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Dreams Without Measure

Posted in Dreams in Disorder with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by designldg

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“When you were a wandering desire in the mist, I too was there, a wandering desire.
Then we sought one another, and out of our eagerness dreams were born.
And dreams were time limitless, and dreams were space without measure.”
(Kahlil Gibran – Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer, 1883-1931)

The City Palace is a palace complex in Udaipur, the City of Lakes, in the Indian state Rajasthan.
It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 in a flamboyant fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and stands on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and the Lake Pichola.
This picture was shot in the Audience Room of the maharaja’s apartments and symbolizes what I always dreamt of India when I was younger.
Each time I have an opportunity to escape for a few days to Udaipur, I come back there and the dream is untouched, flawless and without measure…

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Closed In A room

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“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
(Criss Jami – American poet, existentialist philosopher and lead singer of the rock band Venus in Arms, b. 1987)

The City Palace is a palace complex in Udaipur, the City of Lakes, in the Indian state Rajasthan.
It was built by the Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 in a flamboyant fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and stands on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and the Lake Pichola.
This picture was shot in the maharaja’s apartments.
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A Dream Within A Dream

Posted in 3 - RED HALO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by designldg

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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
(Edgar Allan Poe – American author & poet, 1809-1849)

Cushion from the “Ethereal Dreams” line made with printed pictures by Laurent.
(Cushion style “Wrapped in an Orange Veil” – 100% Cotton – 45×45 – Collection RED HALO)

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people living with difficulties and education to children.

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RED HALO – Throw style “Jaisalmer” – col Black

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A deep contrast in black and white with our “Jaisalmer” design on a throw with an aari embroidery…
(Throw style “Jaisalmer” – col Black – 150×200 – 100% wool – Collection RED HALO)

RED HALO is a collection of household linen based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people living with difficulties and education to children.

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RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA

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A visit of the new RED HALO shop at HOTEL SURYA ( S-20/51A-5,THE MALL ROAD,CANTONMENT) in VARANASI.

RED HALO by Manish Gupta is an indo-french collection of homewear based in Benaras (Varanasi – India) providing work to people living with difficulties and education to children.
RED HALO is using traditional artcrafts techniques with a very contemporary eye for Table linen, Bed linen and home accessories.It is definitively a comptemporary vision of interior and homewear for an international scene.
Fabrics and embroideries are manufactured in RED HALO‘s workshops respecting all ecological values.

This designer brand was settled in order to launch social programs involving several NGOs in Uttar Pradesh.
(Copying those products is against this social work)

(RED HALO is searching for franchisees, you may contact the company at redhalo@sify.com for more informations.

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“Then farewell, Beauty”

Posted in Daydreams & Reveries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by designldg

"Then farewell, Beauty"

 

“Beauty spent three months very contentedly in the palace. 
Every evening Beast paid her a visit, and talked to her, during supper, very rationally, with plain good common sense, but never with what the world calls wit; and Beauty daily discovered some valuable qualifications in the monster, and seeing him often had so accustomed her to his deformity, that, far from dreading the time of his visit, she would often look on her watch to see when it would be nine, for the Beast never missed coming at that hour. 
There was but one thing that gave Beauty any concern, which was, that every night, before she went to bed, the monster always asked her, if she would be his wife. 
One day she said to him, “Beast, you make me very uneasy, I wish I could consent to marry you, but I am too sincere to make you believe that will ever happen; I shall always esteem you as a friend, endeavor to be satisfied with this.”
“I must,” said the Beast, “for, alas! I know too well my own misfortune, but then I love you with the tenderest affection.
However, I ought to think myself happy, that you will stay here; promise me never to leave me.” ”
(Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête), a 1946 French romantic fantasy film adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont’s fairy tale). 

This was shot in the Royal Château de Fontainebleau which is located 55.5 km (34.5 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Paris.

The Age of Enlightenment

Posted in Daydreams & Reveries with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by designldg

The Age of Enlightenment

 

The Age of Enlightenment or The Enlightenment is a term used to describe a phase in Western philosophy and cultural life centered upon the eighteenth century, in which reason was advocated as the primary source and legitimacy for authority.

Today when a periodical asks its readers a question, it does so in order to collect opinions on some subject about which everyone has an opinion already; there is not much likelihood of learning anything new. 
In the eighteenth century, editors preferred to question the public on problems that did not yet have solutions. 
I don’t know whether or not that practice was more effective; it was unquestionably more entertaining.
( Michel Foucault – “What is Enlightenment ?” (“Qu’est-ce que les Lumières ?”), in Rabinow (P.), éd., The Foucault Reader, New York, Pantheon Books, 1984, pp. 32-50)
foucault.info/documents/whatIsEnlightenment/foucault.whatIsEnlightenment.en.html

This was shot in the Royal Château de Fontainebleau which is located 55.5 km (34.5 mi) south-southeast of the centre of Paris.

Haunted Evanescence

Posted in Daydreams & Reveries with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by designldg

This was shot in the bedroom that I use in the city palace of Huescapur in Uttar Aragonshal, a northern princely state of India.
When the family of the legendary Maharajah of Huescapur wanted to settle this huge mansion on the Himalayan hills they managed to rebuilt a part of a French renaissance castle there.
It is said that those rooms are never empty, they keep the soul of those who were too eager to find the location of this place which is of course not mentioned on any map.
Once or twice I managed to capture a kind of haunted evanescence which I can see sometimes in backlighting during winters.
I always feel it watching me, trying to pull me down with those long lost words whispered slowly to me.

Hunting you I can smell you alive,
I know you are still there…
(Inspired by the lyrics of “HAUNTED” by Evanescence) "Haunted Evanescence"