my cohabitation: stuff with history

Oh to be a fish on a placemat.
Placemat and napkin created for Aristotle Onassis’s yacht, 1956. (Just one year before Aristotle’s wife discovered him having sex with Maria Callas in the yacht’s saloon)

Oh to be a fish on a placemat.

Placemat and napkin created for Aristotle Onassis’s yacht, 1956. (Just one year before Aristotle’s wife discovered him having sex with Maria Callas in the yacht’s saloon)

For the power desk.
1950s aluminum model of a DC6.

For the power desk.

1950s aluminum model of a DC6.

For saving money on the bar tab.
Pair of early 20th century pewter flask by Abercrombie & Fitch, England

For saving money on the bar tab.

Pair of early 20th century pewter flask by Abercrombie & Fitch, England

I want her to take me surfing. So do you.

"Charlotte" tintype by Joni Sternbach, 2009.

I want her to take me surfing. So do you.

"Charlotte" tintype by Joni Sternbach, 2009.

For the love of a breeze.
French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700

For the love of a breeze.

French wall sconces depicting Flora & Zephyr, circa 1700

Let me eat cake. On this.
Venetian blown glass, 1902

Let me eat cake. On this.

Venetian blown glass, 1902

Hydration Motivation.
Maison Keller Frères, Paris, 1900

Hydration Motivation.

Maison Keller Frères, Paris, 1900

A destination is unnecessary.
Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950

A destination is unnecessary.

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950

To celebrate Bastille Day.
Pre-Revolutionary Vieux Cognac “Clos du Griffier” from 1788, via the wine cellar of La Tour d’Argent.

To celebrate Bastille Day.

Pre-Revolutionary Vieux Cognac “Clos du Griffier” from 1788, via the wine cellar of La Tour d’Argent.

It’s what they call a statement piece.
Carousel bed designed by Rex Whistler in Cecil Beaton’s Circus bedroom, ca 1930s at Ashcombe House (now home to Guy Richie)

It’s what they call a statement piece.

Carousel bed designed by Rex Whistler in Cecil Beaton’s Circus bedroom, ca 1930s at Ashcombe House (now home to Guy Richie)