Thank God it's Monday (Don't you hate Sundays?) and it's time for coffee and links. I had such a bad day yesterday, and I'm happy it's over and there's a new week ahead of me. Today I'm planning on some sewing (remember the power skirt?) and I also need to find handles for our kitchen cabinets. I plan to sew a muslin of my blouse sloper because I made some changes I need to test, and this week my teacher agreed to show us how to draft a bathing suit pattern - can't wait!
But first: A deep breath and some links
- Nina Katchadourian is not your regular library organizer (cause we all have a library organizer, right?). She organizes books in all different ways and themes and creates new (clever, witty, thought-provoking) stories through her work. Truly inspirational. (Thanks go to Edna for the link.)
- Threads published a helpful article on their site on using the right pins for different fabrics and purposes. I admit I don't do a great job matching the right pins to each project, but now I'll try to change that.
- Style.com's Style File blog runs a series of interviews called The Future of Fashion and this time they featured fashion genius Alber Elbaz. Elbaz has been one of my favorite fashion designers for the last 3 or 4 years. I adore his work for Lanvin (though I don't love ALL of it anymore) and he seems so gracious and humble in all the interviews I've read with him.
- I hope I'm not tiring you with my constant linking to Lisa Borgnes Giramonti's blog, A Bloomsbury Life, but I can't stop. I don't know what's better in this post about her office: the writing or the photos.
- I'm re-watching The West Wing for the umpteenth time. Any other Aaron Sorkin / Bradley Whitford fans out there? I'd love to analyze every bit of this legendary series ad nauseum (I, like Jedd Bartlet, love Latin; Unlike him - I don't really know much of it).