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Sunday, April 29, 2012

just because...

for pure inspiration, i wanted to share these pictures of an antique japanese textile swatch book. it is tiny and delicate, but filled with such an abundance of inspiration. enjoy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

easter craft

louise and i made this bowl over easter weekend, based on several tutorials we found on pinterest. it is so easy to do: coat the inside of an oven-safe bowl in cooking spray, put one layer of "melty beads" inside (stack them up the sides) and put in a 350 degree oven. check regularly (our bowl took about 20 minutes). contrary to what you may think, the melted plastic does not even smell that bad. next, we want to try a black-and-white version of this.


i found this treasure at yesterday's flea market: a beautiful silk shirt dress, made from a foulard by bianchini-ferier, a legendary lyon-based textile house. i paid $20 for the dress... i am so excited that i took pictures before it was even sent to the dry cleaners. what appeals most to me is that the foulard pattern is not the usual preppy horsebit-stuff, but composed of butterflies, birds and feathers..... just gorgeous.