21 Nov 2014

{senses} 21.11.14

read: Bohemia Junction, Aimé Tschiffely
taste: the skinny on 'pumpkin' lattes
see: free people's trailblazer winner - thegoddessproject
hear: Dorothy, (with surely Plant's and Joplin's lovechild on vocals)
touch: ahhh, finally I know what to do with that bizarre stamp collection I've been carrying for 20+ years!
Home of Asumi Tomita Brooklyn, NY
think: “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about”, 

 Charles Kingsley

16 Nov 2014

{touch} literary bags

Gorgeous book covers are re-purposed into bags! Karen from Novel Creations says;

"Working for a used book store, I would bring home the books they wanted to throw away. I just could not see them taking a dive in the dumpster. I collected books like the crazy woman that collects cats! Eventually, I had to come up with an idea to recycle them."

"For me, being creative comes from loving what I am doing. And I am thankful for it everyday."

"The thrill of the hunt is such a huge part of the pleasure in creating these distinctive handbags. ‘One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, certainly holds true here."

I can't decide which I prefer - but Austen is calling me at the moment. Which book, that she offers or you have in mind, would you choose?

13 Jul 2012

{see} ian bagwell

I adore food photography that marries gorgeous food with rustic backdrops and the feel that the food is actually to be eaten.

For me, cooking, eating, and gatherings around food, are best uncomplicated, jovial, wholesome, fresh, and free from the restraints of high-brow etiquette. This photography style encompasses that for me.

Introducing you to Ian Bagwell.

I hope your weekend includes some good eats and relaxed times.

10 Jul 2012

{see} Cracks

If you watch films for only one reason, you miss out on many wonderful treasures. Some films may lack in a truly compelling narrative, or may be insubstantial in plot, but may offer a certain aesthetic that draws us into an unusual frame of mind, perspective, or set of emotions.

Beguiling. Cracks, 2009

read: interview with eva green
hear: stories of africa, cracks soundtrack
alison byrne, cracks costume designer