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Sedmikrásky (Daisies)

January 13, 2012

My favourite thing about this film is that when I talked to my mother about it she said “Oh yeah we used to do that”.

My mother was born and raised in Prague. During the 1960′s she and her girlfriends would often accept invitations from foreigners to go out to restaurants that typical Czech’s couldn’t afford.

Just like Marie I and Marie II my mother and her friends would send their dates packing when the evening came to an end, and all that could be eaten and drunk was gone. Although those days were very difficult my mother seems to look back with nostalgia.

Unlike Marie I and Marie II I don’t think my mother and her friends decided to just be bad, they were rebellious and wanted to feel the freedom that they imagined people in the west had. Also they craved the luxury of an abundance of  food and fresh ingredients.

Growing up I can’t tell you how many times I was informed of how many hours my parents would wait in line for the opportunity to buy bananas only to get to the front of the line and find out there were none left.

The theme in this film is something I can relate to. Even though I haven’t struggled with living in a totalitarian state there are still freedoms and liberation from responsibility I wish I had.

Sometimes I want to just give in to being a little bit bad. Maybe a little food fight is all I need.

This image and these words remind me of my mother.

Hello 2012!

January 9, 2012

Here we are at the start of another brand new year.

I love New Years because it can be a giant reset button if you want it to be. It’s like a milestone, a moment to reflect on the path you’ve just walked, and also the moment when you move forward again. It’s also a great excuse to put Hunter in a hat!

Lark About is my notebook, where I’ll store and share the things that inspire me and how I buy for Lark.

Happy New Year everyone!

Rocks Off

July 17, 2010

Rocks Off – The Rolling Stones (1972)

Super 8 footage shot by Robert Frank in LA and NY, 1971.

-N.

Destination: Old Faithful Shop

June 6, 2010

My latest favourite discovery in Vancouver : Old Faithful Shop

Oh my goodness. They stock Fog Linen!!! I’ve got a serious obsession with this brand (a gorgeous line of linen products for home from Japan) and it wasn’t too easy for me to keep myself calm while I was looking around this shop today. The space is absolutely stunning and they have a fantastic collection of “items for daily life”, that are classic and well-made by unique manufacturers with history and craftsmanship. I also got really excited when I saw the industrial laundry baskets by Steele Canvas Basket (Remember these?). The shop owners; Walter and Savannah kindly showed me around and shared some stories with me. Such lovely people! If you’re in Vancouver, I highly recommend to visit their shop.

Read more about this shop HERE.

Love the whole concept in here.

This is a perfect shop for finding lovely gifts. It’s also a very dangerous place for me…

OLD FAITHFUL SHOP

320 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver B.C. V6B 1E8

Check out their blog.

-N.

Destination: Le Petit Atelier de Paris

May 26, 2010

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Le Petit Atelier de Paris is a small workshop and boutique operated by two artists in the Marais. Their motto, “Du bonheur au quotidien” —”Happiness in the everyday”—is reflected in their charming, simple pottery and housewares.

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(Images below via HERE.)

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!!! I screamed when I found their blog. They have the cutest Shiba inu (dog)! Some of my close friends know how much I love Shiba dogs and they think I’m crazy, which I don’t deny. They’re the cutest dogs in the whole world (to me anyway).

Paris, French antiques, beautiful pottery/housewares, plus Shiba dogs….. So perfect!

Look how adorable this one is.

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-N.

Weekend Listening: Gainsbourg

May 22, 2010

Serge Gainsbourg – All the things you are (1964)

-N.

Atelier Cézanne

May 13, 2010

Atelier Cézanne

-N.

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