Saturday, January 8, 2011

Put the Kettle On

Imagine Ireland - more on it next week - has an elegant website; however it's not popping to the top of a Google search. So let's help it. If you have a Facebook account, please "like" it. (Update: Aha, ImagineIreland is now a-Twittering, here. Excellent.)

Keats-Shelley House in Rome has done a wonderful rehaul of their site. I cannot recommend it enough. So happy about it.

You can enter the weekly New Yorker comic caption contest. You can vote as well. Fun(ny).

I'm so steamed by the terrible news out of Arizona that I can barely hold my virtual tongue. Time to put the kettle on. Cheers.

(The photograph is one of four by Rebecca Duke in Hannah Booth's article Anatomy of Style: Vintage in The Guardian. I might as well give in & give up the idea of minimalism. It's just not going to work for me.)

Thursday, 13 Jan. update: Still under-the-weather. Until I can find a photograph I can live with for 2+ weeks, the bath (above) remains. Cheers.


Diane said...

yes, I have brief fantasies of being a minimalist too....

Julie@beingRUBY said...

That's a wonderful bathroom Susan... I don't think minimalism will work for me either.. starts out ok and then I continue to add bits till it's all over!! although I'm not too bad at keeping the bathroom simple

Hope you've had a pleasant weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Vanessa said...

I was totally shocked by the awful news from Arizona too so it's good to come here and be reminded that all is not bad in the world. I especially love the Keats Shelley house website as you might expect and hope to visit it some day. I could never even consider minimalism although I love photos of it. Keeping my chaos is check takes all my energy without striving for elegance which is a pity.

carina said...

I love the Keats-Shelley house. I never visit Rome without going there.

Horrible news in Arizona!

No, minimalism will never work in my home either:-)

Penney said...

I couldn't agree with you more on each here.
I just put the kettle on too!
No minimalist here either! How lovely!

simon said...

what is happening to Americaa? ( and I could go on and on and on about it.)

Anyway- I grew up in a house full of antiques, (my parents were dealers), so now i like minimalist look :o) I got fed up tripping over half finished projects lol!

secret, fragile skies said...

Thanks for your beautiful posts (both blogs-love the coat/skirt photo on Giulia and the color of this room), the link to Ireland, the civility pledge and for always raising awareness. :)

Giulia said...

Diane, Julie, Penney - I'm looking around the living room today & wishing I could do it. What a mess. Oof.

Vanessa - I think you're off to Rome this winter/spring, if I remember correctly. Hmmm. You'll love the Keats-Shelly House. I've disgraced myself & embarrassed friends & family with my sniffling, though.

Carina - I think you'll really appreciate the website w/your love for the House. They really have stepped up since Campion's Bright Star film release.

Simon -- I have no idea how to put it here, 'what is happening to America?' I spend a great deal of time thinking & writing about it. I'm really frustrated (along w/millions).

On your minimalist note, I can relate. My mother had a lot to do w/the business, too. As a consequence I have this push pull for the reason you do. I no longer have half-finished projects around though. No room in an apt. If anything, I need more stuff: to hold stuff. If that makes sense.

Secret--Oh, you are so sweet. xo

simon said...

yes it make sense completely Susan. I went through a phase of throwing out anything I had not used for 6 months but that was getting a bit ruthless....(especially tools ( lol!)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Minimalism won't work for me either. I tried it. Everything that was in boxes made its way back out. I would be very happy in this room...exhuberant, even. If I was still on Facebook I'd make my way over to the site. I hope I make it to Ireland one of these days.
Thanks so much for your visit this morning. You were the first and it made me so happy to see your face there. Hope you are warm and cozy. Freezing here!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I'm horrified by the Arizona events and all that that entails, too. It's hard to go about life in a normal way between that and the devastation in Queensland. Thoughts of both punctuate my day...along with so many other horrors that are taking place.

Giulia said...

Hi Catherine (& this is for others, too) -- I was not clear about Imagine Ireland's site. This is really important: you can access the website off of FB. I just wanted to try & get people to visit in as many ways possible. cheers...

ParisBreakfasts said...

I am imagining Gabriel Bryne right now in Ireland or not...

Giulia said...

Oh Carol, down girl, down. Bad girl:)

I'm one of the few women, it would seem, who are immune (mostly) to his charm. Something to do with growing up with those who look/sound like him. Not his fault..