Saturday, April 15, 2006

5 Senses....


As it is the Easter weekend...we decided a bit of floral brighteneing was needed for the house, so as well as purple tulips and daffodils, I got a new orchid (to adorn the sideboard you see!). All my other ones are on their last legs, so this one is the new kid on the block complete with alternative dress code....bright chartreuse clothes with magenta freckles and beard!....hopefully it will be happy at the window for the coming spring/summer season, and flower again for Christmas(ish) time.

This morning my Mina Perhonen books arrived (Particle and Print)...such wonder!!! Stella kindly ordered them for me..and I am so grateful, as I already can't believe I have lived without these books for so long!!! I will photograph my favourite pages for sure, as soon as the sun comes out today, but until then..I will share some links that I found when doing some google searching on his amazing work this morning....Mina Perhonen Website, and here you can download a Mina Perhonen wallpaper , and also here is his 2006 Collection from Paris fashion week. I really hope I can one day see his work in person...I really love it.

Sight: Light shining through the thick waxy petals of my new orchid...and shining through the fine holes in my Target piece showing it's finely perforated patterns.....rainbows (rain then shine all week!)...a ceiling, and not a hole when lying in the bath looking up last night.

Touch: The delicate indentations on the beautiful Ram's" skull card that arrived, ordered from Mav....Linen texture cover (and dinky size) of the new Mina perhonen book...new canvas pumps rubbing my heel as I wore them out for the first time.

Smell: Hotdogs cooking at IKEA...paint fumes from the bathroom (now finished!!!)....brown paper box parcels (wholesome musty smell..)....metal on my hands.

Sound: Crinkle as I unwrap yet another one too many Daim (Dime) sweets from the Swedish shop at IKEA... the blaring radio of the painters from 7.45am (too early for noise!)....my saw, cutting through sheet silver.

Taste: Hotdog with cheap ketchup...chicken ceaser salad, crunchy and fresh....juicy jaffa oranges, cut into wedges, their juice running down my chin....cold, cold glass of organic skimmed milk....thai noodles, coated with a spicy coconut and sesame dressing.

Happy Easter everyone, hope you have a great holiday weekend....! Xox

8 comments:

stella said...

oh great!! you got them already! i told you they're swift. :)

and thanks for the other links as well.
i got this kind guidance to this link of minä products also! yikes!

Shari said...

hi abigail
i love what you say about your new orchid. great links too. your tastes sound yummy from this week. hope the rest of your weekend is fabulous! xx, shari

abby said...

Happy Easter to you, too! I really adore this post, and have adored Mina since seeing tidbits of her designs on flickr. Hope your weekend is going well-it sounds like it was off to a great start!

lisa s said...

happy easter dear abigail.... love the new orchid.... and am honored [again] to be part of your 5 senses....

gracia said...

Happy Easter indulgence to you too! Lovely 5 senses... see ya, grache

Karen said...

Happy Easter Abigail! Gorgeous orchids! Mine never last either, makes me sad that I don't have a greener thumb because I love them.

IMEDAGOZE said...

happy easter, abigail!

I enjoyed browsing mina's designs through your links. love that orchid of yours... I'm terrible with orchids. I think they hate me. :)

palespectre said...

i got here searching for mina! thanks for the links, too bad i cant get the wallpaper i think one must be a member... i really like his works. your blog is a very good read, thank you.