I love graphic skirts in general, but this one by the Netherlands’ Thongbai Tatong takes the cake.
The bold contrast between the red and the black is so striking, and the appliqué is fun. Plus the A-line shape is flattering, and the jersey material is bound to fit and fall just so when you move. I like the tone of the red too.
(via Thongbai Tatong)
I am a lover of paper products that can be written or created on, so of course I find these stardust letterpress cards from Pheasant Press both charming and dreamy. If I were an artist, I’d draw a spare vertical figure down the center of it, or some otherworldly landscape, and give it as a gift. Or how about a favorite short poem, nicely handwritten and framed?
If you sent it as a letter, you could seal up the envelope with one of these silvery Knot & Bow heart stickers.
Clearly, letter-writing paraphernalia still leaves me as silly-happy as when I was a kid figuring out just the right stationery to use for writing my pen pals. :)
(via Pheasant Press and Knot & Bow)
Now this is a class I could get behind! I’ve eyed The Basics (Series I and II) and Tante Marie’s for ages and recognize Liano’s name as having previously been a lead instructor for those series, so it’s exciting to have another option in that regard—particularly one that seems to be focused on technique. But I have to fess up that I’d feel obligated to work through, say, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: The Basics first, just so I could get a very basic background in the how-tos before splashing out $$$ on a course. I’m a little embarrassed by my cooking ignorance, given how much I enjoy eating (out) and reading about food, but we’ve all got to start somewhere, right? And I may as well start by learning the right way to do things instead of just guessing through my own trial and error.
Only a true Anne lover would understand the appeal of these postcards: 20 first-edition L.M. Montgomery covers that feature Anne Shirley, Emily Starr, Rilla Blythe, et al. (Click through to the Sullivan website to zoom in on the images.)
When I was about 10 or 11, lazing about on my summer vacation, my mom urged me to read Anne of Green Gables. At first I resisted—I was still deeply into The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins—but eventually came around. And I actually haven’t stopped reading L.M. Montgomery since (as in, I still read it while eating and have a couple of the free eBooks on my iPhone for down moments). What I tend to do is return to my favorites, which alternate: The Story Girl and The Golden Road, Emily Climbs, Anne of Windy Poplars. I read them the way you sleep into a baggy sweatshirt and cuddle under the down comforter on a chilly gray day.
(via Sullivan Entertainment)