Friday, October 7, 2011

If There Was No Tomorrow

No doubt many of you have already seen this, but for those that have not I felt compelled to share it. Life changes forever in a moment and when this landed on my desk this morning, it gave me goosebumps. If everyday we thought it was the last day we were going to see someone, oh how different everything would be...

'Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.' 
(Steve Jobs, 1955 -- 2011)

On a different note, here's a few of my favourites for the week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

New Shipment Just Arrived

Another exhausting, (and distressing) day of house hunting has finally ended with a cuppa tea and a bickie, and a mosy through our beautiful new arrivals in an attempt to calm my nerves to be perfectly honest. Whoever said retail therapy was not a cure for all things, quite frankly had no idea what they were talking about!

So while I'm pretty sure that I have missed out on my dream home, BY A MARGIN OF A WEEK, at least tonight I can console myself with designing my 'one day to be' home and cramming it with everything that I love. So I hope you enjoy the following, while I go and drown my housing sorrows with what I hope will be a very nice glass of wine!

19th Century Louis XV Parcel Gilt Armchair w/ Original Tapestry.
The tapestry on this piece is so fine, it could be an oil painting.