Click click kikki4/08/2011 12:18:00 pm
On Saturday I was in Chatswood getting my bits lasered. We don't need to talk about that.
At first, going to Chatswood for one errand seemed a really stupid idea, since it takes two trains and almost and hour to get there. Then I remembered that I live in Marrickville, and it takes 20 minutes to drive to the Metro which is shitty, and if I want to go window shopping anywhere except the city (don't like Westfield city, makes me feel like I am in a poorly designed sci-fi movie, I get dizzy because of all the shiny surfaces and low ceilings, and then I have a panic attack), it takes at least an hour and at least two trains.
The first time I went to get my bits lasered, I was on a singular mission and didn't venture off the path. The second time I went, I took a navigator with me and I just followed him (it was Rob). This time, I was on my own and I had a day to myself to wander. I got hopelessly lost, was in there for almost 4 hours, and I blew a big fuck off hole in my credit card. I'm ok with that.
I was being sensible, so I was really only buying sensible workish clothes etc. Except for the bunny sweatshirt.
I was being restrained, so I didn't go into Kikki K.
The last few Kikki collections have been a bit eh for me. Too bright and cheery, but not in the way I like. And also sometimes too geometric. I have a couple of things which I love: my diary and some notebooks from Vår, and a little pencil case and keyring in petrol blue, a card here and there... but I haven't been loving to the point of needing.
But this, this... Landskap....I want it all.
I really really wanted to go in. Instead, I loitered outside looking like a creeper and took photos.
The little dala horse stamp: I have a place for him in my heart, even if I don't have any use for him in real life. And I've no need for an address book or a laptop satchel. But still, I can't help but long for the little orange bird and the beautiful shapes, just as I sometimes long for a cold dusky Swedish winter morning.
Oh Kikki, for you and a staff discount, I would return to retail.