August 16

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Dear Ms. Yve, Why Do You Buy Weird Things?

I get asked this a lot. I’m not saying I’m not a mad scientist, but I will say that I am more than just a mad scientist.

The short answer: Because I have better taste than you.

I don’t buy things unless they are exactly what I want. Knock-offs and sort-of-similar items don’t interest me for the most part. The real deal is almost always better-made and more beautiful.  And while what I buy may look weird to you at first glance, context is important.

I like artful kink. I like style. And 99% of what I buy is displayed, proudly, in my home – which is an old Victorian house.

Coco De Mer (a store) most closely resembles what kink looks like in my brain, if you’re searching for a reference. (It’s also a place I order many things from.) It’s more delicate and less medieval.

This is a photo of the inside of their London Boutique:

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As time goes on, you will start to see photos of my play spaces, and understand how all these strange purchases work into the beautiful wonderland of artisanal kink that I’ve got happening around here.