Best Cyber Monday Special: Olive Manna

As many of you know, I LOVE all things that make pretty packaging. One of my favorite crafty shops, Olive Manna, is offering 35% off tomorrow only. Here are some items that you'll find in my shopping cart. If you like what you see, check out Olive Manna on Cyber Monday. This is their last…

Back to School Pencils

For back to school or work, my new accessory is the pencil. I've been a strict Uni-ball micro point person for years but have started using pencils for all my note-taking. Perhaps I'm being nostalgic (architecture class) or just making more errors that need a reliable eraser (old age?). Currently, I love using my Missoni for…

Father’s Day

These are such handsome and unique presents for Father's Day (June 17). I love all of these pieces but think the desk caddy for pens & tools would have such a presence sitting on a desk or table. The waxed canvas tote is pretty cool tool. And, since the chalkboard tablets come in a set…

Gift Guide for the Discerning Tree Hugger

Birch bark candle holders from Timber. Birch wood coasters from urban + forest. Fir forest candle from Terrain. Camp stool from Wood & Faulk. ( I love the craftsmanship in this piece. ) Twig pencil bundle from ACME Party Box Company.

Gift Guide for Friends Who Sip

Stylish vessels for a warm or chilled drink. The Kami mug is a perfect example of beauty and function coming together. This well-designed mug is made of castor aralia wood, which is coated with a food-grade polyurethane ensuring years of use without risk of staining. This is such a beautiful piece on its own but…

Green Wood Designs

I love playful art that isn't limited to a child's room. Alexander Girard's plywood panel collection is a great example of lively miniature works of art that isn't cloying. Best of all, it's green - "responsibly made with Columbia Forest Products soy-based, formaldehyde free" - good for the earth and good for your home. You…