|1. retro floral umbrella by jonathan adler 2. lil mo ladybug family rug 3. wrapping paper rack at papersource 4. päärynä mugs by maija and kristina isola for marimekko 5. vera canning dishtowel by vera neumann 6. johnny depp and juliet landeau in ed wood by tim burton at trident booksellers and cafe at 338 newbury street boston|
contradiction №2: i don't like shopping for things i need, but i love buying things i don't really need. here's what i left the marimekko store with. i just couldn't leave empty handed!
|puutarhurin parhaat (the gardener's best yield) and räsymatto (rag rug) by maijia louekari for marimekko|
even though it took up a lot of my time, i am glad i went window shopping. first, i walked for 3.5 hours. second, our downstairs neighbor will soon be grateful for a rug in our daughter's bedroom. finally, i wanted to come back and research the products i had seen, so that i could write this post. which means this blog is serving its purpose: it is helping me focus on what i love to do.
the only thing i am not really happy about is that all the stores (except my final stop at trident booksellers and cafe) were big names, or chains. but i will make up for this one day by posting about local and independent shops that i love. for someone who doesn't like shopping, i know quite a lot of shops! that's contradiction №3.
and here's the best thing that happened today. my umbrella was recently stolen, so tonight my husband came home with this!
|joonas umbrella by maija isola for marimekko|
i just love it. it is one of my favorite patterns ever. apparently she designed it standing over rolls of paper, while listening to pop music. now i can't wait for the rain!