I have a primarily a navy blue, indigo and denim filled wardrobe so I am really appreciating the recent trends in this country that follow my tastes. maiki picked out a really cool blue mixed plaid scarf from Madewell (maybe last fall) that perfectly matches my aesthetic. It is billowy and light but warm. We also picked up a Kiriko Made scarf and it is a lovely piece. A smaller scarf that is more defined, like a tie.
Ace and Jig is designing some really nice garments with mixed patterns that are hand made on looms in India. I love their kimono style jackets, and they are reversible! Such beautiful stitching.
This jacket is from Anthropologie and is a more tailored option that I think it would look nice with my dresses.
Vintage is also a great choice. I prefer used clothes every time. The distressed, more traditional Japanese pieces like this patched workers coat and sashiko stictched scarf are from OldIndustrial12 on Etsy and ship from Japan. They look well cared for and appreciated.
maiki and I recently watched Freaks and Geeks for the first time. It was really a great show that I am now wishing never ended. Bill is my favorite and he is the geekiest but also the funniest one in the show. His character was just so sweet and honest. I enjoy watching Martin Starr in Silicon Valley but was happily surprised by his range as a younger actor.
“Thank you for the messy wash of thoughts that sluice as I move, and for these hands ready to grasp, hold, caress. I speak my patience, my energy, my hopes into the arms of the alders, the fulsome songs of the birds, the winding edge of the road I walk along.”
This summer Clover will be attending the Angelina Ballerina camp on Saturday mornings. She is very excited and I am looking forward to the two hours of reading time I will get each session. Otherwise we do not have too much planned for the summer and it sounds relaxing.
I have been wearing dresses and skirts every day of the recent heat wave. I think this one would be nice to add to my collection.
I have have been mildly obsessed with cob houses for a while now and Pinterest has been a great jumping off point. Tonight I found videos on YouTube and went down a rabbit hole of glee. I think the pinnacle in cob house construction is certainly this place in Japan, which combines cob building techniques with traditional Japanese wooden construction. The home melds together these processes beautifully and with such care to the land that is built on. The architect Tono Mirai calls it “Future House.” Check it out! Video by Kirsten Dirksen is here.