Monday, November 26, 2012

Colorful Decor

The new floor is in and now it's time to decide-radical change or refresh the old?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

It was a gorgeous week this past week in New York. We had a few super-hot days a few weeks back which of course lead me to moan about going from winter to summer without spring. But these past few weeks in fact have been quintessential spring. Warm sunny days with really low humidity and cool, cool nights. It has been a pleasure driving to work, with so many lovely vistas.  In fact I have felt that way since I moved up to this neck of the woods. The stunning colors of sky and grass, shrubs and flowers only magnify it. Here: the a bank of forsythia set off against blue sky, emerald grass and red roofs!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Remember that song? From a few years back. Don't worry, be happy. I kind of feel like that's where I am for this moment in time. I am settled back in to a kind of complacency. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, interested in so many things. I am captivated by the endless creativity and enthusiasm I find in artists and crafters at shows, shops and on the web. There was a time when I spent all weekend visiting new places, exploring restaurants, seeing shows. It's fascinating to see how others build, design, display, covet, collect. Shopkeepers transform a loose amalgamation of yet more stuff into "curated" (big word these days) collections that speak about vision, commitment, beauty and joy. Artists explore material, media, matter; add passion, emotion; yield something new and wondrous. It's easy to treat the world like a your dues, spend your money, take it all in. Simple. Not too much effort.