Little thoughts: white after Labor Day, China economics, and embroidery at Maison Lesage

“Why We Can’t Wear White After Labor Day”, September 08, 2009.
A discussion of the possible reasons it is taboo to wear white after Labor Day. Fashion is fashion and I say wear anything you want whenever you want.

“China: The five-year plan”
Marketplace, American Public Media, May 31 – July 15, 2011.
Kai Ryssdal and a team from Marketplace first went to China five years ago. Now they return to China to find out what has changed.

“At Maison Lesage, Beauty Embroidered By Hand”, September 09, 2011.
A story about Maison Lesage, Paris’ oldest embroidery studio. This sentence is absolutely adorable: “It’s intricate and delicate work; if butterflies could sew, they’d work for Lesage.”


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