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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 20.13.16

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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Pink coat from House of Sunny, find similar here / here / here / here / here

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot an the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”
—Charles Dickens

While it may have been one of those March days that Charles Dickens spoke of, it is the official first day of Spring! and we’re excited about pink blossoms on trees in the city and bright sunny days, flowering hedges and awaking early, pink kitten heels and shimmery bomber jackets, duchess-satin wrap coats and soft suede mules—here are a few favourite things on our SPRING shopping list . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Spring is kitten heels made of suede from Santa Croce . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Versailles by Emily Faulstich — view more here . 

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

If you haven’t yet picked up The Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Brian McCarthy &  Bunny Williams you simply must! It is a favourite — so many beautiful prints & patterns and classically chic rooms.

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

from the last verse of the poem If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 16.13.16

News 18.10.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

The Tribune Tower rises above the streets of downtown Chicago in a majestic snarl of Gothic spires and flying buttresses that were designed to exude power and prestige. When plans for the building were announced in 1922, Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime owner of the Chicago Tribune, said he wanted to erect “the world’s most beautiful office building” for his beloved newspaper. The best architects of the era were invited to submit designs; lofty quotes about the Fourth Estate were selected to adorn the lobby.

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

I SEEM TO HAVE become fond of Esty once again, after not really finding anything there for years, and then, all of a sudden, ordering handmade soaps and avocado oil face creams, art and photo frames and even gold jewellery. There is also a soft hand-knit mohair sweater from Greece currently in my cart, as well as a beautiful wicker chandelier, and a small oil painting …

News 15.10.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In every job he has ever had, Gavin has shirked. When he worked in a call centre, he would mute the phone, rather than answer it. When he worked in a pub, he would sneak out of the building and go to another pub nearby, for a pint. His best-ever job was as a civil servant. He would take an hour for breakfast, and two for lunch. No one ever said anything. All his colleagues were at it, too.

Places: Mallorca, Spain

YES, WE KNOW, it’s only been officially autumn for a month, but with the nights drawing in so quickly now, the bright yellow leaves falling off the trees, the wet gloomy skies, and British Summer Time ending at the end of the month, we’re already dreaming of sunnier times and warmer days. If the dark days of autumn and the dreary days of winter must be tolerated, then we’ll do it with cosy evenings fireside, and also through plenty of daydreaming. These images, that came floating through our feed this week, of places around Mallorca are a perfect place to start …

News 13.10.21 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In September, The Wall Street Journal published a report, based on leaked documents, describing Facebook’s awareness of the harmful effects one of its platforms was having on young people. “Thirty-two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse,” the company’s internal research revealed. “Comparisons on Instagram can change how young women view and describe themselves.” Here, though, is another finding: Many of the same young people who spoke of Instagram’s degradations kept returning to the service anyway. It’s where their friends are. It’s where they’re expected to be seen. Instagram, in that way, is both a choice and not a choice at all—a trap saturated in the language of easy freedoms: Post, comment, like.

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

A LITTLE LATE with this week’s links (for the first time in a very long time), as have been busy with new projects and new content for TIG, including the Talking Points series. We’ve also been getting things ready at The Shop for the holiday season and organising things in general, for autumn always seems like the perfect time for such things …