Hello! Are you in need of a mid-week pick-me-up? I know I sure am. I originally started compiling this post with a view to posting it on the weekend, but then I thought, ‘No! We deserve nice things in middle of the week too, dammit!’ So enjoy, and if you’ve come across any smile-worthy things of late, do please share in the comments!
- I found a whole box of these (pictured) adorable vintage sewing threads in my house recently. They were tucked away in the linen closet in my great aunt’s old sewing box. Amazing. The colours are so soft and beautiful and they’re just so photogenic!
- I just read about Lisa Gorman’s (total fashion guru to whom I bow down) routine on the Design Files, which lead me to discovering Extraordinary Routines. Did you know about it? It profiles creatives and their day to day routines. Fascinating, I can’t wait to read more!
- I really like this little video about Maryanne Moodie and her creative life in New York, weaving, teaching and running her studio. It also looks as though she’s constantly surrounded by plants and yarn, which I like. A lot. #lifegoals.
- Speaking of plants, yesterday I stumbled across this book on the interwebs. It’s called Indoor Green and it appears to be full of beautiful photographs of indoor plants, which is a combination of so many wonderful things. So…if you were thinking of getting me a Christmas present… 😉 (just kidding!) .
- Jacqui (Bird and Fox) and Isabel (Nanjing Nian) are two lovely, lovely bloggers who do a weekly photography project called ‘A Snapshot of Two Cities‘, in which Jacqui posts a photo from her week in Melbourne and Isabel posts a photo from her week in China. Their photographs are always gorgeous and it’s fun to see what’s happening in such different places. I can also highly recommend both of their blogs, as they are full of travel adventures, cups of tea, books and crafty things. All the most important things in life, really!
- The Mae Trio released a new EP, which is rather gorgeous. If you’re fan of jangly folk music full of three part harmonies and songs featuring the moon and raincoats, you might like it too! You can listen to it here.
- Lastly, I really relate to the book lover in this video. This is me, in any bookshop, always. (Although occasionally, I also relate to Bernard in this scene, hehehe. Are you a Black Books fan?)