Saturday, August 27, 2005

Between the covers

The internet's all well and good, but it lacks a little va-va-voom. Over the weekend, I've been contemplating bringing back the art of writing, on hand-made paper, and in a coloured ink like burgundy, purple or dark green. People will either think I've become the epitome of chic, or that I'm totally barking.

At, you can check out the multi-Royal-warranted Smythson of Bond Street, who provide stationery and leather goods to the rich and famous, as well as the inhabitants of Buck House. Navigating past the Cosmic Diary and Royal Court Diary (so you can schedule your appointments not to clash with The Queen's birthday), and the fiendishly expensive bespoke writing paper, I stumbled across evidence of a sense of humour.

Take the Seduction Notes book. According to the description, it's a feint ruled notebook for those who wish to record their own art of seduction, with an index that includes Food and Wine, Music and Travel, you'll have no more excuses! Not entirely necessary, according to Super Ted, who swears a text message with "fancy a KFC and a snog" as the lights go on in Rock Bottom is just as effective - and a lot cheaper.

Or the Friends, Lovers and Husbands book, where you can keep track of the husbands you've had - and the women they belonged to .... and the Lovers and Losers address book, which presumably serves as a little black book with marks out of 10.

Or the Domestic Goddess book, which claims to give you room to write up your Houehold (sic) tips: perhaps they meant ho-hold tips, which would be better suited to the Seduction Notes book.

My favourite, though, was the tangerine pigskin Juicy Gossip book - never has something so unpalatable looked so cute.


Blogger secretdubai said...

Bad girls don't keep diaries, remember...

8:03 PM  
Blogger clayfuture said...

Funny thing... that Friends, Lovers and Husbands book, as you mentioned. I guess some people want to keep a written account of all the relationships or whatever they have throughout their life!

Hmmm... clever opportunists will never shy away from making a quick buck from these kind of fancy and novel ideas!

2:17 PM  
Blogger BrainSyke said...

I am thinking of moving to UAE. its been many years since I was last there, so just surveying the job market. Can I ask you some questions?

11:51 PM  

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