Friday, March 26, 2010

EURO week Feature: Lapomme from Aigues Mortes

Today we meet the very Talented, Sweet Lapomme, find out below where she is from and what she has to tell us! The busy Lapomme has 2! Etsy shops:
- La Pomme. home décor items and fairytale
- La Pomme Vintage. pretty things from Franceplush
(the ring that Apol wears in the picture, is from the hand of Jealousydesign)

where are you from?
I'm from Aigues Mortes, a little village in the south of France. I live in the country, lots of birds, horses, and half-wild bulls in the area. We do things like go climb mountains where we find rosemary and thyme to take home and cook with. When it's the season, my husband cannot be stopped from harvesting bag after bag of wild leeks for eating at dinner even if often I have had enough!

- give a tip for a cool place we can't miss if we make a trip to your country.....
Know that France is not just Paris! This is something I share with fellow Etsy seller Blue Terracotta, who is based in Lyon, that when we're abroad and relatives or friends introduce us to other people, they'll say, "She's from Paris." It's amusing how in people's minds the capital equals the country. So my tip would be, after getting your dose of Paris, which I agree is a beautiful city, do try to visit other parts of France.

- name a popular artist (musician, rockgroup, actor, performer....) from France we just have to learn to know. describe in a few sentences...
Right now I am infatuated with the actress Marion Cottilard. She has an energy that attracts me, that is sweet, emotional, and intelligent, all at the same time. Then again, I think Cottilard is quite well-known all over the world right now, so for someone not so global, how about listening to the musician Benabar? I love how the French have this tradition of telling stories with their songs, which I think is quite different from the Anglo-saxon tradition of working more with rhythms and melodies. Benabar is a popular French musician who tells stories as he sings.

- what is a typical dish or sweet or dessert of your country?
There is so much good food around here, where do I even begin? I do love a good "soupe de poissons", which is a soup made from fish and eaten with slices of toasted bread on which you rub a piece of garlic, and then top with Gruyere cheese and a yummy sauce called "rouille." I don't cook it myself, but found this recipe if you'd like to try it out.

- describe you style of creations in a few words
I am still liking how my creations have been described numerous times: poetic. I aim to create things for the home that give a sense of magic and wonder to how we live, that for a minute make us daydream or, at the very least, that for a second make us smile.

16 comments:

vadjutka said...

I love the first picture - so cute and funny!

Nice to get to know Apol better!

X by Leina Neima said...

:=) Lovely to get a bit more know you again, dear Pomme... and thanks for sharing Fleur :=)

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Apol, you are still as mysterious as ever before--and I love that about you and your shops!

Nauli said...

Lovely feature with a lovely pic of the artist. No suprise if you know her shops!

Jeanette [Maisy] House said...

great feature! and i've been to aigues mortes - yrs ago tho. lovely place to live :)

karuski said...

I really wish that on my next visit to France I get to see more than just Paris. I do want to go soooon...

Loving Apol's work, we've got one piece at our home:)

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I love Lapomme's work! Great feature!

Trishia said...

I have visited France 6 times. Three days is usually my limit in Paris. It is a magical city, but as pointed out, there's so much more to France! Thank you for a wonderful and informative interview.

La Pomme said...

Thank you for this feature, wonder-Greet. I love reading your blog, you know, so being here is a thrill!

P.S. Dawn, I am mysterious? I think I talk so much in my interviews I've talked out all my mystery :)

BHB Kidstyle said...

Great interview! And it is soooo great that you like hiking and the "wild". (I might ask for some advice when we drive back to Hung. in the summer. :))))))))))))))

shebbodesign said...

:=) nice to get a bit more know you dear Pomme!
Thanks for this great interview Fleur :)

PetitPlat Food Art said...

I'm catching up with blogs, and this is such a lovely feature :)

now off to read Judith's :)

Hugs!

ana carina said...

I loved this article so much!
Apol is a beautiful woman indeed, she looks great on that first photo!
And she's right, France is not only Paris, so many beautiful villages to visit!
Make sure you go to Auvers, where Van Gogh died, it's an amazing place.

Oh, but I must say if you want to eat good food, come to Portugal. I hate French food (sorry).

Epp said...

Wonderful interview, and lovely artist! I have been admiring her creations for ages. And I have been lucky enough to see a couple of her swans in person, at Apple&Eve's place! Truly beautiful!

Wishing you a wonderful new week! :)

jealousydesign said...

wonderful interview! I love pommes work. I am a proud owner of one of here apples. Nice to see the ring in the photos :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Thank you so much for sharing!