Saturday, October 30, 2010

( books )





I've been reading & enjoying a few artist biographies.. next will be this one on bosch.. I'm really looking forward to it

(lee miller: a life, man ray: american artist)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

golden legs


I'm surprised, but I actually like these leggings.. they make me think of a determined urban super hero

Sunday, October 24, 2010

update / sale for friends




so I've considered it some more & I will be closing my shop at the end of year.. in the meantime, I will keep up all current listings and add a few more here & there

if you find yourself interested in an item or two, and would like to discuss a price break, please feel free to contact me on etsy or at metrodevintage@gmail.com.. just mention this post, and receive a minimum of 20% off most items.. !


ps. this blog here will stick around well past december.. & I hope you will too :)

silks (for sale)





here's a great source for inexpensive all-silk basics.. tees, tanks, slips, etc..

everything you do is great, even when it isn't


I am considering closing my little store, or perhaps moving it.. thinking I'm a bit a misfit in my present spot


at any rate. I'm pleased with my output, and the experience of having been here for a while.. big cartel? the real world, maybe.. we'll see

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

( modern ethnic )



I like this set.. its sort of woodsy, and reminds me of our road trip..

the polished organic-shape beads are petrified wood that I found at a shop on san juan island.. the wood is 'grey wood' (of course it is)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

1 .. 2 .. 3 .. photo!



sometimes a photograph- or more - comes out well without a struggle

.. new jewelry items in shop today

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

sharp / soft



just added this sharp little cashmere jacket to my shop

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

( wooden )





along our road trip in september, we traveled through a good amount of oregon which is a prime area for pacific northwest crafts, most visibly woodworking. we were able to see lots of beautiful things then, and the experience renewed an affinity I've occasionally held for well-constructed, preferably shiny wood objects

even just to view, I think these items (bowl, candle holder, bangles, salad bowl) are lovely, and I appreciate their utilitarian value as well.. I think it would be awesome to take a wood-working class & get a bit decent at working with some favorite types.. honey shades of maple, lovely variated myrtlewood, deep teaks, and my top favorite, gorgeous black walnut

Monday, October 18, 2010

a few good things, in the evening..





recently found a few good little home items, at great prices.. incidentally I think several of these items would make great holiday gifts (I have a forward-thinking mind)


● modern metal drawer unit- $24 at seattle trading co.
● 'turtledove' tumblers- $16 for a set of 2 utile mud
● green wool shams- custom order from timberline (pendleton wool $8.99/yd at their mill store)
● grey suede pot holders- $10 ea. cat skill mtn. country

Sunday, October 17, 2010

[ photos ]




mountain ice crystals

< tights >







round this time of year, a good bunch of socks & a few pairs of tights become important.. this year I'm trying to be extra picky- no thick knits that make ankles look plump; no tights that will not stay put and require constant/awkward tugging & adjusting

I've found these few that I'm guessing or know for certain work very well..


any other suggestions?


hansel from basel (also available here), j.crew tights

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

let's do math!



in this awesome scholastic sweater


(in shop later today)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010