From left to right: Anne Blouin and Alessandra Blotto
Anne Blouin has been the granddaughter of a market gardener from the Anjou area since 1983, a landscape architect from the Versailles School since 2008, a little bit of an architect, a little bit more of an illustrator, and a whole lot more of an adventuress and wanderer all her life; she has a real passion for walking over the mountain peaks. From the creation of a window-box to designs for large areas, whether with pebbles or streams, annecommeleprenom (to use the brand name) puts our senses to the test and loves to share them with young and old. She is hungry for large landscapes, hearing the call of an Icelandic volcano, and is determined to explore and experiment with permaculture in an eco-village on this Arctic paradise island.
Alessandra Blotto was born in Turin. After her diploma in aesthetic philosophy, she travelled all over Africa from Gabon to Mali and made two documentaries in Burkina and Nigeria. She came to France at the age of 30, after the birth of her first child, Hector, and went to the Ecole du Paysage [Landscape School] in Versailles, Class of 2004-2008. So, from 2008 onwards, with a new diploma and a new child on board, she took part in competitions for ideas, created a small garden, collaborated on two regional studies, made a fleeting appearance at an agency based in the first district of Paris and then left Paris to settle down in the Petit Morin Valley in Seine et Marne, with her children, two sheep, her hens and a rabbit which she will not be eating for Christmas.