Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It would be a crime against myself to go to NY and not to do some shopping. Not that I'm an advocate for consumerism, but I'd be lying is I say I don't like shopping. I see it as a type of hunting. I get really focused, I use my math skills, I go through the rolodex of outfits and objects I already own (in my head), I examine, smell, touch and evaluate. It's a very involved act. I call it - chasing the rainbow of perfection on a budget. Yes, I want it all - quality, function, simplicity, beauty, fun and hopefully it is inexpensive as well. The entire rainbow:) I spent an afternoon in SOHO.... hunting. Very few things were purchased, but I'm happy with all of them. I got coffee cup Orla Kiely wallet, adorable japanese plates from Pearl River, NY wooden play-set from MUJI and a some fun toys for the girls. Muji was the one store that I really looked forward to visiting. Translated literally as "brand-less" it's my idea of clean minimal and functional. It was a little more expensive than what I think mass-produced simple good design should be, and they didn't carry watches (their best stuff), so I was a tad disappointed. H&M was also disappointing. Their tribute to Marimekko was obviously designed for really slender and tall women. Darn:( and the quality was questionable. But enough with the downside. Overall, I had fun! My legs were buzzing, adrenaline was rushing through the veins, and even though I didn't spent too much - I got my fix and that's all that matters when the hunt is over:)
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