23.2.11

objects of desire






A few things that I have most recently added to an online shopping cart and removed with a sigh and a frown, followed by guilt for desiring so many things that I do not actually need. MODERN LIFE.







REPLIES

Allison: Oh yes, flowers are truly the best.

Lyndsay Buchanan: Aw, adorable! I didn't do it at school but I was in a little dance group that occasionally pulled out the ol' maypole.

Verhext: Oh, I don't think it's so weird for little kids to know about fertility rites, ha! I'm sure they just focus on the sweet side of things and not so much the, uh, phallic.

erica-knits: I cannot wait. I am counting down the weeks.

Emma Jay: Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Madi, Color Collective: Yay spring!

kenzie: Awesome, I like this mission of ours!

Katie: I might have some children get very angry with me if I take over the tetherball pole... might be worth it, though.

sn: I didn't do that, personally, but it sounds like something that would be so much fun to do! We did have easter baskets, though. Those were pretty.

sarah: Oh no! Aw, what a story -- but I can understand! I did the same thing when I was a kid and saw snow for the first time one year. These days I would never bound anywhere because of snow but I did love it then. Spring rules!

erin: Yessssss! Maypoles!

Ashley Anna Brown: Oh, that sounds so nice! I love greenhouses!

april: Yes! Peach, white, and gold! Sounds fantastic!

Doorknobs And Daiquiris: Yes! It makes me want to run out to a field somewhere and pick wildflowers.

Jane Flanagan: Oh, it will be here soon enough! I know, fall is also wonderful, and I agree, the transitional seasons are the best. There's just so much excitement in the air. It positively buzzes!

Laura: Thank you! Soon! Not much longer now.

Up The Wooden Hills: I'm glad you like the post! I think you should pick wildflowers and make a maypole in your parents' garden again, how beautiful.

Jennifer: Thanks so much!

36 comments:

  1. There's this new little shop on Dundas called Lost and Found that carries Makr rucksacks in white, black AND brown..! The co-owner, Jonathan, is also amazingly friendly!

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  2. oh i know... i would buy so many things and almost none are needed really! but i am getting pretty good at it though! ;) love the glasses, need to get some for me too! twiggs

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  3. I have a Linus bike and LOVE it. I have the Mixte 3. you will not be disappointed if you end up with one!

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  4. love all of these!

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  5. Oh things we don't need - there are always so many of you! Anyways, quite like the boots.

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  6. oh lady...i think i might have to borrow and photocopy your list...;))

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  7. i like looking at stuff online but when i buy it i get angry. another thing to add, put away, dry clean, etc. never ending cycle!

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  8. Love this! I am craving some Warby Parker's as well. I was telling everyone how "blurry" I was seeing lately and then I noticed it's my glasses that are so old and scratched up they need a change ASAP! haha Oh, and that bike is gorgeous! I've been eye-ing some "PUBLIC" bikes, since they could be shipped mounted. Maybe we'll hit the lottery next week.

    <3

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  9. Thats a heck of a nice bike! On that subject, would you know of a good place to buy a vintage-style but new bike in Toronto or area? My favourites were the ones I saw in the Netherlands which were just everywhere but nowhere to be found in Canada it seems. The vintagey ones available in Guelph seem too chunky in design and for so much money, it will have to be perfect! Have you seen Pashley cycles before (http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/sonnet-pure.html)? They are like art on wheels (but a little out of the price range of a poor library drone like me)!

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  10. I really like the glasses and the bike, they are so nice!

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  11. I saw those glasses from Warby Parker too. I want them and the Begley, even though they're very similar in shape. Ahhhh I just love glasses. Can't help myself. Yeah I don't need them, I just really want them. On my infinite and growing wish list, I want four more pairs of glasses (I already have six pairs of glasses that I alter between) and other extravagant and unnecessary pretty things.

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  12. dearest, i'm with you on hankerin' for some hasbeens, but my question is: are they genuinely comfortable with those wooden soles?

    would love the skinny from someone who has a pair. xo.

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  13. oooo the clog boot, my no. 1 shoe love/lust. i do have plans to purchase w-ps next month when i get my new glasses prescription! i have not bought new frames in five years ... it's time, right? now to pick the style...

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  14. When you move twice in a month you soon realise how many silly things you have >.<
    Love the glasses, and that bag was on my wishlist too, but now I live through my polyvore account...

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  15. I don't quite know why, but you're one of those people I fantasy shop for. I would love to be your rich aunty and completely indulge all these wants. (I know that's the strangest fantasy ever).

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  16. ahh.. i have been lusting over the hasbeens all winter! they were even half off at chasse gardee but i still couldn't do it.

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  17. um... i think you NEED a new bike, anabela.
    i don't know how i feel about those hasbeens boots. i've seen them... there's something about them, yet... they might still be somehow wrong. they straddle the line between clunky-and-awkward-stiffness and wood-platform-hard-leather-goodness! i'm torn. i bet they're a bitch to break-in; bloody ankles and all.

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  18. is that the definition of modern life? the constant guilt for the constant desire? desire is okay right? even if we don't need what we lust after. i think lust is good for you. maybe? a little? xx oo

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  19. i don't know if this is helpful, or just a bad pro-shopping influence, but i bought my boyfriend that makr rucksack (in brown) for Valentine's day and it is truly gorgeous in person. it's very well made and he says it's also comfortable to carry.

    AND he bought me No. 6 clog boots very similar to those Swedish Hasbeens - so we are totally on the same page.

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  20. Ah, I have the same lust for the Makr rucksack!

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  21. Oh. Those Swedish Hasbeens. Do you know if there's some canadian/US place that sells them so I dont have to pay $50 for shipping?

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  22. I haven't visited your blog in a while, and want to comment on everything!
    I am too excited for this spring, and these photographs are only making my anticipation grow.
    I also am very happy to see your record player, I have been looking for one and was told to go to sonic boom too, and think I have to now x.x

    Casie

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  23. Anonymous26.2.11

    What a great list! I just bought a pair of Swedish Hasbeens at www.ecobohemia.com and love them. I really want one of those Makr rucksacks now...

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  24. ah, warby parker's are the best! and i love that bag!

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  25. eh, I wouldn't feel guilty :)

    at least your objects of desire are pretty and tasteful! I'm so jealous of girls who can carry off those types of glasses - they completely overpower my face when I try them on.

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  26. oh, i know exactly how you feel, anabela.

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  27. i adore the swedish hasbeens. i have multiple online carts with items i've been coveting but guilt is a strong dissuader.

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  28. and it all looks so gooood together!!

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  29. you summed up my feelings exactly. today I decided I would go forth and buy an oil painting I've had my eye on for 2 years. and then I thought - better not...

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  30. I was just pretending to buy a Makr rucksack and a new bike last night ... must be something in the air. Nothing like a new bike and a backpack for spring adventures.

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  31. oooh, I understand entirely, there are so many thing I WANT, but not so many that I really NEED and yet the list keeps growing

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  32. I completely understand why these would all end up in a wish list...maybe we should rename it as an Ifeelguiltybutgimmegimme list?!

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  33. we have very similar desires! I too, have been lusting over those no. 6 boots. Perhaps next winter. Those glasses are so cute too, and that bicycle is wonderful. MODERN LIFE

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  34. Shin Ae17.3.11

    Oh! I am this close (pinchy fingers) to ordering some Warby Parker glasses. The whole concept of their business is exciting to me. My last two pairs of frames from the optician's office have been shockingly low-quality, and I'm hoping for better luck?

    If you do end up buying some, you will review, I hope?

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  35. Anonymous19.4.11

    Love my Linus, all errands are now done by Linus.
    feel like im living another life in another city when im riding around kinda like that....

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