The other day I was toying with the idea of weeding out my sidebar when a name jumped out at me: Pannonica de Koenigswarter. Who was she again? Oh yes, the "Three Wishes" woman. Last June, after reading about "Nica" on Hermes' site, I did a short post about her book, Les Musiciens de Jazz et Leurs Trois Voeux. In the 1960s Nica went out with two Hermes notebooks and a Polaroid and asked struggling musicians to share three personal wishes. (She focused on musicians because she was a serious jazz patron.)
I thought this basic concept would be such a great summer project, but I never got around to it. This year I want to make it happen and perhaps incorporate responses from artists and designers into the blog. I often cross paths with some interesting characters, so this should be fun. Moleskine would be the notebook of choice. Who would you like to hear from?