Monday, April 29, 2013

Could be Very Amusing!

Somehow these chairs actually look comfortable and
everyone needs an exclamation mark lamp!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Natural Design Wonders

Two darlings rescued from the road looking for loving homes!

Normally I can drive by but, in a weak moment, well.... unfortunately the exisiting 7 furries in
our home are NOT impressed.

Smart, perfectly marked, these two are great babies. If you know of anyone looking for a rescue baby please drop a line. (They are already house trained!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Slumber Like A Prince in Noto, Sicily

You can at  Seven Rooms Villa Dorato, it is part of the very same Palazzo
I pictured previously!

Restored by Christina Summa with a soft elegance it is beyond special.

(All pictures via Mr. and Mrs. Smith)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Baroque Treasure - Noto, Sicily

Imagine walking this street and then peaking through the doorway that leads to some of the pictures of rooms in my last post at Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata.

The town of Noto was rebuilt in full baroque exhuberance after a devasting earthquake in 1693.
This palazzo was built by Giacomo Nicholacis starting in 1739. Giacomo was a remarkable man, he spoke nine languages, he was an expert astronomer, mathematician, and a Prince of the Noto Accademia dei Transformati. A well travelled aristocrat of the era his architectural tastes were heavily influenced by a visit to Montpellier, France.

The famouse balcony corbels all have distinct meanings from warding off evil to encouraging prosperity.