Bright Bareness

I am officially and madly obsessed with Maira Kalman. Exploring her work has truly been one of those prize experiences of vast and calamitous emotional movement. I love her bright colours, simple charming captions and beautiful bareness. She moves from existential longing to mundane musing with grace and ease, possessing an honesty that is remarkably connective. I came across her work Paris this morning and felt as though the very first illustration (Neitzsche, below) spoke directly to me – how ideal! I can already feel the cobblestones under my BCBG pumps and pate on my palette. Oh, Paris! I’m feeling refreshed and utterly romantic…

Maira Kalman | Paris | 2007

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

Maire Kalman


  1. Marie wrote:

    I love this.

  2. Adèle Nogi wrote:

    Awww Paris! Karen, you are so cute. You will take to that city like a fish in water! That brand of Paris romance was made for old souls like yours and Maira Kalman’s. (=

  3. Vanessa wrote:

    Maira Kalman is beautiful. I love her simplicity.