08 March 2006

notions and inspiration


vintage notions Originally uploaded by dressform.

first can i just say how much i love the word notion for its double entendre existence?

more of my score from the white elephant sale. may i ask why oh why did we have to switch from wooden spools to plastic for thread [i know i know... cost... but....]. i love wooden spools... they are so much nicer. weightier. lovlier to look at.

today for me is all about inspiration and trying to find it. esp. in the everyday... and so i direct you to a new blog happy mundane the title says it all....

night_hunter

thanks to my dad i discovered robert lang . yeah - you thought YOU were into origami. uh-huh. i am seriously in love with the moose .

triton cafe

you must visit this site. triton-cafe . speechless over the amounts of goodness

my dream chair

i want this chair. from anthropologie . yes. i'm addicted to them... and NO i can't afford it....

so... for those asking... garbo is doing much much better. although being on so much pred she is voraciously hungry [or as we say to her hung-a-ry]. she is licking cabinets and floors and shoes for any possible hint of flavor. but... neck seems to be much more stable. hurrah!

and.... we should all be starting devil in the white city come March 15th, K? few days away.....

11 comments:

mav said...

great photo ... loving checking in with you. i can't believe those students copying things word for word. what is up with that?!?! ick.

glad the drawings are back.
be well friend, mav

Gina said...

I want it too!

Abigail said...

I agree with the wooden spool thang...standards are just no longer maintained! ;[ !
No fair with the origami link...I have JUST mastered a crane :DDDD LOL! Amazing....

N--I--C--E chair! XX

mati rose said...

i went to anthropologie and H&M today to get a treat for my show tomorrow night! after touching everything at H&M (hee, don't we share that affinity?) i bought a few earrings & a wrap ANd splurged on a little dress at anth. if not now, then when? i saw a similiar chair in the store. love.
be well,
mati

maditi said...

Ohh, I want that chair too :)
Thanx for robert lang, so beautiful and delicate!!

wendy said...

wooden spools - lovely, and they are beautiful after the thread is gone...
crazy origami...wow
glad garbo is doing better!

jerusha said...

wow. that origami... just wow.

Zoe said...

Isn't Robert Lang's work amazing? I went through a big origami phase a while back, and spent quite a bit of time looking at all his various origami bugs. Amazing.

Pat said...

I agree that the origami is pretty amazing. He takes a long standing art form and moves it in a new direction while still remaining faithful to its original intent! Having enjoyed the Devil/White City book myself I look forward to reading other people's comments about it.

lisa s said...

hello sweet mav! yes ick is right.... but i feel like it's behind me now... phew.... thank you for being glad about the drawings....

gina.... i know that chair! thanks for visiting and commenting!

abigail.... i feel like i'm gathering as many wooden spools as i can... ha ha ha.... all i can do is the crane and a balloon - so we both have our work cut out for us!

mati! wish we could shop together! sometime soon!!!

maditi.... too bad we all don't live near one another we could buy the chair and timeshare it! :)

hello wendy dear! true - wooden spools look good even after the thread is gone.... garbo sends you a lick!

jerusha... hello! welcome... thanks for the comment! yes... that origami. i was speechless too!

zoe... hello to you too! thanks for coming by and commenting [love the name of your blog!].... yes, mr. lang is amazing. almost beyond description!

pat... perfectly put... i love the idea of original intent... i hope you chime in on devil in the white city... i'm excited to start... a "real" murder mystery....

andrea said...

yesyes, wooden spools. so lovely.

and you know I love the triton cafe wood type... lovelovelove.

must get 'devil in the white city'... would love to read along.