It has been an insane week, but finally there is time to indulge myself and post about October obsessions from around the web!
This Hermes watch is one of my favourite "dream" pieces. It's big and masculine, and the soft brown leather makes it feel like the perfect thing to wear with a big camel coat. But above all I love the Hermes website. It's filled with these whimsical illustrations on nearly every page. They just offer a little bit of deserved delight on a fall day.
The New York Times Home & Garden section . . . like this bedroom in Berlin and this Stockholm entryway! Speaking of the NYT, there is a fantastic piece written by Thomas Beller that made me smile from ear to ear today. Click here to read "Home is where your stuff is."
As soon as the air turns crisp I crave Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I've had one so far this year, trying to keep it reasonable!!
Listening to Heart of Gold on chilly mornings driving to work. Nothing wakes me up and stirs my mind like the opening beats of that song, especially when I'm on my own, free to play it nice and loud.
Rich shades of yellow and bronzy brown to get me in the autumn mood.
Edward Hopper's paintings - which were part of a my American Literature specialization in a seminar I took in my final year. I remember using these paintings as a metaphoric consideration for the home as a barrier, used by the protagonist to escape the complexities of the outside world. I've been fascinated by them ever since. She looks longingly towards the outside, yet she curves self-protectively in determined immobility. Morning Sun feels like fall to me though, the slow rising sun that still is fresh and warm once awoken.
Elsa Peretti Wave Ring from Tiffany. Just simple and beautiful. For some reason I always want to wear more gold in the fall and silver in the winter. How curious.