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Storyboard: A Day in Bed

Jun 27, 2011

by Su Wu

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Revolting_bio.jpgSu Wu of I’m Revolting continues to compile a list of the things, places and misinterpreted philosophies that somehow manage to coalesce into a well-lived life. These narrative-driven collections will find you stealing out of your alternate personas’ closets. Here’s Su.

We are a pair of disembodied heads, covered up to our necks in nubby linen bedding, our arms breaking free occasionally to feel around for snacks. I wish I had known I would miss these days the most, sprawled out like the summer. We are partners in stillness and anti-work inactivists, training our whole lives for a day in bed.

The dog, uncooperative, refuses to bring us more snacks. It’s an arduous journey to the kitchen but we need fortifications, some bubbly water, perhaps, and a nibble. Grab the laptop charger on your way back.

Our stomachs are unstable countertops, warmed by a morning’s worth of gossip and PayPal. We toss around and save each other from falling off the island into hot lava, forming a terrain of blankets, little mounds for our feet and elbows, with pockets of coolness on the other side of the pillow.

Somewhere in the last episode, you slipped into a nap, lulled by blackout curtains and the indeterminate time. I like to fall asleep to the sound of you breathing. I wake up every morning wishing I could spend another day in bed with you.

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112 comments

  • DARKLUXvintage

    DARKLUXvintage said 9 years ago

    absolutely lovely! Great collages!

  • funktionslust

    funktionslust said 9 years ago

    I stayed in bed allllllll saturday long this past weekend. it was amazing! haven't done that in years...I read books, drank some wine, and blocked out the entire world...

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 9 years ago

    Su Wu - love your writing. Lovely visual poem - thank you.

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak said 9 years ago

    Wow. staying in bed for a dya is a luxury. Great pictures though.

  • Lilsugarskulls

    Lilsugarskulls said 9 years ago

    I think I need to take time to relax in bed on a sunday morning, maybe it will help me think a little more~ picture looks so relaxing along with these items. Love your article♥ Thx

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 9 years ago

    this is a comment. :)

  • SoulSeeds

    SoulSeeds said 9 years ago

    Nice article! And great pics. Soft, cool cotton sheets are priceless!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 9 years ago

    Lovely picks! ♥Those pates de fruits and macarons look so yummy delicious ♥

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago

    Relaxation sounds so good right about now :)

  • godo

    godo said 9 years ago

    good taste

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    GloriousGirlJewelry said 9 years ago

    haha - I am sick with a terrible cold, been spending way toooo much time in bed - I long to feel well enough to jump out of bed & seize the day!

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 9 years ago

    Not many stay in bed days these days with a cute little toddler running about...lovely post and sweet finds! A Sweet and Dandy day to all! ~Jess

  • PattieJansen

    PattieJansen said 9 years ago

    Su, your way with words and your ultra creative imagery is a delight! I'm not a stay-in-bed type....but you are tempting me to re-think my lifestyle! Thanks!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    I love the narratives you create! I miss lazy days, I usually only get them when I'm sick and have to take it easy in bed!

  • verhext

    verhext said 9 years ago

    I'll just go ahead and jump into this post

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 9 years ago

    Off to take a nap!

  • lethilogica

    lethilogica said 9 years ago

    @teenangster - holy wow that intro photo could not be more perfect

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 9 years ago

    I've just made an effort to get out !!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 9 years ago

    A great way to regroup, refresh, and rejuvenate! Some of my most creative ideas I have come up with were when I was in bed! :-)

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 9 years ago

    i wish I could, it looks so inviting!

  • ColossusVintage

    ColossusVintage said 9 years ago

    Love it! Beautifully curated. The rug is gorgeous!

  • ChewLaLa

    ChewLaLa said 9 years ago

    Completely gorgeous!

  • TipsyTimeMachine

    TipsyTimeMachine said 9 years ago

    Love the Turquoise tray. The invention of the laptop, lets me stay in bed longer that I should :)

  • longwinterfarm

    longwinterfarm said 9 years ago

    Brilliant imagery, I love your writing style!

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 9 years ago

    Love that pic! A day in bed! What i would give!

  • forEYESandHANDS

    forEYESandHANDS said 9 years ago

    wow, that´s absolutely great, beautiful, interesting and surprising - wonderful story and items. A big smile from me : ))))

  • EnRouteStudio

    EnRouteStudio said 9 years ago

    No time for sleeping! Renegade is a foot in California!

  • aostudio9

    aostudio9 said 9 years ago

    wonderfully lyrical!

  • LUXXOR

    LUXXOR said 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for including my onyx inlay ring! Im so excited to be featured on the Etsy blog! -Sarah

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 9 years ago

    You captured all those scenes with your words! So good - loved reading it! I don't think I have ever done one of those days - maybe more of us should! Recharge days! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 9 years ago

    I am waiting vacation time for sleeping :)) Nice !

  • decotodiscovintage

    decotodiscovintage said 9 years ago

    Laying around in the lap of lazy luxury....sigh...

  • VenusInBloom

    VenusInBloom said 9 years ago

    Lovely to look at, lovely to dream about...Merci Beaucoup!

  • allscarves

    allscarves said 9 years ago

    It's 104 here, I'd love to stay in bed, but company is coming

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 9 years ago

    Fun read! Love the collages.

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 9 years ago

    Oh..... perfect!

  • ReluctantDamsel

    ReluctantDamsel said 9 years ago

    This is a great post, and it's awesome to be mentioned it! :)

  • StudioPotterArchive

    StudioPotterArchive said 9 years ago

    Ha! Very clever writing and commentary. I enjoyed it!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 9 years ago

    What an amazingly whimsical story..absolutely perfect!

  • Peachygirl

    Peachygirl said 9 years ago

    How completely charming!

  • verdigreen

    verdigreen said 9 years ago

    this is beautiful! love!

  • RandsHandmades

    RandsHandmades said 9 years ago

    Poetry in action, or inaction I'd suppose. Thank You for making me a part of your day!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 9 years ago

    Sounds so good.. lovely selection!

  • thelittlemarket

    thelittlemarket said 9 years ago

    Love it!! Wonderful subject, amazing photo and article!!!

  • blancahelga

    blancahelga said 9 years ago

    Well it sounds a fantastic idea!

  • HitomiNeko

    HitomiNeko said 9 years ago

    Not exactly my style, but I do appreciate the styles ^^ xoxo HitomIneko xoxo

  • aburfield

    aburfield said 9 years ago

    Love love love...nothing better than a day in bed with your sweetie, the kids, a dog or two and a kitty...nirvana. Great eye!

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 9 years ago

    Wonderful and comfy choices for a "Day in Bed".

  • mystudio

    mystudio said 9 years ago

    Great post.

  • kinshippress

    kinshippress said 9 years ago

    love it! thanks so much for including us.

  • ArmadaVolya

    ArmadaVolya said 9 years ago

    Oh, how I need one of those days in bed. Unfortunately my husband doesn't allow me to take the love of my life to bed. We have a "no laptop in the bed" rule :(

  • Rewoodtoys

    Rewoodtoys said 9 years ago

    Can I stay in bed all day? Or at least part of the day. We wake up way to early around here ;)

  • thoughtfullyadorned

    thoughtfullyadorned said 9 years ago

    Oh bliss....love this....wish I could have a day like that!

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 9 years ago

    wonderful collections

  • WoolnFelt

    WoolnFelt said 9 years ago

    Staying in bed.....hmmmmm I think Ive heard of it let me think ,,, nope nope no idea. But I know why, I can sum it up in one word TRIPLETS

  • Everydayness

    Everydayness said 9 years ago

    So great!! Thank you!

  • thehopetree

    thehopetree said 9 years ago

    excellent!!

  • kadydesigns

    kadydesigns said 9 years ago

    Ooooh!! I love this collection!! I took a nap today while it rained so nice. A little luxury is always a treat!

  • ddfoto

    ddfoto said 9 years ago

    Almost bed time! cute article!

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 9 years ago

    with two kids under 4, i feel like i will never sleep again. boohoo :(

  • thehouseofhemp

    thehouseofhemp said 9 years ago

    with two kids under 4, i feel like i will never sleep again. boohoo :(

  • Tina669

    Tina669 said 9 years ago

    Well it sounds a fantastic idea!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 9 years ago

    I agree. Fantastic idea. it would be great to stay in bed.

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine said 9 years ago

    I made a bed of blankets in the warm grass of my yard yesterday, and stayed there all afternoon! So decadent.

  • kellyemeraldhart

    kellyemeraldhart said 9 years ago

    love the post!

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 9 years ago

    Nice. Very ni.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • jscott365

    jscott365 said 9 years ago

    There's something I really loved about the two different windows opening onto two seemingly different settings, in the leading print... Serenity.

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 9 years ago

    Oh yeah.....now that's my kinda speed!

  • jungledread

    jungledread said 9 years ago

    Being busy is overrated. Each time we meet others, there is this competition to see who was the busiest/most interesting. But really, we know the best days - the most alive day, can be the ones spent doing very little. Days where we remember to just be.

  • Jungle

    Jungle said 9 years ago

    Just breathe and remember: it's not a race to the grave. Enjoy life

  • everydaypretty

    everydaypretty said 9 years ago

    I love this!!!

  • rosemreyes

    rosemreyes said 9 years ago

    Loveee the main picture on this post.

  • dahlilafound

    dahlilafound said 9 years ago

    Dreamy wonderful! I long for days like these. Just lovely. :-) dahlila xo

  • sewella

    sewella said 9 years ago

    Stay in bed.. What lovely memories this sentence invokes... When was that?? An eon ago?? With small children and my work I cannot allow myself the luxury to stay in bed ;( Love the intro picture - it's fabulous!

  • amberike

    amberike said 9 years ago

    I stayed in bed all day Sunday too thank to that last glass of champagne the night before. I loved being in bed all day despite how I felt. I gotta do it again and when I am feeling better. A day in bed to me is on my summer things to do list!

  • LemonPippinLove

    LemonPippinLove said 9 years ago

    Wonderful! Thank you so much for including me.

  • whyteboots

    whyteboots said 9 years ago

    Such a delightful read! Thanks so much for featuring my 40s robe.

  • pinkbijou

    pinkbijou said 9 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • gingerkitty

    gingerkitty said 9 years ago

    what a sweeter place the world would be, if we all had a day in bed now and again!

  • apekshaudeshi

    apekshaudeshi said 9 years ago

    Such a beautiful beautiful blog! quirky, curious and oh so cute! Keep them coming Su Wu :) love them. I relate to every bit of your writing

  • TopazTurtle

    TopazTurtle said 9 years ago

    How pretty. this is a lovely read & love that marbled journal paper

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 9 years ago

    Love your writing style.......although now instead of working out I'm thinking about crawling back into bed.......it's hard to know which would be of more use to the mind and body!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 9 years ago

    nice focus.. and i love all this stuff.

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 9 years ago

    Su this is wonderful. I LOVE a day in bed. We have a very close relationship, my bed and I.

  • moongipsies

    moongipsies said 9 years ago

    Su.... I love your narratives ...

  • cadreams

    cadreams said 9 years ago

    Wonderful! To Dream.........

  • ArtisticMix

    ArtisticMix said 9 years ago

    Very clever indeed.

  • whitehaus

    whitehaus said 9 years ago

    Her blog is one of my favorites. Great to see it featured here again.

  • PaintBoxWearables

    PaintBoxWearables said 9 years ago

    Sounds like blisssssssss

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit said 9 years ago

    To sleep, perchance to dream of Etsy...and all of its wonderful enchantments!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Seems like a great thing to do especially with all these great selections!

  • xpromisex

    xpromisex said 9 years ago

    Thanks for featuring my item! The article looks good! Britt

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 9 years ago

    Great article! I was in bed all weekend with a nasty cold, actually glad to be up and about! I do miss the days of being able to lounge in bed and not feel guilty about it.

  • shop1848

    shop1848 said 9 years ago

    Wonderful finds! If my bedroom was that cozy, I would never leave home!!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 9 years ago

    Love the collage!

  • somethinspecial

    somethinspecial said 9 years ago

    Love it!

  • planetlovevintage

    planetlovevintage said 9 years ago

    I'd love to get eight full hours!! Dare to dream! Excellent finds!!

  • oddlyeven

    oddlyeven said 9 years ago

    Thanks to this I am going back to bed!!!!

  • MissHildebrandt

    MissHildebrandt said 9 years ago

    May you never fall into hot lava...great words, great perspective. Here I am sitting on my front porch, sipping sumatra, listening to the birds and rocking (in a rocking chair) my linen pants. "Honey, let s go back to bed" I imagine myself saying to that lover of mine. My favorite article read this morning. Cheers! X C.L.

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 9 years ago

    fantastic. May we all have days in bed when we need them!

  • michelleyork

    michelleyork said 9 years ago

    Charming..the writing, the photographs..I am definitely an Etsy lover to the end!!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 9 years ago

    great picks!

  • RescuedRemnants

    RescuedRemnants said 9 years ago

    Great writing Su and wonderful pics. Makes me want to return to our lovely cool crisp sheets this morning. Yum!

  • InFlower

    InFlower said 9 years ago

    I really enjoyed this journey. Thank you.

  • ClosetGothic

    ClosetGothic said 9 years ago

    My lovely Mother used to say that the World would be a better place if all tired Mamas were allowed a day in bed a month! I think this backs up her theory - she was a wise woman.

  • elaine1812

    elaine1812 said 9 years ago

    LOVED DIFFERENT AND REFRESHING

  • PiecesOfAlly

    PiecesOfAlly said 9 years ago

    beautiful!

  • FreshRetroGallery

    FreshRetroGallery said 9 years ago

    the coolness on the other side of the pillow... ahh

  • jenAitchison

    jenAitchison said 9 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 9 years ago

    I love the yellow and black.

  • VidaDoce

    VidaDoce said 9 years ago

    :)

  • raydra

    raydra said 8 years ago

    What a wonderful story. It takes me back to the days before I had children and my husband and I would spend the entire weekend in bed. Miss those days sometimes.

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