Monday, September 17, 2007

Goodbye, summer... minä perhonen

I only knew of minä perhonen from its collaboration with Fritz Hansen, so designer Akira Minagawa's clothing collection is such a wonderful discovery. Light, delicate, refined - now I don't want summer to end.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

all kinds of everything

sunshine and holidays
postcards to write
budding trees
autumn leaves
a snowflake or two

all kinds of everything
remind me of you.

By Dana. All Kinds of Everything won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Le Bouton Studio

Le Bouton Studio makes oh-so-beautiful clothing for women and children. Lisa is a modernist at heart--with an eye towards clean and simple forms, a refined appreciation for textures and color, and a really high standard of craftsmanship. Here she is with the dress she made for me--the second photo makes me think there was some waltzing going on during the photo op. And yes, I am an amazon, and yet I feel gamine in that dress. Thank you, Lisa!

The Le Bouton shop is preparing for the debut of its fall collection. Bookmark the link and check it often. I'm sure you'll find something you'll love. Lisa also keeps a journal, where she shares everyday scenes from her life with her adorable muse/daughter, Frances.

Monday, September 3, 2007

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace

As I have seen in one autumnal face.

From Elegy IX: The Autumnal by John Donne