Summer Editorial

Happy New Year!

12.31.2012


Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year!And like always this year has flown by so fast,especially the past couple of months with the holiday gift giving. I've learned a lot through this journey and continue to be inspired by all the designs I come across, the makers and designers I've worked with and of course, all of you who have come to know us and been there along the way. I love getting to know you and getting your feedback. Thank you for all your support of our new shop this past year.  And our name is only fitting as birds continue to soar and fly to different places, we are continuously moving, changing, growing and discovering. I  look forward to the coming year as I share more inspiration and beautiful finds with you. So here's to more adventures and discoveries. Cheers!

End of the Year Promotion

12.27.2012



Ellen Truijen 4 Big Ways Bag
Ellen Truijen Mommy Dearest Bag

Ellen Truijen 36 Hours Bag
Trois Petits Points Tile Earrings

Marine de Diesbach Mexico Earrings
 Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I can't believe it's practically the end of the year. We're having our end of the year promotion with new items on sale including some of our gorgeous versatile bags
Ellen Truijen bags including the Mommy Dearest bag, 4 Big Ways Bags and 36 Hour Bags are on sale with 30% OFF. So if you've got your eye on one of these beautiful utilitarian bags by Ellen, this is the perfect time to grab them...just in time for those road trips, weekend trips or far flung getaway you've been planning. Some our lovely earrings by Trois Petits Points, Marine de Diesbach and Victoria Bekerman are also discounted!Plus since it's still Christmas season way into January in some countries, our 20% OFF total orders with code MERRY and FREE SHIPPING on all orders continue until January. So that's an EXTRA 20% OFF already reduced items! Yay! Thank you for all your support of our little shop this past year!And we're always looking for some lovely finds to share with you for next year.

Stars for the Holiday Season

12.21.2012

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One of the most endearing shapes or forms associated with the holiday season is the star.  Whether it's symbolic of the star guiding the three kings or the light of the world bringing a sense of hope and peace this season,the star is deeply associated with the holiday tradition. There are plenty of beautiful options used for decorations, packaging or the perfect topper for the Christmas tree. And of course,look up for some star gazing....and enjoy the twinkling lights wherever you maybe as you celebrate the holidays. {I feel like singing the song or saying the rhyme!} Wishing you and your family all the peace and love this holiday season!

Photography: Pia Jane Bijkerk

12.18.2012



We may not experience a white Christmas often here in California, but these beautiful images are getting me in the mood. The photos are by the Sydney-bassed amazing photographer, Pia Jane Bijkerk, discovered via Odessa May. From still life to her travel photos, they're truly captivating. Plus she captured two of my favorite images in one photo, birds and Amsterdam.

Holiday Season Promotion

12.14.2012

Mammoth Lakes
Dreamin' of a winter wonderland? Or maybe you're enjoying summertime, for our friends in the southern hemisphere. I haven't been around snow in a while, so it was nice to visit Mammoth Lakes during Thanksgiving holiday. This little ski town in the eastern Sierras has transformed to a ski resort destination in recent years. Just remembering those snow boarding or skiing college trips, more like rolling down the hill for me. And I'm definitely not use to the cold any more with our endless summer this year. At least we're finally gettin' some rain at home!We definitely need it in Southern Cal. Well, since it's the last week of shopping before Christmas, enjoy 20% OFF ALL ORDERS with code: MERRY. We have a lovely selection for last minute gift ideas.Have a good weekend!
Studio Patro dot tea towel gift set // Cold Picnic Watch // Erin Templeton Little Keeper + Writer // Oji Masanori Brass Trivets {More of the Trois Petits Points Enameled Lockets and Oji Masanori Brass Bottle Openers are on their way!}

Advent Giveaway

12.12.2012

We're excited for this giveaway today in collaboration with Love Nordic Design blog. You have the chance to win the beautiful corked bottle by Vitrified Studio ceramics and Studio Patro Mineral Dot Tea Towel and Spoon Set. They're great additions to your home essentials. Best of luck!Happy Holidays!

Dusen Dusen: Limited Collection of Scarves

12.11.2012

We're happy to share global finds as well as local finds from the US. We've recently added
designs from a few local home grown talents from New York in our shop. We're thrilled to present our first collaboration with Brooklyn-based clothing and accessories line Dusen Dusen, founded by
Ellen van Dusen. We've teamed up with Ellen to create a limited edition of scarves for our shop featuring her coveted prints: maps, trails and the waves print. They're versatile and beautiful and will take you through next season.

Our model is the lovely and charming Emi of the blog/shop, Tokyo Up, which features Tokyo street fashion and hard to find clothing from Tokyo's local fashion brands. Thanks Emi!

Introducing Cold Picnic

12.10.2012

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We're excited to showcase Brooklyn-based Cold Picnic's line of handmade accessories. Their beautiful watches and rings are now available in our shop-more great ideas for the holiday gift giving. We will also be adding their hanging planters soon.

Trois Petits Points Jewelry-restocked!

12.08.2012

Our best selling Trois Petits Points Enameled Lockets and Ellipse 1 bracelets and rings have arrived. Simple, classic and oh so pretty, they make perfect gifts for the holiday season.

Happy Friday!

12.07.2012

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I love this gorgeous photo of these birds just hangin' on the branches, just as natural for them as being in flight (vuela!). It reminds me that as much as I love to be on the go and definitely with plenty of things to do, just tryin' to check off the list that needs to get done (especially with the holiday season)... it's definitely nice to just take a break, cherish the down time and just be. I know you may have to do lists this weekend, but have a restful weekend!

Holiday Gift Ideas: Jewelry

12.05.2012

We offer a beautiful selection of jewelry-little treasures for the holiday gift giving from bracelets, necklaces, earrings or rings.  More of the ever popular Trois Petits Points Enameled lockets are on their way from France. Please contact us to be notified once they arrive. Merci!

Holiday Deco Inspiration

12.03.2012

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Aaah, the holiday season is upon us and in full swing. I could tell not just from the deco of course, but by the increase in traffic with plenty of people just out and about running errands and shoppin'. Well, as far as holiday deco, I'm definitely running behind this year, so I thought I'd get some inspiration from some of my favorite blogs out there. Our Christmas tree will be our little potted pine tree this year and topping it off with lights, love the way they twinkle! Well, have fun decorating your space and may you continue to find inspiration around you. Just try to bare that extra traffic wherever you may be.Yikes!

Colors for your Winter Blues: Emily Green

11.28.2012

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I've long been a fan of Australian designers, as they just have a way with colors and patterns... mixing both to create beautiful designs whether in art, textiles or accessories. Melbourne-based Emily Green creates artworks and jewelry (and now textiles too) that combine colors and forms that just brighten up your day.  I actually have one of her necklaces that just adds the right amount of pop to a casual look or dressy outfit. I wish I could just jump right in and dance around in her prints and water color paintings. I'm having an A-ha "Take on Me" video moment (from back in the 80s-for any of you who remember?) surrounded by vibrant colors instead of the lined drawings.  

Gif Ideas for the Home + Promotion

11.26.2012


Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Just a few gift ideas for the home: beautiful ceramics from Vitrified Studio and  new arrivals from ceramic artist Shino Takeda. And the lovely handmade pieces like tea towels from Bookhou are now up in our shop. Since it's cyber Monday, our sale continues today with 25% OFF ALL ITEMS (including already reduced item)with code: GOBBLE. Happy Shopping!

Happy Thanksgiving!

11.21.2012

 Just wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving, as you share the meal, laughter and love. Enjoy this holiday weekend!

And happy shopping, as we have a wonderful sale to share with you this weekend!Gobble!Gobble!

Local Artist: Art Work by Dani Dodge

11.19.2012

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Happy Monday!I know there's been so many new arrivals with more holiday gift ideas to come, but I thought I'd take a lil' break to share the amazing work by a local San Diego artist, Dani Dodge. I viewed her work at the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair back in September. I instantly fell in love with the images for the subjects, textures and colors-with a color palette that's perfect for fall. With a background in journalism, she uses different media with other elements such as wood and metal to create themes that emphasize the human experience.

From her profile:
"Dani works primarily by layering different media – acrylic paint, spray paint, ink and collage – to create raw, abstracted images that tell tales of loneliness, joy, pain and triumph – in short, of being human."

Introducing Milena Silvano

11.16.2012

 We're proud to introduce the hard to find creations by the amazing textile designer, Milena Silvano. Based out of England, she creates garments and accessories that combine traditional craftsmanship and ethical production with contemporary design aesthetic. Her beautiful shawls are now available in our shop! Happy Friday!

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