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Archive for March, 2010

March 18th, 2010

Hugo, the Dino, and London's Studio Conran

My friend Hugo Eccles, and his Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 stopped by today to say goodbye as he gets ready to move to London as the new managing director/creative director of the famed

Hugo and I worked together in a similar capacity several years ago at a large international multidisciplinary design firm and grew close through having similar points of view about design, and work ethic. It is immensely satisfying to see someone that you admire be rewarded for their determination and focus on doing what's right rather than just doing what it easy or pleases your boss. Because of his vision and strength of will, Hugo now has the opportunity of a life time. We'll be watching him closely from here at the Guest House. And don't be surprised if you see the us gradually start to show a little bit more of a British design influence ~ Good luck, Hugo. We're proud of you.

Hugo and Dino

Hugo and DinoDino Ferrari 308 GT4

March 16th, 2010

Time for Spring Flowers in German Village ~

Ahhh. I can just start to feel spring. With less than a week to go before the official Equinox, Daffodils and Tulips are just sprouting, there's an abundance of birds at the feeder and Cookie is particularly scruffy as she rids herself of multiple coats. We often see tufts of her fur in the newer nests around the garden - Except for the Mourning Doves, who must be the engineering school dropouts of the bird world. Here's a pic of the first flowers I've seen in our garden. I should know what they're called, but I don't. In another week or two all the fruit trees lining the streets in the Village will be abloom with tiny pastel flowers -- I don't think Washington DCs Cherry Trees have a thing on us (having been through there once this time of year on a wayward college road trip). It's pretty spectacular here, looking a lot like a fresh snowfall in many ways but with better temperatures and longer days! Time to throw open some windows and blow out the cobwebs in my office.

First signs of color in the Guest House Garden

First signs of color in the Guest House Garden