31 October 2011

wishing you warm -n-witchy rosehip brew + big howlin' wolf love this halloween.

28 October 2011

Well said.

Christine: Is it hard sending the pieces out after you have a relationship with them?
Randi: Um…well, yes. We lay all the pieces out before we send them out. I do a quality check on them, twist something, do something to make sure every piece has it’s own voice, and then… We talk to them.
Christine: What do you tell them?
Randi: We wish them a good life: ‘We hope the person who buys you loves you,’ ; ‘I remember, your bale broke four times…’ Totally dorky stuff. But…it’s hard… For me it’s such an intimate thing, to be wearing something against your body, to send something you made out into the unknown. It’s hard to keep the intention when you start making larger quantities, even though in the studio we all share the same feeling towards imbuing each piece with intention. The pieces are quite personal, individualistic and intimate in some way, and it is important that this comes across in each piece; one way of doing this is through making sure the relationship with the maker is felt.
-Randi of Aesa talking to Dossier Journal about the 'saying goodbye process' when sending off her jewelry designs to be sold.
just some beautiful thoughts from a beautiful maker. 
...i can relate.

15 October 2011

New Arrivals: Osei-Duro

Osei Duro is fashion that's not just sustainable, but also progressive, sewn by the Dzidefo Women’s Cooperative in the Volta Region of Ghana.
"Designers Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh developed Osei-Duro to create socially responsible and sustainable clothing that encourages international and intercultural cooperation. Working with the Dzidefo Women's Cooperative in Ghana this collection offers unusual yet very flattering cuts in fabrics and prints not found anywhere else"-refinery 29
Now in the shop-two styles of Bogolan Bags from Osei -Duro:

14 October 2011

I know you're feeling Blue

fading Parthenocissus quinquefolia greets you at the door

Organic lotions from Mirasol Farms: Rosemary-Mint, Cedarwood-Cypress, Gardeners' (floral/woodsy), Lemon-Chamomile, Mother Earth (earthy/green) $18 each

Slate blue printed cotton carry-alls from Zanna Textiles: $18-22 each
Hand woven placemats by artists at Project Grow, $48/set of 4

One of a kind S+F fringey long necklace with antique dusty blue ceramic beads

Grey-blue pillows by Appetite Home, $35
Men's +Women's hand-painted t-shirts by Jessalin Beutler, $30

S+F recycled glass pyramids necklace

Blue Sailor's knot bracelets
small sword earrings in sky blue, $48

'Cyanosis'  blue lipstick from Portland Black Lipstick Co., $9

Vintage blue hankie
old postcards, $1
Printed tea towels, feathers+kelp, by Zanna textiles, $12 each

Vintage Afghan blue glass +brass ring, size 9, $35

Blue flourite octahedrons & blue Kyanite, I can put them on a necklace for you. Blue Kyanite carries the property of tranquility, it has a calming effect on the whole being & it encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels. It cuts through fears and blockages, helping to speak one’s truth. It drives away anger, frustration, confusion and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought. Blue fluorite has the quality of protecting the emotions and restoring emotional balance.

Mini-mesh deep navy waxed canvas bag by PlainMADE, $86

Stay warm while you protest! Denim blue handknitted mobius cowl scarf, $48

Vintage deer&sailboat cups, $22/set of 4

Sad old matchbooks, with logos from our sad, old industrial world. If that's not Helplessness Blues, I don't know what is.

A lonely grey porcelain pony. All alone on the horizon of nothingness.Handmade by Song & Branch, $14

At the end of the world, we'll all look like this. S+F bronze hoops with turquoise skulls, $38

Long robin's egg blue + silver/brown leather S+F necklace

A broken wing on a chain. Nothing could be sadder.

06 October 2011

October First Friday at thee 811


for FIRST FRIDAY tomorrow.
Along with my neighbors- Nationale+Haunt!
Come visit us-here's why:
Holly, Rachael, Laura, May +I can possibly provide the following for you in exchange for $:
-interesting photographs, framed
-freshly made beeswax candles
-miniature porcelain animal figurines, including a moose
-meticulously detailed crystal drop earrings
-Marriage Records vinyl
-ruffly dream dresses
-silk scarves with silkscreened loose thread detail
-french candies
-organic creams and lotions handmade by Lesbian farmers
-cheap wine
-YETI #s 3,4,6,7,8,9,11
-driftwood bundles
-necklaces made from other people's junk
-happy plants
-chunky handknit soft scarves
-a tote bag featuring Karl Lagerfeld's cartoon mug
-classic novels
-wild crafted incense by the ounce
-colorful handmade arrows
-varying from hour to hour, though generally steady, sassy-sweet-smart-RADitudes from HOT LADY SHOPKEEPERS (some are married, some are lesbians, all are French-who cares?)
see you soon.

magic is pyramidically attracting you to me