Thing of the Week #2

Wallets

Thing of the Week is just that – something I’m enjoying each week

I recently bought a new wallet – replacing the turquoise one above with the hive pattern on it, which was about two years old, with the yellow one with butterflies. I have kept the turquoise one, even though it has been stained with soy sauce and the snap is broken, because I really love the fabric. This means that in five years I will come across it during sporadic cleaning frenzy and throw it away, tutting at the hoarding tendencies of my younger self.

Both wallets were from Komono Art, a seller on Etsy who makes wallets in really lovely vivid fabrics. I like the design of these – they have a nice big coin pocket as well as plenty of card pockets, and the card pockets have strips of suede inside so that the cards don’t slip out. The wallets feel nice and sturdy and durable, and I love how distinctive they look. I like digging around in my bag – I carry a big bag, I’m perpetually digging around in it for things – for my bright yellow wallet. It’s easier to find than a dark leather one, for one thing. My goal with this wallet is not to spill soy sauce on it. You’d think that wouldn’t be too hard to achieve, you really would.

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