It is surprising to think that Piero Fornasetti’s famous design, the face of a women, was inspired by a picture from a magasine. One would have imagined that this muse of his was a very important woman in his life, perhaps his wife or his mistress. But the story is much simpler. Fornasetti found a picture of Lina Cavalieri in a magasine and found her beautiful. So when he started working on ceramic in 1950’s he used her face in over 500 different variations.
Whilst strolling around the Abbesses village in Paris, I found this little gem: ‘Vlum + Bleu Tango‘ a studio-shop founded by two young women artists. Vlum is a jewel brand and Bleu Tango a clothing brand.