Come Home, are especially riveting. The layouts always have multiple pages of teeny tiny photos of tiny perfect homes that illustrate the wabi sabi concept of perfectly imperfect.
Today, though, sewing is our subject. Home-sewn bags from Umami by Yoshimi Ezuro, from this publisher.
The bag featured on the cover was fascinating to read about and mull over the schematics of the construction technique, but it's sheer size and flopsy bottom didn't make me want to get out the fabric and scissors. This would look perfect flung over a slender 20-something's shoulder on her way to ballet class.
A simple canvas tote with a flopsy indigo/black bloom that would look as good hanging on your wall as on your shoulder.
The technique to build the flower looks simple enough. 2 or 3 cuts of the same amoeba-blob with slightly varying lobe lengths, stitching them down in meandering U-shapes so the petals flutter just the right amount. Like.