Monday, 21 April 2014

Kinfauns: The Home of George Harrison and Patti Boyd

George Harrison painting his home in Kinfauns, 1967

Kinfauns was the bungalow home of Patti Smith and George Harrison, it has since been demolished and another property stands in it's place. These pictures are from 1967 when George and Patti painted the house in a huge psychedelic mural inspired by the book Tantrum Art.

One of My Favourite Photos of George Harrison: Sat in the lotus position in front of the fireplace at kinfawns

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Home of... Hannah and John...

I love this selection of Photographs from Kinfolks 11th issue. This Venice Beech home is lived in by Hannah and John and their children and really looks like such a warm, friendly place! I love the abundance of natural light and organic furniture.. and even the breeze block walls look good!!

Hannah and John run the Venice Beach branch of General Store an equally beautiful shop that has the most enviable triangle bookcases and natural home wears...

Wishing you all a Happy Easter with Plenty of yummy chocolate :)

Photography by We are the Rhodes

Sunday Vinyl....

Sunday Vinyl: Chloe from SugarHigh LoveStoned
Sunday Vinyl: Shirley Kurata's space age record player
Sunday Vinyl: Via A Cup Full of Sunshine

Sunday is Vinyl day..... This week it's Axis Bold as Love and In a Silent Way.... Bliss!!!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

In the shadow of Freud's couch

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Anni Bergman, Ph.D., New York
Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Paul Lippman Ph.D
Sylvie Faure-Pragier, M.D. Paris, France
Luis Feder, Ph.D., in his office in Mexico City. Credit: Mark Gerald, Ph.D.
"We create worlds around us that are extensions of our inner life." Mark Gerald psychoanalyst

Way before I became a Nurse I studied Photography at University. I got onto the course  with a selection of Polaroids of my friends, however once on the course I never did another Portraiture project,  I discovered abstract expressionism,  awe, consciousness and colour therapy and I was off discovering myself instead :)

Over the last few years Moon to Moon has rekindled my passion for Portraiture, not necessarily of people themselves, more portraits of how people live.  The objects we are drawn too and surround ourselves with, the colours, patterns and textures we adorn our homes with and the manner in which we store and display, they all give away so much about he way we view the 'self'.

That is one of the reasons I love this project by Psychoanalyst and photographer Mark Gerald. In the Shadow of Freuds couch invites us into the private offices of Psychoanalysts. The analyst all of a sudden becomes the analyzed. We start wondering about the person in the photo. Why do they choose to present them self in that way? Why have they chosen that decor? Would I feel comfortable opening up to these people? There is such a huge contrast between the top photo and the bottom, although I prefer the interior of the top would I feel more comfortable sharing in the neutral environment of the last?

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Susie Orbach, Ph.D.
Below is an abstract from an interview with Mark Gerald. The full interview can be found at It's Nice That

 What do you believe are the keys factors that inform the way a psychoanalyst decorates the space they work in?
Analysts, like all of us, operate both from intention and from the unconscious. The spaces that the analysts work in are homes for them and their patients. We all work in Freud’s shadow and our offices are tributes to the iconic first psychoanalytic office in Vienna. That being said, there are enormous variations based on theoretical considerations, aesthetics, and cultural and geographic norms. Warmer climates and those in less populated areas tend to be more open and larger. Many urban offices are interior spaces, enclosures for the unconscious.