Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, design, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
I’m a bit in love with this season’s full collection of holiday wrapping at the Paperfinger shop!
Above, antique black tins that we use for packaging our wood-handled custom stamps. They’re so appealing and classy! (Add $11.95 for gift wrapping on any order.)
Below, our newest addition, “Handmade for You” Masking Tape ($15 for a roll of 55 yards):
Get real fancy with custom-made double-face satin ribbon ($200 for 100 yards):
Our best-selling oval kraft gift tags, useful year-round ($10 for 20 labels):
Another new item, the calligraphy kraft wrapping paper, which contains the first verse of the classic holiday carol, The Holly and The Ivy ($12.50 for a 6 ft roll). I’m using this on all my gifts this year! Classy but understated with the black printed words on natural kraft paper:
The Holly lyrics continue on our red, white or green wrapping paper as well ($20 for a 6 ft roll):
Last, but not least, the best packing tape for your holiday parcels, “Don’t Open Til Christmas” masking tape ($15 for 55 yards):
Posted: December 4th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: books | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
One of my best vacation reads was Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel, The Signature of All Things. Such a delicious, engrossing treat and I can’t help but feel relieved and thrilled for her success with it as I carry her TED Talk in my head so often. Check out that talk if you haven’t watched it yet. And definitely pick up this book!
Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: cooking, design, things | Tags: gifts | 1 Comment »
I mean, what’s not to love? Mini porcelain mortar & pestle ($9) from Mignon Kitchen Co.
Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, handmade, portland, things, wedding gifts | Tags: gifts | 1 Comment »
I fell for these unique and handblown pebble vases by renowned Japanese glassworks crafters, Sugahara, at Canoe Portland this weekend. Elegant on their own or in a cluster together. $24 each.
Sugahara has an inspiring company statement. Here’s an excerpt:
There is a moment when glass, as a liquid under extreme heat, attains its supreme beauty.
That moment is captured, and a form is given to it.
Drawing out the infinite potential of glass to the fullest
Creating a unique shine and flowing forms
To do this,
Craftsmen stand face-to-face with glass each day and listen to its voices.
Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, design, handmade, illustration, kids, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Waterlife is a silk-screen book, printed by hand on handmade paper with natural dyes in Chennai, India. It is published by Tara Books. There are 3,000 hand-numbered copies available. Author and illustrator Rambharos Jha uses a traditional style of folk painting known as Mithila. Remarkable. You can also find it on Amazon.
(*via Brain Pickings)
Posted: July 18th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: apparel, design, kids, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Came across the very cute kiddie gear by BOBO CHOSES at TENOVERSIX of Los Angeles.
Yup, two cool places in all caps. These items are on sale right now, so check em.
Posted: July 3rd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: books, illustration, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
These sweet little pocket-size notebooks are now in the shop! Kraft paper cover is illustrated with line-drawn bouvainvillea and tropical floral. Printed and produced by the cool folks of Scout Books, illustrated by yours truly. 32 pages, blank inside.
$7 from the Paperfinger Shop.
Posted: May 28th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, design, handmade, home, things, wedding gifts | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Grain is now offering these beautiful handwoven pillows and bath towels, made in collaboration with artists in Guatemala. The colors are produced through a natural dye process using leaves, flowers, seeds, barks, and roots of indigenous plants of the Guatemalan Highlands. Prices range from $18-145.
Posted: May 20th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
My pal Jessa Blades put me on to the lovely online pop-up shop, QUITOKEETO. It’s a lovely place to visit and has an interesting business model. They pop-up with a few select items for sale every “now and then, when the stars align, and the products are just right.” Their shop will feature any assortment of personal or home goods, all carefully chosen by owners Heidi Swanson (of cooking fame) and Wayne Bremser. Sign up for their newsletter to be informed when new releases are announced. Great place to look for one special gift.
Here are a few of the current treasures available. Above Midori Brass Pen Case ($67). Below, Brass Ballerina Bowl ($65), Young Cedar Chopsticks ($55) and Frazer Parfume Solide Rose & Tuberose ($68).
Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, handmade, things, weddings | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
I love the latest work from Bario Neal, the Philly-based jewelry design studio. All of their pieces are made from reclaimed precious metals and ethically sourced stones.
They have an online shop full of beautiful wedding bands, engagement rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants. They are also available for custom work.
Above, enamel bracelet in yellow gold, $315.
Below, sapphire slice earrings, $500. Senna round ring with rough diamond, $740. Narrow band with diamond, $390. Herringbone pendant, $64. Boma hoops, $104.
(*via Unruly Things)