I left Peru in my early 20’ to travel South America and my mom’s house keys, these shades my dad gave me and jewelry boxes have always been with me. Now living in NYC I would like to think These will pass to my daughter or she may start collecting others as she grows up…she will def have change the house keys :)
My husband gave this keychain to me when I was 14 years old. It has a grain of rice with both of our names on it. I moved away shortly after and didn’t see or speak to him again until I was 19. It’s just something I’ve always kept in a box and never let go of and still means so much to me. Maybe deep down in my heart I knew we’d meet again one day…
Tuesday contribution to #OWM (objects with meaning) Zady campaign:
This journal has been with me for over 10 years. It was a high school graduation gift that I almost immediately wanted to discard or re-gift. After all, most 18 year olds find cash as an acceptable gesture of accomplishment—not a cheap journal that may or may not have been a last-minute find.
My, oh my, how that would have been a tremendous mistake.
In my darkest of nights and most trying of life crisis, I’ve spent the past four years telling this little journal of mine my souls desires, best kept memories and sorted reflections that have held bits and pieces of my identity.
Who knew there would be such solace in a battered old notebook of thought?
My journal has survived breakups, days abandoned while traveling from city to city only to be left in hotels and flown back to be reunited.
Thank you person, whoever you are, that gifted me this incredible treasure.
It may not be one of the more glamorous things that I own, but it is arguably the most important and most cherished.
This isn’t just any ol’ cluster of coffee beans. For us, these coffee beans are full of nostalgia. When we launched our company back in November, we hosted a party at our local coffee shop (@brooklynroasting) and these beans were our party favors. Today, we’re divvying up the very last bag of beans for our staff to take home.
Not unlike many girls, the most beautiful and influential woman to ever touch my life was my Nini (grandma). Suffering from an extreme, nearly crippling disease for most of her life, she was slated to never have kids and die young. This is a fate she refused to accept and went on to have 3 kids and 7 grandkids. Chronic pain and seemingly chronic surgeries plagued her life but she would never let you know or feel sorry for her.
I finally bought myself this vintage ‘87 Gibson Les Paul Custom last year. I’d wanted it for years. I love this guitar because it’s beautiful, well made and has a blistering sound.
But I also love what it symbolizes: My two loves, music and journalism. I feel so fortunate to be able to do both music and writing, because, really, they both feed each other. I can’t imagine one without the other. It’s a blend of brains and emotion with both I guess. I bought this guitar during a year when I was having a lot of professional success with journalism, and there have been moments when I thought maybe I needed to just focus on one thing. Instead, I doubled-down and bought this guitar, which made it that much easier to make time to play.
- Elizabeth L. Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Tracey Tanner demo. Shes amazing #traceytanner #zady.com @traceytanner @zady.com
Tracey Tanner making ornaments and keychains by hand, using scraps of leather left over from her hand-made bags.
This is my interpretation of the m83 galaxy that I painted on canvas a few months ago. When I can find the time to paint (which is rare), I exclusively paint from Hubble images that inspire me.
This painting not only exemplifies my love for anything and everything having to do with outer space but it personifies one of the best nights of my life.
As a late birthday gift, my best friend bought me tickets to see m83 at the Hammerstein Ballroom back in 2012. I was totally unprepared for my emotional reaction to seeing them live and it will stick with me forever. It just felt right to paint the galaxy that the band is named after and to serve as a memory I can see and touch. I’m very proud of this painting and hope it brings a sense of inspiration to you.