. . . already a perfectly busy week, and it has only just begun, and tomorrow, a contractor is set to arrive first thing, followed by an 11:00 a.m. meeting at a craftman’s atelier to discuss new ideas for an old project, and later in the afternoon, an interior designer friend shall stop in to help plot & plan for an upcoming photo shoot, and very early thursday morning, a house-guest arrives to spend the week; but before it all begins again, a little inspiration in sexy shades of black & white [and a touch of gold, mais bien sûr / but of course!] . . .