25 December 2010

wishing you a restful holiday.. with love from sword+fern

18 December 2010

Holiday Hours

Sunday 20th-Thursday 23rd: 11 am-7 pm
(feel free to call if you want to come earlier or later)
Friday 24th: 11 am-4 pm

Saturday 25th

further holiday hours TBA

New World Apothecary

dark,moody,all natural mineral lipsticks, handmade in portland by portland black lipstick co.

vintage table service, says made in japan and bavaria(?) for salts, herbs..

resins, incenses, $3/ ounce

sweetgrass....scents the entire room.harvested sustainably in the redwoods $5/ bundle

ladyhawk lip balm returns! flying out the doors into stockings everywhere, $4 each in a slider tin. visit me when you are out, i can refill.

elemental flower essences, these smell and taste amazing. made in portland, by healer shayne case.$15 each.read more about shayne's work on her website: shaynecase.com

sarai black's powerful compounded herbal tinctures. sarai lives and works on her herbalism and her art in portland.

potions for fighting depression and bringing the love and sweetness during these dark months. from shayne case.$15 each

silver moon herb farm tinctures, remedies made from homegrown at-risk plants in silverton on their family farm. growing herb and flower species that are endangered is earth stewardship at it's finest.i am proud to carry their products here.
bamboo tea strainers

 hand calligraphied shop sign by one miss hope hitchcock

bath soaks: black forest-sore muscle care with doug fir, juniper, sage, and black lava salt; pink moon- calming with lavender flowers and himalayan pink sea salt

herbs by the ounce-wildcrafted in oregon- doug fir, mugwort, red cedar with beautiful hand calligraphied labels by one miss hope hitchcock

vintage tea trays

 pretty tins for burning incense

colorful vintage pyrex tea set
Anja from Clever Nettle wrote nice things about the apothecary-read more here
And Jen McCabe from Honey Kennedy posted about her visit here 
Thank you!!

..More new additions will be ongoing so check back soon!
I am thinking of making an online section for the apothecary in 2011 as well.

New Arrivals: Beautiful Last MInute Gifts

hand & shadow from vancouver, canada sent some of her beautiful cotton scarves this week, silkscreened with birds+hair.

bird scarf, $58.

there are 3 hair scarves and 4 bird ones

pyrite and chain earrings

quartz crystals from arkansas, i made them into earrings, with 14k gold fill posts

mismatched crystal quartz stud earrings
pyrite stud earrings, 14k gold fill posts
pink jasper and rose brass earrings

recycled glass diamonds earrings

leather, coin, and agate necklace

recycled glass tusks and pyramids necklaces

leather, chain, and pins

infinite weave cowl neck crocheted scarf, only 3 left: indigo, cocoa brown, and olive green

09 December 2010

New Arrival: Anna Korte's Small String Sculptures

Anna with her 'Metaphysical Mosaic' installation in the shop, July 2009.

Making her metaphysical mosaic #2, with painted twigs and pink,at NE Albina Press, October 2010.Photo/Alli Azevedo.

peace of mind-$95.

spirit canyon (set of 2)-$125

feathers (set of 2)-$125

painted desert-$175
Just arrived in the shop are 6 beautiful new small string sculptures by Portland designer Anna Korte. 
Anna made the amazing geometric wall installation-'Metaphysical Mosaic'-back in July 2009 out of a mindboggling amount of measuring and detailing with nails, recycled bamboo yarn, and her stellar Scorpio brain. I asked her to make some small ones that you could take home with you- and she did! There are 6 gorgeous, ready to hang pieces.
She is also available to do custom installations in your home or workspace like the piece she created on the wall here at the shop- let me know if you'd like to chat with her about that!
Anna's inspiration for her local jewelry line, AK Vintage, and her collaborative accessories line, IM:MORTAL,speaks to her through her love of literature+poetry,art+architecture of ancient civilizations, her practice of Theta healing, the canyons and rivers and sacred natural locations around the world. She has a light and a calming presence that comes to life in her work.
Her new pieces are crafted with brown and natural twine, and mounted on wood with shifts of blended colors that don't show up as well in these photos. They're an original, visionary re-take on the 1970's art+craft style.
Don't miss seeing these in person!  
I couldn't resist re-posting these works of string art-redux by Maurizio Anzerii found while researching the craft online..via horses think

magic is pyramidically attracting you to me