Friday, November 06, 2009

inspiring and covetable stuff

Is covetable even a word? Dubious... Anyhow, I wanted to share the link to yes, more of my WORK. Before you yawn and click away, I promise that even you issues-uninterested people (no MM, I'm not picking on you!) will find it a good read.

See some guy left a comment on an OW2.0 article with a link to his site, so I went to check it out, just cuz, well, that's my job. And hey-ho, what do you know, I was inspired to tell the story of the small company in Bali of which he is a founder.

Check it: Bombastic Plastix pays garbage pickers to bring them discarded plastic shopping bags and in a low-tech, low-energy but high-quality process, they turn 'em into beautiful fabric which they then sew into fantabulous looking handbags, totes and wallets.

So, just so you know, I've got a birthday coming up next month and really love the Shorty Wallet and the new laptop cases... The upcoming backpacks look great too (click over to their blog), though I'm feeling a little too old for those polka dots!

Comments:

Covetable
Yes, m’ducks, it is a word. Covet is the verb, and adding “able” makes it an adjective.

It means the object is desired with a tinge of being forbidden, usually because it belongs to someone else or has a clandestine quality.

I like the “dictionary.com” definition myself. It suggests a bit of naughtiness and that connotation is the undertone of the word “covetable” for me. Lust goes a bit too far in the “want” direction, and simply “want” is too innocuous (especially for a birthday wish).

No, I’m not ordering you the lovely and covetable shoulder bag, but I do wish you a happy birthday, along with many more to come!

The Wordmyster, Lynne
(ps: no "Wordmyster" is not a "proper" word.)

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/covetable

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/covetable

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covetable

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=17830&dict=CALD

http://www.askoxford.com:80/concise_oed/covet?view=uk
 
hey C, making beautiful things from plastic - WOW! Absolutely awesome and inspiring!
XOXO
MM
 
Lynne: LOL! Thanks, I meant is it an accepted adjective. I certainly knew the def, which in my case would not be in the forbidden or naughty sense but rather in the sense of it being a luxury and not really needed!

MM: Yes, it's an amazing idea and executed with so much talent and passion!
 
when is your bday, lady?
HB
 
Where/how do you buy these? Purty stuff! Good gift idea for birthday and the upcoming holidays! :)
 
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