“We were together. I forget the rest.”


i am totally blown away by this article in the new york times style magazine, T. it’s about hindu “modern” paintings created in the 1600’s. as someone who is obsessed with all things india and if pressed to say my closest religious affiliation i would say hindu… these are fascinating and beautiful to me. not least because most indian art is generally very ornate.  even better? they have been made into a book!! on the top of my christmas list for sure. they become even more beautiful when you know what they are about. for instance- this one “… represents the three gunas or conditions of existence, says Jamme. (In medieval Europe, he notes, black white and red were the three fundamental colors in alchemy.) “Here, in the form of small candles, each has its own capacity to illuminate.”




this one is a meditation on “the endless dance of energy.”





by now everyone knows about the fabulous makers project. all the subjects are fascinating in their own way, and all very inspiring to look at. the one i am currently obsessing over is the jewels of new york. they are caterers  food stylists and their work is STUNNING. i have always harbored a not-so-secret wish to be a food stylist and these ladies truly do inspire.w hen asked to describe their project is three words they said:

simplicity, nourishment, community.

rush over and check this out.









i am coveting these one of a kind, handmade worry beads by fredericks & mae, via joslyn’s  pinterest. they look so dang cool just with a t-shirt and jeans!




also really coveting this ribbons blanket, a collaboration between dwellstudio and pendleton. i myself cannot get enough of these type of retail collaborations and this might be one of the best yet. so perfect for our drizzly, cold nights :)





2 comments on “inspired+loving

  1. nadya
    December 6, 2011

    I just discovered your blog and am almost freaked out by how much I love your taste. Heath Alabama Chanin. That anchor print. Rifle paper. Kate Spade–except when it’s too precious. I have those Warby Parker glasses! Anyway, thanks for your amazing work. Take care!

    • jessica clare
      December 13, 2011

      Wow Nadya, that comment made my day!! {Ok, maybe even my week ;)}. Love your taste too!

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This entry was posted on November 17, 2011 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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