Our accessories designer has just returned from a month of travelling in India and Hong Kong. She brought back all of these amazing trims and ribbons to use for inspiration. They all looked so great together, so her team made this cool display and hung them on the wall in their office. Don’t you just love the huge pompoms?
I wanted to point out how great these bags we have are by A. Kurtz. We have this awesome cargo backpack and a fieldbag as well. A. Kurtz makes all these amazing military inspired bags with really great details, like leather trim and cool hardware, screenprinting and stitching. They’re both made of canvas. The backpack has tons of useful pockets and even has an extra handle on the side. And check out the A. Kurtz philosophy…
It’s coming up, so clear your calendars, and make that road trip to NY! The Renegade Craft Fair is sponsored by Bust Magazine and is seriously awesome. This year is their biggest yet, with over 300 artists participating. And I’m sure some of our favorite craft bloggers will be there. Leave a comment with your link if you’re going! It looks like this year there will be vendors set up in the pool instead of the park. I guess that lessens the chance of getting hit with a baseball. See you there!
Oh, and if you live near Chicago, the fair is held there too! Check out their site for more info…
Above are some photos from last year. Check out the rest on the RCF flickr site.
The first few images for the travel swap are posted! Check out the details on our flickr page.
Also, on the flickr page, I recommend checking out all of the messages left in our “introductions” stream. Find it under “discuss” or “discussions”. Practically all of the swappers participating have listed their blogs, websites, or myspaces. Lots of new blogs and artists out there to be discovered. So get to it!
Wanted to show you some of the great photos you’re posting in our free (people) style flickr group. I love how much effort some of you are putting into this, with amazing styling and creative composition.
But, I’m also loving all the snapshots too! This one is definitely a favorite!
Post your own photos here and get creative! We wanna see more photos!
I really love this digital mag style will save us, and they love “all things super-stylish, organic, ethical, eco-friendly, vintage, recycled and sustainable.” In the current issue, they did an article on re-worked vintage and featured the “post-vintage” work of fashion and art collective Andrea Crews (pictured above). Check out the article here…
This is for anyone signed up to swap… You should have your partners by now. I’m still getting some comments trickling in about not having partner info. If you don’t have a partner, then the message went to your junk box or you gave me the incorrect (or no) email address. So let me know asap and I can fix you up!!
Also, be sure to join our travel swap flickr group so you can share you photos and see everyone else’s. I can’t wait to see all the crafts!
I spotted these on coolhunting and had to share. Someecards (or Some Ecards) are for “when you care enough to hit send”. I posted some of the cards that are just sarcastic enough for a smile, but check out the site. There are some that are just so ridiculous you will laugh out loud. I can’t imagine ever sending some of these, but they make their site that more entertaining.
The girls at our Paramus NJ store were having a “fit session”. They do this frequently to try on all of the newest styles to see how they fit and what you can wear them with. That way they can let customers know all the details and help them put together great outfits. This time the girls decided to make a mini photoshoot out of the event. I’ve posted some of the photos and I’ll put the rest on our flickr group free (people) style…
Any readers in the Sydney/Gympie Australia area? We have a special project for you. Please comment with your name and email address if interested and we will contact you with additional details. (I won’t publish your email address, so no need to worry.) Thank you!!!
Even if you’re not a Bjork fan, I’m sure you can appreciate her visual artistic sensibilities. You have to admit, everything she does looks interesting if not beautiful. So showstudio has this activity on their site that I thought was really cool. To celebrate Bjork’s new record, Volta, you can download tiles that you can print out at home. Once you have each tile, you can put it together like a puzzle to assemble one large Volta poster. Check it out…
I know this is late notice if you actually live close enough to Philly to go tonight, but I would like to support the artist anyway, so I thought I’d give her a shout out…
May 11th, 7pm-9pm
At Benna’s Cafe’ (which is located on the north-west corner of 8th and wharton st in south philly)
Katie Henry will be having a party and you are all invited.
There will be mint juleps and miniature dinosaur cupcakes and miniature fruit tarts and wine and cheese and balloons and good people.
Oh and there will also be Katie’s beautiful sewn drawings and handbags.
Please come if you can, and tell your friends to come as well.