my week in objects (mostly).

May 5, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. this faye-sized hat.

{sent with love from portland from this sweet friend.}

2. this bookmark. 

{which was stuck into my very first purchase from my new very favorite neighborhood shop.}

3. this balm.

{for easing tight shoulders this week.}

4. this pacifier

{because what a very handy thing for a long flight (and otherwise).}

5.  this lilac branch.

{and the fact that the week started by finishing a trip to a new city.}

other things:

a new era of mexican craft.

inside sara berman’s closet.

a sense of ecological normalcy.

pledge of liberation.

swing left.

the myth of closed-loop manufacturing.

one, uno.

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  • Reply julie May 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    sara berman’s closet is my new Happy Place in the city. it is…perfection.

  • Reply Jo in London May 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    oh how i would love to visit sara berman’s closet! there’s a great video about it on the new yorker website :

  • Reply Samantha May 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    That hat is too cute, and now I’m so intrigued by that magic balm! I literally have chronic tight shoulders. -___-

  • Reply Alix May 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    So excited to be going to NYC tomorrow to view Sara Berman’s closet! (And the Rei Kawakubo exhibit, if the line isn’t crazy-long.)

    Lilacs are my favorite flower, and since their season is so short, I make the most of it. Just brought in an ARMLOAD of blooms, and the house smells like heaven.

    Happy weekend, all!

  • Reply Diane May 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Erin, You’ve probably seen them, but just in case not, Maira Kalman’s children’s books are wonderful. Fun for kids and grown-ups!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 5, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Yes! Big fan!

  • Reply Genevieve May 6, 2017 at 1:54 am

    I’ve enjoyed reading about and seeing all the responses to Sara Berman’s Closet from those who have seen it (lots of New York-based women in the online sphere I frequent have noted it). The reactions are more interesting to me than the piece itself– which I guess makes some sense for a conceptual piece that’s about making an individual’s private and idiosyncratic interior space into an art installation.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

      yes, the point exactly, i’m sure!

  • Reply Page Inman May 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I love the Magic Balm

  • Reply annie May 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    love the closed-loop article. it’s so important to reveal both the good and not-so-good sides of even friendly-seeming options like recycling, especially when there are other better options (like reduce/reuse). those first 2 Rs should be the rule, not the exception, to how we consume (and that’s why i love your blog so much). hopefully they will be someday. thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Sasha May 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Also so interested in the closed loop article. Buying used clothing, donating no longer needed items, and drastically reducing the amount of new we buy are solutions I think. Letting go of “fashion” & truly being individuals instead of trend followers, + Hopefully increasing the quality of life for garment workers (as prices for clothing would surely increase if we all bought so much less) would be happy consequences as well. We need much less than we think. We are so much more than what we wear.

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