Lovely Laura brought me with a sweet gift from her long-weekend jaunt to Vancouver. Places outside this city have taken on an almost mythical air - Vancouver may as well be Rivendell for this vacation-starved worker bee... which just makes this wee octahedron vase from Vancouver Special a very special gift indeed. Thanks Laura! And thanks for re-wrapping the Furoshiki so I could take photos when I got home!
Also, check out the magnificent house-boat Laura snapped a picture of!