Appreciating the Little Things
Les Indiennes' indigo cloth folios, shown above, are actually not little (the largest is 22" x 15.5") but their reduced prices put them in my "modest luxuries" category.
sketch books from a past post. All of the handmade pieces in the collection have a deep-pink linen binding and ribbon page marker or ties with an orange interior. I always seem to have a stack of need-to-eventually frame prints or drawings wedged between cardboard and stuffed into a closet. The bigger folio would be a nice alternative. Someone with an ample coffee table or spare corner could take Annette de la Renta's lead and put the folio on view.
The tiny perfume decanter by Jill Henrietta Davis is something I picked up at Anthropologie's Westside Atlanta location. With the stopper removed it's an ideal vase for little clippings. What really sets it apart, though, is not showing off in my pictures -- small drops of color hand-blown into the bottom of the container. Mine has opalescent shades but other options include blue-green and pinks with orange. When water hits the bottom magic happens.
And while we're on magic, late last night I noticed a larger format preview of sculptor Elizabeth Turk's Ribbons exhibition catalogue here.