With Christmas three weeks away I’ve been looking around for gift ideas on-line and visiting museum gift shops, etc. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum store is selling these ribbons by Laura Foster Nicholson — a name that quickly led me to a whole trove of wonderful ribbons and some great ribbon-related gift ideas (although, for me at least, too late to incorporate into any gifting plans for this year). In any case, Laura’s website and blog is great and has given me a renewed itch for beautiful ribbons, a sewing machine and some free time! Her suzani-inspired ribbons are especially drool-inducing. In San Francisco we’re lucky to have The Ribbonerie — a great ribbon store, although I don’t know if they sell Laura’s designs.

Update, 1/03/09: check out these additional links to Nicholson: