Saturday, June 16
Ever since I can remember I've been trying to get my house to look like some dwelling in a 1970s (or very early '80s) Woody Allen film or some of the houses in this book that I found while thrifting years ago - you know, lots of books, lots of plants, kilim pillows, some cream cotton lace or crochet thrown in, lots of textural details, cool lamps, art pottery... I don't really know how to explain it, but it's totally some natural, intellectual, very (cool) 70s vibe. Anyway, it's how I have wanted my house to be for as long as I can remember. Macrame fits perfectly in this schema. I remember when I first bought a macrame plant holder at a yard sale my mom cringed. But see I didn't have to live through the all the awfulness of the 1970s, I have the luxury of picking out the best parts of the '70s an incorporating them into my house (& wardrobe for that matter). Anyway, usually I have to wait and find macrame while thrifting or at yard sales and finding it is actually pretty rare (although I did thrift one this week!), but Cold Picnic is re-thinking macrame so if you're into it, you needn't wait until you stumble upon it at your neighborhood yard sale.
Also, if you like the '70s style I am talking about, you might want to get The House Book, by Terence Conran from 1974. It's an invaluable source of inspiration for me.