Doing a snap post today since Mr. Shaking Head (aka my best half) has been unwell over the weekend :(
My favorite store Good Earth recently sent me a sneak preview of their upcoming collection... sharing selected goodies with you!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Last month real estate sales in Dade County Florida, which includes Miami and Miami Beach, slowed even more, to the lowest point in the last 18 months. According to information taken directly from data supplied by the Coral Gables, Homestead-South Dade, Kendall-Perrine, and Northwestern Association of Realtors or their MLS, there were a mere 481 single family homes sold in the entire area, with a whopping 14,909 homes listed for sale. When it comes to luxury real estate, i.e. homes valued at $750,000 and higher, the story is similar. In August there were a total of 87 listed homes priced at $750,000 and higher that sold, with 2,773 listings on the market.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
And then, there is Janne Peters,
makes you hold your breath
while your heart skips a beat or two
The pink painting against the rough wall, wood and ceramic against the stone wall...absolutely adore these images..
I can feel the quiet of this chateaux, and can almost hear the drip of the water from this tap..
Pink, Mauve and White - eternal combination
These images will speak to you...
[All images from Janne]
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
In August, homes sales dropped for the sixth straight month, as the housing market continued on it's downward turn, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. Homes sold in August fell 4.3% from the previous month, and sales nationwide are down 12.8% since August 2006. There is a positive note to all of this, which is that the national median price for all existing homes rose 0.2 percent to $224,500 in August from the same period a year ago. Foreclosures have more than doubled in the past 12 months. The inventory of homes for sale is at an all time high according to Mike Larson, a real estate analyst with Weiss Research.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Country boats, take me to Srilanka, ..
To the place
I think I can belong
[John Denver purists - no hard feelings, eh?!]
Fancy a lemonade in the veranda?
Or, would you rather catch a quick nap?
I can 'feel' walking barefoot on this floor
Look inside over the pink!
Look outside over the pink!!
... dream dream dream..
Orange corner for morning cuppa
Brass door lock (there is a word for this but for the life of me, I can not remember it right now!)
Another gem from Srilanka - Apa Villea Illuketia
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Leave me unattended in a paper shop
And I can browse for hours
Feeling the texture
Smelling the unique fragrance of handmade paper
Fingering the delicately embedded bougainvillea flower or a tree leaf
Lingering over the translucent sheets
Trying to decide what not to pick, what to leave behind
And walking out with arm loads of delicious paper
Promising to be back soon!
Showcasing Art made of
Organic hand made paper
when at home on a rainy day!
[These beautiful posters are from Auroville]