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Rain, Rain is Here to Stay

The weatherman is calling for rain all week. There’s something about rainy days like this that makes me want to curl up under a blanket, drink something hot, and read Jeeves & Wooster–or, better yet, watch it! What about you? Are you a PG Wodehouse fan? Until next week, here’s wishing you an afternoon on […]

Cycle Chic


I love riding my bike. It’s not a dream bike, but it will do for now. I love the feel of sun and wind on my skin. I like to ride fast. I sometimes have the impression I am almost defying gravity. I like to smile when I ride my bike. I shock everyone by smiling […]

They do it with mirrors


Hello! It’s Naomi Bulger again, filling in for Tina on a Tuesday evening. Once upon a time, in an age before digital cameras or film or even those overhead projectors the teachers used in school, way before electricity, in fact, there was the magic lantern, an early type of image projector. In the 1400s, a […]

A Prada Pastiche


At the start of every season, I try to make a point of going to the Rem Koolhaas-designed Prada store in Beverly Hills to look at the new arrivals — displayed like fine art — and pick up a (FREE!) copy of the latest Prada Lookbook. This fall, the fashion house chose a “fantasy” collage […]

Wallpaper the world in chintz


These lovely illustrations were created by a young woman in Tehran named Maggie, who has a Tumblr page called A Walk with Jane Austen. (She writes: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl in possession of a good tumblr, must be in want of a life.”) Maggie, who is studying medicine, noted […]

Inspired by: The Princess and the Pea

Princess and the Pea

A very organic interpretation (above) by Dinky Dot on flickr… What makes The Princess and the Pea so endearing? The princess part? Pretty linens and feather beds? Marrying the prince? Out witting the queen? Maybe all of these and more…

A Glimpse


For a very short time a girl named Paulina kept a flickr page called “Irony on my tongue,” a beautiful visual diary… She photographed some of her favorite things: books (Henry James and Jane Austen), a vintage black dress, Miu Miu ballerina flats, macarons, a pretty pink package. She neatly displayed the contents of her leather […]

Things to love…


Just a few things on my wish list: Thackeray’s Vanity Fair, Illustrated…Tovicore Leather Card Case…Red Embroidered Pillow Cover… Little Blue Birds Studios’ Owl Art Print…Joe Vintage’s Restored Red Royal…LilyMoon Aviary Brooch… Dolan Gelman’s Found Objects Collage…Claudia Varosio’s Annie Hall Print…Vintage Fan Art Print.

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