroda. Things have calmed a bit, so am looking forward to hot weather after the snow today.

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  36. Great gift to have around for someone who occasionally needs an extra pair of hands.

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  37. No chance to get a snow ball Monica! It didn't last, the ground is wet, nothing more. Quel dommage...It was nice anyway!! I love snow. :)

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  38. "I love snow" she says... Guille loves working 6 jobs, getting a degree and partying every night too. That's enough to wear me out let alone throwing some snow into the equation! ;-)

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  39. I am not a fan of snow. Grew up in it, had to walk 2 miles uphill to get to school in it...etc. My 8-year-old daughter has never seen snow, but I have promised to fix that on New Year's Day.

    However, I do like to see snow falling under a street light at night. That sounds like it would make a great photo! hint hint

    Jeff, did you wish cold weather on California?

    Monica, Lynnie and I would love a triplet!

    Michael, keep your head down and your door locked!

    Carrie, I love your ET! ET!! ET!!! I'll take it any way I can get it.

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  40. Ha ha Michael, let me throw snow at you please. And it's actually three jobs at the time, and 2 degrees. No more. About the parties, well...LOL

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  41. Eiffel Tower Suzy - here is something I found just for you! It's an online Eiffel Tower jigsaw puzzle! I did it in 8 minutes and 21 seconds, but I'm sure you can do it faster!

    Of course Guille, you're welcome to try between your work and studies and...

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  42. Thanks Eiffel Tower Suzy - that means a lot coming from you. I really wish you could have seen it - it was pretty nice! Enjoy the puzzle!

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  43. Sorry Carrie, of course you can try it too! ;-)

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  44. No, no Michael - no need to say sorry!

    Wow, you're fast - it took me 13 minutes. Lovely photo. One of the drawbacks of going to Paris in November is that some of the fountains are dry for the winter. This is so nice. I think this is taken from the Trocadero, right? I went to the Trocadero at night, but it didn't look like this.

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  45. Snow. We had three inches of snow last night. I'll send you a photo, Guille. Tonight I have to clear it from the sidewalks and driveway when I get home. It will be and interesting experiment with 1.5 arms. As long as I can start the snowblower, I'll be ok.

    The neon hands remind me of coming back inside: Ohh, my fingers are sooo cold! Quick: cognac!

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  46. micheal thanks for the link. it took me 11 minutes 51 seconds. i blame it on my laptop key pad...hee..hee.

    eric - my hands look exactly like the blue ones.

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  47. Carrie, so creative!

    Jeff, you need an assistant. Like a magician with an attractive lady in a skimpy outfit, only yours would wear a parka and boots.

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  48. Oh wow Michael I love the jigsaw! I did it in 8:43.

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  49. Suzy, tell me how I do it then. Become a triplet, I mean.

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  50. 6:19 for me. It was tough!

    But you know, Michael, in some cultures, when you give a girl an Eiffel Tower, it means you're engaged.

    Monica, first, you'll need to cut your hair like little Suri Cruise.

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  51. Petrea: does the magician's assistant have a skimpy outfit underneath the parka? Hmm, if she's anything like the last ones, she would just disappear--poof!--in a cloud of smoke with a nice aroma, but it makes the eyes water.

    Now the neon hands remind me of a magician: "Nothing up my sleeve..."

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  52. Wow Twinnie that's a great time. Guess what I tried this - London Jigsaw

    You know, it shows I spend too much time here at Paris. I did it in 13! Eek.

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  53. Really Suzy? Or did you make it up. I don't have any Eiffel Towers.... lol !

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  54. Suzy sorry but no can´t do. I cut my hair like Suri Cruise (minus the bangs) when I came back from Paris last year. Now that´s it´s long again I´m not touching it!!!

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  55. Come on Lynn...even an American in Paris could complete the London puzzle in 7 minutes, 15 seconds. I wonder if HAM over at London Daily Photo knows about this...

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  56. I'm guessing...just guessing now...that there are a bunch of you hanging around thinking that Eric will be posting his photo in, say, 30 minutes and you want to be first to comment. Shall we bet whether or not it's a photo of today's snow?

    Who will win "hands" down?

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  57. Cool hands...I would first think it was a shop for palm reading.

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  58. I didn't mean to get the Suri Cruise either, Monica. My stylist had an "oops" moment and two years of growth went bye-bye.

    Good call, Tanya. I agree.

    Michael are you done strangling that dog yet?

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  59. lol I can't blame it on the hairdresser Suzy - it was I who was scissor-happy on mine! I like it though.
    Michael I know; it's shameful. I tried it again too! 12 that time :(

    Yes snow I wish!

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  60. I did the London one faster this time because my competetive gene kicked in - but still, I'm not too fast at these things. Its fun tho!! Thanks, Lynn. : )

    (PS -- I know you're not choking that dog, Michael!)

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  61. Okay, this is really strange. I put all the pieces in the puzzle in about 7 and a half minutes. But there are 8 pieces missing. Am I the only one? Is it an inside joke? Did I not get enough sleep last night? I can answer that last one...

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  62. 8 Pieces missing Petrea? You must have found a shortcut! As for strangling the dog Suzy, I'd like to stop, but haven't had time to change my photo. I think I already have the Suri Cruise haircut on top of it all!

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  63. Petrea - I bet you did the same thing I did. When you're putting the picture together, its easy to cover loose pieces up with the ones you're interlocking. I ended up with one loose piece missing till I moved the whole interlocked picture around and found it underneath.

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  64. Oh, Michael - don't change it! I absolutely love your picture!! Its pure love, classic boyhood, and incredibly sweet - it never fails to make me smile.

    (Well....that's just to let you know - of course - you can change it whenever you feel moved to!)

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  65. Eric, I have to "hand" it to you, you got a great picture!! So fun! Not my style, but I imagine in a minimalist and modern decor, it would be lovely.

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