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Design on my desk.

It’s pretty unnecessary to state that I was supremely excited to receive the following Pelican 1969 edition of R.D. Laing’s Divided Self last week. In fact, I posted an image of a very similar edition last month and drooled over the cover design.

If all book covers were as cool as this, I probably wouldn’t mind that they’re strewn all over/next to/around my desk. And couch. And bed. And life.

And here are the covers of a couple of my old stand-bys: two texts by Alfred de Vigny from the 19th century. Stello (1832) and the play Chatterton (1835), which I’m currently translating into English.

These Garnier-Flammarion paperbacks from 1984 (Stello) and 1968 (Chatterton) are the first copies I ever purchased of each text. I now own three versions of Stello and four of Chatterton. You could say I love them.

Here’s another Stello paperback (Garnier 1970), frolicking next to Laing:

Yellows and blues and greens throughout the whole lot. Conspiracy?

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Check out these wonderfully designed vintage playing cards, which I just discovered over at Delicious Industries’ Flickr page:

Visit Delicious Industries’ blog HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.

Vintage Postage: Israel’s 1972 Education series

You’re not going to believe the ridiculous level of coolness owned by the vintage stamp designs I’m about to show you, which I discovered earlier today via Vintage Postage Stamps (a new Tumblr find that for which I have extremely high hopes). These little gems hail from Israel and were designed in 1972 as part of their Education series, which is comprised of four different stamp designs, each symbolizing a different stage of education (from the website of the Israel Philatelic Federation (IPF)):

I. Elementary school, the tab reading: “The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom… ” (Proverbs 4:7)


II. Secondary school, the tab reading: “Train upon a child in the way he should go… ” (Proverbs 22:6)

III. Vocational training, the tab reading: “…but all study of the law without labor
comes to naught at the last… ” (Pirkei Aboth 2)

IV. Academic training, the tab reading: “…but you shall meditate on it day and night… ” (Joshua 1:8)

Aren’t they gorgeous? More details for the series and each stamp design can be found at the IPF’s website HERE.

Yours in educational stamp glory,

Lesley

Happy Hanukkah and FREE SHIPPING!

appy Hanukkah to all of my lovely Jewish readers! I hope the Festival of Lights is especially illuminating this year, and that your holiday is filled with loveliness. To celebrate, I’m offering 20% off of my 8 Nights of Hanukkah Journal, available in my Etsy shop HERE:

The journal is conveniently sized to 4″x6″ and features 8 numbered dividers to represent the 8 glorious nights of Hanukkah. Between the dividers, I’ve stashed a wonderful little mix of cards, vintage papers, usable holiday gift tags, envelopes, activity pages, and stickers, all with a Hanukkah theme (whether explicit or implicit)! You’ll find lots of blues, Stars of David, menorahs, even little history pages and activities for children pertaining to the origin of Hanukkah. 🙂 It’s a sweet little compilation, and it would make a great, unique gift for a loved one. And now it’s ON SALE! Oh, and did I mention the free shipping? FREE SHIPPING!!! For more images and to order, click over to my shop HERE.

Additionally, I am offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL “HOLIDAYS” ITEMS IN MY SHOP! Lots of cute, hand-stamped and hand-sewn gift tags and also my Christmas journal will be shipped for free if you place your order prior to Wednesday, December 16th. (My shop will be closed from 12/16 – 1/02 for the holidays)

Some of my gift tag selections:

My Christmas journal:

For more info and images on all of my HOLIDAYS items, head on over to my shop HERE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!!!

(*Initial “H” from HERE)

French Friday: Noël arrive!

For this installment of French Friday, I offer you a bevy of lovely, Frenchified holiday items, ranging from gift tags to pillows! All items are available on Etsy: please support handmade artists by clicking on the links below each item!

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Wordshop Wednesday: Reiter8

Check out reiter8‘s upcycled sailboat sails, crafted into beautifully vibrant bags, pillows, luggage tags, and more (you can even send in part of your own sail and have it upcycled all custom-like!):

See more of reiter8’s items HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.

Ted Staunton’s Record Labels

If you haven’t yet visited Ted Staunton’s Gallery of Record Labels from the first half of the twentieth century, you have been MAJORLY missing out.

Here are some reasons why:

I can’t freakin’ get enough of them. And there are a bajillion more where these came from. Check out the beautifully extensive gallery HERE.