my week in objects (mostly)

January 11, 2019

1. this new spot.

{because the table needed a move. also: roses for a birthday boy, and a pile of weeknight napkins. three things, really.}

2. this mid-day sun.

{because it’s the best part of a winter day at home.}

3. this insulated mug.

{because i’ve needed a constant drip of honey and herbal tea this week. keeping it warm has helped.}

4. this book by a neighborhood friend.

{for giving me lots of good potion inspiration.}

5. this little pot.

{for being a bright spot in a sicky, wintry week.}

other things:

recession fashion.

leisure gap.

samples sold.

who is being conned?

moving for love.

will be eating this.

the secret to getting through winter (plus socks)?

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  • Reply Lizzy January 13, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Thank you for sharing the ‘moving for love’ article. I moved for love to a city I really don’t like and always felt a bit alone in that. Reading that article and the comments below made me feel understood.

  • Reply Angela January 14, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Really interesting list of items. The clothes were beautifully crafted…… but i’m trying to shop less. The articles were ides to make you think and will be used as good conversation starters . The book is a definate must buy. My local independant bookstore has it so, I’m going to make a trip to pick it up. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Alexandra January 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Thank you for this great collection of links, as always. I love your weekly round-ups because I can always count on digging in to something.

    My sister moved to Slovenia for love – from NYC to her fiance’s family’s Alpine sheep farm. She worked hard to make it work, determinedly learning the language and fighting her way into a job to establish some sense of self, but the relationship still couldn’t survive the feeling of alienation and isolation that pervaded her life there. I mean, I moved north of NYC for love, to the Hudson Valley, which is a gorgeous area with only a little bit of a “culture shock” difference, and our marriage barely survives it some days! I’ve found things I love here that I couldn’t have elsewhere – a forest preschool (and quasi-forest elementary school), favorite hiking trails with waterfalls and other special features, local farms, and so forth – but I still, years in, feel out-of-water sometimes, and miss my home.

    I loved the recession fashion article. I managed a retail store during my late teens and early 20s, a branch of a company I loathed even then, which epitomized so much of the early-00’s fashion in both appearance and attitude. I think about the change, over the past 15 years – from those days where I spent my days literally surrounded by an endlessly replenishing rotation of flashy, aggressive clothing; to now, where my closet is made up of carefully considered pieces – and I feel such relief. I’m glad the recession-fashion trend hit when it did, in my life, the silver-lining of being a millenial – it has defined the style that I came to view as what adulthood looks like and it will shape how and whether I adopt newer aesthetics or fashions over the course of my life, because it’s an approach to acquisition more than merely a visual trend.

  • Reply Melanie January 16, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Those tiny feet!!

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