Thursday, April 29, 2010

Catalogue Critique





I receive soooo many catalogs. I'm sure that my mailman hates me. (Actually, he's a great guy, and always has time for my dogs and a chat). Luckily, I live in an area that has curbside recycling. I would feel terrible receiving these former trees if we didn't. 
You would think that with the advent of easy online shopping, catalogs would go the way of the traveling salesman. However, there are still plenty of people out there who shop this way. 
My first catalog consideration is "Viva Terra". The name conjures up visions of organic what-nots, zen gardens, and hiking sandals, but the circular is quite eclectic with interesting and varied offerings.




Highlights:









I saw this pic over at Sue De Chiara's place www.thezhush.blogspot.com  (check it out, it's fantabulous!) It's from the online portfolio of design firm Mabley Handler.
I knew that I had seen those lamps somewhere...

VOILA!








Recycled Glass Lamp
Aqua (shown) or Pink
$449








Case Goods:






Vintage Fir Modern Dresser
Light (shown) or Dark finish
3, 5, or 6 drawers
$1435 - $1895







Gustavian Bed
Dark (shown) or Light finish
twin / full / queen / king / Cal king
$1795 - $2095







Eco Bistro Chair
$169







Earthly Rattan Stools
On Sale  $159







Library Desk
$898






Linens and Things:







Pom Pom Collection Pillows and Throw
Turquoise (shown), Rasberry, Navy
On Sale  $29 - $39





Felted Stone Lumbar Pillow
18" x 12" x 6"
$198







Coffee Sack and Corte Outdoor Pillow
24" square
On Sale $89





Odds and Ends:






Recycled Glass Knobs
(set of 4)
$64






Tabletop Chalkboard Globe
$119







Wooly Night Owl
Hand made by women in rural Kenya
16" x 12" x 6"
$79






Multi Color River Stone Mat
-also in white, black and ochre
On Sale  $49






Living Eco Sphere
$89






Topiary Garden Forms
On Sale  $69-$79






And finally.....I'm not really sure about this one. What do you think?






Bamboo Charcoal (?) Soap
(set of 4)
$32




I must disclose that I have yet to purchase from Viva Terra. (also www.vivaterra.com)
I am impressed with their collection, and would not rule out a purchase in the future.
I would love to hear from you if you have had any dealings with them.......especially with the charcoal soap!


Happy Shopping 
Have a Great Weekend........K




Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time





A little post reading background music.........






Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way...






Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway...






It's been almost two weeks since my last posting. Where has the time gone? I wish that I could claim something interesting or exotic, like Eyjafjallajokul, has kept me from my blog.
But the truth is not so dramatic. I've been crazy busy with work (and play) and have been completely, utterly, resoundingly, mismanaging my time. 
Hence the post:






"For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after the eight hours of sleep and eight of work."


Doug Larson











Big and Little Ben wall clock sticker murals with working clock face.
www.funkylittledarlings.co.uk







"So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?"


Harriet Beecher Stowe












"Time is money."


Ben Franklin




Swedish Mora clock in salmon paint
1820  $16,500
www.1stDibs.com






Reproductions made in Richmond, Virginia.
6 1/2 and 7 1/2 feet tall
Custom colors / wood
Average price  $3000
www.moraclockworks.com









"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."


Andy Warhol





Villa Tesio
23"  $165




Sutton Brass Ring
18"  $98.50




Harrison Grey
23"  $148.50
31"  $258




Louis Lential
20"  $86.50


All at www.amerheritage.com




"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."


Will Rodgers











Rustic wood and iron clock
27"  $169
www.potterybarn.com






"Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."


Horace Mann















"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."

Emily Dickinson





Jules Verne Clock VIII
17"  1900's  $528



Jules Verne Clock VII
12"  1900's  $528




Jules Verne Clock III
18 1/2"  1900's  $875


All Jules Verne Clocks at www.1stdibs.com






"Delay is preferable to error."

Thomas Jefferson





The interior / exterior great hall clock at Monticello.



At a time when 9 out of 10 Americans had no clock at all, Mr. Jefferson had one in every room, and an outside clock. 




The top cannonball weight for Jefferson's Great Clock marks Tuesday, midmorning.





"What ever begins, also ends."

Seneca




"Alas, poor Yorick..."

Skull clock  $34.95
www.zgallerie.com










This post is dedicated to Kelly and Mike.
April 24, 2010


"It's something unpredictable
but in the end it's right
I hope you HAVE the time of your life"


Green Day