Thursday, November 29, 2007
More catalog challenge
The Y Catalog: I’d never heard of it before, but evidently something I bought along the way landed me on their list. Its motto is, “Taking Seva—the spirit of service—mainstream.” The cover also mentions something about how 10% of everything you spend in the catalog goes toward changing the world, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure their goals are noble, but it’s not my aesthetic—mainly a lot of yoga clothes and accouterments, plus some beady jewelry with a touch of that imperfect, hand-hammered hippie look. Did I mention it’s based in Santa Monica, California?
I’d probably skip the Dial M for Mantra CD and pass on the Neti Pot (which I thought was a somewhat cute little vase until I read that it's one of those things to “gently wash and soothe nasal passages”). But the Grateful Hoodie ($54) could stand on its own, and the Zafu Meditation Cushions (18" diam, $63.50 each) are quite cheery and modern.
I’m also drawn to the Cork Block ($16.95 each); there’s got to be cool alternative use for these, although offhand I can’t think of much beyond using it as a small 3-D bulletin board for your desk. Any other ideas?