My spelling will reveal me as British, as my ever vigilant spell checker reminds me, but I am based in Australia. I am one of those people with a curious double-life. Half of me engages with the world in my capacity as a Legal Practitioner specialising in Crime, and the other half (seemingly on the run from the law) operates Empire Design, a company specialising in Interior Decoration, Design and Antiques. As opposed as these two realities first appear, they are both based on disciplined problem-solving and a sometimes vast cataloguing ability. Despite this, life remains a balancing act. This Blog will not be about the law, although it is possibly about my escape from it!
It is my sincere wish that this visual list of inspiring things, of interests and obsessions, will be enjoyable. I have struggled to think of where to start, and I can not think of a better place to begin than with someone who was Coco Chanel's muse who I am sure would have been a blogger ..... if he could have been a blogger..... and this is a photograph of his desk below, the inimitable Jean Cocteau.
I found this image, unattributed, on a French website but I suspect that it should be properly attributed to the photographer Erica Lennard.
Cocteau's House at Milly-la-Foret and the man himself below