Things I can never seem to get enough of: funny socks and journals.
Hello, my name is Miss Koco and beyond being a nonstop vaginaholic, I'm a MUJI addict. I'm at the MUJI store in the LotteMart at Jamsil more than any person should be. It's like the Japanese version of IKEA. It's the only place I've seen in Korea that has products that actually look like they were designed. They have a simple aesthetic. MOREOVER, they had these socks.
They have the thong toe action (like mittens for your feet), they reach mid-calf, AND they are from recycled yarn. What more could you ask for? Nothing could make me happier than a store with socks like this AND stationary. Oh, yes they have journals and pens and little stickies and whatnot, TOO.
Obviously, I don't need any more journals (this is the select few I needed to have with me in Korea). However, sometimes you see something you simply can't be without. MUJI is a place that has many things like this.
I couldn't help but relate to the character Karen Finley describes in her piece titled CHANDLER'S:
There was no place as romantic for her as a stationery store. She would go through the endless aisles of pastel Post-Its, lined notecards, and patterned notebooks, poetic greeting cards, foiled giftwraps. The smells of the papers intoxicated her into a levitated state of absolute bliss.
Once, as she was looking at a display of bookmarks, she felt her skin shiver. It was just too exciting, feeling the leather between her fingers--she climaxed right there on the spot. And with every bookmark she touched she climaxed again and again. She came in daily now.
Okay, so it's not like I get all heated like that by paper... but, well... some people like food, I dig paper and art supplies (and socks).