I’m headed to Paris next week, we’re shooting the second part of my book tomorrow, and the book manuscript itself is headed out for testing before I leave. So this week has been a crazy combination of intense proofreading, running errands, and preparing for all three projects. We’re really, really ready and excited for the photos! And obviously I’m thrilled to get back to Paris again. My friend Daniela and I are headed to the L’Aiguille en Fete show on Thursday (let me know if you’re going–maybe we can meet up) and enjoying the city for the rest of our stay. I find so much inspiration when I travel, and as I get ready to start work on a new collection of Liesl + Co patterns (among other projects) it’s always nice to take a few deep breaths before I dive back into the depths of pattern development again.
But before I go, S and I want to finish our clothespin dolls! I think we need a few A-line dresses and tutus to round things out. We’ll see what S thinks.
I haven’t had much time to read (aside from the manuscript itself) this week, so I’ve added some Instagram favorites to this week’s links instead of my usual reading links. And I won’t be here next Friday, but I’ll be back the following week. As always, feel free to follow me on my personal Instagram account if you’d like to come along.
First up, @alexkeha. Alexandra Kehayoglou is a rug artist who creates spectacular environments with her art. Her studio space looks pretty amazing, too.
As long as we’re talking about floors, you might know from my own Instagram posts that I have an long-time tile obsession. Here are a few other tile fanatics I follow.
There’s also @singaporegypsy.
And @parisianfloors, who always wears the best shoes.
The stunning details of this vintage Balenciaga dress.
A super-sweet Playtime Dress and Leggings in vibrant colors!
Continuing on with my orange theme for these images (how does it happen each week that a color story develops with these picks?), here’s a little grapefruit sorbet to make you happy. Or hungry.
S and I continue to pin cute and funny animals to our shared board, Animals for S. This one made me laugh: someone funnier than me titled it “West Side Story.”
And @sanitystitches made herself this really sweet linen Cappuccino Dress, which I absolutely love. (She makes a lot of really great clothes, doesn’t she?)
By the way, those of you Down Under, did I see that this week was the start of a new school year?
OK, have a wonderful weekend!