As promised, some pictures of the embroidered Anthropologie pillow that I purchased last night on massive clearance. The plaid backside ain’t no accident.
Anthropologie generally has a multi-faceted effect on me. Initially, I feel instantly comforted by the aesthetic beauty of all that surrounds me. But then, inevitably, I actually start to become a little tweaked out by just how much every single item – down to an individual plaid doorknob – totally seems like it was MADE FOR ME. And only me. Though, intellectually, I realize that there a bajillion other people who feel exactly the same way. Which weirds me out even more, because I consider myself a stand-alone kind of girl. So then the Twilight Zone music starts to play and I find my temperature rising and my pace quickening and I just need to purchase something and get the eff outta there.
And so I did.
With this awesome pillow.
Posted in Design & Paper, Random Words
Tagged Anthropologie, decor, deer, design, embroidery, flowers, furnishing, home, numbers, pillows
nbelievably beautiful children’s books were produced in Iran in the 1970s. I just wish that I could read them.
The images below are courtesy of A Journey Round My Skull’s “Iran” collection, which I strongly encourage you to visit. Such great use of color, brilliant illustrations, and gorgeous calligraphy… I’m kind of drooling right now. In fact, I should probably go fetch a hankie.
OK. All better. Anyway, please enjoy, and please also take a moment to visit the International Children’s Digital Library HERE.
All images below kindly borrowed from A Journey Round My Skull, a stellar blog of under-appreciated (old) books that you should visit at any and all times.
The birdies might be my favorite, despite the lack of calligraphy/text.
Follow A Journey Round My Skull on Twitter HERE and visit the blog HERE.
Posted in art, calligraphy, Design & Paper, literature, Type, Vintage
Tagged 1970s, A Journey Round My Skull, animals, art, birds, books, calligraphy, children, color, DailyDropCap, deer, Design & Paper, illustration, International Children's Digital Library, Iran, Iranian, kids, literature, Persian, Twitter, Type, Vintage
I’m not sure I could be any more in love with these vintage posters over at GrainEdit today (especially the Swiss one):
More HERE. GrainEdit rules, huh? I pretty much swoon over everything posted on their blog.
Posted in Design & Paper, French, Type, Vintage
Tagged Africa, Air Afrique, Air France, airlines, Belgium, Bruxelles, cheese, deer, Design & Paper, Europe, French, fromage, Grain Edit, hunting, Orly, Paris, Poland, poster design, posters, Swiss, Switzerland, travel, travel posters, turkey, Type, Vintage