I have been having quite a lot of fun sharing the insides of my favourite books this week...so have continued on today! After posting on the catalogue from 'home made holland' yesterday..I looked out one of my favourite eye candy books...Catalog!
It is written by Carin Goldberg, who was fascinated by 1950's catalogues, and the notion that life seemed much simpler back then, in a time when everything you needed could be ordered from this one volume. Then at a flea market in New York, she found this huge catalogue dating 1951-52..and fell in love with the subtle colourings, and the yellowing pages. She then selected her favourite images and published them into this book, which I must say is really fabulous. I love it's simplicity..the fact that there is very little text, that the illustrations do all the talking. I particularly like how she has juxtaposed really functionally opposed items together..one to a page, highlighting their form and shape. On a side-note....some of the subtle colours in this book are just sublime..the soft creams and greens, they would be great as paint colours in the home! I like the inconspicuous cover too..very fitting!
Well...today was all of a muddle (mixed up head, full of the cold...and muddling on through in spite of it!). I ventured out to the post office to send out some orders..more tomorrow too! And was finishing off some other orders, and trying to get all my washing done for going on holiday..in...GULP..a day and a half!!! TOO much to do and not enough time!!! But it will all be fine....and I am so looking forward to sitting on down on that plane and looking out over the clouds....mmmm.
Can't quite handle any html codes today..so am link-free! :)..hope you are all having a good day thus far, and that you liked this wee peek inside Catalog...? Xox