Good morning! Today I am so delighted to have Lisa Aaron of Lou Lou & Oscar here today!!
1. So Lisa, what's the cutest thing in the world?
In a face off between Meerkats and Arctic Foxes the fox would win by a narrow margin, undeniably the cutest things in the world. The best bushy tail, the sneakiest face, cute in winter white and summer grey, I love them to pieces. I was on the brink of choosing my 3 year old son at ballet class, so, so cute but I'm obviously completely biased so: Go Arctic Foxes!
2. The yummiest thing?
This one is easy, the yummiest things are white chocolate champagne truffles from Leonidas. If I could get all the nutrients required to sustain life from these I would quite happily eat them to the exclusion of everything else until the day I die.
3. A music album you think everyone should own?
Ok, this one is impossible. I am going to have to cheat! If you took away all of the music in the world and left me with three albums I would be able to survive with: Live At The Witch Trials by The Fall, Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg and John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. All three are complete genius and I think everyone should have them in their record collection.
4. The most beautiful place (real or fiction)?
I am lucky to live in a very beautiful place but I would have to pick the house that Cesar Manrique built for himself in the Taro de Tahiche in Lanzarote. I had an intense emotional response to this house, built into the lava bubbles and rivers of the landscape. I love arid places, the outside inside, gorgeous light. troglodyte living and spaces that are stripped down to their essential elements. I want to go back, now! I would love it even more if the whole patch of earth and house could be transported to the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. That would be my idea of a perfectly beautiful place.
5. What would the ultimate art/studio space be like?
The ultimate art/studio space would be a repetition of number 4, Manrique's house transported to Paris. I have day dreamed about setting up a space, a kind of open studio, with a library, cinema, boutique, lots of room for seminars and beautiful rooms to stay in if you need a place to sleep. A sort of retreat, for crafty/arty folk I suppose. The lava bubbles would be perfect for housing the different elements. Oh, and it would be walled too, like the secret garden in Frances Hodgson Burnett's book. I adore the idea of a secret garden/studio. It would be open to all but you would need a map and a special key to access it!
Have a Happy Thursday, everyone!