I adore daydreaming about stylish new environs: Heading down South for a spell (I know for a fact that I could get a house with a wraparound porch for less than I pay for my apartment -- just ask my Aunt Juanita)? Berlin in a year? As far as I'm concerned, the possibilities are wide open... and I always daydream about houseboats...Amsterdam, Paris, sunny Sausalito...
In that spirit, I thought I'd share some images from one of my most beloved possessions, the short and sweet Maisons sur l'eau, which I gingerly plucked out of the clearance bin at Hennessey + Ingalls last time I was in Santa Monica.
Published in 1979 by Ste Nille des Editions de Chene, Paris (I have no idea if there is an English edition), the book features photographs by John Blaustein, Eddy Posthuma de Boer, Pedar Ness, and Mark Gabor.
Chronicling houseboat interiors and exteriors in Seattle, California, Florida, Louisiana, Hong Kong, Thailand, Kashmir, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Turkey, and Italy, Maisons sur l'eau is absolutely worth seeking out if that's your sort of thing.