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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gift Giving through the Zodiac - Gifts for the Virgo man

Virgo - The Virgin
24 August - 22 September
Archetypes:
Maiden, Servant, Perfectionist, Analyst

There's a good chance that the Virgo man in your life is the kind of guy that has lot's of great ideas buzzing through that mercurial head of his. The great thing about Virgos is that they are doers - they are focused, practical and get the job done. A journal or sketchbook would give him the opportunity to write or draw his ideas down so that they're all there where he can find them.


The quote which comes in this handbound leather journal by Lapaperie is perfect:
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Being willing is not enough; we must do. "
– Leonardo da Vinci


And of a pen to write with:

This is a beautifully crafted lampwork Skookum pen by Intuibead.
She explains it like this:
"Skookum" is a Chinook word meaning "good", "hard", and "strong", which describes both the craftsmanship and mechanics of the Skookum pen." Such attention to fine craftsmanship and detail would be much appreciated by the Virgo man.

And some inspiration:

This hardcovered book, titled 'Small Things Considered', by Henry Petroski, can be found in the shop of AnnDouglas. It discusses the design of small everyday things like light bulbs, paper bags, chairs and a multitude of objects that we use in our daily lives. It explores the brilliance of human invention and our continuous quest for perfection. What Virgo among us could resist reading about the history of perfection?

This feature has been prepared for you by Morgen of Inkyspider Textile Designs and Kootsac re-usable bulk food bags.

6 comments:

Alesha Fowlie said...

Great Post!
You always pick such great choices.

Keri White said...

Great choices!

Enthral said...

Great picks!

Melanie L said...

Perfect for Virgo, i.e. me! XD

Intuibead said...

Love it!
Thanks for posting my pen.

lapaperie&cozy said...

Thanks for including my daVinci journal. :)