Vibrant Color: Japanese Pens + Spanish Linens

• 17 September 2012



Feeling a bit foggy this morning?  Here's a small burst of color to awaken your senses...

I spotted these delicious-looking Japanese pens in the latest Madewell catalog and pretty much can't stop thinking about them.  The cobalt, the yellow, the green, the everything.  Perhaps a grouping of one color?  Or one of each?  Not sure.  But at $10 a pop, I'll save this heart's desire for my Christmas or birthday wish list.  Since they are only available online and not in Madewell stores, I am dreaming of visiting the newly-opened Delfonics boutique under the Louvre in Paris (a fun place to peek around after spending some time enjoying the amazing art).  The little snippets I'm seeing online look gorgeous.  Note to self: create more paperwork to justify spendier-than-usual office supplies.

Also adding color to my desktop today are these gorgeous napkins from Spanish-favorite, MyDrap; which are now thankfully available in the US (previously I've only been able to pick them up from Merci).  I keep a modest stash of these here at home and relish in having an occasion to whip them out for a meal.  As an added bonus, you can wash these hemstitched-napkins-on-a-roll and use them again (but you'll have to iron them and maybe even use a little starch).  I've enjoyed watching the color offerings expand each year and I confess I'm dying to get a hold of a few of those hues above.

I hope you have a cheerful day!

8 comments:

Lisette said...

I love My Drap. I have also found them at William Sonoma and they are the perfect thing to take on a picnic.

Megan said...

I'm loving the pens!!! Thanks for sharing!

monique said...

Just wanted to leave a little tip for the MyDrap napkins.. if I get organized in time, ironing them while they're still damp out of the washer makes quick work of them! They look much better that way then if I try and iron them out of the dryer. I don't always have time to pull out the ironing board while they're damp but I try and remind myself that it only takes a few minutes because they're so small.

Fingers crossed for an economical shipping price to Canada (or better yet, at stores here!).

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anna | Today I like Blog said...

OMG so many good ideas!! And guess what I am from Barcelona and I had never heard from MyDrap before, and they are also from Barcelona!! By the way, drap means cloth in catalan ;-) Thanks for the inspiration!!! anna

Jeff G said...

These are the same as those that you gave Cristina, no? We love them!

Jeff G said...

**Referring to "MyDrap" and the brown table mats you gave us some time ago...

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