Friday, 15 May 2009

Style resolutions: Erin from Reading my Tea Leaves

This week's style resolutions are from the lovely Erin of Reading my Tea Leaves. Her 'week in objects' posts are always inspiring, and she's just started a series featuring beautiful images of her downtown area. Make sure you have a look at her blog, if only to see her lovely blog header (which I've mentioned before - but I still love it!)

Thanks Erin for taking part.

Style resolutions: Erin from Reading my Tea Leaves


Q: What is your favourite recent design find/achievement?

A: Recently, my favorite design find is a little vintage letterpress tray that I have hung up on my wall to hold all of my earrings. It’s my favorite because it feels so useful!


Q: Do you have any design/style ambitions you want to achieve by the end of the year?

A: In just a few months, I’ll be beginning graduate school and moving to a new state, a new city, and most importantly, a new apartment (yikes!). I’m admittedly a bit of a homebody - I don’t have to stay in one place very long, but I do have to feel cozy while I’m there - and so I like to get settled pretty quickly. Defining the space that I live in as a reflection of who I am is a really important exercise for me.


In my academic work, I tend to look at how spaces have changed historically - how people have lived, where they have lived, and what they have chosen to live with, over time. Living in a time when the consequences of human impact on the environment have been made very clear - I like to think of my style as something that reflects a consciousness of this reality. My biggest ambition for this year is to focus on ways that I can make style choices that are sustainable. The easiest way for me to find sustainable design is to look back to vintage basics, to identify pieces that have personal significance for me, and to find comfort in simplicity.


Q: Which are your favourite style blogs?

A: Currently, I am completely and utterly enamored with the work of Pia Jane Bijkerk. I find her style to be refreshing and comforting at the same time. I also love Ellie of Mint - her work is simple and clean, and her blog is always inspiring.

12 comments:

Pattie said...

Loved your interview congratulations Erin!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

lovely lovely images.

knack said...

love erin...thanks for sharing more "bits"!

blue moss said...

fun to read more about erin...thanks for sharing :)

paula said...

great interview!

TheBeautyFile said...

Great post! I am about the start grad school too...not moving, but still scary, so I totally understand! Have a great weekend!

Elyse said...

Oh, the photos are so perfect! =)

Lizzy said...

How fun!

Rachel said...

It's fun to see a little more of Erin over here!

sarah said...

good luck on the move erin! that's really exciting...

Dallas Shaw said...

erin- love the idea of the letterpress tray...

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Joslyn said...

great interview. i love erin!