Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Taylor Swift Sings Off Key

I am just going to say it. I don't think Taylor Swift has a good voice. I watched the Grammys on Sunday night and saw her receive award after award including album of the year for FEARLESS. She sang a duet with Stevie Nicks and was totally off key. It is wonderful that she writes all of her own songs and is so cute and such a good role model for young girls. I don't consider my "ear" to be that good but I just don't understand her runaway success. A singer with this much notoriety should have a wonderful voice, the keyword being singer. Yesterday, a music critic on NPR voiced this reaction too, so I know others must thinking the same thing. The next time you hear her on the radio, close your eyes (not if you're driving) and listen carefully. I guess people are buying her music and liking her adorable package in spite of her voice. Just my opinion. Agree or disagree?

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Small Kitchen Love

I love galley kitchens where you can almost stand in one spot and pivot. This one totally works for me. via



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Stupendous Rainbow

Breathtakingly beautiful coastal rainbow. This appears to be a winter sky judging from the foliage. The sky at my house looks as if it could bring some snow. Hope you find something half this beautiful in some form or another to brighten your day. Webster and I are off to the recycling center. Rosemary
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Perfection

Utter perfection.

I find this so soothing to look at. I could never maintain it though. I'd have stacks of books and magazines cluttering up the place in no time. I'm totally traditional myself, but every now and then a modern interior catches my eye. The designer showed great restraint in leaving only negative space above the fireplace. Very Zen. See you later, Rosemary.



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Monday, February 1, 2010

More Book Stairs To Love

A fine set of stairs painted to look like books at a busy downtown parking garage. These were sponsored by The Greenville Literacy Association in Greenville, SC. Just wonderful. I used to live there. Any project that promotes literacy is a worthy one.

Be sure to click on the link above to see all the things they did in Greenville to promote their book sale. All of their clever and effective efforts resulted in the largest single-day book sale in the country. They raised $127,000 in 8 hours. Over 100,000 used books were donated. Keep clicking on the arrows to make sure you see all the photos. Enjoy - Rosemary



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World's Most Expensive Perfume | Clive Christian

Clive Christian Imperial Majesty Perfume
This limited edition scent is an exquisite fusion of rare and precious natural ingredients.

Imperial Majesty is a limited edition of a Clive Christian signature scent. Sold simply as No. 1, the fragrance is priced at $2,150 an ounce. But the reason Imperial Majesty costs so much is that Christian, a British designer-turned-perfumer, poured 16.9 ounces of No. 1 into a Baccarat crystal bottle and set a five-carat diamond into the 18-carat gold collar.

I did the math. Seems as if the final cost is $36,335. Wonder what it smells like? Let me know if your sweetie gives you a bottle on Valentine's Day.

I personally would rather have this Clive Christian kitchen I saw on tour last year. What about you?



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World's Biggest Book | Klencke Atlas


At the British Library it takes six people to hoist up the largest book in the world, the Klencke Atlas. The 350 year old tomb given to King Charles II has never been seen with its pages open by the public. It's about to go on display very soon. Read more.

Happy First Day of February. Enjoy your Monday. Rosemary



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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shakespeare Dream Interpretation Machine

The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted this fascinating online dream interpreter. The Dream Machine provides unique Renaissance-era dream interpretation. Check it out. Rosemary
I',m always dreaming about building houses. That is a good thing, it signifies comfort. Hooray.



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Beautiful Interiors



I am in love with the first photo. I've been seeing it everywhere for over a month. I finally found the source.

Designer: Sarah Spongberg

Original blog post: Desire To Inspire

Very nice indeed. Where did January go? Enjoy the last day of the month. Rosemary



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Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Few Architectural Images




A few architectural images that I found to be very pleasing. The red barn/garage is near my cottage.



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Not My Laundry

Hilarious. Have a great weekend and don't let any kittens get in your wash.



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Wonderful Room

I love this room filled with natural light for reading, writing, listening to music, and blogging. I'm sure the one comfortable chair, ottoman and floor lamp I would require are just out of sight. Image and quote.

"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life."



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Bionic Dog | Great Story



A beloved pet bulldog has been fitted with a £10,000 bionic leg, which will help advance prosthetic techniques used to help bombing victims.

Coal, an eight-and-a-half year old dog had his left paw amputated because of cancer last year. He faced being put down because his other legs would be too weak to carry him.

But his determined owner Reg Walker, shelled out thousands of pounds to fit him with a sophisticated bionic leg, which was designed to be compatible with Coal's own tissue. Full article here. This dog now has privileges. He's the only dog who has ever been backstage at Royal Albert Hall. Didn't I tell you this was a wonderful story? I love this owner's devotion to this dog. Misty eyed me.



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