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Films

  • Soul Kitchen (German)
  • The Grocer's Son (French)
  • Korkoro
  • Gadjo Dilo
  • Latcho Drom
  • Castaway On The Moon (Korean)
  • Down By Law (US)
  • RockNRolla (UK)
  • Mostly Martha (German)
  • Jean de Florette (French)
  • Manon of the Spring (French)
  • Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides
  • Winged Migration
  • Microcosmos (France)
  • In the Mood for Love (Cantonese/Shanghainese/
    French)
  • High Fidelity (US)
  • About A Boy (UK)
  • The City of Lost Children (French)
  • Sometimes In April (Rwandan Genocide)
  • The Constant Gardener (UK)
  • Baran (Dari/Persian)
  • Blackboards (Farsi/Kurdish)
  • A Time For Drunken Horses (Kurdish/Farsi)
  • Brokeback Mountain (US)
  • Ladies In Lavender (UK)
  • The Motorcycle Diaries (Spanish)
  • The Sea Inside (Spanish)
  • Before Night Falls (Spanish)
  • Talk To Her (Spanish)
  • The City (Spanish)
  • Wit (US)
  • Snatch (UK)
  • Next Stop Wonderland (US)
  • Dial "M" for Murder
  • Room With a View (UK)
  • Enchanted April (UK)
  • The Commitments (Irish)
  • Into the West (Irish)
  • Waking Ned Devine (Irish)
  • Demons In the Garden (Spanish)
  • Queen of Hearts (Italian)
  • Open Doors (Italian)
  • King of Masks (Chinese)
  • Kolya (Czech)
  • La Lectrice (French)
  • The Hairdresser's Husband (French)
  • When the Cat's Away (French)
  • Cafe au Lait (French)
  • Autumn Tale (French)
  • Raise the Red Lantern (Chinese)
  • Songcatcher (US)
  • Carrington (UK)
  • Dream with the Fishes (US)
  • Cyclo (Vietnamese)
  • Fire (Hindi/English)
  • My Father's Glory (French)
  • My Mother's Castle (French)
  • Le Trou (French)
  • Color of Paradise (Farsi)
  • Not One Less (Mandarin)
  • Ju Dou (Chinese)
  • To Live (Chinese)
  • Red Sorghum (Mandarin)
  • Hate (French)
  • Children of Heaven (Farsi)
  • White Balloon (Farsi)
  • Gabbeh (Farsi)
  • The Edukators (German)
  • Run Lola Run (German)

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Biography

I was born in San Francisco. Grew up going to peace marches and protests against the Vietnam war. When I was 13 we moved to a commune in Santa Cruz. I'm French & Black Irish. A nomad and a yesmad. I've been a gleaner and a thrifter and a seeker/searcher all my life.

Some past endeavors: owned vintage clothing shops in Santa Cruz, sold vintage clothing in a shop on Haight Street in SF and on Rue de Seine in Paris, organized painting vacations in the South of France, owned a vintage furniture shop in Los Gatos, designed interiors - from flats in San Francisco to villas in Italy and was a pirate radio DJ.

Among my design influences I include growing up in San Francisco in the 60s, the Santa Cruz punk scene, my time spent with royals in Europe and around gypsy musicians and circus performers in Paris, and sparks from my subconscious that rise to the surface.

One of my best friends is my lovely white piano from the 1860s and just knowing it's there makes me sleep better at night.

INTERESTS:

Music, music, music, films, films, films (see list at left, although not updated for a while) and Masterpiece Theater. I appreciate good food of all sorts. French pastries, and Italian coffee. Gardening and gardens. I crave books.

I'm happiest when I'm creating and designing, seeking and learning and generally just drifting aimlessly...spending time in unbridled spontaneity, following my nose. I abhor the calendar, the clock, and the need to sleep (although my bed is quite comfy).

My bio is subject to change daily. Je suis une GĂ©meaux.

**Note** I will add more films...for TV I wholeHEARTedly recommend "Detectorists" (bless Mackenzie Crook). It's the only series that I've rewatched and will do so again (all three seasons). Happy bonus: it turned me onto Johnny Flynn's Music.