Sadly today the World lost one of its ‘Great Masterpieces’, the Original, the Unique, the ever Changing Karl Lagerfeld. A fashion designer, a creative director, an artist, photographer, Cat lover and caricaturist. He has left behind a legacy and body of work, few will ever be able to emulate.
We here at PAIRFUM London would like to honour the great man by remembering some of the wonderful quotes that shine a light on his unrepeatable personality.
Here are 10 of his most memorable quotes:
Style in his words: “Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn’t.”
About himself: “Everything I say is a joke. I am a joke myself.”
His tongue in cheek quote about beauty: “Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great.”
His view on furniture: “The most important piece in the house is the garbage can.”
His take on the W.W.W. : “I don’t do internet, I don’t do Facebook. I have to sketch, I have to play with Choupette [his cat], I have to sleep. The day is too short for that.”
On work: “Work is making a living out of being bored.”
On being asked about tattoos: “I think tattoos are horrible.”
On Dress or should we say Business Sense: “I remember a designer who said that intelligent women don’t wear her dresses. Obviously, she went bankrupt.”
On style: “Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.”
On Coco Chanel: “What I’ve done, Coco Chanel would never have done. She would have hated it”
Some Special Quotes, that we could not leave out:
On his ego: “I’m very much down to Earth. I’m just not from this Earth.”
On his bedroom: “If you see it you will think about everything except sex, because it is the unsexiest room ever. I love unsexy bedrooms.”
Here at Pairfum London, our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.
The worlds of fashion and fragrance is a poorer place without you Mr. Lagerfeld. It will take a giant to fill your exquisitely crafted designer shoes.
Have you ever seen ‘Flower Art’ with square flowers or leaves?
No, neither have we, which is why we enjoyed Baku Maeda’s novel artistic approach to flowers and leaves.
He created square flowers and leaves to challenge nature’s organic forms.
Baku Maeda calls them his ‘bit flowers’ and ‘bit leaves’ series. In this series he trimmed the petals of various flowers, leaves and foliage into square shapes, creating a juxtaposition against their typically organic, natural shape.
By contrast, the Japanese Artist’s typical medium is relatively humble: He transforms greenery and flowers into graphic visuals.
With his two ‘series’ of square nature, we believe he created a new form of ‘Flower Art’!
Art in Floristry usually focusses on unique combinations and presentations of flowers and greenery in novel bouquets or arrangements. Florists might curve a plant but we have not yet seen them cutting a flower (or plant) into a desired shape.
Baky Maeda might have started something new their.
Flower Art Idea
The next time you are buying a beautiful floral bouquet for your partner, a friend, a colleague or somebody very dear to you, stop and ask the florist whether she/he can cut the bouquet into your preferred shape.
We would love to hear the reaction of the florist. Do let us know what she/he thought of this form of ‘Flower Art’.
In the meantime, if you are looking for something artistic and square, why not look at our ‘Cube’ shaped Reed Diffusers?
Did you know that these beautiful flower nests are made by a special type of bee for their larvae?
We all associate bees with building bee hives, being a colonial organisation and having a Queen Bee.
However, an unusual bee species called ‘osmia avosetta’ creates beautiful flower nests made from flower petals to protect their larvae.
The mating females, without the help of worker bees, create these wonderfully colourful homes for their young.
During the course of 1 – 2 days, the mother bee sources petals from various flowers to create the nest and then places a single bee egg inside this new ‘Flower Home’.
The bee bites off the petal from the flower, flies back to its new nest and applies a thin coat of mud between each new layer of petals.
The larve is then placed inside and the nest is sealed.
A few days later the egg hatches into a larvae and spins itself a cocoon inside the beautiful nest, i.e. quasi a home inside a home.
“It’s not common for bees to use parts of plants for nests,” says Dr. Jerome Rozen of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).
“There’s a demand for biologists to know bees nowadays, … they are the foremost animal pollinators of plants, and tremendously important for maintaining ecosystems — not only crops but also for conservation.”
Read more about this phenomenon that Dr. Rozen researched extensively here.
To turn your home into a cocoon with beautiful flowers, why not treat your ‘nest’ to one of our wonderful floral fragrances?
At this time of the year and fitting with the theme of ‘bees’, we recommend ‘Orangery Blossoms‘, as it contains a warming honey-note in its base.
When the weather outside is cold & miserable, we can find ourselves dreaming of a holiday.
Especially after Christmas and the New Year, our thoughts easily turn to the next holiday.
We have a wonderful fragrance here at Pairfum London to get you into the ‘holiday spirit’.
Start your vacation early with an ‘olfactive’ holiday!
Fragrance your home with our perfume called ‘SPA’ (candle, diffuser, spray) and allow your ‘mind’ to travel ahead to your next dream destination.
We have all experienced how perfume can bring memories that we treasure and the fragrance ‘SPA’ can send you back (or forward) to the last time you were swimming in an infinity pool, lounged beside the pool or floated in the ocean.
Head over to our online boutique to book your next vacation.
Here is an ‘olfactive’ description of what you can expect to experience on your olfactive vacation with SPA by Pairfum.