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Essay: What Periwinkle looked like
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Date: 6/20/13 2:54 PM

From the New York Times, a memoir of working in a Italian textile firm, Lanificio T. O. Nesi & Figli.

“It’s periwinkle, Edoardo,” he says, “and the client wants this color in Cabora.”

It was our finest cloth for overcoats, Cabora, a high-sheen fabric made up of a blend of superfine Australian wool, cashmere and angora.

“There’s just one small problem, though. The color comes from a photograph.”

“From a photograph?”

“Yes, and I’m looking at it now. It looks like the ’80s, in London, and a beautiful girl is wearing a beautiful periwinkle overcoat. The client says that it reminds him of a scene from a film by Antonioni. He wants us to recreate that overcoat, in that color.”

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Date: 6/20/13 5:33 PM

i love periwinkle. :D

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Date: 6/20/13 7:38 PM

Ah, yes, a most lovely color...

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Date: 6/20/13 9:08 PM

That was a beautiful article. My first novel was about a small woollen mill being overtaken by larger competitors, and his obvious love for his work, and the sorrow at the passing of an era, was palpable.

Thanks for sharing it. :)

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Date: 6/20/13 10:41 PM

Great essay!

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Date: 6/21/13 7:54 AM

Lovely story! Thanks for sharing it.

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Date: 6/21/13 1:23 PM

Thank you for sharing
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