Category Archives: FAVORITE QUOTES

Happy 91st Birthday, Sir David Attenborough

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – Sir David Attenborough


He has inspired my 11-year old son, Hank to love this planet and all the living things that share it with us.

Thank you for again and again, Sir David, for opening up our world, and our eyes, to the glory and beauty of this amazing world.   You inspire us every day.  Inside and out.

The Genius of Josef Frank

“The home must not be a mere efficient machine.  It must offer comfort, rest, and coziness.”

-Josef Frank

One of his many beautiful textiles he created for the Swedish furniture company, Svenskt Tenn.


He didn’t believe in rules and cared more about joy over restraint.  I think that’s quite apparent in his designs.

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Although most of Frank’s  furniture and textiles were designed in the 1930’s-40’s, most are still in production today.

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I’m thinking about wallpapering my walk-in closet or powder room with one his designs.  Just makes me happy.


It’s Your Home

“House are like portraits.  When you create a home for someone, you have an opportunity to make it specific, individual, and a little bit uncanny.  It should fit like a glove.  If we were working together, you would tell me about yourself, and I would try to be responsive. It’s a fun process because you get to know somebody.”

– Annabelle Selldorf, architect


It’s always nice to read an article and make a connection with someone you’ll probably never meet.

Thank you, Annabelle Selldorf.  I could not agree more.


Lauren’s Wisdom

“You can’t start worrying about what’s going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what’s happening now.”  – Lauren Bacalllauren-bacall-hed-2014

Sunday Dinner

I spent Saturday night reading through an old cookbook.  These books are truly more than just recipes. At least the good ones.  Stories, pictures, quirkiness…it’s all there.

I found this picture while going through recipes for the week from a cookbook I have rarely touched.

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I think those are supposed to be animals behind those cans.

There are  a bunch of great recipes in this cookbook.   This one struck me.

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Marjorie has a sense of humor.   However, she needs to work on her spelling.  Cocoanut?

It’s the second time I’ve seen that spelling in older books though so maybe I should give her a break.

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She looks so sweet.  Just like my old home economics teacher in 7th grade.

Happy Sunday to you.  Cook something and share it. 🙂


The Pursuit of Happiness

“We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.”

From “A Brief for the Defense.”

-Jack Gilbert, poet.


I’m not immune from pain or ignorant of the life’s unfairness and distortion, but in spite of it, happiness and joy must be there.

It’s always waiting for us.

Not the other way around.  Just look around you.


We Are Home

“We shape our dwellings,

and afterward, our dwellings shape us.”

-Winston Churchill

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