Ok, 6 weird
things about myself? :) Got tagged recently by Imelda
, so... here goes:
6. I have synaesthesia
. And no, that's not an STD! Synaesthesia
for some people means that they smell music, or hear tastes.. for me I just have a color 'value' for every letter and number. 1 is white, 2 is yellow, 3 is blue, etc. For instance, I dislike the American spelling of grAy with an A because for me 'a' is RED and so the English spelling is prettier-- grEy with an E because for me E is blueish.
5. Does this count?-- my lovely late grandmother was friends with Eva Zeisel
-- they lived in the same apartment building in NYC and were both artists and had kids the same age.
4. When I was growing up my bro and I weren't allowed to watch TV, eat white bread
or "sugar" cereals; I couldn't get my ears pierced until I was 12 and I wasn't allowed to see a PG-13 movie until I was 13!!
On the flipside, however, I started sneaking my mom's makeup from her bathroom and wearing it to school in 5th grade, and when she found out, all she said was, "as long as I can't tell you're wearing it, it's fine." This remains the best make-up lesson I've ever received.
3. I hyperventilate when I get the new issue of Domino
in the mail.
2. My main man is from India and a very strict kind of vegetarian
, which is a bit of a problem considering I am a New England girl through and through, and I love
seafood. But I guessssssss I love him more so we'll see what happens. !Mujhe tumse pyar hai, d'ling!
1. I am seriously unathletic
except for one moment in my life: at Oxford on "junior year abroad" I rowed [2-seat] the entire year (yes, writing papers all night, crew at 6am, and going to bed after practice) and got really (for me) muscle-y. When my friend from high school, Regine Jean-Charles, saw me in Paris that spring, she looked my newly-athletic body up and down and said, "Phoeeeebeeee! you've gotten so... ROBUST!" :)
I pick: dear ada
; hoping for happy accidents
; design agent
; designer's library
; love made visible
, and giornale nuovo
! c'mon... don't be shy!(images from top via: littlebirds; npr; 80s tees; domino's b&w living room gallery; india tourism travel; and upenn's photo archives.)
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