silk dreams

Posted by jessica
Sometimes I can't believe what a abundance of talented independant designers there are on Etsy. I happened to stumble upon two wonderful designers with a similar aesthetic.

Kelsey Genna is a designer from New Zealand. I've been searching high and low for the perfect pair of silk trousers, and these pink ones by Kelsey Genna really attracted my attention.

LittleGracie is the second exquisite shop I found. I love the asymmetrical use of ruffles in her designs. It's simple and minimal, yet ultra feminine.


postal service

Posted by jessica
pyrite specimen, 'spirit' quartz specimen,
antique rose brooch, amethyst necklaces

I love receiving packages in the mail. I always get that sense of excitement upon opening a package and unveiling a surprise.

Sarah sent over a package filled with goodies, and among them was the wonderful book: Audubon's Birds of America. I've been looking for a concise book on ornithological paintings, and I can't think of a better collection than this masterpiece by the legendary John James Audubon.

I wanted to share some of the illustrations, so I thought I'd take some images of the book along with a few rocks I've collected.

Unfortunately, these photos don't capture the details in these crystals. I wish you could see the layers of colour and texture in the amethyst slice. It resembles a hazy violet landscape. My intrigue heightens when I see how the natural facets of the stone reflect light and offer a spectrum of colours.


strummer: autumn/ winter 11'

Posted by jessica

Strummer's Autumn/ Winter '11 collection is a wonderful source of inspiration for the seasons ahead.

Although I'm guilty of failing to include denim pieces in my wardrobe (besides one vintage floral jumper and a dress), it's nice to see denim shirts and skirts coming back.

five and two

Posted by sarah
I must have these FIVE AND TWO necklaces. Where can I get such perfectly-sized titanium quartz crystals? I need to know.