Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Forget Barbie and Ken. Meet Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam.

The nerdy, writerly me finds these felted dolls from Cozy Classics (via The Paris Review Daily blog) amazing in so many ways.

“She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, 
when it was no longer likely they should meet.” 

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” 

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. 
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” 

“A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.” 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vintage Heath Ceramics

I've been vacationing in South Lake Tahoe my entire life - at a cabin my grandpa built with his two brothers back in the late 50's/early 60's. This year, unfortunately, the cabin was put on the market and promptly sold. We recently drove up to spend a last, long weekend. Somehow it had escaped me all this time (or, at least in recent years), that the cabin dishes are actually vintage Heath Ceramics.

For those who aren't familiar, Heath Ceramics is located in Sausalito, and they also have an outpost in the SF Ferry Building. They've made several things I rather covet (for example: these or this). Perhaps the dishes will remain with the cabin. It sort of feels like they belong together.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Postcards from the Paris Flea Market

My brother's girlfriend recently spent three weeks in Paris taking in the sites, visiting working ateliers with her fashion school colleagues, and, as it were, buying me the perfect souvenir. She had a chance to visit the flea markets and came home with a stack of vintage postcards in perfect condition. All of the great big eyeballs are perforated and can be punched out for extra effect. I think Little Red Riding Hood might be my favorite.