- now - all in the shop - have at'em -
29 September 2011
28 September 2011
27 September 2011
24 September 2011
22 September 2011
the other day, we literally felt fall roll in and the curtain come down on summer. that day had been remarkably warm and sunny and that night, as if the earth was talking to the calendar, a cool crisp breeze ushered in our next season (and its been going back and forth ever since). i don't find fall the most inspiring of seasons, but cozy, yeah it's got that...and with that, we give you the most amazing of all apple recipes. we eat it morning, noon, and night. this recipe has traveled to friends and friends of friends of friends.
xx ENJOY xx
17 September 2011
16 September 2011
it was about this time last year that we hatched this plan to open an online shop (but it took us 5 months to open it!). we knew we would fill it with beaded items and ceramics but the name came months later (jen on the way home from the farmers market "what about dullDiamond?" done and done). i don't think either of us knew how or what our collaboration would look like over time or if it would last- but from our point of view, this has been a very good year. we are thankful to you all for supporting our work and we're excited to see where dD lands next year this time...
items above: from the shop past, present and future. check in to see what's there now!
15 September 2011
we donated this set of bracelets to the silent auction portion of the The Celebration of Hope, a gala to benefit the Liz Logelin Foundation. it will be happening this friday september 16th in minneapolis. if you would like to make a tax deductible bid on these pieces they will be up on ebay beginning this saturday, september 17th, for 7 days.
for those you of unaware of this tremendous organization that supports widows with very young children, you can read more about it here. the foundation was founded by matt logelin (a friend of emily's husband), who lost his wife the day after the birth of their baby madeline. and if you're looking for a gripping and touching story about the fragility of life and the strength of humanity, pick up his inspiring book.
last night both of us gathered to make a handful of new pieces for our first shop order.
exciting... more news to come soon.
14 September 2011
this is my equivalent to having a gold tooth. one glittery gold nail in a sea of poppy red. i like it. and that odd mug? it's easily my most favorite piece of pottery and every morning it holds my cappuccino. i found it at a thrift store for $.80. maker unknown.
13 September 2011
over the weekend we visited the ladies of Ina Grau. it was a few hours of discussing their process of making, designing, and means of production. like us, this duo is made up of friends - Crystal Quinn and Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez - and they're making everything themselves, but unlike us they're breaking new ground by making what seems un-makable...SHOES! over a year ago, they set out to teach themselves how shoes are crafted- by hand. they created patterns, and learned about sizing, materials, and construction all on their own. the product is a small line of shoes coming this fall, and can we say, WE CAN'T WAIT! they are not only beautifully made but mindfully crafted. we think they might just take over the world- and we're totally ok with that. check out progress on their website: Ina Grau
10 September 2011
09 September 2011
08 September 2011
06 September 2011
05 September 2011
<<< from the crafts building at the fair >>>
we should have entered dD in the bracelet competition... I'm sure they have that right? they have everything else- pies, quilts, kit socks, collaged collections?! it's an amazing and extensive display of creations. Today's the final day to get your annual corn dog, grilled corn, pet a cow/goat/pig/chicken, watch a live animal birth, gaze at seed art, judge the sculpted butter queens, and commemorate it all with a photo strip. yes.
04 September 2011
02 September 2011
this is how we ushered in september.
thanks for the well wishes! we're feeling better (emily) and a little more settled (jen).