4 all new in the shop! (we know, only 2 pictured here. you'll have to sneak into the shop to see the others) but if you want to visualize them first: fuchsia with cobalt? yes. soft pink with brass? got it. understated mustard with cream? check. a variation of one we've made before that we keep falling hard for (it's that surprising mix of that green + yellow/black stripe + brass)? it's there. but for who knows how long?
a note about shipping: we had to up the price just a tad for domestic orders because of the price increase for postage. poor united states postal service, we'll always love and support you.
we're understandably infatuated with objects that have an obvious "hand" in them. yeah, it's because we make things ourselves but more than that it's the visualization of someones process-love-time-care that we get hung up on each and every time. pair that with a living green thing and it's over for us.
we recently came across this tumblr site of mpeck and it's made us both ca ca crazy. daydreams of getting back in the pottery studio are rising, but we have no desire to "remake" these beauties- we couldn't even if we tried. there is something uniquely- messily-perfect- in each of these pieces that's just right.
the shop Anaise has a lovingly curated home goods section. each object is so carefully constructed and chosen and photographed... enough to write home about... or write here about as the case my be. bravo anaise, bravo. ohhh and renee, the shop owner, has a pretty light and airy blog as well.
this project is intriguing because of how consuming it is. from emily's brother, fritz, on his wikidiary:
"… and finally where it should be, after hours and hours and weeks and weeks of dyeing, cutting, braiding, and sewing every shred of unused blue (or willing to be blue) fabric and clothing in the house….and now that I have finally run out, it is done for the moment, possibly inspiring some upcoming projects, and provisionally placed exactly in the center of the dome, where it is looking so diminutive for such worn-out beat-up fingers."
(and we'll have to talk about his LA geodesic dome home in another entry. it's a sight!)
given our choice we go for a real, tactile, visual inspiration board any day of the week----> but man, pinterest is doing its job. seeing these bits side by side taken from disparate places all over the web, gathered, collected, and "pined" all to one location= it's enough to make one very happy not to mention inspired. of the two of us, emily is the mastermind behind our dD pinterest page and being on both the inside and the outside of this- I (jen) can say, she-is-killen-it. I love to watch what she finds- you can follow along too right here.
ps: a note about using pinterest and sites like it -- always give credit where credit is due. stepping off soap box...