This Art Nouveau interior was designed by Alphons Mucha in 1900 for the Parisian jeweler, Georges Fouquet. The interior has been reconstructed in the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris to preserve its beauty and artistic importance.


Xylocopa caerulea

The Blue Carpenter Bee is one of my favorite insects (thanks to Paxton gate here in Portland), and Forget me nots are one of my favorite flowers. I wanted to draw something quick that satisfies my need for symmetry, art nouveau and the natural world.  


“Le pavillon bleu” was an ephemeral luxury restaurant designed by René Dulong and Gustave Serrurier-Bovy for the universal exhibition of 1900 in Paris and located at the foot of the Eiffel tower.



Those of you who are familiar with 29 avenue Rapp will be pleased to know that the building’s ornate façade has recently been given a “toilettage” (cleaning). The sensual Art Nouveau edifice built in 1900-1901 is the work of architect Jules Lavirotte, and is an easy-to-find Parisian must-see just off the Pont de l’Alma. Incontournable. The unidentified artist, incidentally, was sketching a view of the Eiffel Tower.

(via A French Education: July 2013)

Located in the 7th district of Paris.


Entrance to the German pavilion hall at the Turin Exposition (“First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts”). By German architect Peter Behrens, 1902.