James Means is a very important Atlanta architect who designed 60 homes throughout America. Sixteen were built here in Atlanta. This particular home was originally built for the Ballard family in 1965. Through the years the home has been lovingly updated, staying true to the original concept of the house, but bringing it into a new century of modern living. After it’s most recent update, … Read More A James Means Jewel in Atlanta
Now that I have your attention, let me start this article by saying that he is one of my favorite artists ever! Most of his crazy ideas and attitudes are why I like him so much! He definitely had a way of looking at the world that was extremely counter-cultural! From his family life, the way he decorated, painted, and dealt with his neighbors, … Read More Monet was a Hippie!
So we recently went to France on a Viking River Cruise in France. What fun! We cruised from Paris to Normandy and back and loved seeing the sights from the river. Below is our view as we made our way back into Paris. It was so amazing to see the Statue of Liberty, which is facing America, and the Eiffel Tower as we approached … Read More More Pictures from France
I recently had the opportunity to go to France. What a beautiful country! I noticed that, especially in Paris, most people live in small spaces. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/126382333267916432/ But because they have such beautiful large public spaces, they are constantly surrounded by beauty. While we were visiting Versailles, I noticed that the locals were just jogging around the fountains. Can you imagine your daily exercise routine … Read More Living with Beauty in Paris
I had the good fortune to go to Paris a while back. We stayed near the Eiffel Tower at a small hotel called Hotel Muguet. It is a small boutique hotel where English is spoken and there’s a lot to see within walking distance. I found it very charming. We had been to London first, so I had experience with London Walks Tours, and I … Read More A Tourist’s View of Paris
Lately I have gotten quite a giggle in the wonderful ways that people use sculpture when decorating. I thought that busts could be quite staid and serious. Since this is not my library, but at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, I never thought much about bringing one home. But this year, I have found some of the most amusing examples of how to use … Read More Sculptures and Busts