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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.

What’s your favorite contemporary book?


I know it’s hard to pick an all-time favorite, so I’ll rephrase: What’s your favorite contemporary book of the moment? For me, it’s Joan Didion’s “Year of Magical Thinking.” It’s both beautiful and heartbreaking. (Photo by Hvidt.)

Poetry and Pottery

if not with you

Australian poet and potter Kylie Johnson fashions bowls and trays out of clay and then imprints them with sentiments so achingly beautiful that mere words on paper could never compare. She finds a way to capture, so simply, all that is lovely and true. This tray (above) that she did for Anthropologie is especially affecting. […]

Blogroll Updates


It’s a work in progress, my massive blogroll page. I spent the afternoon trying to get it updated. Leave a message here if you want me to add you! (If I forgot you, I’m very sorry!) BEWARE: It rolls longer than the original “On The Road” manuscript… Hope you had a Happy Weekend! Glad my […]

Audrey Niffenegger’s take on Jane Austen


Audrey Niffenegger is not only a wonderful writer (I loved “Her Fearful Symmetry”), she’s also a compelling illustrator. After Penguin Classic’s success with Ruben Toledo’s take on “Pride and Prejudice,” the publishing house turned to Niffengger to re-imagine the covers of “Persuasion” and “Sense and Sensibility.”Here are the results — an entwined Anne Elliot and […]

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