Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hello and thank you all

Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers. We are all holding up as well as can be expected.
Mum is very poorly, though she still recognizes us, is unable to move or speak. She is resting quite peacefully most of the time, and we sit with her as many hours a day as possible. The staff at the hospice are remarkable, thank goodness there is such a wonderful place.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blog Sabbatical

I wish that this pronouncement were not necessary under such unfortunate circumstances, but sadly, I have to return to my homeland upon receiving the news that my dearest, darling, mother is gravely ill (advanced pancreatic metastasized cancer), to be with her, and to support the rest of my family.

This means I may be missing for about a month or so. I have logged a few posts which may or may not post, blogger doesn't seem to remember these things properly always! I doubt I will have access to a computer, even if I cared to check one, so don't worry, I promise I will return, and dispense as much loveliness as I can find, (sooner or later)!

For those of you who believe in such matters, please pray for my Mum, her name is Joyce, and my Dad, for my brother and his family, and for the doctors and nurses so they can make what may be a limited time on this mortal plane for Mummy, as peaceful, dignified and comfortable as is possible for my dearest Mother.

God Bless you all, and see you soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hollywood Glamour in New Jersey

You know I am loving this staircase!..

Yummy art work!

Love this dining room!
Circles and Squares, how cool?

that ceiling is some kind a lovely!

While you might be forgiven for thinking this loveliness resides in glamo Hollywood, it is in fact, located in suburban New Jersey. See more of architect's James Paragano work here, who worked with designer Patti Smith to create these sumptuous rooms! Glam, shmam, no matter, just glam and gorgeous!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fabulous Fifi

If you are oohing! and aahing! over these lovely images, go visit the fabulous Fifi, here and try not to drool some more! I thought you (Suzy), in particular, you know who you chintz lovers are!) might enjoy some soft, romantic images after all these modern, stark images we have shared here lately!
I am in love with these as much as all the sleek modern masterpieces we normally feature, maybe it's just nostalgia (read old age) creeping in!:)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Here's to all of you Mums, and those celebrating their Mums, out there, have a lovely heartwarming day! oxo

Friday, May 8, 2009

Transparent Home in the Hollywood Hills

This masterpiece of modern minimalism and transparent view, described as "Jetliner" view drive can be found in the Hollywood Hills. For a mere $4.95 million, you can hang here with your peeps. Designed by Angelo Cassiello, Grand View House, is, in a word, spectacular!

Turks and Caicos Paradise

Seth Stein London based architects' residential project in the Turks and Caicos makes me want to go island!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Congrats to Darsden!

Congratulations to the lovely Darsden (RamblingsaboutWhy), on achieving milestone one hundred posts! Visit her clever post here and meet a whole bunch of great other bloggers!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Japanese House of Depth

Shiga, Japan is the location for this minimalist gem known as House of Depth, by Kouichi Kimura!

Calming classic loveliness in London

Love, love this loft conversion....

Photographer, Paul Massey's totally renovated London Victorian terraced, five bedroom house renovation is so calming and lovely, it makes me swoon. Though modern is lovely, the character here speaks volumes!