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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 20.13.16

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Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Pink coat from House of Sunny, find similar here / here / here / here / here

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot an the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”
—Charles Dickens

While it may have been one of those March days that Charles Dickens spoke of, it is the official first day of Spring! and we’re excited about pink blossoms on trees in the city and bright sunny days, flowering hedges and awaking early, pink kitten heels and shimmery bomber jackets, duchess-satin wrap coats and soft suede mules—here are a few favourite things on our SPRING shopping list . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Spring is kitten heels made of suede from Santa Croce . . .

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

Versailles by Emily Faulstich — view more here . 

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

If you haven’t yet picked up The Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm by Brian McCarthy &  Bunny Williams you simply must! It is a favourite — so many beautiful prints & patterns and classically chic rooms.

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16
Shopping: Things We Love for Spring| 16.13.16

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

from the last verse of the poem If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

Shopping: Things We Love for Spring | 16.13.16

Notes from the Weekend & a Few Lovely Links

TO SAY THAT HASN’T BEEN a great week around the world would be an understatement, with the horrific shooting at two mosques in New Zealand by an Australian terrorist last Friday afternoon, the on-going Brexit debacle and other unhappy news events. There were two bright lights in all this darkness, however.

News 03.18.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes “a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes”. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from its stalk, you could easily be plucking it from a Dutch still life of the 17th century, where grapes are tumbled on a metal platter with oysters and half-peeled lemon

In the Atelier With: Hi June Parker

As you know, at The Shop, we have vastly expanded the range of items available to include a rather exquisite selection of jewellery. And so, to highlight all the new and talented designers we carry, we’re bringing you this series to showcase the talented créateurs we’re currently working with. This week, we’re featuring the unique and inventive fine jewellery of Hi June Parker.

News 03.15.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

In December, it’s common for writers to highlight some of their best work from the year in Twitter threads. Almost without exception, these threads seem laced with self-deprecating humor, irony, or, more often, some combination of both.

Reading in French: the Works of Marguerite Duras

When I first came to France, I read books for school: Molière, Pierre de Ronsard, Eluard, Lamartine―it was ‘enrichissant for my culture’. I hardly remember all those readings, honte à moi.

News 03.13.19 : Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets

TODAY, 30 YEARS on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity to reflect on how far we have yet to go. The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and so much more. Of course with every new feature, every new website, the divide between those who are online and those who are not increases, making it all the more imperative to make the web available for everyone.