Saturday, January 26, 2008

Perusing Favorites

Let's get serious: my less than posh lifestyle in Brooklyn leaves me with much to be desired, one of those things being the internet. I have a delightful source of free internets at work, but while I'm there everything I do is for the Man. But then there are days when I'm at my Medici's house and I can pick up delicious waves of endless internet. So I've just spent the past two hours perusing Etsy and adding to my list of favorites.

God bless favorites, and favorite's favorites, and their featured items. Danke shoen.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

So Spoiled

Previously I've said I can never go back to acrylic (yarn). Now I'm realizing how that's carrying over to many other lifey things: clothing, food, fabric, living situations.

I recently became acquainted with a fantastic person who does production something-or-other for Ralph Lauren's Rugby line. By seeing the types of items they've put out, the amount of work that goes into them (including a hand-knit sweater worth well over its $400 price tag), and the various factors, I've begun to learn that some things are worth the extra money. I saw a bit of the process of clothing production, and am realizing that handmade things are even more precious than the thought that goes into individual pieces--it's also about the care and work. I never consider the amount of time I put into a project, just working until it looks the way I'd like. Now I realize that the time I spend perfecting an item has its own value, and damnit, that time is worth thinking about.

And now that I have so little time, I'm also realizing how important my extra time is. I've been using what little time I can squeeze out of my day to work on several custom pieces. I've ALSO managed to find a retail "consultant," care of my own Medici. Thanks, Suy!

With that, I'd like to apologize for the seemingly stagnant site and lack of updates. I've been keeping creative, and will be channeling that better this year.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kiwi Treats


After a rough work week last week, I decided to treat myself this past weekend with stellar pizza and delicious rice pudding, like the kind my dad used to make, care of Soho. I journeyed there with a friend, cruising around the stores and generally gawking at the fantastic things to be seen there. One of those things ended up being Papabubble. It's a small store with caramel candies that look like Femo beads, little pictures in the center of the candy that show you what it tastes like. To my surprise, they had kiwi flavored candies! I sampled the kiwi caramel, and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was! So I picked up a bag, and they'll be making appearances in any purchases made from the site. They're so cute and tasty, I just want to spread the love like an eager grandmother shares awkward knit goods.

Monday, January 07, 2008

My Other Half


I was walking around SoHo with my cousin, off to buy the most delicious yarn I've ever touched for a scarf for her loved one, when we passed by a boutique. She sealed my fate when she told me to go in while she got money from an ATM. I walked in, only vaguely familiar with the designer's perfume bottle. As soon as I stepped in the front door, I knew it was love.

And my love comes in the form of Anna Sui. Gothy purple paint on the walls, black lacquer-framed everything, black on black Victorian lamps, over-the-top sparkly jewelry, fantastic fabric, and delicious clothing. I want to be her when I grow up.

Check out her runway shows, they're a good time. Sometimes I wonder what she was thinking, but for the most part I'd like to have her babies.
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