I think it is interesting to look back on the things I loved 10 - 15 years ago to see that I still love some of them. Here are a two things I loved, and still love just as much now...
Laura Stoddart had done cards for Roger LaBorde back in the mid-90s and I was instantly drawn to her work. I went to London in 1997 and was so excited to be able to find the cards easier there. Then in 1999, she did a couple years as the illustrator for Kate Spade Paper, so I was thrilled (since I loved Kate Spade too). I even have the stamps she did for the Royal Mail. I have every book she ever illustrated. In the early 2000's I created this amazon list showing the books she has written and the ones she has illustrated (available in the US). Click HERE to see it.
Here work reminds me a lot of the prints I now love form the early 19th century that I collect and love. She has this old-fashioned feel to her work that just draws me in.
Another love I had back then was for Me&Ro Jewelry. Back in the nineties I lived in Connecticut so I would hop on the train and go into the city (New York) to attend Kate Spade sample sales (back then they were amazing!) and then pop over to Me&Ro's shop on Elizabeth Street. I love the way they do 18kt gold, I believe it is an old technique that is not used much now (my band is shown in the photo below). I also am always wanting a pendant (like the heart below) or bracelet in gold or silver. I love everything they make.
Their entire ideology is wonderful. On the card I got with my ring, it said the following:
Me&Ro reflects an aesthetic based on modern interpretations of traditional jewelry. Its classic and original style acknowledges the human desire to both adorn and communicate. Me&Ro is inspired by the power jewelry has to express the human values of strength , love and faith, as well as the balance of beauty and form.
Their work as well as the premise behind me has always spoken to me.
What about you? What have you always loved? This is a fun journal prompt to do if you are looking for something to jump start you. What have you loved for over 10 - 15 years? Tastes and styles change, but a few things always remain our favourites. What are yours? Try using them to create a journal spread (and if you do - leave a link to where I can check it out!) I think I may do one too!