once I could see. now I am found out, I've been set free,
nothing ever seems to bother me, & time is passing by,
but leaves no thrill under the moon
- choir of young believers
images for the night moons:
1. Axel Vervoordt interior
"This grand seigneur of the design world, who has stationed himself and his talented team in a 19th-century former distillery complex near Antwerp, Belgium, has captivated admirers with his poetic sensibility since 1968. First coming to prominence as an antiques dealer, Axel Vervoordt is now a highly influential interior designer as well. The subtle rooms that are his claim to fame—spartan to some eyes but warmed by smooth plaster walls, hearty linen, and aged wood—exhibit a tranquillity that can be traced to his appreciation of Japanese Zen restraint. Vervoordt also produces a private-label collection that includes overscale slipcovered sofas and a chic slate-top table—the latter sparked by furniture depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings. "
(text taken from AD Magazine)
2. "The Lover's Boat" by Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847–1917)
"Self-taught American artist. Rejected by the National Academy of Design at twenty, he trained with a minor artist, William Edgar Marshall, and was then admitted. Travelled in Europe in 1877, 1882, 1887 and 1896. A visionary painter, he chose subjects from Shakespeare, Byron, Poe and Wagner. He painted some 170 pictures, many of small dimensions, and is considered one of the pioneering figures in American art. Sadly, much of Ryder's work has not survived because the unstable and unconventional materials he frequently employed deteriorated. "