While in Paris I stayed at my friend Juliette's place. Entering the apartment, which was passed down from her grandmother, is like stepping into another time. Old bottles, baskets and bowls, furniture lovingly taken apart and re-upholstered by hand, everything tells a story. It is one of those places that forces you to stop and enjoy what is in front of you. I like the attention you have to give to old things and the intention that must go into caring for them. I found it impossible to be in a hurry. I did come away from this trip giving no small thanks for the time that modern appliances do afford me, but also refreshed from engaging in simple tasks without rushing on to the next thing. Juliette is woven through my life in many ways and I am continuously inspired by her space, her work and her way of being in the world. Soon I will share the history behind many of the objects you will see in the photos and introduce you to Juliette's work. For now I offer you these photos.
Written by Riley Salyards. Photographs by Riley Salyards.