the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Category: Caring for Nice Things

A New Lease

A New Lease

When you buy vintage—clothes,coats, handbags—you have to know how to care for them to make them last. Precious things that are neglected not only show their age, they sometimes are irrecoverable. This is sad. If you truly adore things from a bygone era, you accept […]

The Shoe Edit

The Shoe Edit

How do you organize your shoes? What is the best solution for your collection of beautiful high heels, kitten heels, pumps, stilettos, platforms, peep-toes, wedges, flats, espadrilles, slingbacks, loafers, sandals, and sneakers? Do your shoes have their own designated closet? Do you employ a hanging apparatus, a tier on the […]

Tackling Tarnish

Tackling Tarnish

This is the time of year that you get out the good china, and the silver. Most likely the silver has been passed down through the generations of your family. Perhaps the china, as well. Unquestionably beautiful and fine, but both have fallen out of […]

The Luxury of Linen

The Luxury of Linen

Linen is one of nature’s little luxuries. HISTORY Made from the linseed (or flax) plant, the history of linen dates back thousands of years. Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world – used for table coverings, bed coverings, and clothing. Linen was first produced […]

Caring for: Silk

Caring for: Silk

Silk has a long and exotic history. The Silk Road—the extensive trade routes that spanned from Europe to Asia— was steeped in mystery and allure. Silk itself is fantastical: thread spun from moth larvae. From it’s earliest evidence 2,500 years ago to our modern love of this luxury textile, silk […]

Caring For: Cast Iron

Caring For: Cast Iron

I can’t imagine cooking without cast iron. If I could only have one cooking implement, it would be my cast iron skillet. Cast iron is the workhorse of the kitchen. Cared for properly, cast iron cookware will last generations. Yet we’ve all seen the cast aside cast […]

Caring for Cashmere

Caring for Cashmere

Now that Christmas has been put away, and the year is new, it is an excellent time to get things into tip top shape. No, no, this isn’t a post about exercising—I mean a bit of a how-to series on how to care for your […]