Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011


When I renovate, I'm installing one of these somewhere.
Maybe in the bathroom.

These cast-iron classically-inspired water fountains 
have an interesting history, connected to the Wallace Collection.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011


I'm not sure I want the taste of tuberose on my lips, 
but I did think this sounded like a wonderful, 
old-fashioned scent combination: 
tuberose, violet leaf & jasmine.

from Aesop

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


geriatric bypass:

1. The act of denying your actual age in order to give others the impression that you are younger. 
2. A medical procedure intended to provide persons of advanced years the appearance of being younger. 

For the last twenty years, Jack claimed to others that he's only 39 years of age, and for the last five, he's even used hair coloring. He acts as if he's had a geriatric bypass.