the charming sketchbooks of monsieur philippe weisbecker.

maids

last September the lovely julie of pod traveled to Tokyo and found these books, well, more like pamphlets, that were published by a small Japanese publishing company. The work is by french artist Philippe Weisbecker and they are the most beautiful little pieces of ephemera. this book depicts charming Drawings of the most unusual, but intriguing little items (like girdles and... 
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what to do with a book addiction.

peonie-and-books

i have a lot, and i mean a lot of books. when i relocated my movers were cussing me out under their breath as they hoisted many, many boxes of books upon their shoulders. i cannot help myself. i don’t just buy one book at a time, i buy three. they’re just so very pretty and i have a very hard time ridding myself of them, and honestly i just don’t want to.... 
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thoughts for a friday.

Thoughts

grace coddington photographed by tim walker. it would seem that in a week that could be all about highlighting couples, a lot of strong, independent and admirable women are popping up all over the place for me. tina over on swiss-miss posted a list of suggestions for Female Entrepreneur speakers and the list was awe-inspiring. she asked for more suggestions and so i added... 
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a pinboard in particular: a book by its cover.

minoo-design-book

this is my latest pinboard in particular — i call it a book by its cover and it’s a collection of vintage book covers that i fell in love with. like so many things, they very often don’t design ‘em like they used to. always exceptions to this rule, but i love the graphics and typefaces i found in these book covers. bol.com and the accidental optimist. george... 
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thoughts for a friday.

friday

• have you ever read twyla tharp’s the creative process? an old boyfriend recommended it to me, and before i could get really into the book, we broke up. so you know — then the book was tainted for me. look at the book, think of the jerk. but i think i might need it. in this book she breaks down all the aspects of living a creative life, the struggles, joys,... 
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