A Library of Design
luff it all. You're up late x
Yes, hubster is in Perth on business for a few days and the dogs and I can't sleep for the heat. We Melburnians aren't used to this Queensland-style heat! Don't know how you glamour pusses stay so serene in the humidity? xx
Hi Janelle..just want to say that I just got your "Paris" book and I also have your Black & White book --- LOVE LOVE LOVE both. Spent the afternoon "in" Paris tripping through the nooks and crannies -- wonderful for the armchair traveler. Your Design in Black & White is probably my very favorite design book -- my library has more than 100 design books....anyway, just want to let you know how much I admire your talent as a writer and photographer and how much enjoy your blog!MaureenCalifornia
Oh, that's so kind of you Maureen. Thank you for writing. How amazing that you have 100 design books! You're probably beating Karl Lagerfeld's library! Glad you liked the black and white book. I'd like to do another one but am also considering retiring from writing, so it's a difficult decision... Thanks again for the lovely note. x
What gorgeous snapshots - love the pink hydrangea images and the ribbon tied branched...beautiful!
The branches are from our 22 pine trees that border our back yard. We're getting them taken down as they're a nuisance and the neighbours hate them. I clipped a few branches as a way of paying tribute. It's always hard chopping down trees. Unfortunately, these trees are just not made for suburban blocks. But they're great for free Christmas decorations! x
So beautiful, i am coveting the top hat coasters.
I think they were from John Derian in New York Tabs? Or possibly Fish Eddys in NY? I can't quite remember. x
Thanks Kate. We're trying for 'A Cheap Christmas' here this year! x
Beautiful photos as always Janelle - love all the pink xx
Should probably stop with the pink I guess Heide. Seeing as 2013 is the Year of Blue, according to Pantone... xx
Your hot pink hydrangea garden looks gorgeous. Love the photos of your nieces(?).
Yes, I loved that photo shoot. x
So summery on this amazingly summery day! A burst of freshness, and what on earth do you feed your hydrangeas with to look so luscious??? xx
The 'wheelbarrow of hydrangeas' was an early Christmas gift from Santa. I loved the hot pink hydrangeas I saw this year in Gramercy Park in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum's courtyard garden in London. The colour was astonishing. I told 'Santa' (who lives in our house - very handy, really) I wanted pink hydrangeas for Christmas, so he bought 3 huge pot plants. Now I just have to keep them alive in the 38-degree heat! Watering is key. But I've noticed they don't like too much water (the leaves go black), and they love a little sun too. xx
Loved the red waisted green pompoms!
I think you've converted me to pink hydrangeas with just one photo - stunning !
You've converted me to pink hydrangeas with just one photo - stunning !
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