Happy weekend dear readers!
A few days ago, I had the honor and privilege of learning an amazing craft from a dear friend.
She is an artist extraordinaire and Renaissance woman, and during this magical afternoon I learned the art of bookmaking. A time-consuming, yet immensely satisfying process, I ended up with a gorgeous little masterpiece to treasure. This exquisite experience led me to ponder the role of true craftsmanship, quality, and authentic living in our contemporary society. As much as we appreciate and rely on our wonderful modern conveniences and technological gadgets, sometimes we all need to slow down. Perhaps wash the dishes by hand every once in a while, enjoying the frothy bubbles. How about a little promenade after dinner? Not a powerwalk, mind you, but a sweet, leisurely stroll. What about purchasing fewer, but well-made items, whatever they may be.
Or perhaps we could even take the time to learn to craft a book...
Which brings me to the marvelous little book pictured below. Informative, witty, entertaining, and most definitely subjective, Leslie M.M. Blume takes us on a fun and fascinating journey of everything she believes should be brought back into fashion. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites...
Please share what YOU would like to add to the list!
So let's bring back...
The Kindness of Strangers
Quality Over Quantity
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