sneak peek....

new designs....come see them at Laundry Night!

I'll have them in the shop soon for those of you who are too far away.

Hope to see you tomorrow, don't forget, we'll be there until 9pm so stop by after work!


Laundry Night! Curated Market

LAUNDRY NIGHT – curated market, cake walk and esoterica at the washeteria

monday, november 30th from 1 – 9pm

open house gallery

201 mulberry street at spring

new york, new york 10012

1pm & 6pm aromatic attunement (repeat)

4pm cake walk for smiley friends ages 10 and under

curated Market – shopping for tastemakers and nosy neighbors

Jewelry by Dawn

OW Socks – socks are simple cute pets for everyday life to make our feet happy

Jewelweeds – handcrafted sustainable textiles with block printing and hand embroidery

EIEIO Studio – ready-to-wrap currently featured on Oprah's November O List

PubliQueLiving – home accessories, elegance for the design-minded individual

Canopy Verde – modern, earth-friendly bags and totes

Random Acts by Miwako – artist and chef from Oakland. She knits like there's no tomorrow.

UM by Josh Jakus – felt zipper bags, experiential connections between form and function

Sharon Wickham Photographs

KepuCosa – hand knit winter accessories, made from recycled yarn

Healing Crystals – handmade natural jewelry

YOSH olfactory sense – artisanal fragrances. Preview the 2010 Evanescent Collection.

esoterica at the washeteria – air your dirty laundry

Aromatic Attunements - 1pm & 6pm (repeat)

Do you enjoy the sweet smell of success? Do you want to be filthy rich or are you waiting for Prince Charming? We 'll be smelling mood elevating essences and anchoring them with an affirmation to bring your energy into alignment. Join us for guided meditations with aromas lead by Yosh Han, perfumer and clairvoyant. Complimentary aura readings throughout the day.

About the curators:

OW is a seamless Ameba-Unit which started spreading all over the world in 2007. Phototgrapher/Filmmaker Sven Wiederholt is Czar of this unit. His members are located all over the and are ready for the next project. Its projects are currently ranging from film to products. However, OW itself does not know what will happen next. OW will keep transforming, just like an Ameba.

Yosh Han is the creator of YOSH olfactory sense, a boutique fragrance company and consultancy specializing in artisanal perfumes. These fragrances can be found at the most exclusive boutiques including Barneys New York and Takashimaya.

{A note from me, Yosh was one of my bosses (and a dear friend) when I worked at 826 Valencia as a pirate shop keeper and buyer (among other things) who was responsible for such things as Thumbwrestling Tournaments, Icelandic Film Festivals, and the popularization of all things pirate. Let's just say she knows how to put on an event. I hope to see you there! It's open late so stop by after work and get started on your Christmas shopping!}


the process

(color tests while mixing up big batches of ink)

First of all I need to thank everyone for the well wishes and congratulations from last week. They really warmed my heart! And with that comes apologies to everyone I haven't yet responded to. I will, I promise. My life has been, shall we say—full lately. Illnesses, root canals, deadlines and other assorted dramas have gotten in the way of my organized and thoughtful fall production schedule. For some reason I thought that this year would be the one where I would finally have enough stock made ahead of time so that I wouldn't have to scramble at the last minute. Umm, maybe next year....

On friday, I packed up a big (and heavy) box of goodies to send to Craftland. And have since discovered some muscles I didn't know I had, thanks to the mad dash to the post office 10 blocks away with an awkward 15 lb. box. Ok. I'm a wuss. But, I'm super jealous of Providence peeps who get to actually visit Craftland. If you are anywhere nearby, you should definitely check it out. It's like a magical craft fair that lasts the almost the entire month of December. They have a store too, more here.

I'm experimenting with screenprinting some of my designs. I'll let you know how it goes. I love the maple seed pod tea towels, but boy are they a bitch to print in large quantities. Each pod is printed individually, 9 per towel. Hopefully the screen will work out. I'm a little sad about moving in this direction (if it works out) because I love the imperfections in block printing, the prints always feel so alive to me. They are never exactly the same. We'll see. I think with screenprinting by hand there will be some imperfections too. God, I am such an irrational perfectionist, obsessing about levels of imperfectness. Let's move on.

On monday, November 30th, you can find me at:


1 – 9PM




More info on that coming soon, mark your calendars!


more than you ever wanted to know

I'm very honored to be Etsy's Featured Seller! Check it out here. There is also a whole lot of new stuff in the shop for the occasion!


save the date

Mark your calenders! This is the first craft fair I have confirmed for December, I should be able to let you know about others pretty soon. They'll all be in NYC, but I will have stuff available at Craftland in Providence. (More on that later.)

The Divine sale is really a great one, it's a bit of a hidden gem, not as chaotic as Bust or Renegade and all of the sellers are really excellent. You can see pics from last year here. I hope to see you this year!

*save the date art by the talented Laura Normandin*