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.


I saw this pic over at Sue De Chiara's place  (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...


Recycled Glass Lamp
Aqua (shown) or Pink

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

Earthly Rattan Stools
On Sale  $159

Library Desk

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"

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

Odds and Ends:

Recycled Glass Knobs
(set of 4)

Tabletop Chalkboard Globe

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

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

Living Eco Sphere

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)

I must disclose that I have yet to purchase from Viva Terra. (also
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


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.

"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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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."


"Alas, poor Yorick..."

Skull clock  $34.95

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