Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The lovely Elizabeth has just added these perfect little sweaters to her knitwear line Primoeza. I love everything about them!

Available for pre-order here.

swimming in my own pool

According to French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650), the universe operated as a continuously running machine which God had set in motion. Since he rejected Newton's theory of gravity and idea of a vacuum in space, Descartes argued that instead the universe was composed of a 'subtle matter' he named 'plenum,' which swirled in vortices like whirlpools and actually moved the planets by contact. Here, these vortices carry the planets around the Sun.
via World Treasures of the Library Congress

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

pull it together

Kiel Mead and Sarah Boatright's table that has a crack sewn together with a tennis racket string

via Sight Unseen

Monday, January 10, 2011


Emma Cook cocoon dress at ASOS

Emma Cook cardigan at Matches

Emma Cook Abbie Dress at Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

satomi kawai

I am fully frilled, brooch, 2009

More here

judging a book by its cover

La Canne de Jaspe, Pierre Legrain, 1925

Carmen, Rose Adler, 1928

Trois Contes Cruels, Rose Adler, 1928

Quelques fables de la Fontaine, Pierre Legrain, 1928

Lediadé me de Flore, Pierre Legrain, 1925

Book bindings from the Art Deco period via Grabink

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

citrine clutching

Anntian pillows


Made by Karl Fritsch in New Zealand

via Gallery Funaki


Rising and shining


My favorite scene of Tilda Swinton as Emma Recchi in I Am Love.

The way the bracelet curves and ends around her wrist and how it is partially obscured by her sheer sleeve is aesthetic perfection and also a very telling analogy for the character.

It also made me realize that I've stopped wearing my silver bracelets. So I wore some today and wow, how I've missed the way they sound when they clatter against each other. I'm definitely no Emma Recchi.