hand-thrown ceramics : mazama

Posted: April 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, home, portland, things, wedding gifts | Tags: | No Comments »

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Clean designs and appealing colors from the Portland, Oregon ceramics company, Mazama — made by a team of designers and makers. Pieces pictured range from $30 – $65. Browse their online shop.

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(*via A Continuous Lean)


on the desk this week : calligraphy transcription

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, wedding gifts, weddings | Tags: | No Comments »

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This lay drying on a spread of magazines in the studio this week. I feel grateful for the time I spend transcribing a poem like this — it’s the best way to meditate on the words, writing them slowly and carefully. The complete poem text by Maya Angelou is below.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

-Maya Angelou

Visit the shop page for information on my transcription offering for poems, letters or any words of your choice, starts at $125.


esme winter stationery : at flotsam + fork

Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, paper, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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For those of us with a never-quenchable appetite for paper goods, check out the English line of Esme Winter patterned notebooks ($12-18) and note cards ($4.50), available at the sweet online shop, Flotsam + Fork.

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goodbye dear KIOSK : for now…

Posted: March 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, home, new york city, places, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Sad to hear that one of my favorite shops, KIOSK, is closing it’s doors on Spring Street because the building is being torn down. They’ll likely reopen somewhere else in the city, but who knows where for now. So get in for big sales while you can, or shop online. Use code ADIOS95 or 41AHOY for 25% off everything and 75% off sale items.

Here are a few current finds from around the world.

Bread & Puppet Posters ($18, $28)

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Greek Coffee Pot ($16)

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Horsehair Hand Broom & Red Metal Dustpan ($57)

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Enamel Soapdish ($38)

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Kitchen Scissors ($80)

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Two Tiny Stencils ($)

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(*via Racked)


elephant landing : linens & silks

Posted: March 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, doing good, handmade, places, wedding gifts | Tags: | No Comments »

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These beautiful textiles for the home are made by Elephant Landing, an inspiring social enterprise. The products are each made by hand in India as a part of a training program for women, who receive a sewing machine upon graduation to continue their trade back in their home village. 100% of profits are used to educate and employ more women in neighboring villages of India.

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(*via The City Sage)


shop diario : everyday objects from mexico

Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, things | Tags: | 1 Comment »

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Diario is a shop of carefully selected objects made in Mexico, curated by industrial designer Moisés Hernández, as he explores his home country.

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last day for holiday delivery!

Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger | Tags: | No Comments »

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Today is the last day for placing orders on the Paperfinger Shop in time for Dec 24th delivery.

We have some great last minute wrapping supplies, stocking stuffers and special gifts! This deadline applies to everything except custom-made goods, but we do have a sweet new e-gift certificate or the classy gift certificate for a custom address stamp.

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sara barner : handmade leather goods

Posted: December 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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I came across the Sara Barner line this weekend. Clean designs and really nice leathers. The studio is based in Portland and the full collection can be shopped online.

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new seasonal cards : from paperfinger

Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Two new cards for the holidays:

Hygge and Lo How a Rose E’re Blooming. Both come in a set of six (blank inside) with envelopes for $22, printed on elegant white cotton paper.

We’re shipping ‘em out same or next business day so you can get right down to your holiday card-writing! Browse the rest of our holiday cards at the shop.

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paper gifts : from present & correct

Posted: December 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, paper, things | Tags: | No Comments »

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Present & Correct stocks such an appealing collection of desk and paper goods — lots of great gift ideas here.

Above, the Striped Wooden Rulers (£7.50 each). Below, a Letterpress File Card Planner (£18.50).

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Animal School Charts (£25.00):

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Perforated Notebooks, mmmm (£4.50-8.50):

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12 Portuguese Symbol Postcards (£12.75):

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