Tuesday, March 3, 2009

pain meds and islands...

Giorgio Armani...the man is a true empire...

dress designer, perfumer, and now home furnishings designer:
Giorgio Armani casa

...But it is a sublime and pure house

on a small volcanic island halfway between Sicily and Tunisia
that Giorgio Armani retreats to for holidays
...ahhh just like myholiday house retreat...or not. so much.

The simplicity of rough linen overstuffed pillows and sea grass mats

all enveloped by the changing blues of sea and sky.

Inside, the delicately arched walls do not need any artifice or decoration.

The thick walls and small windows protect from the sun the heat and the wind.

It is a calming place. Perfect for rest. For inspiration.



Adorned in the simplest of materials, wood, fabric of cotton, straw,

and the volcanic rock...which the whole island is made of


Serene.

A newer part of the home is quite modern

fitted with some of his home furnishing line.

square. simple.

well, hello crocodile...

photos: Cote Maison

Oh... to have such peace to retreat to.

I had a stupid accident Sunday

and am dealing with an ankle with torn ankle ligaments.

So as I sit with soft cast leg raised, covered in ice...

I dream...of places on small volcanic Islands between

Sicily and Tunisia.

could be a lot worse, eh?
Have a wonderful Tuesday...

37 comments:

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

I guess you can say that Giorgio Armani is an empire..., wish you the best for your recovery, may your ankle heal quickly!

sealaura said...

I am sending speedy recovery vibes your way. Your hacienda is so beautiful that hopefully you can sit at your chair, leg elevated and enjoy the day.

once in a blue moon... said...

linda i hope you are feeling better soon~ i know its not right to enjoy your pain, but how nice of you to share your daydreams! i adore getting lost in space with you!

hope you are up and about soon, i need to see more fl real estate via you!

Melissa said...

Oh, no! Hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for the great photos of that stunning house. Love the arched walls.

vicki archer said...

Linda - rest up, I hope the ankle is not too painful and you are back running around shortly. In the mean time I love Mr Amani's getaway and I agree that destination would cheer me up too, xv.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I love your photographs. I can feel my shoulders untense as I look at them. Stunning!

Hope your ankles mends quickly.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

:( Hope you heal quickly!! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

ooooooh no...get better so you can run and dance around these beautiful places!

Jen said...

Bless your heart (and your ankle!)! I hope you're soon mended!

mary said...

Blogging is dangerous
please be careful...go slow and get well

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wow Linda...hope you are all better very soon!!

Beautiful "Armani".

Lisa (aka) French said...

Oh I hope you feel better!!! Love your pics as always;) Frenchxoxo

Lauren said...

:( I'm sorry to hear about your ankle!!! I hope it feels better soon... always so frustrating.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

If only you were on that island, I think you'd forget about the pain! I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Heal quickly!

for the love of a house said...

Lovely sunny photos especially after our last Nor'Easter! Do you miss those much?!
So, so sorry about your ankle- great xray though!! Hope it isn't too painful and you are on the mend soon! I'm betting Bo is right there to assist you in any way, especially if it involves a nap!! j.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, no, Linda! I hope your ankle gets better soon! The house is so serene - especially the 2nd photo - the blue room. So peaceful. :)

Sharon said...

Get well soon, sending some positive energy your way!!

jabee said...

Oooo, I'm so sorry about your ankle.

But then spending time gazing at those pix has to be healing.

Get well soon.

Porchlight Interiors said...

Hope you recover quickly Linda! Such gorgeous inspiration pics! Tracey xx

simpledaisy said...

Hope you have a quick recovery!
Love the happy images!! Take care~

Ivy Lane said...

Linda, I hope you're on the mend! Ouch!

The images are worth pondering! :)

anita said...

firstly...its gorgeous!
secondly...it seems fitting that such a creative mind seeks such simple unadorned living space...i also think best in clear environs..
but lastly but not least...

i wish you best and speedy recovery!

Ryannan Bryer de Hickman said...

Ow! Sounds painful Linda - I'm sending healing thoughts your way.........................

Debbie said...

Hi Linda, I'm really sorry about your accident and hope it doesn't take too long for you to be all better. Thank you for the pretty pics, truly uplifting!

Blessings - Debbie

Amy said...

Oh, honey. So sorry about your ankle ligaments. Ouch. Use the meds. Some people don't.

In answer to your question, no we are on the other coast and don't have snow.

We do get snow though, occasionally. This time of year it's just frosty in the morning and 50-ish or better during the day.

I'm anxiously waiting for all the bulbs I planted in fall to bloom in order to see how they do in their assigned spot. I have a good back porch for flower containers, but not much in-the-ground room.

Be well.

sandra/tx said...

I'm sorry about your ankle. I'm just now getting over my sprained ankle, so I can sympathize. :-(

Love the Armani retreat. Wow!

Cote de Texas said...

Aw - feel better!!!!!! Soon!!!

Blue Muse said...

Aww Linda! I'm sorry about your ankle! A forced slow down. I wish I could send you to the Armani house to recover! That photo of the seating area and the sea slayed me. YUM!
Sending healing thoughts and good juju your way!
xo Isa

Renee Finberg said...

ouch !!!

hate to say it, but as your daughter knows.....better you than the horse right ???

we heal more quickly.
i am sorry for the injury, feel better and get better soon.

big hug

ps i love that woven ottoman

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

these rooms are so lovely, hope you get better soon! :)

Leslie Rowlands said...

Up too speed soon, I hope! Enjoy the down time though, be good to your ankle! L
Lamaisonfou blog

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ouch! I am so sorry. Feet up, good books, good food, good music. Have someone handsome peel you a grape, and try to enjoy your down time!! Feel better soon!

DesignTies said...

Ouch :-( Torn ligaments aren't good :-( But, if an injured ankle means you get to spend more time on your computer finding fab pictures like this to post for us, it's not all bad!! ;-)

I want to live in Giorgio Armani's house. Even just part-time, in between his holidays. He must need someone to water the plants when he isn't around!! ;-)

Get better soon!!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Colour Me Happy said...

Love that blue room! Sorry to hear about your fall! Stay OFF it. I had a sprained ankle 6 months ago and I can still feel it sometimes because I wasn't that good about staying off it in the beginning!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Just checking back in Linda! Hope you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

oooh you are so much better than you know. We are lucky the universe made you rest long enough to share.
Susan

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh noooooo!! I hope you are feeling better (hopefully those brownies helped. :-).

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