Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It Was One Of Those March Days...

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

Spring is not the best of seasons.
          Cold and flu are two good reasons,
wind and rain and other sorrow,
warm today and cold tomorrow. 

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want--oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain

Swedish sunshine on a cold, wet, March day....brought to you by:

Josef Frank


Sunday, March 20, 2011

You Spin Me Right 'Round Baby, Right 'Round...

As a design element, the circle can represent many things. Completion, nature, wholeness, and spirituality are just a few.

In architecture, the circle provides the most economical form of shelter. Round houses are used from the Arctic to the Equator.

Just ask Mr. Jefferson.

Imagine no dark corners for dust. And with proper window placement, you'll have continuous even light with no cast shadows. Furniture placement is only limited to your imagination.

Introducing circles to a room with accessories, lighting, or furniture, can significantly alter a space and up the drama quotient.

The next time you are going round and round with a design dilemma, consider the circle, it could be a revolution.