Did I Give You A Card Yet?

I just discovered these cards from lala dex press. They’re simple and straight to the point- my kind of card. Bonus: the artist printed them in norwegian as well. Love it. You can pick up a set of 3 postcards here for $5. Unfortunately its sold out at the moment, BUT that just proves how cool it is, doesnt it?

Designers #1 Giuseppe Zanotti

Comment by margretgisladottir

August 30, 2007 @ 3:52 pm

I never EVER throw my shoes away. They are my babies and you don’t throw your kids away do you?

Anyways, fashion goes in circles doesn’t it? So surely you can wear them again in the future or pass them on to your children or grand children.

I just have to convince my hubbie to buy a big house to store all of them 🙂

City Train Fashion

There is an over-crowded train which connects East London with the City. I have a doubtful pleasure to take this train twice a day, everyday for 6 minutes. There is also a bizarre phenomenon which occurs on this train only. When you look around most of the people are dressed very smart as most of them work in the offices of the financial district. When you look around the floor, as much as you can look around the floor in this crowd, you will notice that most of them wear sneakers. It is not a manifest of some new city fashion; it’s just a very practical approach towards commuting in an over-populated city.

a). high heels can hurt your co-passengers due to the very limited space each of us have, b). Your new, shiny shoes you spent a fortune on will get wasted before the end of the journey. Therefore it is much a better idea to put those shoes on no sooner than when you reach the office.

Maybe this habit sounds slightly excessive but that’s London and you cannot get more London than that!


As hard to say as they are hard to find: especially when you start naming titles and types, the blue one below for example is a Boblbee Megalopolis Sport. I’ve had my eye on these Swedish-designed carry-alls for a while now, for two reasons mainly: my back always aches when I carry my backpack, and these are supposed to support, not pressure, the back muscles; AND it’s got a hardshell, which would come in handy if I fell off my Vespa, as I’m always carrying my iBook.

The only reason I haven’t bought: they don’t make Boblbee’s big enough for the larger iBook sizes… so I remain disappointed. Come on Boblbee.

Knit New York

Knit one, purl two, drink. I was chatting with my good friend M the other day and mentioned how incredibly hip knitting has become in New York. Especially for the 20-30 something crowd. I take a look around me, young women and metrosexuals everywhere are doing it – on the subway, in Bryant Park, at bars, coffee shops, movie shoots….New York is being taken over by zenned out knitters one stitch at a time. And I’m part of the craze.

Recently I took lessons and honestly, at first, I wasn’t feeling it, being a bit (ok a lot) hyper and in constant need of instant gratification, I found knitting at a click, click pace completely out of tune with my character. Until my knitting instructor Rahshida (see, I told you it was hip) informed me I would become a better knitter if I would just relax, light up and have a glass of wine. I skipped the weed, but reached for the wine and suddenly I got it. I had entered the knitting zone. That zenned out place you reach as the click of the bamboo needles rocks you into a sense of security as you weave your issues into the Alpacan softness and create your masterpiece.

Knit one, purl two, drink. Knit one, purl two, drink. My favorite places in knit? Booze and Yarn – where knitters and drinkers unite, Knit New York – where knitters and coffee/tea drinkers unite (I also run there when I’m stuck on a pattern), on the subway and of course, Central Park. My current project is a Ruana in a green/brown cashmere mix….it’s in my bag right now, locked in my desk….but I can hear it softly calling my name.