Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Keys for Skinny

I absolutely love when designers share their inspiration.  Heather of skinny laminx does this quite often through her blog.  I am a regular reader and absolutely adore visiting her site!

Just this morning, Heather posted about how one of her readers provided her with some very old keys.  The reader thought that Heather could find inspiration in both their design and history.  Being  a fan of skinny laminx for such a long time, I know Heather will create something incredible!  I can not wait to see what she comes up with!  Her Keys from Beryl post is a must read.  

Learning about the keys and viewing the photographs that Heather took made me think of my Vera collection.  I collect vintage Vera Neumann scarves and have accumulated well over 300.  I can't help myself!  I am especially partial to the illustrated ones.  I wanted to share my scarves with Heather to perhaps provide a bit more inspiration.

These are prepatent Vera's.  So, I believe that they are from the 1950's.  The first is quite fancy while the next includes two little key charms on the corner.  I personally love the key charms! 

It is truly a lot of fun to follow an artist's process.  Thanks to Heather for letting us in on her vision!


Cicada Studio said...

Over 300 scarves? Wowza! Nice.

I love the keys as adornment on the corner. Neat idea. I think Heather could definitely take a cue from this.

Ursula said...

I saw the first picture on her blog this morning and thought "hey! Rikkianne bought that exact same scarf at the last first Sunday antique fair that we went to!" Then I read on, and realized that it WAS your scarf. I love the meandering trails of inspiration that run through this community.

Pattern and Perspective said...

That is a lot of scarves. If you collect just 65 more, you'll can wear a different one each day of the year. How awesome!

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

Oh wow! I have never thought about that. I could wear one each day!

Ursula, that was such a lovely day! I miss our First Sundays :(

Pia K said...

Oh, how lovely, those added charms are exquisite! I'm a scarfoholic so I'm in total awe of the 300 collected ones, not quite there myself. Yet.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...


Yes, scarves can really take over! I can't help myself whenever there is a Vera for 75 cents! Good thing about the collection is that they don't take up a huge amount of space :)