Monday, December 13, 2010

Zen Monday: #124

photo by Katie Murphy

It's Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid influencing the discussion, unless you people get totally out of control. So far that hasn't happened but there's a first time
for everything.

There's no right or wrong, we're here to have fun.

You may notice we have a guest photographer today. A warm round of applause, please, for Katie Murphy!

25 comments:

Pascal Jim said...

Photo of a charming enterprise with a familiar name. I like the hat on the mannequin, shipping probably costly. ??

Shell Sherree said...

About time, I say.

Nathalie said...

The wrong aspect of globalization: you can buy tee-shirts from Paree in Pasadena, maple syrup in Singapore, coconuts in Paris and hamburgers everywhere. I like the idea of only being able to find certain products in certain places, not the same standard stuff everywhere.... but I'm probably working against history here.

Nathalie said...

Oh dear, but this IS Paris !!!
Please forgive me for writing too quickly, LOL!
(all is well in the best of worlds)

Eleonora said...

I like the added handwritten "BO" that makes this Parisian souvenir stand BOBOS, always a funny name.

Mister Earl said...

Looks like Hermes, where Oprah shops.

Joanne said...

I love browsing in shops like that one. And I would SO buy one of those scarves :)

Bellis said...

Incroyable! Your puppy is running a store in Paris while you think he's sleeping. He gives a good impression of being sad you're leaving the house and then quick, off to the internet to see how those scarves are selling.

BaysideLife said...

Ah, Paris. Home to the Mona Lisa apron. I must have one.

Trish said...

the secret is out! Boz is an entrepreneur...in PARIS no less!

now *I* want to see him in one of those scarves!

well, that and I'd bet you'll want him to help pay the mortgage too! or at least for his bisquits!

J+P said...

What most folks don't know is that Paris is Pasadena-adjacent.

Clifford Beshers said...

I want the Mona Lisa apron. It comes pre-smoked for barbecueing.

ben wideman said...

That place is going to the dogs.

Speedway said...

This confirms what we've all suspected: our pets have secret lives apart from their time with us. I'd always thought one cat was journaling and that another wrote how-to books such as "Humans for Dummies."

But Boz, it turns out, is a multi-national entrepreneur, running his souvenir shop in Paris with the help of his partner, Slash the poodle. Of course, all profits go to his "Biscuits for Everyone!" program, and to provide scholarships to obedience schools, so homeless dogs get training to become adopted into "forever homes."

Good work, Boz! Good boy!

Susan Campisi said...

Boz is a genius.

Steven said...

I perfer to do my shopping online. www.boz.com. Free shipping too.

L Barlow, AIA said...

Your dog is becoming an icon worldwide! It's also a great name for iconoclastic puppy dogs. Fun Monday zen!

Jean Spitzer said...

Paris becomes him.

J+P said...

Cliff: "Pre-smoked." I get it (you say sfumAHto, I say sfuMAYto

pasadenapio said...

The colorful little souvenir shop on the Rue de Pasadeine is co-owned by Boz Scaggs and Boz Burchard.

They considered naming the joint Boz et Boz, but they got into a nasty fight from which Boz Scaggs has never fully recovered.

Virginia said...

SHUT UP!!! I"m LOL at BOZ. :)

Now to tell you the truth, this looks like all the zillion souvenir places all over Paris. For the love.
V

Virginia said...

Oh Nathalie and I both bought into that . Well at least I wasn't off the mark. I"m looking for Boz's place. Katie needs to send me the address! :)

Give Bozerino a big Christmas smooch pour moi.
V

Ms M said...

Looks like Boz has an entrepreneurial streak and an eye for fabrics :)

WV: clothe

Katie said...

When I saw this place I immediately thought "Ah ha! Now I know what Boz did before retiring to Pasadena to live the good life with Petrea and John!" Back when Boz owned this store he sold the most incroyable dog-themed Paris items like Eiffel Tower dog biscuits, postcards of the Mona Lisa as a Doberman, and of course the hottest seller -- black velvet paintings of French Bulldogs playing boules. At least the new owner kept the Boz name, even if they now just sell average Paris souvenirs. (Thanks Petrea for the invite to guest-host Zen #124!)

Petrea said...

Katie, thank you so much for sharing this canine corner of Paris! I love love love this photo. Don't forget to tell Virginia where you took it.

My little entrepreneurial genius is currently licking his own saliva from his Nylabone. Chic.