Tuesday, January 24, 2012

graham and green...

a few of our favorites from graham and green...

a beautifully neutral collection of pieces.  a bit eclectic. sweet little pops of color...

a little from founder antonia graham:

"I have fond memories of travelling to buy kelims and rugs in Istanbul in fur lined boots in the freezing, but hospitable carpet warehouses and during a very cold weekend in Beijing we went to the farmers market to discover a girl selling beautiful traditional Chinese lanterns. She was the daughter of a well known actor in the National Theatre and lantern making was the family’s way of supplementing his income! We placed a small order at first, but we have been ordering regularly since then. That is exactly why I love doing what we do, forging relationships on chance meetings and bringing beautiful things back for others to enjoy...

We like to think that our customers care about their surroundings as much as they care about their clothes and how they look. It’s a lifestyle. A contemporary mix of old and new, things brought home from travels abroad, memories of people dear, put together in an interesting way so that it works and provides a peaceful and inspiring background for today’s busy life."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

shop update...

sweetly simple, sachet love... coming to the shop throughout the week.  each filled with deliciously aromatic dried lavender buds

lovely lavender embroidered heart sachet pillow, made from tea-dyed cotton, and backed with a pretty recycled vintage quilt.  ready to tuck under your pillow, for a peaceful sleep.  or used as a bookend, to sweetly scent a room. or heated and placed under your neck, after a long day... 

a relaxing eye pillow, with hand stitching on sweet recycled cotton prints... love tucking these in with a freshly laundered pile of linens, as well...

another sweet heart sachet, embroidered on a rose hued linen, and backed with a recycled floral print cotton... ready for hanging on a door, or dresser, or bedpost

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Monday, January 16, 2012


dutch oven bread, a film by tiger in a jar

the wonderful kinfolk magazine... a little beauty for the soul.  and what a fantastic gift (for yourself or a loved one)

kinfolk's manifesto:

Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us. We have come together to create Kinfolk as our collaborative way of advocating the natural approach to entertaining that we love.

Every element of Kinfolk—the features, photography, and general aesthetics—are consistent with the way we feel entertaining should be: simple, uncomplicated, and less contrived. Kinfolk is the marriage of our appreciation for art and design and our love for spending time with family and friends.  

kinfolk manifesto, by andrew and carissa gallo

and a few of the delicious images from kinfolk's gallery...

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

snow days...

currently having a snow days sale! our way of joining in on the snowy fun, down here in snowless atlanta

15% off everything in the shop, now through the 21st.  simply enter the following coupon code during checkout:  SNOWDAYS

(if you're having any trouble using the code during checkout, let us know, so that we can help... or we will simply refund the discount through paypal, after checkout.  thanks!)

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Friday, January 13, 2012

michael graydon...

the undeniably gorgeous images of toronto-based photographer michael graydon... pure eye candy

a little about michael:

The first time I remember discovering an interest in taking pictures, I was 16 and on vacation with my family at a provincial park in the B.C. Interior. My dad passed down his old Pentax Spotmatic to me and I immediately fell in love with the trance it could put me in. I’ve taught myself photography, slide film in that Spotmatic is where the journey started.

In my mid-twenties I moved to London, England for a year to assist top photographers, experience living abroad and use the word ‘mate’ as much as possible. I also loved the sounds of Britpop – for me, music’s ‘good ‘ol days’. I have a keen interest in music, new and old, and I always have something tasty playing in the background while we shoot.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

remade usa...

just love this gorgeous doily pendant light, from shannon south of remade usa... not to mention the fabulous shadows and shapes the lamp casts upon the wall when lit.  a beautiful new way to showcase the intricacies of the vintage handwork

here is a little info about shannon's work:

One of the most interesting aspects about repurposing a used material is the fact that it had a whole other life before it landed in Shannon's hands.

Customers often share stories, when they send a leather jacket that belonged to a loved one or that they got on a trip abroad. Sentimentally valuable objects are hard for people to get rid of. A leather jacket may have been worn daily for ten years or a doily might have taken twenty hours to crochet by someone's grandmother.

The inherent beauty of these histories adds a whole new and deeper layer of value to an object. Giving an object new form and purpose honors its previous life, extends its story and is what makes her work worthwhile and always interesting.

and be sure to check out shannon's lovely bags, made from recycled leather, in her shop...

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