this may have already gone 'round the blogosphere,
but it's new to me.
i had been meaning to order a catalog from
and well, they arrived so fast.
i have been known to order things & completely lose track of time.
or obsessively check the mailbox.
this one, i didn't have to do either.
i literally ordered them, and then poof a day or so later,
all the way from the UK.
& i signed up for the clothing one,
and a whim, added house & home.
b/c i mean, i'm a big time nest-er.
so i just gotta get in touch with that,
and after what felt like a bit of a bust
with my recent impulse-buy of some house-decor magazine
i wasn't really expecting much.
i had been feeling kinda so-so about a lot of the big box house retailers for awhile now.
but mmm toast is gorgeous.
i definitely loved the house & home catalog
even more than the clothing one!
woven baskets brimming with wools
my favorite of late
i am in love with this giant hat.
the composition of this photograph.
the faded wall & her lovely yellow dress.
the lai grai brand image is inspired by art nouveau
the script of the letters.
the way the g curves!
these tiles really spoke to me,
in the same way the lai grai font did.
okay, i know i have been mad about these rich deep colors,
almost like the lure of india ink.
but i will take a moment to say,
i never thought pajamas could look so good.
i think it's the hat. and the yellow background.
i think green is my favorite color right now.
but before i thought that, i really thought it was yellow.
just pure loveliness. ah- nature!
look at how the grass naturally ebbs & flows.
the short & the tall. growing together.
napkins hovering like ghosts in a field.
i hope you enjoyed those 4 or so pictures from
& three pictures from the clothing catalog.
& order yours!
b/c they smell like real printing. heavy paper.
it's nice to have a tactile catalog.
i had indesign at one point and i LOVED putting up my product shots and pretending.
maybe i'll make a mini catalog just for me!
& i hope these toast pictures inspired you!
i know they really made me happy.
and feeling oh, so, summery!
watermelons & rhubarb,
p.s. bought some rhubarb for a pie. so maybe some pie pictures tomorrow? love!