Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Dreamed A Dream

I dreamed a dream

There was a time, when men were kind

And their voices were soft

And their words were inviting

There was a time, when love was blind

And the world was a song

And the song was exciting

There was a time it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by

When hope was high and life worth living

I dreamed that love would never die

I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid

And dreams were made and used and wasted

There was no ransom to be paid

No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night

With their voices soft as thunder

As they turn your hope apart

As they turn your dreams to shame

He slept a summer by my side

He filled my dreams with endless wonder

He took my childhood in his stride

But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'd come to me

That we would live the years together

But there are dreams that cannot be

And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be

So different from the hell I'm living

So different now from what it seemed

Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

Buffalo Theory

In one episode of 'Cheers', Cliff is seated at the bar describing the Buffalo Theory to his buddy, Norm. I don't think I've ever heard the concept explained any better than this:

'Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the heard is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first.This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.'

This explains it all!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sailing Away

Eat breakfast and then go sailing away into the day...

Styling by Lili Diallo via Desire to Inspire.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Works by Robert Weil

More work can be seen at Robert Weil.

More Hats

Mexican Revolution dark brown Sombrero. C. 1910
Felt with gold thread. Well worn which indicates field usage.

Mexican Revolution- An early tan Sombrero. C. 1900-1915
Made of heavy local wool.
Photos from Gary Hendershott.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fabric Draped Sofa

A lovely living room with fabric draped over the sofa. This might be the solution for us and the dogs. It looks good in this photo, but then look at the light and the surroundings. You can't go wrong in this room.

Considering all the wonderful pieces of homespun linen that are stored away in chest there is bound to be something that will work. I have looked at some of these pieces before and they shade of beige never looked just right. I will just have to try again.

There are more beautiful images from this apartment on Automatism.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


This room is so peaceful with its limited color palate. The large linen covered sofas anchor the room with all the small objects collected between them. With these objects limited in color to gray and black they add interest without the distraction of color.

A couple of more views of the room, but not as nice as the first.

I would not turn down this cabinet with all these wonderful drawers to store stuff!

From Cote Maison via D. Sharp.