In protest of the upcoming snow I’m dreaming of going to Eastern Market in the summer, getting a slice of pizza from Supino’s for lunch, looking at all the lovely plants, and using this bag from Apolis Global Citizen to hold all my yummy fresh produce!!!
The New York Times featured this bag in their Holiday Style Magazine and they included custom embroidery on them. Love it!
The bags are made in Bangladesh and are part of a project to provide women there with safe jobs. Check out more information about the Bangladesh Project here.
Last year, I found a few vintage Penguin Poets books at the ReUse Center in Ann Arbor. Since then I’ve been on the search for more editions from this series.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not collecting based on the fact that they are poetry editions, I mean poetry is great, but I’m more interested in the covers! Each cover is a different and unique pattern, and I’m in love with them!
I’ve only had luck finding one more issue at John K. King. So far I have A Book of English Poetry (D5), The Metaphysical Poet (D38), and Contemporary American Poetry (D67).
Check out some great images from other Penguin Poet classics in this Flickr gallery. Penguin also has an amazing set of postcards featuring Penguin jackets from over the years.
I love this quote from Penguin founder Allen Lane: “good design is no more expensive than bad.” Lane wanted his books to be cheap, and look distinctive. What a smart man!
Fashion designer and Parisian “It” girl Olympia Le-Tan’s collection ”You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” is driving me wild! Her genius collection of clutches, limited to 16 of each title, feature nearly identical recreations of book covers from first editions such as The Catcher in the Rye, Moby Dick, Lord Jim, and Lolita. The combination of embroidery and literary classics makes my heart happy!
I’m obsessed with our new bottle opener. He looks so cute sitting on our tea cart/bar. You can use either his mouth or his belly to get the job done!
We are shopping for a new bed! I wish I could find a bed that looked exactly like this one from The Sleep Room, unfortunately they are based in England and out of my price range. Look forward to a bed round-up later this week!
While searching for images of vintage scarves, I ran across John and Linda Meyers home. They have a vintage Hermes scarf framed above a couch in their Portland home, shown in the first image. Their house is pretty fabulous!
I’m in love with their interior works
, especially their own home. Most of the materials used in their spaces are from garage sales and flea markets. This is a great New York Times article
back from 2008 that explains their design mantra.
I’m greatly attracted to this decorating style, as most of my own home is furnished with vintage pieces found at antique stores, flea markets, and thrift stores. Nothing beats the thrill of searching through a pile of junk, and finding something remarkable!