My dears, posting will be a little light this week on the English Muse. It’s spring break and we’re moving into our new house…
I promise to return soon with photos!
spotlighting their compositions of curious and colorful things.
Their art is the visual equivalent of marzipan.
I just started “The Man Who Invented the Computer,” by Jane Smiley (yes, that Jane!).
It’s fascinating so far.
What are you reading this week?
We’re out of escrow! We just got the keys to the little house. The books are all packed and we’re ready to go. I’m taking the camera over today to get pictures for you. I need lots of advice on how to turn this very plain (but cute) house into a really lovely cottage…
(Illustration by Mellanie C.)
The April issue of Matchbook Magazine is out and I’ve been poring over every page. There’s a wonderful story about Minnie Mortimer (her family is considered New York royalty.) She’s married to Oscar winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan, who did Syriana and Traffic.
Their Los Angeles home is amazing, but their library is beyond wonderful. It’s stylish, but in the way true bibliophiles’ collections are stylish–an arrangement that evokes both care for the books and their frequent use. Stacking is the tip-off!
I am so sorry.
Three smart — and beautiful — newspaper articles:
After a year of apartment living, we put in a bid on a little cottage in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The house is tiny but the yard is huge — and I’m really looking forward to starting a new garden.
We’re hoping to find out today or tomorrow if we have the house.
Please keep your fingers crossed it works out this time!
(Collage by Little Gold Poppy.)
A little round up of interesting links:
And now, I’m going to bed because it’s actually almost Tuesday!