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Threaded Stories: A Talk with Polly Leonard

Selvedge magazine - A talk with Polly Leonard - Classiq

Polly Leonard has a visionary mind and an eye, skill and respect for craft and for the beautifully made. She is an expert with an education and background in textiles. She has a passion for fabric, for storytelling and for … Read More

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Untamed Romania

Romania neimblanzita

There are two places where I am the happiest in the world: on the top of the mountain and in the vast countryside of my childhood. It’s not just the proximity of nature that I need in order to feel … Read More

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His and Hers: The Trench Coat in Kramer vs. Kramer

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs Kramer

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman are both wearing trench coats in Kramer vs. Kramer. The trench is the opposite of a statement piece, equally embraced by men and women, molding itself to the wearer. And it couldn’t reflect two more … Read More

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The Book That Taught Me A Sad Truth About Modern-Day Cinema

François Truffaut The Man Who Loved Films book

I believe the books written by and about François Truffaut outnumber all the other film books in my library. The latest addition is The Man Who Loved Films (originally in Romanian, Bãrbatul care iubea filmele) a less known book on … Read More

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The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill

I am fascinated with children’s books. I have kept all my childhood books, my almost three-year-old son already has a considerable collection and I have started to even buy him books to save for later. Yes, you could say the … Read More

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