colour scarves by scholten & baijings
i think scarves – as stupid as this sounds – are amongst my favourite things ever.
rarely a day passes that i don’t wear a scarf (today is an example, but then it’s 40c in melbourne so i really don’t need any superfluous layers). i love silk squares in summer, big chunky cowls in the depths of winter, and fine knit merino or loosely woven linen for every other day in between.
when i was living overseas i bought a LOT of scarves; they just don’t take up that much room in your suitcase. and they’re usually not too expensive, and you will always ‘fit’ into a scarf, no matter how much ice cream you’ve eaten or beer you’ve drunk.
when i finish knitting the two scarves that i have been working on, i will show you. and when i get around to hand rolling the hem of the silk square that i bought months ago, i will also take a picture of that. but until then, we will have to just make do with dreaming about owning one of these scarves instead…
inspired by the proenza schouler bracelet of my previous post, i went a-hunting around the house for other little accents of neon…and they weren’t hard to find; it seems i have a minor obsession!
although i usually wear a uniform of black / grey / navy everyday, i try not to be too predictable by wearing at least one bright item for contrast.
this proenza schouler cuff would be perfect, and has now joined elizabeth’s jumper on my (previously non-existant) wishlist.
i have a savings plan that goes like this: don’t spend $5 notes.
most of the time – ie. not at the end of the pay month when i’m broke (like now) – whenever i get a $5 note, i keep it and put it in my giant money-box that doubles as a doorstop in the hallway. i will on occasion save coins too but mostly only $5 notes.
last week, after about a year (give or take) of doing this, i opened the tin up and cashed the money in at the bank.
excluding the coins (because i couldn’t be bothered sorting them in to those little bags) i had exactly $1045. nice!!
this is not bad, because i haven’t been that diligent with my savings recently, as happens when you haven’t been paid for a month. and there is about $150 – $200 in coins too, which will probably be used little-old-granny style at the supermarket this coming week.
if i were the kind of girl to keep a list of clothes that i want, then this would be at number one with a bullet.
i’m not, but i still really want this jumper.
jumper by fellow melburnian elizabeth at primoeza. happy australia day holiday, folks.
so many beautiful objects by edmund de waal
and this book sounds interesting too
how ridiculously amazing are these string gardens?!
i want this to be my house…
(thanks to nezumi iro for the link)
a few new books picked up at kinokuniya whilst in sydney last weekend…
(japanese books on hand knits, margaret howell and cross stitch…really; is anyone surprised by these purchases? i hope i’m not becoming too predictable…)
edit: i just posted some more scans on flickr – including back covers so you can see the isbn – for those interested…
just bought tickets to this four tet + caribou gig.
can’t wait: rounds is definitely a desert island disc…
(all images from four tet album covers)
a friend told me yesterday that i was ‘quirky traditional’. i hate the word ‘quirky’, but in many ways it was a good description of both my style and these clothes.
i would wear these every day if i could…
clothes by adam