Saturday, October 29, 2011

L Train Luncheon

NYC's supper clubs offer an impromptu dining cart serving up a six course meal in the subway

Jetlegs on Tumblr!

Hey check out the new Jetlegs Tumblr page!

Winnipeg skating shelters

I love these "Winnipeg skating shelters" by Canadian studio Patkau architects

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Woven delight

Just freshly off the plane from Istanbul, I managed to stuff a beautiful antique rug into my bag.
To be honest I didn't know much about rugs, carpets or kilims when I arrived in Turkey. Luckly for me I ended up at the right place, a small shop called Arsah. Quickly apparent was this warm, family-run establishment was passionate, knowledgeable and honest about their beautiful woven works. After viewing what had to be hundreds of rugs and kilims and drinking several cups of fragrante tea and strong turkish coffee I finally narrowed my choice down to one special piece. The colour, history and story all wove together something special for me. However what I left with was more than a rug, I left there with a new appreciation for a craft which was deeply routed in this beautiful country.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Moroccan treasures

Beldi is a wonderful online store which specializes in beautiful items from Morocco.
From Rugs, to jewellery to housewares you are sure to find inspiring items with quality craftsmanship in everything they sell.