Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
(illustration by Hazel Smith/all rights reserved 2010/used with permission)
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
By the way--if you're in the States, you are planning to vote next Tuesday -- if you've not already done so in early voting/absentee voting. Right? Hmmmm.
ciao-meow/GG's Mad Men Basket Case
(second image via Indecision Forever (dot) com)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
ciao-meow/GG's hairdresser (she doesn't need a dress, remember?)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
ciao-meow/GG Hallowe'en Central
In the spirit of Halloween, if you adopt any of our kittens with black hair on them, you will receive 50% off the adoption fee (only $25)! From now until the end of October 31, when you adopt a kitten (under 1 year old) that has any black fur on them, the adoption fee will only be $25. As always, if you adopt a cat that is over 1 year old, the adoption fee is waived. Come in to see the spectacular kittens we have available at the League who are awaiting their perfect, forever homes!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
(little ballerina feet by Alfred Eisenstaedt/LIFE; coloring book via NYCB website)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Even though GG's editor has used Moleskines for various projects over the years, she was alerted to The Sketchbook Project by the lovely author of secret, fragile skies & agelessbeautyalways (separate blogs). We highly recommend these elegant & slightly wistful reflections by a writer in New York.
Now go sketch, draw, play, start a rumpus. Giulia is exhibiting her talent in that last activity. Right. Now.
ciao-meow/GG's beleaguered editor
(graphics by Hannes Haus from his 2009 Sketchbook)
NB: The deadline to sign up is 31 October 2010. There are discounts for groups.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Please spread the message. This election is as important as 2008, perhaps more.
ciao-meow/GG's floral designer
(images via design*sponge, GG collage)
Monday, October 18, 2010
(photograph & text below via Made4Aid's new etsy shop)
A set of 8 original flower photography greeting cards. Made and donated to made4aid by Sally. The photographs are from a series of flower photos, printed in high resolution on glossy photographic paper and mounted on good quality card. The cards are blank inside for your own greeting and come with matching envelopes. The size of these cards is 5 inches/12.5cm square. The price of this item includes shipping worldwide. Made4aid items are sold to support the work of Médicins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) and the World Food Programme. For more info. about made4aid go to www.made4aid.org
Friday, October 15, 2010
(Photograph by windswept ribbons via audrey hepburn complex)
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
(seagulls by D Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography/Creative Commons set)
(Audrey Hepburn, 1955, Norman Parkinson Archive, via Liverpool Museums)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
GG's editor uses her French market bag (made in England) every single week. Our friend Maria Caterina wears her Neapolitan skinny scarf proudly (& will again if it ever cools off, oh please). Our friends in Darfur use this lovely hand-embroidered tablecloth for their tea table in the Women's Cooperative. Etc. More to come, we just wanted you to know. There's more but Giulia has begun howl-meowling for her supper. Good grief, what a racket!
(Smile card image via Made4Aid)
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
ciao-peace-meow/GG & her editor
Friday, October 8, 2010
GG just hopped up to look at the television. She heard a song advertising a film. We don't know about the film, but it was great to hear the song. Since we really can't say much about other matters at the moment, you might as well have a little fun. Here's a link to get you started on the archaeology & history of Little Solsbury Hill & the Cotswolds. Giulia wants to ride a bovine, but you can watch Peter Gabriel riding a bicycle while singing a song. In a circle. With a big audience. What would we do without English eccentrics? (And Scottish, Welsh, & Irish eccentrics, too.) Also, in case you didn't know: Peter is a humanitarian of the first order. (image, here)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
We just had a birthday at GG Central but it was definitely not our 235th birthday. The nerve!
(Little pumpkin by D. Sharon Pruitt/Pink Sherbet Photography, Creative Commons flickr set)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
For a fun mini-dance break on a Tuesday, we give you Stevie Ray Vaughn playing his version of the nursery rhyme. GG runs to the iPod (with mini-speaker) or laptop every time she hears favorite songs. She really loves this one.
ciao-meow/GG's playlist creator
Monday, October 4, 2010
For 60 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has helped children in need worldwide. UNICEF works in over 150 countries to reduce child mortality through health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.
Friday, October 1, 2010
As loyal readers know, Giulia does not need a dress--she has the perfect outfit every single day. She's incredibly chic. It's also very chic to have good manners & care about others. That's why we are pleased by the following from Shabby Apple Dresses website:
We at Shabby Apple Dresses love to help women dress but are also commited to helping women live as well. Thus we are supporting the fight against global poverty by partnering with Unitus-a non-profit organization that accelerates access to life-changing financial services for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Shabby Apple donates 5% of its net sales to support work in India (where Shabby Apple Dresses has sourced many of its dresses and the textiles used to manufacture its dresses). In addition, each Shabby Apple Dresses customer has the opportunity to donate an extra five dollars to Unitus every time she buys a dress. Shabby Apple Dresses and Unitus are involved with 10 of India's most promising microfinance organizations that provide financial services to more than 1.6 million hard-working women and their families.
Every $100 donation from Shabby Apple Dresses provides at least 20 women with access to financial services - and the chance to live a life without poverty.
Each new Shabby Apple Dresses dress features a unique hang tag with a micro-credit success story.
(Christina Hendricks of Mad Men via AMC; Shabby Apple dresses collage)