Wednesday, 7 December 2011

From Sarah Jessica Parker - some wisdom regarding Marriage

"We've been together for 20 years and you have good days, you have decent days, and you have bad days. That's a marriage. That's a relationship. That's a friendship, even—relationships outside the marriage run the same course. If you're in it for the long haul and you want meaningful relationships you are going to go through lots of different periods." —Sarah Jessica Parker on her marriage to actor Matthew Broderick in an interview with the Telegraph's Stella magazine

Thursday, 3 November 2011

We've landed .... our new house.  Surrounded by rolling, green hills and dales, cows and misty mornings.  I like it.  Very atmospheric.  Now for the unpacking...

Sunday, 16 October 2011

We are moving ....

...and I have been packing, packing, packing and putting stuff in boxes and more packing ... so tedious, but necessary.  I hate mess and the place looks like a war zone.  This time next week we'll have the keys to the new house and start moving everything over.  People have actually offered to help us with our move - we told them yes.  As ever, the kittens are not being helpful.  Lulu found an unsealed box in my office, containing my mohair gloves, among other things, and promptly pulled them out, dropped them in the hallway, and wandered off.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The fabulous L'Wren Scott

I totally love her fashion and can relate entirely with her design process.  Being, as we are, two gals on the same page regarding design process and aesthetic, I thought I would celebrate that by placing this video here for your enjoyment.

Let me know if you love L'Wren by commenting here. 

Who are your fashion favorites?

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Tutankhamen Collection of Art in Melbourne

We were in Melbourne about two weeks ago and went to the Museum Victoria to see this exhibition.  Pretty cool ancient artifacts, totally my style, as I have been into Egyptology from a very young age.  Photographing the exhibits is prohibited, so check out this promotional video (very dramatic - I like it)

Tutankhamun (1341 BC -- 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruling during 1333 BC -- 1324 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten," while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun."  Tut's tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the popular symbol (not in this exhibit, unfortunately, due to its fragility).  I have seen this particular mask when I travelled to the Cairo Museum in the previous century, beautifully made in gold and lapis - really nice. The British Museum also has a fine collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts..

I have also found some pictures of the antiquities included in the Melbourne exhibit - cool stuff - something for everyone!  From the top:  Alabaster Lid for a Canopic Vessel, Glass Head Rest,  Wooden Bust of Tut's Grandmother, Queen Tiye, Ornamental Wooden Chest decorated with gold leaf and paint, Inner Coffin made of wood and gold leaf, serpent goddess with wings, wooden cow head, headpiece in gold and gemstones, wooden chain decorated with gold leaf and painted, wooden head of Tut as a child. 

What's your favorite?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Dolce Far Niente

AKA sweet idleness.  I wish.

Yesterday, we were served a termination notice - so now we have to look for a new place to call home.  I hate renting.  Buy your own house, you trill.  Well, the answer to that is, even worse than renting is owing the bank a million dollars.  I hate banks.

BUT, there are several things in life that I love, and one of those things is Pre-Raphaelite Art.   Love it, can't look at them enough.   Wish I could buy a few to put on the wall.   Pre-Raphaelite art would make even the dowdiest rental look great.   I know this.

I have included some examples of my favorites.  And no, they are not for sale. I checked.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Massive Silver Haul Found on Shipwreck

Well, naturally, this headline got my attention.  If you haven't read the news, read it here:

Imagine the excitement ...

Rubies in the Sky with Diamonds

Just read an interesting article in the Economist regarding gemstones in the current climate of GFC.   If you haven't read it yourself, here's the link:

What do you think?