Now, onto another topic entirely, did you know that back when I lived in Auckland, I was an avid collector of vintage teapots and teacups? I wasn’t picky about the make or material, whether it was Royal Doulton, Poole, or Crown Lynn; china, enamel, or stoneware; Japanese, English, or of Kiwi origin. If it looked good, and the price was right, I bought it. I genuinely believe that one of life’s little pleasures is drinking tea out of an aesthetically pleasing cup. (I have two enormous boxes-full collecting dust under my Nana’s garage on the North Shore. One day I’llClick to Continue!
The countdown has begun. For those of us in North America, the next month and a half is a nonstop, back-to-back cacophony of holidays and opportunities to shower everyone around us with gifts and mementos of the season. So with that in mind, see that little magenta bracelet on my wrist? It’s Shipley & Halmos’ contribution to the eBay Holiday Collective, in partnership with The CFDA Foundation. In short, it’s a tech bracelet that looks fresh and serves a purpose — the bracelet is held together by two magnets that just happen to double as a usb plug and aClick to Continue!
I don’t know about you, but Fall is here and I’m going nuts on the colour brown. Having worn virtually nothing but blue for most of my adult life, it’s a surprisingly easy transition, since everything else in my closet is either blue, forest green, maroon, or khaki, and therefore goes pretty damn well with brown. So it will come as no surprise that my 24 eBay collections are filled with glorious brown clothing, such as that Levi’s Trucker Jacket in buttery soft suede (top left), and those glorious Church’s lace-ups (bottom right), but that they’re also filled with all thoseClick to Continue!
Anyone who knows me really well will know that there’s nothing I love more than sitting, observing, and (occasionally) bidding in a fine arts auction. I’d love to do a lot more of the latter, but my fiscal resources restrict me somewhat. Ok lotswhat. My appetite for auctions was whetted like many people’s these days – on the internet. When trademe (New Zealand’s answer to EBay) started up, I’d be on there for hours a day bidding against people for things I didn’t even know I needed until I saw them onscreen. There are a couple of problems with onlineClick to Continue!