29 November, 2008

Tomorrow! Buy Handmade!

Just a reminder that tomorrow, November 30, is the fabulous Bazaar Bizarre at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, SF (from 10am to 5pm). I'll be there, alongside Honeylux, so please stop by! This will be a great opportunity to buy unique, handmade gifts for the holidays!

*If you can't make it tomorrow, you can also catch me next Sunday at the RISD NoCA Sale at Fort Mason!


For those of you in and around Providence, RI, Craftland will be opening this Friday, December 5! As usual, my cards will be there, along with work by dozens of talented artists and craft people. The store will be open 11-6 until December 24, so you have plenty of time to get there.

25 November, 2008

Half Full

Love these glasses from Simrin.

Small Wonders

When I was a kid I was really into miniatures. I never really got into dolls, but I loved making little rooms and houses, and food... oh, the food! I spent hours and hours making tiny platters of cold cuts and layer cakes and mint juleps out of Sculpey. Anyways, for some reason one of the miniatures I had that I loved the most was this little plastic bookcase, from the '60's I think. I'm not sure where it came from but I guess that even at an early age I was attracted to its vintage charm. Here are some pieces from Ebay that would be perfect for a tiny retro abode.

Panton chairs!, TV, awesome deer head (!!!), complete bathroom set, Danish modern armchair, lamps (I like the pair with the tall shades), tulip table and chairs (!!!), side table with lamp, miscellaneous accessories (love the letter holder!), stereo, stove, sofa

24 November, 2008

Buy Handmade!

Just wanted to let you know that Pie Bird Press will be selling cards at Bazaar Bizarre this Sunday, November 30 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park, SF (from 10am to 5pm) alongside Honeylux. I'll also be at the RISD NoCA Alumni Sale at Fort Mason on the following Sunday, December 7 (from 9:30am to 5pm), with Jane Kim from Crow's Nest Studio, so please stop by one of them if you're in town! Both will be great opportunities to buy handmade for the holidays.


I've been trying to post more lately (have you noticed?), and I'd love to hear from you about what you'd like to see more of. Please leave suggestions in the comments below (don't be shy- you can comment anonymously!) and I'll see what I can do to make this blog more fun for everyone!

Thanks so much!

23 November, 2008

Pennsylvania Finds

I realize I never actually showed you what I came home with from my trip to Adamstown! Terrible! Here's what I scored:

This fabulously patriotic lampshade (doesn't it look cute on the log lamp I got last year?).

This gorgeous milk glass cake stand, in the perfect shade of turquoise.

This lovely little pennant from a state fair, which I put in a simple frame, backed with vintage wallpaper.

A great set of suitcases.

Another tin globe for my collection (last one on the left).

And some more bakelite flatware...

22 November, 2008

Beach Combing

I saw this amazing display on Bakerella recently, and I'm so impressed! These are all filled with sand from different beaches she's visited.

Branching Out

I've never had a really pretty menorah, and I feel like now that I have a home of my own, it would be a good investment to make. The problem is that the vast majority of menorahs out there look really boring. I found a pretty big selection of interesting, modern ones here, but none of them are really my style. I've been admiring the above candleabra from West Elm, and I think it would be such a great menorah if it wasn't so huge! I would like to find something similar, though. This one (below), by Michael Aram is the closest thing I could find, at 17" long, rather than 28"... It's not perfect, though. I guess I will have to keep looking.

Addendum: Martha has this tutorial available, for a slightly less permanent version...

21 November, 2008


So, I've booked my tattoo appointment at the famous Tattoo City in San Francisco (founded by Ed Hardy), with Jen Lee. Here are some examples of the gorgeous work that comes out of that shop, by Clifton Carter (pigeon and squirrel), Mary Joy (oranges and olives), and Jen Lee.

Jen specializes in pet portraits! Click here to see more of her work.

20 November, 2008


Check out these lovely hand-etched eggshells from The May of Teck Club. Wouldn't they be cute displayed in vintage egg cups?


LOVE this beautiful screenprint from the ever-talented Rob Ryan.

19 November, 2008


I love these porcelain milk bottles from Alyssa Ettinger. I am very, very tempted to buy the Concord Dairy one...

Doily Bird

This post is for my mom, who wanted to see some examples of doilies being used in contemporary design.

Pillows from Lama Designs, plate from Anthropologie, DIY side table from Derek and Lauren at The Curiosity Shoppe, via Design*Sponge, installation and drawing by Lisa Solomon (who's been working with doilies for some time now), more doily art by The Urban Thimble, clock by Andfurthermore, DIY doily bowl by Jane Schouten from Design*Sponge, gift wrap from Rose and Radish, plates by Thomas Paul, buttons by Ink Jet, pink vinyl doilies from Rockett St. George, chair by Tara Murray, silkscreened cards by Beau Ideal, felt coasters by Donna Wilson, wall decals by ScribbleIt, jars by Alli Coate