Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Smile today


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Welcome spring


Cool sites with mandala models for coloring at 123coloring and hugolescargot
And not just for children!

Leonardo Da Vinci quotes

I've been looking for quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci and now I know why he's really a classic speaking to us. The proof:

Leonardo on self-help:
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time

Leonardo on fundamentalism:
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions

Leonardo on studying:
Learning never exhausts the mind
Leonardo on Giorgio Armani:
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Leonardo on the economic crisis:
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year

Leonardo on the artist
He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind

Questions without answers IV or V, I've lost track

Exactly at what point does the old fashioned becomes vintage?


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Niki de Saint-Phalle





Black nana

Sun God Vase



Igor Stravinski Fountain, Paris
photo: Peter Kwok

Mobile in Stravinski Fountain, Paris


Tarot Garden official website

And to know more about her work you can click on this link

Sunday, 7 March 2010

A special find

Brooch by Josef Hoffman, 1910

Cigarette case by Josef Hoffman, 1910


Wiener Werkstätte

Vienna Workshops: Cooperative enterprise for crafts and design founded in Vienna in 1903. Inspired by William Morris
and the English Arts and Crafts movement, it was founded by Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffman with the goal of restoring the values of handcraftsmanship to an industrial society in which such crafts were dying. Its members had close ties to the artists of the Vienna Sezession and the Art Nouveau movement. The Wiener Werkstätte's work in jewelry, furnishings, interior design, fashion, and other areas, which often celebrated the beauty of geometry, became widely known for elegance and innovation, and this “square style” influenced the work of the Bauhaus craftsmen in the 1920s as well as the work of Frank Lloyd Wright

via a very interesting post in

Simple pleasures


These days I've been reading and loving


From Mark to Juliet

5th April 1946

You're being elusive and I don't like it. I don't want to see the play with someone else - I want to go with you. In fact, I don't give a damn about the play. I'm only trying to rout you out of that apartment. Dinner? Tea? Cocktails? Boating? Dancing? You choose and I'll obey. I'm rarely so docile - don't throw away this opportunity to improve my character.




From Juliet to Mark

Dear Mark,

Do you want to come to the British Museum with me? I've got an appointment in the Reading Room at two o'clock. We can look at the mummies afterwards.



From Mark to Juliet

To hell with the Reading Room and the mummies. Come have lunch with me.


From Juliet to Mark

Do you consider that docile?


From Mark to Juliet

To hell with docile



......We all want to come and meet you - but a new fear has struck me. There could be twenty other passengers on the mail boat, and how will I know which one is you? That book photo is a blurry little thing and i don't want to go kissing the wrong woman. Could you wear a big red hat with a veil and carry lilies?

Your friend



....My mother's sister lives in Jersey. Now that the war is over she's able to visit us - more's the pity....


30th July 1946, 7.30 p.m.

Night cold. Ocean noisy. Will Thisby was host. House dusted, but curtains need washing.

Mrs Winslow Daubbs read a chapter from her autobiography, The Life and Loves of Delilah Daubbs. Audience attentive - but silent afterwards. Except for Winslow, who wants a divorce.

She's back

Fresh (more or less) from Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada's autumn/winter collection 2010/11


see the whole collection in

March's quiz

Who is wearing this magnificent pendant?

February's quiz results