Monday, February 6, 2012

New additions

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I meant to share some of the things I received for Christmas, but never got around to it. J and I just got each other our trip to New York, so that was easy. My brother got me a spa gift certificate, and my parents got me some books, a grey cashmere robe, Byredo Accord Oud perfume (yah!), and a Hudson's Bay throw.

If you are into Samurai armor (maybe one or two of you out there?!?!) I highly recommend Art of Armor. It is excellent! Samurai: An Illustrated History is what the title suggests, a history and brief overview of armor, and the Art of Armor is an extensive look at the samurai armor collection of the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas including huge close-up pictures.

8 comments:

Prêt à Porter P said...

The armor books sounds cool. If I were a zillionare I would definitely collect antique armor and weapons.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

i like armour. namely, medieval, but samurai is interesting...
how do you like the rick owens book?

Stephanie said...

H- Me too! My dream is to at least have one full set. Then one day when I have a nice spacious apartment or house I can have it in a glass case.

Steph- I like European armor as well. This is a really good book: http://www.amazon.com/Arms-Armor-Stephen-Fliegel/dp/0940717921/ref=wl_it_dp_o_npd?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3HXY6NQIDHTY6&colid=Z7NDW2VM33J7

Among other things, something I really like about samurai armor is the intricate lacing systems.

I actually haven't had a chance to look through the Rick Owens book in depth yet! I've just flipped through it.

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

i wanted a nice robe for xmas but i didnt get it haha. i love your bedsheets though

Stephanie said...

Alice- Thanks! It's a new duvet cover from West Elm. I love the zig zags. http://www.westelm.com/products/organic-chevron-duvet-shams-g379/?pkey=cduvet-covers

Yeah a robe is a good gift idea. It's not something you normally buy for yourself.

Joy said...

each book seems so amazing. im jealous!

Audrey said...

The books look very interesting to me, will look out for a copy in our local bookstore.

Btw...have you seen the little story about Rick Owens and his wife Michele Lany. A beautiful portrait shown on Anothermag.com.

Audrey

Erika Snyder said...

You got the Rick Owens book! Yay! A friend of mine purchased this for me for my birthday and it is absofu**inglutely fantastic. Hope you enjoy it too!