There is some serious cuteness going on over at dadaya. Am I the last person to learn of these berets and other cold weather wear?
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My bathroom is tiny. Counter space is nonexistant and cabinet space is a jumble. So I've set my sights on getting a tray to stash all my make-up in. I can keep it on my dresser in the bedroom, and prettify myself in front of my dresser mirror. Now all I need is the perfect vintage tray, but etsy makes it so hard! Here's some recent temptations:
One that Kristen would adore from deadbirdfinds.
Tiny and adorable from scottishart.
And I should buy one of these, but as a vintage seller myself, I can't resist the challenge to go find something pretty and unique myself. However, that green one is SO tempting.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We used the oh-so-simple random number generator to select the winner to our 500th post giveaway. And the winner is Uma! Please let us know what you're mailing address is, Uma, and we'll get your goodie box shipped this weekend.
We'll post pictures of the prize box once its been received. Cause packages are better whent he insides are complete surprises.
Other announcements of note:
- You can catch Kristen and I guest blogging over at Design^Sprout which is full of indie designs and green living. We were so delighted at being invited!
- In super super how-do-we-get-ourselves-into-so-many-projects?-news, we are planning an alternative craft show to benefit a wee little girl who's family is buried under a mountain of bills from her cancer treatment. On September 20th, we're going to hold Crafternoon on High, an alternative art + craft show for a cause. We're very very excited. Right now, we're accepting vendor applications. We're also planning a raffle to raise even more proceeds. If any of you artsy crafty kinds want to donate something to raffle off, let us know.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I spotted these clever and adorable camera cases on hine's flickr photostream. They will be listed soon. Finds like this are the biggest reason I am in love with etsy. Seriously!
And a reminder, you have until the end of today to be entered in our giveaway. Just drop a comment on our Giveaway post to be entered in the drawing.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Okay I must get this out of my system: Yowza!
Today I am loving these re-invented tea sets by Christine Misiak. She takes classic tea sets and updates them with fabulously modern colors, new handles, new bodies, etc. The result is completely eye-catching.
P.S.: This is post 499......
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This is a bit of a different sort of post for me, but my hope is that it may prove useful to someone. We all know that yes, there are many great shops in New York. But on a recent work trip I had the chance to go in several amazing places that I've never heard of before, so I wanted to give them a mention here in case you might want to add it to your list the next time you are in the city.
1. Blue Tree
(uptown, 1283 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128)
This little shop is owned by Phoebe Cates (of Gremlins fame) and is, in my mind, the exact sort of place that I'd like to own one day. They carry a fabulous assortment of offbeat jewelry, including the lovely "Give You The Moon" collection, designed for the shop by Phoebe Cates and Pablo Valencia (and also sold at Nieman Marcus, etc). The collection starts with a simple sterling necklace with a round charm stamped with "The Moon." The idea is that you then add on other charms with other things you would like to "give" the recipient (or yourself): "the stars," "superpowers," "1,000,000 kisses," "unconditional love," "a good night's sleep," and so on. The effect is absolutely wonderful: sweet without being sappy.
2. ABC Carpet & Home
(Flatiron, 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)
You might think from the unassuming name that this is some sort of discontinued carpet warehouse. Well, no. It is 6 floors of amazing home décor items, gifts (jewelry, books, etc), textiles, bedding, furniture. Imports. Vintage & antiques too. Their displays are breathtaking (merchandising a la Anthropologie) and the space is broken up into smaller boutiques so the experience is not overwhelming.
2. Fishs Eddy
(Flat Iron, 889 Broadway at 19th Street, NYC 10003)
Located across the street from the above, this fun shop has the coolest dinnerware & glassware you will find. Themes include maps, skylines, floorplans, Alice in Wonderland, pets, alphabets, Pantone colors, etc. I fell in love with a cheese plate that looked like a sheet of looseleaf paper (holes and all!).