Wednesday, August 29, 2007

this is where i live

summer is quickly coming to an end and i'm feeling nostalgic. chris and i went out for a ride on the bike saturday and i decided to take some pictures to remind me in the months to come of our lovely new england summers.
we are fortunate enough to live a few blocks from this beautiful park, situated right on norwalk harbor. i love to just sit and watch the boats come in and out and on a clear day you can even see long island. right down the street is down town south norwalk, where all the bars and restaurants and little shops are.
i really do love the area and will hopefully be posting more about it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

this is how i work...

i really wish i was more organized, but i feel more creative when i'm surrounded by comfy, pretty things. this is how i work: sometimes on my desk, sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes on an ottoman in front of the food network.

Monday, August 27, 2007

All Things Vintage

I love all things vintage. vintage ephemera, vintage clothes, vintage house wears, you name it, i love it all. I recently expanded my love of vintage to include vintage motorcycles, specifically the one pictured above (not to mention the man on it!).

Chris has been wanting a motorcycle for so long, and although i do think they are dangerous and not very practical, he really connected with this one and i must say, its a perfect fit. The paint job is original to the bike and in great condition. Chris even got antique plates for it!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Indie Blogs

My friend Kristin Eno of Pixie Petals and Halflight at etsy has turned me on to a great blog. Run by Kpoene of Miss Mignonette on etsy, La Mode D'indie is a wealth of information not only about Kpoene's wonderful work and design, but of other fine designers as well. I love her style of writing, fun and really get the sense that you are sitting down and chatting with her.

If you are on the lookout for a new favorite jewelry designer, some fresh stationary, or a one of a kind piece to complete your Saturday night date outfit, I strongly suggest checking out this blog.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wabisabi Brooklyn

while at the Brooklyn Indie Market, i had the pleasure of meeting 1/2 of the new, very wonderful design team Wabisabi Brooklyn, MaryAnne LoVerme. MaryAnne invited me to stop by their trunk show, held to celebrate the fact that Wabisabi Brooklyn is a newly minted LLC. I was thrilled of course and brought my sister along for the ride. i got to meet the other half of the teem, Naomi in addition to checking out all their beautiful work in person. I purchased the necklace above and i love it, wood is my new obsession. you can check out their etsy shop here.

Monday, August 13, 2007

New Designs

i call this necklace (above) Four Maps; each little glass gem features a bit of a map of coastal California and encased in polymer clay. i plan on making more with different themes. this one in particular has just been listed on etsy, so we'll see how it does!

i have committed myself to a few more shows in Sept. including the Brooklyn Indie Market and the Atlantic Antic on Atlantic St in Brooklyn. i am really excited, so i decided to come up with a few new designs. i don't have a name for the necklace pictured above, but i absolutely adore it. the pendant features and image from an antique map and hanging from the chain is a beautifully carved wood flower, a tiny glass vial (from my friend, a piece of white turquoise and a black cathedral bead.
I really love the look of this necklace, and it looks stunning on. i may not be featuring this style just yet in my etsy shop, but definitely plan on making a few for my upcoming shows.

Friday, August 10, 2007

so yesterday i was blessed enough to receive a couple hard copies of the aug. 7th New York Post and sure enough, there was my face, staring back at me, a full page! i was amazed and thrilled. i am so looking forward to doing the Brooklyn Indie Market again Sept. 22nd.
i wanted to share some pictures of my set up from the BIM on Aug. 4th, above.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

so the Brooklyn Indie Market, my first show, turned out to be a huge success! although i didn't sell as many pieces as anticipated, it was a wonderful experience and i met tons of cool people.

right before we closed up, a photographer from the NY Post popped in, snapping away at all the great stuff everyone had to offer. i totally forgot to pick up a copy, but checked the website yesterday to find myself right there on the front page! what a surprise...thats me, just to the right of Tyra Banks! click here to read the awesome article.

i'll be at the Brooklyn Indie Market again on Sat. Sept 22. if you are in the area, please stop by!