Wednesday, August 31, 2011

seasonally inappropriate

Because I'm so tired of the heat.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I've finally started stocking the shop. I have so many items, so look out for more next week. In the meantime, here is a peak at the most amusing [random] article on offer:

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Since it's so horribly hot, here is a seasonally appropriate selection from my collection of old photos. Since I bought these at a thrift store in Geneva*, there's a good chance that this was taken near there, which would have meant the water was nice and cool. Probably why our small swimmer looks so happy....

*I have to confess, while I'd be bereft if the internet rug were pulled out from under me, that something about the fact that a 10-second search gives me a website for my old favorite thrift store** makes me a tiny bit sad. But maybe that's just the heat making me sentimental.

**On a more practical note, I highly recommend it if anyone is ever in the area. It's big and has a nice selection of furniture (including a lot of wood wardrobes)--or at least that's how it was 10 years ago. It also had, at the time, a higher proportion of antique and vintage stuff than other thrift stores I went to in Geneva.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hiroshi Sugimoto

{ another preview }

Beautiful art by Hiroshi Sugimoto based on electrical charges. Found at Toast.

Friday, August 12, 2011


This wonderful photo reminded me of Hideous Kinky, based on the book of the same name. I wish my library had it, since that's where I usually get my movies. It's been a while, but I remember both the book and the movie as being very enjoyable.

{ Photo from here, an image from Elle Decor Netherlands edition, from a story produced/styled by Tatjana Quax and José Groot. }

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I hope to start listing shop items next week--finally!

Also, I just started knitting this beautiful shawl. Just because I can (well, that actually remains to be seen).