March 30, 2009

introducing: c&c's new website

I couldn't help but take a moment to gush about my website re-design! The new site just went live today and I couldn't be more pleased. Many thanks to Allie Creative for her superb design skills and eternal patience.

new releases from ghost academy and spontaneous goody giveaway

Ghost Academy has a ton of new designs for spring! I'm totally in love with the new wooden gift tags above, they're sold singly and as an uber cute set. I highly recomend Megan's blog tutorial on block printing, for all you crafty types. While you're at it, be sure to check out their award ribbons that have nearly achieved a cult following, they make an excellent gift. I only wish I could claim GA alumni status...

I have three Ghost Academy cards to giveaway to one lucky reader. Just take a brief moment to check out their newly re-designed website and come back to this posting to comment. I will randomly draw one winner on Friday, April 3rd.

March 29, 2009

{shop} san francisco: perch

{handmade pillow by bonjour teaspoon}

{hand soap by foliage}

{print by tall cow | journals by elum designs}

Being constantly surrounded by the best offerings in modern retail is an occupational hazard for me. Perch, located in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood, definitely stands out as one of the brightest. A truly excellent selection of cards, jewelry, housewares, baby and vintage. Not to be missed for locals and those planning a future visit!

{images by crow & canary}

March 24, 2009

exquisite equine

{joe cotton note}

{whale ride 8x10 print}

{whirlaway note}

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with the buyer at
The Desk Set in San Francisco. While perusing her lovely shop, I re-discovered my love for Two Trick Pony. I had seen some of their designs at Pulp in Los Angeles, earlier in the year and was really struck by the color combinations and unique designs. Take a peek in their etsy shop for more pony perfection.

{images via two trick pony}

March 19, 2009

looney for LUprints

{'the birds' on white}

{'trembling aspen' tote in black}

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting of Ulla of LUprints at the Portland Gift Show, last May. It was love at first sight after catching a glimpse of her ultra-stylish booth. I ended up buying one of her handy-dandy totes, which I use almost daily. Check out all of her lovely wares, which are 25% off for the month of March.

{photos via LUprints}

March 17, 2009

winners of goody giveaway no. 2

Thanks to all that entered the giveaway, as well as Owen Says for the chance to gift a great prize set. More giveaways to be posted soon, I promise you won't want to miss out!

emerald with envy

{vintage assemblage necklace via etsy}

{the vega, by nixon watches}

gocco printed notecard via etsy}

{airborne jr. by holly aiken bags}

I must begin with a confession, although all manifestations of green make me swoon, I'm not a big fan of St. Patrick's day. Not much of a pub-goer and secretly, I've always had a strange fear that a stranger may pinch me for not dressing accordingly. Having seen the musical Wicked, over the weekend, simply pushed me over the edge. Green is good, St Patty's day or any old day.

March 13, 2009

viva la vintage

ceramic cuckoo wall hanging

leicaflex (leica's first slr camera)

wooden serigraph from ussr, keeping ula company

One of my favorite pastimes is buying vintage goodies for re-sale or consignment. That being said, I don't typically find myself in antique malls because the mark-ups are usually beyond my budget. This week I made an exception, an old school house - turn antique mall in LaFayette, Oregon was just to intriguing to pass by without stopping. I only left with one item, though that cutie-pie cuckoo is still on my mind and not a moment has passed that I haven't lamented leaving the $700 Leicaflex. I'm really pleased with the Russian wall hanging I scored and even better, it was under $15.

March 11, 2009

roadside project stops traffic

One Part of Commissioned Panorama

Night Journey
paper, ink and wood
5" x 7" x 1/2"

Birthday Pop-Up Card

Readers of my blog have probably begun to discover that I'm an absolute papercut fiend. Imagine my delight when I bumped into Roadside Project's etsy shop! Jayne has created some amazing custom family portraits. I'm currently fantasizing about seeing my mister, my dog and myself as paper miniatures in one of her vignettes. In the meantime, I've decided on one of her prints, but can't seem to take my mind off of the 3D originals. No doubt, there will be more to say on this subject in the near future.

{images via roadside projects}

March 9, 2009

goody giveaway no. 2

Our Owen Says giveaway has arrived! This time around, we are gifting 6 hand glittered "thank you" cards printed on 75% recycled paper. The set comes in Owen Says' signature packaging; cleverly designed for reuse, the inside is printed with a bookmark and mini-planner. Tres chic and oh, so green. To sweeten the pot, six singles of this popular multilingual notecard are also up for grabs. Yep, seven chances to win, my friends. Best of luck...

:: To enter, leave a comment on this post that answers the following question:
Now that we've officially 'sprung forward', what will you do with your extra hour of daylight?

:: Anonymous comments will be disqualified. Be sure to include your email address, if you’re not signed into blogger.

:: Giveaway is open to readers with a US or Canadian mailing address.

:: You have until midnight on March 15, 2009 to post your comment.
Winners will be chosen by and announced the following day.

:: One comment per person, unless... Hey, want an extra chance to win?
Blog or tweet about our giveaway and post an additional comment with the link.

{photos by crow & canary}

March 5, 2009

pretty, pretty park haus

Berlin's Park Haus speaks to two of my favorite things: felt and a complex color palette. While shopping at Canoe in downtown Portland yesterday, I rediscovered my love for this line. It's functional, affordable and just so pretty. I picked up a set of coasters in aqua and lemon and now I can't stop daydreaming about what my next purchase will be -- Perhaps this stylish laptop case, but then comes the real challenge, in which color?

March 2, 2009

mini giveaway for our twitter pals

Owen Says and I are working on announcing giveaway no.2 later this week. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to do a mini giveaway. If you would like to win this no-slip, gnome themed bookmark: join or login to your twitter account and send me a direct message by Wednesday at midnight. That's all you need to do to enter, easy peasy! Stay tuned for details on our second Owen Says sponsored giveaway, I promise you won't want to miss it.

{photo courtesy Owen Says}