Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vicente Wolf book signing at Interieurs

I returned from Bhutan after 2 days flying, just in time for Vicente's book signing. Needless to say, I was delirious with fatigue, 12 hours jet lag, after 3 weeks with barely enough cold water for washing, trekking in mud and very little sleep. Let's just say I did not make the most glamorous image, thankfully both Ania and Estera who entirely organized the event looked absolutely fabulous!!

I was really looking forward to spending a little time with Vicente as I am a huge fan of his work. I also feel a special connection to his lifestyle as we both share the same unquenchable passion for immersing ourselves in world cultures through travel. Part of Vicente's book covers his own travels to Bhutan and we shared some of our experiences.

I am sifting through hundreds of photographs from my trip to Bhutan which I cannot wait to share with you. It is truly a country with a soul, rough, extraordinarily beautiful which does not open itself freely to the ones who adventure on its ground. The lessons I've learned during the endless hours trekking through forest and mountains are a treasure to me.

My team welcoming Vicente Wolf

The evening started with book signing

Catching up with Sean Low of The Business of Being Creative blog

Introducing Vicente for his "questions and answers"

The audience, mostly designers and architects were very involved and asked very specific questions. Vicente was absolutely wonderful, very open, shared his experiences and his know how, even in terms of finance, contracts etc...

Vicente and friend Sean Low

If you have not already done so, I would encourage you to invest in his book Lifting the Curtain on Design. I read it cover to cover. It is a wonderful narrative of his traveling experiences as well as his  inspirations, work methods. As always, his photographs are superb.


  1. What a wonderful event to come home to! The images show well the intimate evening with Vincent, and hopefully by now you are feeling much more like yourself with a little rest. Can't wait to see what else is in store, until then I will bask in these photos.

  2. what a wonderful event - I look forward to purchasing his book - I have his others, and they are fabulous - Vicente = genius

  3. I keep reading and scrutinizing his latest book, fabulous pictures too. I love what you and your team did for the event, flower arrangements, the big panel with the book cover and the atmosphere you created.

  4. Glad you are home safe and sound. Looks like a real successful book signing. Ambiance, beautiful people and an interesting speaker. Can't get any better.
    Hope to see some of your adventures soon.

  5. What a beautiful blog. Thanks for visiting mine. I have started writing... actually photographing for style section. I will also be putting together a section on Interiors, lets talk ... I am in Chicago at present... you can reach me thru

  6. look wonderful! I bought Vincente's book here in Vancouver. Wish I could have been there to have him sign it. I can hardly wait to hear all about you trip to Bhutan. See you soon.

  7. Francine, I wish so much I could have been there, to meet you and of course I so admire Vicente!

    Art by Karena

  8. I am so jealous - he is an icon!

    I haven't read his book yet, but I will.


  9. Amazing...wish I could have been there, as it looks like it was a great event! Adore the work of VW, have two of his gorgeous (yellow!) books and now I think I need another!

  10. What a great event for your business to host Francine. Vicente's book is on my Christmas wish-list. To have been there would of been a night to remember.

  11. wow... i love this post... we finally get a glimpse of our sweet friend enjoying a wonderful evening.. (despite the jet lag) would have loved to have been there... xx

  12. Hello Francine,
    I'm still on a high from my trip to NYC last week and definitely one of my highlights was meeting you and visiting your showroom with Michelle - I'm so grateful to her for introducing me to your extraordinary showroom and this beautiful blog. Your showroom is exactly the aesthetic I'm so personally drawn to so it was like a little visit to heaven for me! I only regret I wasn't in the city a few days earlier so I could have attended this event, I'm a huge fan of Vincente's and have read all his previous books cover to cover more than once. What a perfect venue to celebrate his newest book.


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