….and the new room 3 in our Writer’s home! This wallpaper is called Falsterbo, from the Swedish Borås tapeter.
We are refurbishing a couple of rooms in our Writer’s home these days. Here’s a sneak peek into one of them – Room 2, our only twin room. What do you think? We <3 the wallpaper! It’s called Kami Mineral, made by Clarke and Clarke and brought to us by the super helpful and incredibly knowledgeable folks at Fargerike.
A nice Shakespeare quote appeared on our wall today. The title of Aldous Huxley’s famous 1932 novel Brave New World is taken from here. Citing from Wikipedia:
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.
This line itself is ironic; Miranda was raised for most of her life on an isolated island, and the only people she ever knew were her father and his servants, an enslaved savage, and spirits, notably Ariel. When she sees other people for the first time, she is understandably overcome with excitement, and utters, among other praise, the famous line above. However, what she is actually observing is not men acting in a refined or civilized manner, but rather drunken sailors staggering off the wreckage of their ship. Huxley employs the same irony when the “savage” John refers to what he sees as a “brave new world”.