A gorgeous Japanese knife and some adorable French coquettes
since i barely leave the house these days, i thought i would take advantage of the parachute sale to buy some new linens for our bedroom. the cloud cotton quilt and matching shams are so amazingly soft, and i love the rumpled white linen for summer. i still decided to stick to the gray and white scheme, but the darker gray on the inside of the quilt adds a nice contrast. i also like folding the duvet at the base of the bed, since it gives a neater overall appearance.
over the years, my favorite anniversary gift to give has been photo books by artifact uprising. we have been fortunate to see some magnificent places, and this ensures that the photos just don’t live on my phone. as a bookbinding freak, i love the fabric covers and thick, matte paper the company offers. these are definitely books we hope to have forever.
flowers from the market, lipstick that came in the most stunning packaging, and a new floral paris inspired candle are some of the small things that are making me happy this winter.
my post from the holidays made me realize that i never did a dining area reveal. while this area will still change over time as we collect more art from our travels, it makes me ridiculously happy to eat at as is. the lamp is from drew barrymore’s collection for walmart and fits in perfectly without blocking the art.
i am woefully behind on posting, but wanted to share some snapshots of christmas around our house and nyc (taken at the vessel).
to say that i had a mild obsession with the pottery in japan is quite the understatement. we went to more stores than i can count, and i feasted on all the little bowls and dishes they had available. while many of these are meant for japanese-style meals, i use them everyday for mise en place while cooking, separating parts of my meal while eating, or even holding my tea bag.
these pictures make me ridiculously happy.
i finished my next five books for the year. this time, my favorite was a tie between where the crawdads sing and gentleman in moscow. i absolutely love amor towles’s writing.
some more progress shots of the apartment renovations. the rough plumbing and electrical are complete, and the bathroom has been waterproofed. doesn’t look like much yet but most of the work behind the walls has been done. next up is the tiling in the bathroom.