Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For your shades

"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we have a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses... HIT IT!" Elwood Blues

If you don´t wear your sunglasses after dark you´ll find these sunglasses purses handy. Or maybe you can store your pens and pencils and other random stuff that fits. Soon to be on sale at Jimmy Camões in Lisboa.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Here comes the sun doo do doo do...

A new design for a sunglasses case. I like it. I like it a lot.

I see what I see

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ribbands galore

Medieval Santa Maria da Feira rewarded me with clean forest air that was pure inspiration and with a bounty of ribbons. Some of the ribbons are Portuguese some Swiss... all very old and oh so pretty. I have started to use them already and they look stunning. In total I think I got about 20 different designs, some with little dogs and ducks, others with little people and houses, some with flowers. Our parents used these same ribbons to adorn our baby sheets, little dresses and anything that needed a little cheer.

The gentleman who sold me the ribbons was sweet and very helpful and not at all annoyed by my curiosity. I liked his tie. I was in the shop for what felt like a lifetime. He moved slowly and steadily to measure and cut all the ribbons, he was very calm and precise. His timing allowed my eyes to wander all the shelves and dusty dark corners of the small shop looking for treasures. I was able to, there and then, forget the past and ignore the unknown future awaiting me. The future happened and became the past and it just sort of turned itself inside out, no better no worse. According to Mr Orwell, "[...] you can get anything in this world if you genuinely don't want it." Let´s see how this all works out.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Everything happens...

...for a reason. The machine is always right.

Check out some new photos here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Teacher

This lovely lady was my dad´s primary school teacher. She is now 92 years old. She bought 2 bags and gave me lots of encouragement. She hopes to continue to work as long as she can and makes lovely crocheted woolen quilts. It was inspiring to have met her.