Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Unexpected Surprises

Never having been in New Mexico before, there were certain things I expected to see. And certain things that never entered my mind. One of the later was happening upon an amazing store, Shibui, specializing in Japanese furniture, antiques, and so much more. I felt like a kid in a candy store but I limited my purchases to the following: part of a Japanese weaving loom, housed in the most beautiful sleeve, and 4 bundles of vintage Japanese paper. Click images to enlarge.







Right before I left for my trip, I received a surprise package in the mail from Lynne Hoppe, of Heart and Life fame. I call her "The Bone Whisperer" and if you look through her blog you will know why. She sent me a wonderful gift, which I thought was such a great preview of things to come in New Mexico. Thanks Lynne!




11 comments:

Lynn said...

What an interesting array of goodies. Enjoy your tripping...trip...I like all the colors here...reds, blues, bones.

grrl+dog said...

lucky you! I got a package of bones too... what ya gonna go with them???

lynne h said...

okay, seth, i don't know which is cooler -- the japanese loom and paper, or the photos of my/your package. wow... i'm blown away by both...

the colors and textures of the loom!!! oh my god! i absolutely wouldn't have been able to resist it either! or the paper -- i want to touch it and open it gently. no, i never would have expected to find this store in new mexico either... what treasures...

now about your photos... they're simply fantastic and beautiful... can you see me smiling from ear to ear here?! i love them all, but am just grinning hugely at that little mouse tooth at the bottom of the last pic. that little, teeny, tiny tooth holding its own there...

thank you, seth...

LostLuggage said...

what amazing treasures! Lucky you :)

Chris said...

That loom is fantastic. wow. never seen one before. Thanks for the tour. Please publish all your posts in a book so I can just lounge and immerse, sans electricity...

Gillian McMurray said...

Those papers are beautiful. What another great bunch of treasures.

Supria said...

WoW...lovely treasures for sure...don't you just love it when magic happens like this...can't wait to hear what you might do with them.
Supria

Angela Rockett said...

I'm really enjoying your posts about your trip to New Mexico - the desert landscape can be very inspirational. Love that Japanese paper, and the weaving loom piece! If I'm not very vigilant, Japanese paper and packaging can empty my wallet in a heartbeat. :)

And what a wonderful gift from Lynne Hoppe.

Robyn said...

I love all those little wrapped parcels. A work of art!

rivergardenstudio said...

Your japanese loom and papers are gorgeous, and the gifts from Lynne so lovely! You photograph things so beautifully! Oh and I posted my book from our book exchange today! Have a great week... Roxanne

mansuetude said...

oh so now i see that the rust is part of a love for an ancient thing, manifest in a modern you! I love the bone whisperer's blog, and now the way you arranged her goods, in that spinal way, a soul could manifest into it...