2.26.2010



my mother
has taught me
everything i know
about design



when i left
home for school
my mom got in the
habit of "tearing
and mailing"



just 1
image in
an envelope


that's it.



she still
does it.



and it means
the world to me.




nicholas ghesquiere
of balenciaga and
his assistant





ps: you can click
on the image to
read her little
note to me.



29 comments:

melindatrees said...

how sweet she is.

Chacha Perdu said...

thanks for sharing this, it's very, very beautiful...

Kate said...

I want to be a mom like this someday.

i-LLC said...

I heart your mom.

Anonymous said...

I heart your mom.

gi. said...

your mom sounds like an awesome lady... with great taste.
you's a lucky girl.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful, and surely much appreciated by your mom, that you would send this touching shout out to her.

As parents we hope that our little gestures are somehow ingested and absorbed. A word of encouragement, a little something in the mail, a common moment shared. It is all a part of what we do as parents to help our children ease toward their goals and dreams.

You have good fortune to have one of the most caring, dynamic, attentive and wise women on the planet as your "in the pocket" guide! And as a result of the collaboration you, Lee, have become a woman to be admired!

Love you Both to Pieces! xxooLynnda

Erica said...

Oh! Thanks for sharing this.

Dolo said...

I love this habit of your mom. I like the boots too!

Veronicahhh said...

wonderful. i love mothers.

Jenny said...

Nice. When my mom visits, she sometimes sticks tiny notes in my pockets to find later.

Elizabeth said...

wonderful -- and I love the boots, too.

Maria said...

The grown-up version of my mom's love notes/thoughts/jokes written on napkins in my lunch in elementary school. Nice touch Lee.

miya said...

so sweet!

amy t. said...

i love this post....and all the comments. We should all treasure our dear mothers for their efforts big and small!

Joslyn said...

i love this...i'm going to have to "borrow" your mother's genius and lovely idea for my own girlies when they are older.

so inspiring.

♡/AND OTHER ACCIDENTS said...

simple stories like these make life...

DJ said...

Thank you for sharing that. It touches me.

Daniel-Halifax said...

i'm a tear and mailer too.

I'm glad i'm like your mom.

G said...

amazing

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing something so intimate and touching. The littlest gestures such as this make for a better world, don't you think?

jack + jenn said...

You are very lucky.. that is the sweetest thing ever. I absolutely need to remember this if I have daughters someday.

[jenn]

nikole said...

that's pretty darn excellent.

Liv Lundelius said...

oh and @kate: yeah me too! i want to be a mum like that one day.

Liv Lundelius said...

oh thats so beautiful!
i love little projects like that.
its such a small thing that can really make
your day and make you happy.

how rad is your mum!
(sigh. my parents are not into design at all
so they don't get me at all)

ann said...

so lovely. i hope to be like this one day-- if not to my own children, perhaps to my sisters.

Molly de Vries said...

love Mom

Mayya Cherepova said...

brilliant...

plaisirs simples said...

that's so fun!!! oh i love that!! i wish my mom did that!!!