the art of le tour

We watched the Tour de France religiously--Trey for the cycling, me for the scenery. For the final stage, Lance Armstrong rode a Damien Hirst designed bike, which will be auctioned off later this year for his Live Strong Foundation. In an interview, Lance mentioned he was a Hirst collector. I thought that was pretty cool.
{image: live strong}


on the bedside table

This summer, I've been reading A Year in the World by Frances Mayes. The writing is a little frou frou for my taste, but it's a nice escape for a girl whose kitchen has been ripped out all summer and she hasn't had a home-cooked meal in about six weeks.
{images: amazon, castle}


grant design collaborative

Let's see if I remember how to do this blogging thing...Last week was home in Canton for lunch, and my mom and I dropped by a new store downtown, Grant Collaborative. Apparently, it's the "laboratory" for an amazing graphic design group that I can hardly believe chose to take up residence in little ole' Canton (previously famous for, um...hmmm...maybe as the birthplace of golfer Bobby Jones, even though Atlanta claims him? or the 1973 Lady Warriors State Basketball Champs?).
Check out their website here, where you can see more work like they did for 1. Herman Miller, 2. Goin' Coastal Restaurant, and 3. Blackberry Farm.