“word to the wise” wednesday — annie selke

Annie Selke Dash and Albert Leopard Hooked Rug

Every day has enough challenges, so it’s worth it to splurge on the items I use most — knives, dish towels, soap, plates, hangers.  I try to find things that do what they are intended to do and do it well, thus making life run more smoothly.

Annie Selke (as quoted in Better Homes and Gardens, September 2014)

Image via Dash & Albert (an Annie Selke company), featuring the new Leopard Wool Micro Hooked Rug.  

“word to the wise” wednesday — charles james

Charles James Ball Gown 1949

All creative work begins by doing something with the hands.  Creation is simply a problem and design is the way out.

Charles James

The Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition closes at the Met on Sunday, August 10.

Who wants to take an impromptu trip to the Big Apple with me?

Photo of Ball Gown (1949-1950), fabricated of red silk velvet, red silk satin and white cotton organdy, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Part of the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1954 (2009.300.2786).  Thank you, Merida, for the reminder!  

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