Tuesday, August 31, 2010

pendleton :: love letter

its the beginning of fall here, and this is the time of year when I am most excited about pendleton.. the wools, patterns, blankets, weaving, quality.. I love the colors as well, though just from something of a distance

I've collected a few items here & there, and have really enjoyed working with Ginny of timberline who handworks genuine pendleton wools into affordable home items & bags.. awesome custom work here, and I really can't emphasize enough how reasonable her prices are for the quality of materials and her workmanship

the thing I'm most excited about, with regards to pendleton, is that I have finally found & gone for a bed blanket- neutral colors being a spare option of theirs, its not often I find an item I can live with.. its a new design, in black & gray in a southwest print from artist Maria Martinez.. kind of an item that needs to be seen in person to be really loved, but here it is anyhow

.. & on another interesting note about pendleton, I noticed these unusual pillows in their web shop.. apparently they are original photos screened on hemp..

Monday, August 30, 2010

this concept

has not gotten old for me at all.. I am as amused and interested as ever before.. and actually, more so now that it is available in grey suede from their shop

..I ordered it, yay!

bodega bag, in black- available here
canvas birkin bag- available ?
kraft (leather) carrier- available in white here

Sunday, August 29, 2010

stark (nothern) beauty

(san juan island, wa)

there has been a drought, so the grass is very dry.. big skies & a very pretty, overcast low sun in late august

Friday, August 27, 2010

( northern )

we're on san juan island for the weekend, having taken the ferry ride one and a half hour's drive from seattle. we'll be outdoors tomorrow, but have just enjoyed a lovely dinner at coho (scallops & chanterelle mushrooms with linguine) and a brief look through friday harbor

I always enjoy the ferry rides in the pacific northwest, and perhaps most so this one.. so many beautiful & relatively remote islands, and such pretty water

looking a bit windswept here, cuddled in my shawl as I've been intending..

Thursday, August 26, 2010

dyed :: collaboration

awesome collaboration! julia of rennes worked with fellow designer ilana to create one-of-a-kind dyed canvas bags in perfect neutrals with sturdy leather detailing

all, rennes & ilana

fall :: little layer

yay. fall is here, I believe. you can really feel a difference in the air. and soon it will be time to wear cashmere shawls & beautiful pale gray leather gloves... so very pretty.

(available here)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


lovely pearls, in my shop now! I'm excited to add a classic piece, updated just slightly with grey


always looking out for a good blazer, for myself & for my shop.. I have a couple available and have found a few around that I also really like..

especially this one..

gray woven blazer
maison martin margiela wool blazer
wool crepe blazer

Sunday, August 22, 2010

(combination) no. 1

favorite few, combined...

.. bracelet, dress, shoes


there aren't too many plush animals I'd trouble myself to acquire.. this wonderful nanny goat from regina is a notable & certain exception

Saturday, August 21, 2010

[ slipper shoe ]

as I think a number of people are noticing, there is a feeling of fall going around.. maybe it is a retail mentality, pervading and altering our sense of temperature & appropriate clothing

regardless, I'm around the house today not feeling awesome, but am happy to have things to be making, and extra comfortable slippers to wear

I've thought some about the perfect slipper, and am somewhat envious of my guy's great indoor/outdoor sheepskin slip ons.. I think this first pair here might be the version for me

all, ing00te

working on..


dark moonstones, angular raw pyrite, vintage lucite spheres, high shine pyrite nugget, and bone..

.. will be in shop next week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

[ update ]

a few new items today..

all in shop now

ld :: boot

I really appreciate ld tuttle.. & olivia looks awesome, as per her usual