Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Miniatures: Gidon Bing

Images by Gidon Bing

Does Gidon Bing consider these dollhouses or sculpture? The colours and material palette are lovely. These make me question a highly detailed aesthetic for a dollhouse. These are very simple but so lovely and clean.
They were done in partnership with Resene. They have a PDF you can download.
You can find out more about Gidon Bing here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


L'Eau d'Hiver, by Jean-Claude Ellena for Editions de Parfums

Despite all the floral notes (the clear freshness of water with the softness of white heliotrope, iris and honey), this scent is suprising crisp but warm. I first read about it here and was determined to get a sample. This was a gift and I love to wear it.

The same article mentions Cologne Bigarade, also by Ellena. For that reason and the description in the article of its scent being a strange but pleasurable, retina-expanding experience, like "like looking down into a well of cool, black water," it is intriguing.

Eau de Parfum by Comme des Garcons

Beautiful packaging (like a droplet encapsulated in film, that typography, the assymetry) and a beautiful scent: abdanum, cedarwood, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, honey, clove, nutmeg, sandalwood, "... woody and resin work in concert with harmonies of honey and cedarwood. Full of softness and warmth…the complexity subsides."
I haven't worn this in a few years but I still remember the excitement of first discovering it and how much I loved it.

Avignon Eau de Toilette by Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense

"Roman chamomile, cistus oil, elemi, incense, vanilla, patchouli, palisander, ambrette seeds, ... the scent of gothic cathedrals and Papal palaces, of tapestries imbued with centuries of incense. Of cold marble steps, holy relics and dark confessions."

Who wouldn't want to smell like a church? But then, oh yes, I like to burn this. In earnest, I would love to try this.


Prepara's Herb Savor
Great idea; not sure I entirely love the aesthetic. But it beats trying to pull this feat with a glass of water and a plastic bag! The DIY version always manages to tip over and make a boggy mess.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Eames Walnut Stools

Image by Herman Miller
Eames Stools
Or are they tables?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fools' Gold

Pyrite, Manganocalcite, and Quartz.
Picture bf Ebay Seller Rohowell

Make that pyrite.

Pyrite Dot by Ball & Chain

Friday, October 16, 2009

MIEN at Ikea

Images by Ikea
I saw this at Luxirare and now want/need at least three!

Mann Booker Prize Winner

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Must Have read this.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Images by Sarah Hood
Landscape and Spice Jewelry by Sarah Hood

Images by Anika Smulovitz.
“Herbarium Specimen” by Anika Smulovitz.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Image by Luxirare

Spheres in Parfaits by Luxirare
I must try this!

Shopping List:
Syringe(s) or. better yet, Dropper Box
Sodium Alginate here or here
Calcium Chloride here

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fat Quarters

Image by Janet Wickell

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Furniture for Tots

Bekvam by Ikea
The possibilities are endless, endless, endless.

Diplomatic Jewelry

Read My Pins by Madeleine Albright