Thursday, February 21, 2013

God Is A Great Artist

Good morning! 
As you open your eyes to greet the morning sun. 
I wish that you would be well and great spirit!

Every morning the sky is a different painting
This morning I was so drawn to the sky -
the colors were so drama
and so much textures on the clouds!

The view created drama, energy 
and totally exuberant!

The sun is rising earlier each day,
can spring be too far away?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Berlin Afternoon Tea

" YOU can't be at the pole and the equator at the same time. 
You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, 
and it will probably be color." 
- Vincent van Gogh
A Berlin porcelain iron-red and gold ground faux pietra dura and micro-mosaic part service. ca 1815. 
Each piece finely painted in imitation of pietra dura and micro-mosaic with alternating panels of birds, butterflies and urns, the finials as sphinxes set on diamonds of imitation lapis lazuli, comprising: a teapot and cover, a tea-caddy and cover, a sugar-bowl and cover, a cream-jug, two cups and saucers and an oblong octagonal tray.

Monday, February 18, 2013


"SIMPLICITY does not mean want or poverty. It does not mean the absence of any décor , or absolutely nudity. It only means that the décor should belong intimately to the design proper, and that anything foreign to it should be taken away." 
- Paul Jacques Grillo

* Bespoke desk, UK.
* Donna Karen Fall 2013
* Jonathan Alder rug
* Marquetry world map, UK.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day

"SO it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. 
We’re gonna have to work at this every day, 
but I want to do that because I want you. 
I want all of you, forever, 
you and me, every day…" 
– Ryan Gosling, The Notebook

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep
 because reality is finally better than your dreams." 
- Dr. Seuss 

"My heart is, and always will be, yours."
 – Sense and Sensibility


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bespoke Desk

What a beautiful desk!
A desk you would pass it down to your children!

Though I am not sure I can focus on this desk 
because I may want to play 'doll house' 
instead of my work!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


-William Blake 
A little 'Orientalism' - Pair of silver, hand-beaded, pagoda chandeliers with crystal drops from Sicily.

Height: 41" (104 cm)
Diameter 28" (71 cm)

Hand Beaded, Pagoda Chandeliers image 8

Hand Beaded, Pagoda Chandeliers image 3
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Hand Beaded, Pagoda Chandeliers image 6
Hand Beaded, Pagoda Chandeliers image 7

Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 SnowStorm Gallery

"COME! Take my hands, let's dance!"
" BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder."
"WHERE is your coffee? Come and sit by me!"
Please don't mess up the benches, it is beautiful as it. 
You may sit on the ground. Cheers!
"THE UNIVERSE is full of magical things 
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." 
- Eden Phillpotts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Frick Collection - Clocks & Watches

Precision and Splendor: 
Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection
January 23, 2013 to February 2, 2014
One of my favorite museums in NYC.
Renacle-Nicolas Sotiau (1749–1791)
Figures after Simon-Louis Boizot (1743–1809)
Mantel Clock Representing Study and Philosophy
Paris, c. 1785–90
Patinated and gilt bronze, marbre, enameled metal, and glass
22 1/2 x  21 13/16 x 5 1/2 in. (57.2 x 53.8 x 14 cm)
Horace Wood Brock Collection

Henry Arlaud (1631−1689)
enameling by Pierre Huaud II (1647−c. 1698)
Gold and Enamel Pendant Watch 
Geneva, c. 1685
case and movement displayed separately
2 5/16 x 1 5/8 x 15/16 in. (5.9 x 4.1 x 2.4 cm)
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999

Pierre de Fobis (1506−1575)
Gilt-Brass Table Clock 
Case Probably Aix-en-Provence, c. 1530
5 x 2 3/16 in. (12.8 x 5.6 cm)
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999

Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747–1823)
Antoine-Louis Breguet (1776–1858)
Gilt-Bronze Carriage Clock with Calendar
Paris, 1811
Dial engraved: “BREGUET ET FILS NO. 2678”
H.: 4 ¾ in (12.4 cm)
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999

Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747–1823)
Antoine-Louis Breguet (1776–1858)
Gold and Silver Double-Dial Desk Watch Showing
Decimal and Traditional Time

Paris, c. 1795–after 1807
gold and enamel, gilt brass, brass, and steel
2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 13/16 in. (7.3 x 7.3 x 2 cm) 
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999