Monday, January 31, 2011

crank it up.

Some good ole American rock-n-roll got me up and going on this dreary Monday. 

Here's a sampling:

American Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
By Your Side  The Black Crowes
Miles Davis and the Cool  The Gaslight Anthem
Fightin' For  Cross Canadian Ragweed
Slow Night, So Long  Kings of Leon
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' The Velvet Underground
Till You're Gone  The Gabe Dixon Band
Joey's Arm  Sons of Bill

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

love story

I remember like it was yesterday.
I was rounding a corner at the National Stationery Show, circa 2008, and there it was.  
This delicious, sumptuously thick grey basket made of woven felt strips.
 I wanted/needed/had to have it.  
Didn't care what it cost (and that was when the exchange rate was REALLY bad).
That was the day that I fell in love with the felt goods of Parkhaus Berlin and haven't looked back.

This fabulous line of containers comes from those design savvy Germans.
I love how form pairs so nicely with function.
All of their pieces are made by hand using lamb wool.
Available at good press in two sizes and you can custom order, too, if you want.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


this is the most beautiful card i've ever seen.
i love its beauty, serenity, simplicity.
the folks at yellow owl workshop get it right every time.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


co·zy Adjective   /ˈkōzē/  
         Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation

(image via here)

charlottesville didn't get the snow it was promised, and now it's gross and cold and rainy out.
hope you're inside, warm and cozy either in your bed with a book or on the couch watching a movie.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

new year, new wall display

out with the old holiday display and in with the new.  
because we like to keep it fresh around here.
with wedding season right around the corner and January being cold and bleak, we decided to take the sunny, optimistic route with our wedding sample wall of fame. 

down came the holiday display and up goes this cool pattern using pink and yellow ribbons.

now to make sense of all the samples.

there. that's better.  

assembly begins.


mission accomplished.

stop on by and check it out with your own eyes.