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World of Interiors: Spotlight on Fabric


Love the mix of stripe, floral and toile, from the March issue of World of Interiors.

A Five-Volume Set of Bird Illustrations Sells for $191,000 ?


Yes, it’s true. AbeBooks has revealed that it sold an Italian ornithology on birds from 1765 for an astonishing $191,000 in 2015. Published in Florence, the set — commissioned by the Grand Duchess of Tuscany — contained more than 600 hand-colored engraved plates of birds. The book seller noted that the set’s “fine condition enhanced its value […]

My Obsession with Adrienne Rich

Here you can simply enjoy the nature and your life

The movie “Wild” made poet & writer Adrienne Rich famous among new generation of women.Her book “The Dream of a Common Language” includes a chapter of 21 love poems.I’ve read and re-read XVI tonight: Moony, inlet-warm, seabathed, I watch you sleep the scrubbed, sheenless wood of the dressing-table cluttered with our brushes, books, vials in […]

Less is More at UK Estate


What would it be like to live in a world without stuff? I have so many collections, I’ve never contemplated living in a house with neutral tones and few knickknacks. But I really love the decor of this UK estate featured recently on 1st Option… Liberating or Blah?!?

Collection Obsession


Rings…Old Keys…Angels Tiny Retablos by Lynn Garlick Old and New Tea Tins Bits of ribbon…Stars…Coins Sometimes it’s all about the little things…  

A Cabin in the High Sierras


Every summer we head to our cabin on a remote lake in the High Sierras. This year I decided to decorate a bit… I made a pine wreath with wild flowers…

Joan Didion Honored at the White House

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Joan Didion was one of 24 leading figures in American arts and culture who gathered on Wednesday in East Room of the White House, where President Obama made the annual presentation of the National Medals of Art and the National Humanities Medals. She looked so frail as she made her way, with a special escort, […]

Vogue Living: East Side Story

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Such a great color blue in this little Sydney cottage. I painted our library this color in one of our old houses. It looked amazing with white book shelves. Photos from Vogue Living Australia.

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