Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moments of Beauty

Who knew sending letters could be so beautiful? Lovely atmospheric photo by Juergen Teller for Royal Mail in i-D magazine.

(via abundance)

Mood Indigo

The traditional Tokyo home of Gen Turama is a testament to his deep passion for indigo blue. Throughout, you can see his huge collection of vintage textiles in this beautiful hue — stacks of kimonos, piles of work clothing and tablecloths plus patchwork rugs made up of smaller pieces. There's even a runner on the stairs of indigo fabric, made by the master dyers who continue this ancient craft. Turama's three shops in the trendy district of Daikanyama not only sell indigo as well, but also serve as a way to teach others about the long history of indigo fabrics, too. More here on Marie Claire Maison.

(photography by Fran├žois Goudier)


Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.

—Myrna Loy

(photo of myrna loy taken in 1937 by laszlo willinger. via classic film heroines)

Sponsor Spotlight

Add a warm and welcoming glow to your home with beautiful copper pendants from Black Rooster Decor. Available in large (top) or small versions, these lovely light fixtures would give a dining room, kitchen, or other room a cosy atmosphere, thanks to their mellow patina. And as always, there's free shipping within Ontario!

Make your work area a prettier one with the lovely 2013 Floral Desk Calendar from Bates Mercantile Co. Illustrated by Pamela J. Bates, the calendar comes with a reclaimed wood stand and features six different floral designs and an inspirational quote from authors such as Frost and Robert Louis Stevenson. A great holiday gift!

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