Sandra Juto is a Swedish artist/designer who, with her husband, recently moved to Berlin. She also happens to be a talented photographer who manages to capture the intimacy of their lives without seeming self-absorbed. The little trees pictured above are some of her paper creations. They have a weird, fairy-tale quality, and I just can’t stop looking at them.
I know, I know, it’s been awhile. I haven’t had much of the blog spirit of late. Maybe the holidays took it out of me. My thinking is “Why force it?” if I’m not feeling the love. But now I am. Anyway, my mother FOUND this silver spoon at an estate sale in Maine. She did not have it engraved for me! It was just like this when she bought it. Incidentally, my middle initial is A. How weird is that? I used it last night at dinner and today at lunch to slurp up my soup. And I realized that it is probably the best spoon I’ve ever used. It also makes me feel extra special.
Here is another re-post from the folks at weetstraw via feastingneverstops. Images originally from Time Life’s 1982 book entitled Variety Meats. Either you’re with me on this one or you’re against me. A little personal back story…
This photograph is of my brother Doug’s to-do list. Please keep in mind that this is just “this” week’s list…so, one of hundreds, if not thousands. I first saw one of his lists a couple of years ago when he and his partner John were staying with us, probably en-route to some country no one had ever heard of. You see, he and John own a high-end travel company and are, understandably, quite busy. However, my first thought was that he might need some counseling, as this takes list-making to an entirely new level. Either way, I pounced on it, and practically pleaded with him to hand it over on the spot. Yes, it betrays a kind of obsession, but on its own is a unique and unintentional work of beauty.
To my complete delight, my husband found this teeny little claw in the grass. It even has bits of fur left in spots. To whom does this appendage belong? And where-oh-where is the rest of him?
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