Sunday, July 31, 2011

pelt ( origin )

when I first came across these little pelts, I felt pretty sad about them. they are stillborn lambs.

I thought about them more- they stuck with me- & I decided to get them from this store

when they arrived, I realized that I really, really like them. I love that these lambs never did anything wrong, or had anything wrong done to them

Saturday, July 30, 2011

beads ( on string )

put together a necklace quickly, out of these custom beads.. the best part of working with basic hemp string is that changing the design is minimally wasteful

so far I like it

Friday, July 29, 2011

build ( a bag )

have you seen these leather bags? they strike me as being so smart

all images,

neck / wear

I like these handmade necklaces, a new series from this store on etsy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

waste / wood

for an extremely beautiful wastebasket, try this small shop..

Monday, July 25, 2011

( good boot )

these are great I think.. on sale, too, if you need them

home, whole

the work we had done our house is finally through. we can take a shower, even :) I've been enjoying the challenge & benefits of starting at the beginning- cleaning thoroughly, sorting through belongings, setting up rooms again.. its easy to believe that one's home is clean enough (when it isn't), and minimal enough.. when it isn't yet.

at the sale ( 2 )

a few shots from the sale this past weekend.. beautiful weather & lots of nice ladies stopping in & out. thanks so much to those who were able to make it out!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

( back ) home

very happy to be at home, unfinished though it may be. everything feels calmer, and richer, at home. reading, coffee, etc. our cats feel the same way..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

book / wisdom

I'm reading a very good book now.. its stated 'motto,' in extended form:

It is difficult to say for what reason the very things that move our senses most to pleasure & appeal to them most speedily at first are the ones from which we are most quickly estranged by a kind of disgust and surfeit. How much more brilliant, as a rule, in beauty & variety of coloring are new pictures compared to old ones. But though they captivate us at first sight the pleasure does not last, while the very roughness and crudity of old paintings maintains their hold on us. In singing, how much softer & more delicate are glides and trills than firm or severe notes. But not only people of austere taste but often even the crowd protest if such effects are too much repeated. The same is true of the other senses. We enjoy ointments prepared with an extremely sweet and penetrating scent less long than those that are subdued, and even the sense of touch wants only a certain degree of softness and lightness. Taste is the most pleasure-loving of the senses, and more easily attracted by sweetness than the others, yet how quickly it rejects & dislikes anything extremely sweet... Thus in all things disgust borders immediately upon pleasure.

- cicero

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

( custom / bead )

custom ceramic beads made for me, from this artist.. I'm excited to receive them & make a piece or 2 or 3 out of them- I'm told they're even better in person

Saturday, July 16, 2011

home ( + )

this has been a pretty crazy week. we moved out of our house a week ago in order to have some work done on it. we're just coming back today, to a partially finished house (still work to be done on the bathroom.. no shower!)

in the process of bettering our home, our mattress was compromised & needed replacement.. something I'm pretty excited about is getting a nice new, natural mattress from soaring heart

then this morning out refrigerator decided to start smelling... very bad. it needed to be replaced anyway, so out we went to replace that too.. not expected! but in each case- mattress & fridge- a decided improvement.

I'll post photos of improvements & such when we're all done-- the tiling that's being done in the bathroom is really beautiful!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

more ( S A L E )

we'll be hosting another sale later this month in seattle! featuring vintage clothing & home from my shop, little dipper, & sara's collection

where: gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave, 98122)
when: sat. july 23rd, 11-5pm

hope to see you there!

(poster by alyson)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

re (philosophize)

I didn't, until about a year ago, almost ever buy independent designer items, much as I've long admired them. I got to a point where buying a pair of really beautiful green suede rachel comey boots was permissible, and from there lost some of my usual filter. I'm not really ok in general with $400 for pants. I've got a new (old) approach, please hold me to it:

back to wearing mostly vintage- I've been finding vintage clothing recently that I'm really happy with for myself. I've noticed, looking down at my recent ensembles, that I'm primarily doing this already..

sweaters & shawls- handmade or vintage only

shoes- these can be dieppa restrepo, rachel comey, etc. I think its worth spending here, as I walk a lot & need decent footwear. and I just can't make myself wear new balance tennis shoes, soo.. there it is.

( book )

it only took me 10 years to finally pick up & read this book, after receiving it from my first high school boyfriend.. its very good :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

new ( knits )

well this is interesting.. small shop, with lots of original handknits.. I like their design ideas & color choices. please note the lace mohair catsuit

Thursday, July 7, 2011

( photos )

( cat wears shoes )

( won )

after conducting a random drawing out of a hat, the winner of the giveaway is nina (or, comment 8).. congratulations! I hope you enjoy the necklace.

thanks to everyone who entered.. I'll be sure to have another jewelry giveaway soon

felted ( art )

each piece in the small ooak (one of a kind) section of my store was custom made in Scotland for my shop. I worked out the style & color details with lovely monika (she's also the maker of my somewhat wild felted bag.)

I love her work, and personally, she is a true pleasure as well. just wanted to mention her, and give credit where it is due!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

sideview ( 2 )

new jewelry for my shop- ceramic & rough pyrite on hemp. very simple, priced $24 to 42

available tomorrow!

sideview ( 1 )

don't forget to enter the giveaway.. drawing the winner on wednesday!

Monday, July 4, 2011

( fourth )

inside/outside.. fourth of july. beginning of summer here in seattle