i'll be takinga couple of days off.thought to leave a fewother places you could stop by:and, here-especiallydearto our hearts-
even a minute, once it has passed,will never return / as we have used it up,so will it remain for eternity. if it wasbadly used, a miracle will not erase it.this truth helps us to take advantage of time, of every little moment. -m. kolbe
it is because of alexandra that, i suppose, i actually have a blog.shortly after meeting her (we have, luckily enough, several mutualfriends- all of them utterly marvelous folk) i found her blog.shortly after finding her blog i taught an art class and thought itwould be fun to track our projects on blogger (that lasted about8 weeks; this one has lasted a bit longer). shortly after all of thati thought a blog about children's books would be a fine idea.&now, some years later, i often wander back to alexandra's work andfind, in it and always, the reason her vision lit the spark that led to-well, led to something else altogether (for me). it is with certaintythat i say that her clear and beautiful eye- and her ability to shareher gifts with the rest of the world- will continue to add light. andthat light grows always brighter, just as good & generous sparks do.
art: alexandra boiger
these sell so quickly they
are often out of stock; so,
as a public service, it seemed
important to let you know
that they are- for the
moment- in store.
please note, dear chicken soup fans,one very cool grammy- & aunt: here(thanks for holding the book, barry)
walking into unikat ein laden is spellbinding;
the craft work is exquisite, and there is an air
of joy- a charm and levity and care that makes
each item in the store seem as though you will surely
need it (or one just like it) in the very near future.
textiles: unikat ein laden
fruit & vegetables: weimar farmer's market
liane has a lyrical touch- her choices are tasteful and well-made andnever ever over-the-top; i ordered a small pillow from her a bit ago,and when it arrived it smelled like forest and heaven all at one time.the photos are of things in her shop, and i would happily send off forall of them- so, instead of splurging, i thought i'd share my list with
thank you, liane.
all photos: enhabiten
In spite of its name, oakmoss is not a moss but a lichen, growing on the bark of deciduous and coniferous trees. It was used in perfumery as early as the 16th century. Baskets filled with it have been found in the ancient royal tombs of Egypt / [with] the special odour notes associated with the warmth of the fireplace, walnuts, the smoke from birch wood / oakmoss is used in countless perfumes of the fougère and chypre type; it is evident in the dry-out notes of the marvellous Kouros [Yves Saint Laurent 1981].- bojensen