my week in objects (mostly).

October 29, 2021

1. this candlestick.

{from a friendly neighborhood tinsmith.}

2. this brown paper.

{and a maybe idea.}

3. these ghosts on sticks.

{for evening spook walks.}

4. these squash.

{and roasting them.}

5. this door.

{and leaving it ajar.}

other things:

crisis of a lifetime.

the next big trend? ok!


essential workers.


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  • Reply Anna Ladas October 29, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Erin,
    Loved that repair article and glad to see your timely repair mentioned! Regarding visible repairs: my husband did a few road tours with Patagonia’s Worn Wear crew doing repair events on all types of outdoor clothing. Most people want a matching patch or zipper (color, size) but so many items are well-loved and hand-me-downs that they actually started requesting non-matching color schemes. Patagonia has since begun designing mixed-color baffles on their insulated jackets and vests. So funny. If you want some heart warming stories from customers, here’s a link to their site.

  • Reply Rose October 30, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Love the idea of repairing my couch but at a loss with a worn out section on the arm—would attach a photo but not sure how

  • Reply Aara Sidenius November 1, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I love that visible mending is gaining more traction/interest. I can also heavily endorse Patagonia’s repair service – my daughter inherited a 15 year old down puffer and they just replaced the main zipper for free. Another company I came across that’s doing amazing things with repair/reuse is

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