Buffalo? No a Musk Ox moved in.

2018! My oh my, where has the time gone? With a lot of changes in 2017 such as buying our flat,  remodeling and settling in whilst mixing in some traveling to places such as Milan, Dubai, Singapore and California, the year has whisked by! I can’t imagine what this year will bring but I’m most definitely looking forward to bringing some new things to the new year as well!

If you know me by now, you know that I have a soft spot for animals, particularly for dogs. So when I was asked to collaborate on a print project with the lovely folks at Printler, I surprised my self by choosing  (what I thought was a buffalo but really) a Musk Ox print from their company. A web shop dedicated to “framed art and artistic posters” from photographers all around the world! With hundreds of incredible and interesting options to choose from, I took my time going through their selection and for some reason, I kept going back to this Myskoxe, by Sweden photographer Håkan Olsson.

I’ve never owned an animal print and now I’m realizing that this gorgeous bull-headed animal with its strong understated gaze, broad shoulders and demanding pose as photographed here reminded me so much of our little blue French Bulldog Laffy. Am I silly? Nah.Laffy and OxFrenchbull dog on sheepskin rug.Muskoxe Musk Ox Håkan OlssonIMG_5010

Thank you! Thank you so much Printler! I enjoyed styling this print! Gros Bisous! 

Jeni

THE POSTER CLUB

Poster: https://printler.com/en/photo/11069 in size 50×70 with white border.

Frame: http://www.castorama.fr in size 50×70 Erina Oak Frame.

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Let’s add some bones to the garden.

Mid last month we had some family visiting who requested we enjoy some garden tours. We’d visited the Monet House, Jardin du Luxembourg and on this particular day, the Jardin des Plantes. Of all the gardens we toured, we decided to top of the day by visiting some bones at the Paleontology Museum? Hence my title…”Let’s add some bones to the garden.”

IMG_5219Normally Paleontology doesn’t interest me but with Justin’s Uncle in tow who is astute and knowledgable in medical & science had me hooked, lined and educated. It turned out that I actually quite enjoyed this visit while mainly appreciating the venerable interior and vintage fixtures. One would see copious amounts of fossils, some oddities in jars of formaldehyde, century old typography and of course prehistoric to modern-day skeletal systems. IMG_5331

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Jardin des Plantes

For anyone planning a trip to Paris, this charming garden is worth visiting as it offers other areas that could peak your interests such as; the Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo, Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes.