Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Abundance of Spring

Enjoy this slideshow of all the pretties going into the shop this week:

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bohemian Blouses

Here's a little peek at some of the pretty bohemian style blouses that will be making an appearance in the shop in the upcoming weeks:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A light in in the window

Somehow I can never refrain from taking pictures of glass in windows with white, filtered light coming through them. It reminds me of somewhere I can't place. Same goes with antique colorful rugs... hence the little snippets below of antique stores in New Paltz.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Bleak Romance

My fiance and I went up the Hudson river for Valentine's Day and stopped in a little historic town called New Paltz. We wandered just off the beaten path past some antique stores to the outskirts of town and I couldn't help but be enamored by the barren winter landscape. Somehow, the bleakness of the trees and the frozen river seemed to illuminate the warmth and abundance of being in love through opposition. It is strangely wonderful to feel very much alive and fruitful in a freezing world of black and white.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spoils of War

I recently was very bored one morning and decided to go on a rather lengthy drive out to an estate sale that promised lots of vintage clothes, but that had been going on a couple days. I didn't expect to find much and was right in doing so. It was junk. However, I inadvertently stumbled upon the love of my life!

I have been looking high and low for a suitable tea pot for my kitchen. I wanted one that I would be proud to leave out on the stove, not some Crate and Barrel slick looking high tech kettle that sings opera and does a jig. Sitting on the (yucky) stove was this little guy:

He's dented in on the side, chipped on the handle and his wooden spout is all darkened from hand oils. I think he's from the 40's, 50's at the latest. His whistle is ear-shatteringly high and pure, and he makes the perfect cup of tea (after an intense deyuckifying of course). It really made the long cross-borough treck worth it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Busy Seagull

So I haven't been updating the shop much this week, because I have been working on a big project. I have been inventorying all my goods to see exactly what I have that still needs to go in the store. I feel like doing this has given me a much better handle on the volume of merchandise I have, as well as what I am missing. I now have a TON of things photographed and ready to go... all these things in the slideshow below will work their way into the store in the next couple weeks. Spring is just about here, and I am ready!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowpocalypse II

It's snowing cats and chihuahuas here in New York City right now. Here is what my dog, Nero has to say about it:

Oh, and that little green elf sweater was knitted by my Nona.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweater Heaven

I said I wasn't going to work today, but I started going through my spring sweater stash as a special request from a customer. It hardly felt like work pulling out these little beauties and shooting them! Here's a sneak peak, though some of them are already promised away:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Labyrinthine Nature

I came across the work of a very talented artist on Etsy by the name of Kira Sheker. Her store is called Labyrinthine Nature, and it is full of her illustrations and ethereal photography. She achieves some of her eerily beautiful photgraphs with long exposure times, layering of images, and pinhole photography. The result is a hypnotic pull into a dreamlike realm, where simple objects like antique chairs and black cats are transformed into powerful symbols of the unconscious.

Her methods seem to materialize omnipresent, buried memories that have no real shape or form but are transient presences that bridge time and space and deeply pervade our perceptions of the world and shape how we react to our surroundings. We have all had a moment where we feel that we are outside our self, watching ourselves as a stranger; Kira has united the self and the stranger on one page, and it is hard to discern who is the imposter. In addition to being thought-provoking and delightfully complex, it is just as aesthetically brilliant. Please go and check out her work!