Monday, 3 October 2011

"By Invitation Only" - Chapter 2

'God is in the details'
meaning for me
that opportunities for discovery and creativity
come from digging into the details.

To keep it simple,
I like to say it with   Richard Feynman :

"...nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough..."


"...nature has a great simplicity and therefor a great beauty"


To create something that is beautiful,

Design and creation by our friend  Andre Dubreuil

elegant and unique,

 by  Isabelle de Borchgrave - Paper Illusions

...and refind,

or plain work,

every detail must be addressed with care.


....'Goodness' of a final product is mostly established in the details.

"God is in the details"....   

 Isabelle de Borchgrave

....used by artists,


Chateau Puyguilhem, Périgord-Dordogne


...architects over centuries.

St. Emilion, South-West France

Apart from Flaubert, the aphorism is associated  with the
German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)
who also said:

"Less is more"

Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe

The 'Barcelona' Chair and unique wall materials - 1928


To see a world in a grain of sand,

And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And eternity in an hour.


"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might..."  King Solomon


 "no problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it"
 Richard Feynman (1918-1988) 

Good luck!

We are all surrounded in our own environment by the beauty of nature and life,
 we only have to walk through the days with open eyes and mind
to discover, see and enjoy the details.


"Going into the details"...

Love to invite Karen from 'Pas grand-chose' to our monthly 'By invitation only'

because for her interesting blog with detailed...

 ...event reports... like the Decorative Antiques Fair, Battersea, London


...her lively traveling reportage's / adventures
 on the South coast in Dorset, England - just one of many.....

Please, kindly visit her blog!


Greetings to all fellow members of this blog event
and of course to all my blogger friends and readers.

Happy Tuesday to everybody!

The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Mies van der Rohe, 
was the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Spain
The Pavilion was going to be bare - no trade exhibits - just the structure,
a single sculpture and purposed-designed furniture (the Barcelona Chair)....
read more   here


Don't miss!

Please see Ann's stunning post to our theme about the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi
with his passion for details

Unique, wonderful....

and fabulous!

and please

Don't miss this post from my invited blogger friend Karen
who also wrote a lovely post about our theme:


"a child's face in a market-place in Shanghai"
and here:
Pas grand-chose


  1. Beautiful!! Natures details are amongst my favorite, and these are just spectacular.

  2. So true when you say God is in the details and you followed through with such wonderful images. Mies van der Rohe is one of my favourite architects and "less is often more" Thank you for this uplifting joyful post
    Helen Tilstonxx

  3. Karin!
    So beautiful and inspiring! Thank you!
    Many blessings,

  4. Wonderful images and examples!

    Have a nice week with many *details*!

    Liebe Grüße!

  5. This is beyond beautiful, Karin. Your thoughtfulness in seeing pure beauty in the detail of everyday life is what this month's inspiration is all about. Brilliant! And, I will go see Karen...she is most welcome to our group and I am happy you have invited her. Sending love, my friend.

  6. This is just beautiful - thank you for the wonderful photos and words - food for the soul. I am a new blogger and just loving this new world - full of inspiration. Francesca

  7. One of the things I have loved about having children is that they stop and admire the little things around us - especially on our walks in the nearby forest...we find so much beauty together in the little things. You have taken some gorgeous photos here! You had a question about your comment: I definitely didn't delete anything from you - I welcome your comments! So, unfortunately it must have been a blogger error. I even checked my blogger account for all the comments and didn't find anything except the one you just left and back a few days on my post about John Jacob...sorry that happened but it definitely wasn't intentional from me...please come back and visit again! :)

  8. soulful posting by dear friend! fonderful pictures! i LOVE that opeple has eye to see details and enjoy them!!! not everyone has :)
    whit hugs,

  9. Such a beautiful interpretation Karin...wonderful images and interpretation....xv

  10. Beautiful Karin...the art of simplicity. I will check out your friend's blog too..a big welcome to her!
    Have a fabulous week.

  11. Vielen Dank fuer deine Nette Kommentar! Du kannst jederzeit auf Deutsch auch etwas sagen...ich werde auch dann verstehen. :) Ledier nicht auf Franzosisch....:) Apropos, ich werde gerade ein neues Post machen, und es ist daruber neue Sachen fuer meinem online Shop. Es wuerde mich freuen, wenn ich deine Meinung bekommen wurde! Wenn du Zeit hast!
    Liebe Gruesse aus Muenchen,

  12. Karin, you have spent your professional life surrounded by beautiful detail, so how could we expect anything but stunning pictures from you for this link up!

  13. What a fabulous post Karin and I agree God is in the details! You picked out bits that would go unnoticed by most and they're so beautiful, thank you for opening my eyes.

  14. The very best details...from nature, architecture and man's own creativity. You are so very right...God is most certainly in the details. Have a lovely day. Mona

  15. I always look forward to your blog updates.........You're interpretation of the "By Invitation Only" theme is delightful - great images and pertinent quotes. You definitely have a sharp eye for detail.
    Warm wishes.Elizabeth
    P.S. Thank you for introducing me to 'Pas grand-chose' .

  16. So beautiful Karin, It is always such a joy to visit you and the lovely world you live in.
    xxxx sending hugs, Coty

  17. OH Karin - I loved every single moment and picture - gorgeous and inspiring post.
    Have a grand day,

  18. Karin a most stunning, glorious post. All we have to do is really open our eyes and see the details of beauty surrounding us.

    I hope you will visit and let me know what you think of my Autumn décor so far......


    Art by Karena

  19. Karin a most stunning, glorious post. All we have to do is really open our eyes and see the details of beauty surrounding us.

    I hope you will visit and let me know what you think of my Autumn décor so far......


    Art by Karena

  20. Karin a most stunning, glorious post. All we have to do is really open our eyes and see the details of beauty surrounding us.

    I hope you will visit and let me know what you think of my Autumn décor so far......


    Art by Karena

  21. Gorgeous post, Karin. I think that being intentional about life causes one to look at the details, to regard each moment as a one-time, never-to-occur-again event.

    Lovely quotations to go along with your stunning photography.

  22. Wonderful post. I loved the pictures and very thoughtful quotes!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm jealous that you live in a French farm house! So, are your lights incandescent? I would love it if you would follow my blog :)

  23. Dear Karin,
    What beautiful images, showing how important the smallest of details must have worked so hard on this post.
    ....and, many thanks for your comment on my 'invitation' post.
    I wonder what we shall be doing next month ?!! XXXX

  24. Noticing the details is one of the richest opportunities in life and capturing them with my camera is my drive to memorialize them. Your photos are stunning and your words inspired. I am glad that you emailed me and I have had the pleasure to discover your blog.


  25. Wow, fabulous blog, and you are so right, God is in the detail. Sometimes it is the simplest things, a texture or scent....

  26. Exquisite post,Karin. You are so correct, God is in the detail. To be able to see(really see)nature's detail is beautiful and to be able to combine it with human creativity can be stunning. As I said, exquisite post! Thank you so much.
    Sorry to be a bit late to this post. It seems that since my knee surgery I am a step behind...but I do catch up!