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January 26, 2015

Another post that’s way too late, but pretty great! You know my love for Indie Gift Box, and they asked me to send them some goodies for a photoshoot, so I immediately thought of my sister’s jewelry (which let me just say, is impossible to photograph). I was blown away by how fun the bubble necklace looks paired with other statement pieces, and immediately started layering my own! IMG_9165 IMG_9250 IMG_9270 IMG_9273 IMG_9279 IMG_9280 IMG_9297 IMG_9327 IMG_9332 IMG_9338 IMG_9340

Check out more jewelry from Danielle Sara here. She does tons of custom work so don’t hesitate to reach out!

May 19, 2014

Creative Cursing

I love swearing. This typography is married to these words in this beautiful work by Markie Darkie, and I’m swooning. Well done Markie, well done.

May 15, 2014

Sophie Wet Dog
If you follow me on instagram, or have met me for even a couple minutes, you know I’m seriously obsessed with pups. Our little guy, Dizzy, was found in Upstate New York, and taken to foster care until we found him at three months old, and gave him his forever home. Since we don’t know anything about his parents, we’re not sure exactly his lineage. We’re pretty sure he’s a Flat Coated Retriever. He’s amazing. While I could write all day about Dizzy, I recently found Sophie Gamand (thank you Bark Box!) and am so excited to share her work. Sophie is a French Photographer, living in NY and a majority of her work focuses on relationships with pets.

In 2015, Sophie will have released a book featuring her collection “Wet Dog“, but in the mean time, you can purchase these prints!

Sophie’s parallel of dogs to the human world is incredible, and so are these images! You bet next time Dizzy gets a bath, there will be documentation.Sophie Wet Dog Sophie Wet Dog

February 25, 2014

I recently stumbled upon Cooke Ceramics, and I’m so glad I did! I had high hopes once I saw these, that there would be a llama, but even without one, I’m still super excited to share these!WhaleLaura Cooke has her own line of ceramics available here, but she collaborated with talented illustraor, Jon Wagner to create Treehouse Ceramics (these adorable mugs with fun illustrations). I love the glaze on the inside here, so fun!

Sardines

I wanted to highlight this one because I finally watched Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs this weekend, and it was ADORABLE! If you haven’t seen it, watch it, and then you’ll see why I picked sardines. PlatesThis is one of Laura’s dish sets, and it’s so swoon worthy! You can even make a wedding registry on her site (hint hint)!

Share your favorite piece with me, and why!

 

August 27, 2013

I ALWAYS carry a notepad with me, and an assortment of pens, as I’ve got a mind full of ideas, and always need a place to write them down, or sketch an idea from an “aha” moment. Uncommon Goods was nice enough to send me the Bike Tube Journal Bandolier to use! I loved it the minute I saw it – as I’m a huge fan of cycling. I’m not fast, or really good with balance, but my fiance sure is, so he’s introduced me to the sport, and I’m a really great spectator at all his races. Finally a product that combines my love for the art of writing, and bicycles! Two things that NEVER go well together (can you imagine trying to write while on a bike?!)

Uncommon

Shop for someone you like, really like, or really really like.  They have gifts under $100, under $50, and there’s so much variety! Now’s the time to get “housewarming” gifts, as it seems like everyone’s moving (more on that later), or just stock up on all their amazing gadgets, decorations, and art!

Thank you SO much to Uncommon Goods for being amazing! I can’t wait to purchase holiday gifts there this year!

 

August 15, 2013

I fell in love with Emily’s hand bound books a couple years ago, and finally got the chance to collaborate with her. I’m so excited to feature her on the blog today.

Emily

S&T: Tell us more about your business, Singletree Press

STP: I started Singletree Press in June of 2010 as a way to continue doing book arts after college. At the time I imagined taking clients and selling my work, but would have never guessed that I would also discover a passion for teaching the art of book making. Since that time I have taken on several clients who wanted books made, letterpress printed a wedding, taught classes at the Genesee Arts Center, and set up an Etsy site. However, at this juncture Singletree Press is taking a back seat in my life. Newly engaged and now working full time I am not teaching or taking clients, but still offer my own work for sale on my Etsy page. Really the business is like I said, a way to continue my habit of art.

S&T: How long have you been binding books?

STP: I learned how to bind my first book in the fall of 2009. I have been book binding, and letterpress printing ever since.

S&T: Where can people learn about book binding?

STP: There are several places to learn to book bind right here in Rochester, NY. The Genesee Center for the Arts offers a community based book arts center with several class offerings. Though I personally do not teach the classes there any longer, students of mine have stepped into those teaching roles. Along with bookbinding, the center also offers classes in letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and calligraphy.

S&T: Any tips for people looking to start their own etsy site?

STP: My biggest tip to anyone looking to start their own business or set up their own Etsy site is: take your time! I rushed into setting up websites before I really considered things such as images for my work, branding, and descriptions of each item. Setting up an Etsy site is easy, but filling in all of those questions takes a lot of thought. So don’t rush the process, take the time to develop a logo or brand, have professional pictures taken, and write your descriptions of each product.

S&T: Five things you couldn’t live without:

STP: My faith in Jesus. My fiancee Jack. My family that has always supported me. My old and very dear friends. My love for the handmade.

Images (they’re all from Emily’s Etsy shop – be sure to head over to do some shopping!)

1) Look at that paper! 
2) Golden swirl, need I say more?
3) We love this timeless Journal. So classic, and SO beautiful.
4) This bright blue journal, as the first journal I got from Emily – I kept it for almost a year before I realized that she could make me another one – they’re almost too amazing too use (but they’re made for using!)
5) Our collaboration! I designed these covers and Emily hand bound each book! They are the perfect jotter to keep in your purse! They come in a set of three and are a VERY limited edition! One says “Sketch”, one says “Small notebook BIG ideas” and the last one says “The next big thing”. Shop here.

Emily just got engaged last week – we’re wishing her a lifetime of happiness and so much fun planning her wedding! Congrats to Emily and Jack!

SAY HI!

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