the joys of being pure at heart


Madelene -

autumn roses

the nest where you sleep.

blouse to dry

my best friend

kitchen window detail

What makes Madelene happy:

'Strolling through endless museal corridors, thinking about the girls of Egon and Édouard maybe; sitting for hours in a deserted café - windows reflecting a grey city, meeting glances from my best friend or from my lover. I am happy in all of my favorite clothes, in silk and wool soft as sea. In Stockholm, in Paris, at home in bed watching films sublime and writing small notes in my journal, forming a story out of fragments from life.'

Les Bouquinistes

brooches in a box


Pont des Arts

afternoon tea for lunch

visit her flickr, her site and blog to see more!



These are some of my favourite books:

Kurt Vonnegut - 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

Stephen King - 'Carrie'

Oscar Wilde - 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

Anne Frank - 'The Diary of a Young Girl'

Dean Koontz - 'A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog'

 Milan Kundera - 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'

Truman Capote - 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

 Stephen King - 'Dolores Claiborne'

 Susanna Kaysen - 'Girl, interrupted'

Emily Craig - 'Teasing secrets from the dead'

Janet Fitch - 'White Oleander'

Jeffrey Eugenides - 'The virgin suicides'

More to come.