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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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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.

Monday Inspiration: Stitched

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Dottie Angel Katie Haddox Fiona Watson Buitenlander {Jewelry & Wall Wear } I really want to learn how to do embroidery. It’s my next craft pursuit!

Homespun Style: Frillie Designs

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I came across these photos by Shella of Frillie Designs the other day. They’re snapshots of her house in a little coastal village in Essex, England:   Shella’s home will be featured in a new book, called “Homespun Style,” by interior stylist Selina Lake and photographer Debi Treloar. This is going to be an amazing […]

Irish Times: Vintage Love

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Happy Monday. I hope you had a relaxing weekend! As usual I spent lots of time this weekend reading (finishing the Philip Roth book and starting the new biography of Cleopatra). During my Internet newspaper rounds, I found this wonderful story in the Irish Times Magazine. The headline says: “Wearing vintage doesn’t have to make […]

Postcards and Souvenirs

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I’m a predictable flea market shopper. I always end up on a treasure hunt for things I can bring home without much ado… …Like postcards… ….Old matchbooks… …Fifty-year-old bottles of “My Sin” and pink nylon slips… You know, the stuff that’s easy to carry to the car in 105 degree heat. But someday I’m going […]

Flea Market & Picnic in the Forest

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These photos are from the awesome lifestyle photographer Roland Bello: For me, this is the ultimate weekend fantasy… A charming flea market in a little mountain town… With a delicious lunch of garden veggies and berrys… And amazing deals on books, and jewelry and colorful vintage gadgets. Bliss. I hope your weekend is blissful!

The Temperley Zoetrope

This amazing zoetrope, created to showcase Temperley London’s Spring 2010 collection, is like a giant windup music box. It’s enchanting, with animated film loops and vintage stills. All set to jazz. Have a look. What do you think?

Vintage Americana

New York Times Home section feature: The New Antiquarians seen here I love this cabinet of curiousities Sisters ( with fabulous names )Porter, and Hollister blogs here XO, Flux Capacitor

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