The Big List

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Since I'm a prolific list-maker, I've compiled a visual list of things that have been distracting and delighting me, and generally keeping me occupied. First up, my good friends Laura and Jo have opened up a new etsy shop called Half/Half which includes 1950s-style clothes named after song titles. How clever is that? Read all about their new venture here and here.

Places I've been dreaming of living in ...

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: : Pitsou Kedem Architect, Jaffa Apartement Project, found via Tel Aviv Art and Design Experiment.

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: : Apartment, Paris 6th District - Saint Germain des Près/Visconti, via Emile Garcin Properties.

All things literary ...

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: : Yelena's beautiful tribute to Mr. Murakami, on his 63rd birthday.

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: : My copy of Neo-Victorian Families arrived, along with my essay enclosed in its pages.

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: : Books I'm reading, re-reading and looking forward to reading. From top to bottom, left to right:

-Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
-The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
-A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.
-Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins.
-The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.
-The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst.

Things that have been making me giggle, and nod my head in agreement ...

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: : Bored to Death.

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: : Gilmore Girls.

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: : Black Books.

And before I go ...

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: : Some posts of mine you may have missed here and here on Behind Ballet.

Also, a huge thank you for the wonderfully kind response to this post, especially to Kate, Jane and Diana for blogging about it. I almost didn't post these resolutions because I thought my writing was crappy. Just goes to show I have no perspective about myself, so I defer to your better judgement.

I'm going to be extremely busy over the next two weeks, so I apologise in advance if I don't always have the time to respond to your comments here and emails as promptly as I would like. The stress will soon be over though! Happy weekend everyone.