Saturday, November 29, 2008

UNIQUE Los Angeles

In an attempt to add something interesting to my Facebook, I stumbled upon Unique Los Angeles. (I was looking for interesting groups to join ;). )The day before the Felt Club, I was in Corona, and due to the fires, some freeways were closed. So I see this as a second chance and I will hopefully find some awesome Christmas presents!

UNIQUE LOS ANGELES is an exciting two-day shopping event that showcases independent design talent at great prices. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the event brings together over 150 of the best designers, artists and merchants. We believe in supporting the community, we thrive on individualism, and we hope to introduce independent design to the masses. Whether you’re a hipster, a soccer mom or a tween, at UNIQUE LOS ANGELES there truly is something for everyone! (from UNIQUE)

See you there?

December 13th & 14th, 11 am – 7 pm
California Market Center, Downtown Los Angeles
110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90079

$5 per ticket
(children 10 and under are free)
50% of ticket sales benefiting a local arts-based charity for kids (TBA)

image from UNIQUE

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What I Want Right Now :: Squeeze Me Mittens

I want to get a pair of these! These will keep mine and Michaela's hands nice and toasty during these cold nights. You can get them here.

image via Simple Song

Happy Thanksgiving

I am thankful for the love and support of my family and friends. May you all have a safe and wonderful day. Save some turkey for day after Thanksgiving sandwiches!

image via flickr

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What a Lovely Name

With a handful of my friends and cousins having babies it's getting more difficult to choose that perfect name for their little angel.   So now there's this website called "What a Lovely Name"

What a Lovely Name is a web application that not only helps you generate a baby name based on tags — cute, wise, quirky — and a combination thereof but it also generates a (relatively) custom logo that you can then magically export to zazzle and get all kinds of merchandise. (via quipsologies)

What do you think?  Did you have any luck coming up with the perfect name?

Monday, November 17, 2008

oh, Hello Friend :: Patchwork Vendor

oh, hello friend was one of of the booths at Patchwork that made me come by twice.  Since I was pressed for time that day, I could only stop by each place briefly.  The fam & I went to Knott's that afternoon. So... Danni Hong is the 'lil crafty one behind this operation.  I had a little conversation about the gocco and how afraid I am of it.  (I still have to make that birthday card for my dear friend. I haven't forgotten!)   She makes the most adorable buttons and stationery.  She even has little gift packs with a little bit of everything wrapped up in one!  Everything's so tiny, just like her :)! 

So I came back again because I couldn't leave without something from her, so I picked up a little button.  Her eclectic style is what keeps me coming back for more!  

Check out her site here. oh, hello friend

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mahar Dry Goods :: Patchwork Vendor

One of my first posts on double-sidedtape was about a snails crochet kit from Mahar Dry Goods.  I haven't purchased it yet, but after meeting Robert and Devin, I have to buy it now!  I got the opportunity to meet these 2 gentlemen and chat it up a little bit at The Patchwork Show. Their shop is online only, so check out what else they have to offer because you'll be amazed on how much cute stuff they have!  I bought a sock monkey kit  because I couldn't walk away from them empty-handed.  Once I put it together, I'll post a pic of how I did with it :).

It was so nice to meet you Robert & Devin and I hope to see you at the next show!  

Visit them online at Mahar Dry Goods.

image via Mahar Dry Goods

Monday, November 10, 2008

Letters & Ligatures - Subliminal Gallery

I went to the opening reception for Letters & Ligatures at Subliminal Projects in LA on Saturday, November 8th. It was a small venue, but the place got packed quick. I don't recall the liquor they had at the open bar, but I quickly got buzzed off of that! I've been a fan of House Industries for years and it was awesome to be there. Not to mention that this gallery is owned by Shepard Fairey. That's him on the ones and twos! It's not too late to check out the exhibit. It ends December 5th. Visit Subliminal Projects for more info.

Patchwork Show

My dear friend Ivy from Delightful Trinkets took me to the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival yesterday.  I have to say... I am quite inspired and get ready to see me at the next one as a vendor!  I am dedicating this week to all the wonderful people that I met yesterday so stay tuned.  I will be introducing you to some fabulous artists and sharing some of the stuff that I bought.  I couldn't resist.  

A Sippy Cup Especially for me

Me and my obsession for sippy cups.  Since Michaela is pretty much outgrowing that phase and I've collected enough to last me for 2 more kids, I found something to satisfy my "lunch container/water bottle fixation.  I was looking at getting a Sigg bottle, but I think I may have found the one to end my search.  

Introducing korwater. There's a lot of info for just this bottle, so if you wanna read more about it, check it out here.... 

Thursday, November 6, 2008

You Love Me and It's Heavenly

She has a new look!  Go Carlene!!!  Thanks for your inspiring thoughts and I love the new banner.
Check out her blog here.

Mankind mag issue 5

Time flies.  It seems like she cranks these out everyday!  Check it out, it's the Handmade Issue.  Super inspiring. Get it here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008