Our shelves are full of new mini kantha blankets!
If you've never felt one of our blankets, I would describe them as very, very soft. Imagine a lightweight, muslin fabric, scarf, or swaddle cloth: our blankets are six layers of that soft, thin cloth stitched together. They make a perfectly cuddly "blankie", a lap blanket, or a pop of color for a room. If you have felt one, write a review and share what you think with the rest of us!
We've also added 20 new silk blend / "luxe" throw blankets. They are made with reclaimed sari cloth that has been discarded by the producers for flaws, color variation, outdated patterns, or as a remnant. The specific composition is unknown, and each unique blanket varies in feel.
Generally speaking, they are more structured and thick than the cotton throws. Some have cloth that is more slippery, some are more stiff. These ones are less cozy and more like stunning statements for the end of a bed or over a chair. It is difficult to capture the richness of the jewel colors, the iridescence, or the brilliance of the embroidered borders in photographs, but every time I shoot them, I am in awe of their beauty.
Pssst... our newwhite kantha are comingvery soon in bedding & throw sizes...
This dignify post draws from Derek Thompson's October 7th article in The Atlantic.
Thompson's article explains the practical challenges in 2021 for consumers as well as for retailers.
Here's how some of these points relate to dignify right now and in the coming months:
Mystery novels have often appealed to people with jobs that are never fully resolved (doctors, pastors, social workers). In this cultural era of many-problems-few-resolutions, reading a good mystery can be a refreshing break.
Our 12-year old daughter is the most avid, prolific reader I know! We teamed up to create a list of mysteries for all ages of independent readers. The recos below are listed with increasing age levels in mind, but no specific age parameters (as a mature, well-read, near-teen, she has read up to Agatha Christie on this list).
Our 11-year old computer is showing creaky signs of age, just about ready to go to sleep (and never wake up). But, we feel that it has served us well. When I compare it to other expenses over the years, the laptop is — at about a $100/year investment — one of our best value-for-dollar belongings.
When shopping for items like this, how do we choose well? How do we discern what brand/style/variety is built to last? Or, how do we determine even if “built to last” is relevant to the purchase?