Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Located in Princeton, N.J., JANE is a blue-lined jewelbox of a shop created by mother/daughter team, Jane and Isabelle Kenyon. It a beautifully curated collection of original artwork and high-end consignment pieces. It's inspiring motto? Reuse, Rethink, Revitalize. "To reuse what others no longer need, to rethink what we already have, to revitalize these things and, in doing so, our lives. Read all about this fabulous new shop at www.janeconsignment.com
And if you're so inclined, stop in at 7 Spring Street and see my Rosie lamps. They look very happy to be at Jane!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I lovelovelove this necklace made from Acai!! These colors could be lifted from all my favorite glazes. It makes me think of color names like: cinnamon and citron, lapis and licorice - delicious! Why, pray tell, when I see colors I love, do I want to EAT them?
Check out Boho Magazine at www.bohomag.com. Frankly, the name is unfortunate, (sorry, Boho!) but their content is brill for those of us girls who love a gorgeous recycled necklace or articles about being green and glam. And who doesn't love that?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Inspiration can flow from all kinds of sources. This wonky little teapot came from a quote from Alice in Wonderland:
"the time has come the walrus said
to talk of many things
of shoes and ships and sealing wax
of cabbages and kings
and when the tea is boiling hot
and whether pigs have wings"
I think it sort of looks like a little creature that might just up and waddle away, or a friend who's come to tea and now is telling me a story. At any rate, it has its own bit of energy and that's what makes me happy when I look at it.
I get frustrated when what I make does NOT have that energy. (And there have been plenty of things!) Since starting this line of lamps, the ones that are successful are so apparent to me. I get that little inside smile when I look at them - you know the one? And the others, while finished, are just, well, lighting.