Monday, June 20, 2011

crave worthy

daily inspiration... ahh dreamy

Sunday, June 19, 2011

o mio babbino caro

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (1858-1924)

"O mio babbino caro", Aria (soprano) from the opera "Gianni Schicchi" (1918)

O mio babbino caro ("Oh my dear papa") is an aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi (1918) by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Lauretta after tensions between Schicchi and his prospective in-laws have reached a breaking point that threatens to separate her from Rinuccio, the boy she loves. It provides a contrasting interlude expressing lyrical simplicity and single-hearted love in the atmosphere of hypocrisy, jealousy, double-dealing and feuding in medieval Florence of Puccini's only comedy, and it provides the only set-piece in the through-composed conversational musical give-and-take.

Performed by Montserrat Caballé (soprano).

Libretto (Lyrics)
Italian (original)
O mio babbino caro
Mi piace è bello, bello
Vo'andare in Porta Rossa
a comperar l'anello!
Sì, sì, ci voglio andare!
e se l'amassi indarno,
andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
ma per buttarmi in Arno!
Mi struggo e mi tormento!
O Dio, vorrei morir!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!

English (translation)
O my dear papa
He pleases me, and is handsome, handsome
I want to go to Porta Rossa
to buy the ring!
Yes, yes, I want to go there!
And if my love were in vain,
I would go to the Ponte Vecchio
and throw myself in the Arno!
I am aching, I am tortured!
Oh God, I'd like to die!
Father, have pity, have pity!
Father, have pity, have pity!

Interior loves

Here are a few pictures I found & I'm craving this style. Bathroom is clean and simple, love the openness. Book shelves are huge in my house & quite full- think I made need to play more with the stacking and rearrange some tid bits.

Looking for inspiration on how to use all my fun finds has been so fun. Its just trying to arrange everything that has been a challenge. Luckily my mom is a staging professional and leads with great skill and advice, which is a huge bonus.

Love this living room with all my heart! The couch, frames, trunk- so motivating! I also lovvve having some sort of space by the door to drop your keys, shoes, mags/mail... The pics below I thought were fun & gave the right amount of color.

Living in a city brownstone limits my space esp for someone who is a sucker at a flea market and antique finds. Anyway - I'm thinking my first step will be to paint all the room walls white... use it as my canvas. I'm going to keep digging for more inspiration. I hope to have something unique of my own to report back with.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

photohunt 270: informative

I have a thing for collecting books and mags of inspiration or just for old shabby covers. One flea market fav is bringing home old books with that old book smell... I have found so many eye catching ways designers have displayed theirs and need to get on that asap. For now my shelves are quite boring.

Photohunt <3

Saturday, June 11, 2011

photohunt 269: triangle

This first picture is from the infamous Citgo sign spotted all around the Boston's fenway area.

Other pictures are from my neighborhood. It has been extra fun theses last few weeks. Kevin James (the actor) & Salma Hayek (actress) & film crews had set up shop all around Jeffries Point, East Boston. All for the new movie "Here comes the boom"- I snuck a few shots of them setting up as well as some videos with all the exciting sounds of "action! cut!" etc.