January 29, 2010

Looking for Lamp

I NEED this brass lamp! - find it for me. I like how it looks like someone just said something really inappropriate.

It's discontinued, but find it anyway.

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Etsy's The Storque

After including my studio on mint, Ellie Snow asked to use one of the images for her Guest Curator post on The Storque.

I haven't spent that much time on Etsy since I closed my shop a few years ago, and I think the blog was just getting rolling when I left. While primarily focused on selling through Etsy, there's some interesting stuff on The Storque - especially the "How-To" section!

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January 25, 2010

My Workspace over on Mint!

I'm overjoyed that my workspace is being featured as a "howdy do it" over on Mint. Margot Harrington interviewed me about the changes made to my workspace since I moved in!

Parse the entire Howdy Do It series while you're there!!

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January 22, 2010

My First Guest Post

I don't have too much to share today, so I though I'd share a guest post I did over at Rearranged Design. The blog owner needed to take some time off to complete a move, and I filled in with a guest post about some interesting sites on the internet!

Be sure to add Rearranged Design to your read list!

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January 13, 2010

Thrifted at the Chartiable Heart - Reluctantly

On Saturday , a friend and I headed out for a little thrift store/antique shopping. First we stopped at Charitable Heart Thrift Store in Natck, MA. I picked up these lovely wood candle sticks - aren't they just super dang cute!?

HOWEVER! Buying them was not so cute. This is really the worst thrift store I have ever been to. I usually try to stay away from being negative on this blog, but I was so annoyed by the place that I need to vent. Stepping inside I was initially excited - they have TONS of stock, so much that it's in piles spilling out everywhere, but I will give them credit that is organized by type. There is some good stuff here, and the staff knows where nearly everything is, and can direct you to it (and give you a lengthy bogus explanation of it's supposed value).

But the PRICES!!! Holy Cow, I've never seen such ridiculous, inconsistent overpricing! There were many things that I was interested in, but no way would I pay such high prices. I did buy the candle sticks - they knocked off $5 which was nice, but I really will never go there again. The woman working there made it a point to tell me that some of the proceeds go to charity, and maybe I'm a scrooge, but I don't see how that justifies the inflated prices.

To me, thrift stores are places where used goods get sold at a minimal prices to keep it out of landfills and to help folks with lower incomes find what they need primarily, and a place for people like me to source possible valuable, design-y objects secondly. And yes, I'll admit I'm always hoping to find a deal, a designer piece for a steal, but I also look for practical items for daily use, like wine glasses, staplers, clothing - happy that I can reuse something rather than going out and buying something new. I guess the reason I was so offended by this place was that most of their over priced stock was going to sit there collecting dust, instead of being put to good use.

whew! that was a bit of a rant wasn't it! How do you feel about thrift store pricing?

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January 7, 2010

Shoot Remainders

This fall I had a shoot for Saucony at my home, and I've posted some of the shots we did, but I finally got my hands on the remainder of the shots. During the day, photographer Momo Shinzawa took some "atmosphere" shots around the apt, and they came out so lovely! It's always interesting to see how different people approach photography, to see how others would frame the shot - even though I've shot some of these same things, these images are uniquely Momo's perspective.

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