Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween...

via Shorpy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Anniversary Randy...

Happy 16th Anniversary Randy.  I sometimes wonder how different my life would be had we never met.  I ponder the thought, not with a longing for anything else, but with an unfathomable confusion for anything other than a life with you.  I love you -- always.

Open shelving, you will be mine one day...

via Skona Hem

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Pints of Beer...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two pints of beer.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly, and the pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed again that it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up the rest of the space. He asked once more if the jar was full, and his students responded with a unanimous “yes.”
The professor then produced two pint glasses of beer from under the table and poured the contents of both into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the grains of sand. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - your family, children, health, friends and your favourite passions; things that, if everything else was lost and only they remained, would still make your life full.”
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else - the small stuff.
“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “There is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.”
“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children, take time to get medical checkups, take your partner out to dinner and play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the leaky tap. Take care of the golf balls first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities, because the rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.
The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem to be, that there’s always room for a couple of beers with a friend.”

- Author Unknown

The Ingenuity of Raji Radhakrishan...

Designer Raji Radhakrishan took a photo of this Pierre-Paul Prud'hon painting at the Met and had it blown up mural-size for the Kips Bay Show House.  Talk about elevating the drama in a room!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simply Fall...

Peek into our front window at Finderskeepers Market and this is what you'll see.

A room without books is a body without soul — Cicero

If you have not yet discoverd  BOOK/SHOP, I recommend you take a peek.  BOOK/SHOP features a monthly curated book selection as well as book-related goods and furniture.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ticking Walls...

Via the Ralph Lauren Bohemian Collection

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Children of the Artist...

Pierre et Valentine by AndrĂ© Devambez.  Stunning.

Throw Season...

The chill is here! The shop will soon be stocked with an array of textures, yarns, and hues.  Throw Season has arrived.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Lexington, Kentucky...

Lexington is so beautiful this time of year.  Here's a view from our prospective new home.

Jayson Home Flea...

Ivory leather, deconstruction, and antique mohair — so much to love.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deborah Bowness' Tiles...

I'm obsessed with this wallpaper from Deborah Bowness.

Beautiful Details in Elle Decoration...

Friday, October 12, 2012