Saturday, April 6, 2013

Goodbye, Lovely Readers

Dear Readers,

As we wrap things up here at What We Covet, we'd like to take a moment to thank you for your support throughout the past three years. This has been an interesting journey and we appreciate the time you took to read our (sometimes excessive) posts about everything from video games to triple-platform heels to lemon cake, and we hope you've enjoyed everything along the way. This isn't the last you'll hear from the three of us, we're sure, but the time has come to lay our covetousness aside and branch out into other endeavors. As always, you can find us on Twitter.

Happiness and deadly sins,

-Cate, Maureen, and Bonnie-

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Use Your Brain

First, I want to apologize for missing last week. The thing I was coveting then was so crazy I didn't even want to talk about it: broadband Internet access in rural areas of the United States. That's nuts. I know.

But this week, this is my grand finale. I am coveting something that can be used no matter where you are located on Earth. What I want is a pen. The Montegrappa Brain.
This pen is inspired by the human brain! The top of the cap is a cross-section of the brain, the clip is a spine, and the rest of the cap is decorated with neurons. I'm not sure you can see it in this picture, but there's a seahorse on the nib--or, shall we say, a hippocampus. Clever! It's an unusual pen, but I'm really digging it.  What do you think?

Buy through Pen Boutique for a mere $49,500.00.

Image via Pen Boutique.

Peace out, everyone!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Here the Frailest Leaves of Me"

There is a truth universally acknowledged: if Walt Whitman is there, I will show up for the party. But how can that be, you may wonder? He's been dead since 1892. Ladies and gents, this is how:

It's difficult to tell from that tiny picture, but what you see before you is a first edition of Leaves of Grass, that seminal text of American letters. This is a rare book indeed, and one treasured by generations of readers. You all remember how I feel about Whitman, I'm sure. If you've never read Leaves of Grass, get to it pronto, and I promise it'll unlock some of life's mysteries. And if you can afford it, snap this up now, and maybe send it my way, because this book is one of those I covet most.

Image via Bauman Rare Books.